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Weed Resistance Reality Check
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Tue Nov 19, 2013 03:24 PM CST

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Two recent farmer polls point to the fact that weeds are becoming increasingly resistant to herbicides or at the very least, more difficult to control.

In October 2013, 42% of DTN subscribers responding to an online poll said weeds on their farms had been confirmed as resistant to one or more herbicides. Only 27% of the farmers said they had confirmed resistant weed problems when asked the very same question in a 2012 DTN poll that involved 487 people.

Another 32% of the 390 farmers responding in 2013 say they've noticed increased weed pressure, but don't ...

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