CROPS NEWS
Weed Concerns Go Global
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Wed Feb 20, 2013 09:56 AM CST

FREMANTLE, Western Australia (DTN) -- Nearly 300 weed scientists from 33 countries are Down Under this week -- digging into the science of herbicide resistance. Stephen Powles, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) director, told DTN in an interview that the evolution of herbicide resistance in weeds poses a real threat to global food production and security.

"Especially in the major global grain crops such as rice, wheat, maize and soybean, herbicide-resistant weeds are a real threat to productivity," Powles said. "We must win the battle against herbicide resistance, just as medical science must win the battle against antibiotic resistance. To ...

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