Glyphosate resistance threatens Roundup hegemony

Waltz, E. (2010) Glyphosate resistance threatens Roundup hegemony. Nature Biotechnology, 28 (6). pp. 537-538.

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Weeds are becoming increasingly resistant to glyphosate, a report from the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released in April has found. The driving force, according to the report, is farmers' dependence on the weed killer accompanied by the widespread adoption of genetically modified (GM) herbicide-tolerant crops. Seed makers are hoping to forestall the problem by developing GM crops with 'stacked' traits that tolerate multiple herbicides. But weed scientists warn that if farmers manage these new crops in the same way as they managed their glyphosate-tolerant predecessors, weeds will simply become resistant to the new technologies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glyphosate, glyphosate herbicide
Author Affiliation: Nashville, Tennessee
Subjects: Plant Protection
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 05:01
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2012 05:01
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