Source: Barb Glen, Producer.com, January 2, 2020
There is an increased emphasis on developing new modes of action in herbicides, but the loss of glyphosate in the weed control arsenal would be seen by many as a major blow.
Glyphosate, the herbicide that has revolutionized weed control since its introduction in 1974, faces steadily increasing restrictions and in some cases outright bans in various countries around the world.
That situation is putting pressure on farmers to find alternative measures of weed control. Though there is increased emphasis now on developing new modes of action in herbicides, the loss of glyphosate in the weed control arsenal would be a major blow, said weed scientist Hugh Beckie.
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