April 17, 2013
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“The Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge conference – the first of its kind in 30 years and the first ever in the southern hemisphere – reflects a global reinvigoration of research and international collaboration on herbicide resistance.” – Professor Stephen Powles, AHRI.
The massive overuse of glyphosate and the almost exclusive use of glyphosate resistant (Roundup Ready) crops in large areas of the United States (US) has seen the US overtake Australia to become the world hotspot for herbicide resistance. Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Australia face similar problems, ultimately threatening global food supplies.Leave a comment Continue reading