Podcast: Roundup resistance—new tactics help farmers keep glyphosate-resistant weeds in check

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A farmer pulls weeds in a soybean field. Photo by United Soybean Board/Flickr
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Weed resistance to herbicides has no field boundaries….Jeff Evans is an ecologist and the owner of Farmscape Analytics, LLC. He was on a research team that conducted a computer modeling study assigning groups of farms with specific weed management tactics. Those tactics were analyzed how they would fare over time….For example, one study group only applied glyphosate year-after-year.

“And when you take farms that are using that approach, that are only using glyphosate every year and you group them into larger and larger continuous clusters of farms, you accelerate the process of resistance spread in those fields,” he says


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