Agriculture and Weed Resistance

The environmental challenges of weed resistance are the same for biotech crops and conventional crops if farmers do not use herbicides as directed. Learn more about stewardship practices that help farmers better control weeds and how biotechnology is reducing the impact of pesticides on the environment.</p>

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.

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