Agriculture and Weed Resistance

Agriculture and Weed Resistance

Weeds are the second most significant agricultural problem, second only to soil erosion. The fact is growers must control weeds or they will suffer crop loss.

Growers can control weeds by using clean equipment and clean seeds, mulching with cover crops, mowing, tilling, cultivating, roating crops and applying herbicides. Whenever farmers use the same weed control methods repeatedly, some pests may develop resistance.