Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

Authored by: Carol Mallory-Smith

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
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The introduction of synthetic herbicides revolutionized weed control. However, the repeated use of herbicides led to the selection of herbicide-resistant weeds. The selection of resistant weeds reduces control options and may increase control costs. In many cases, the most effective and economical herbicide is lost because of resistance. Herbicide-resistant weeds are one of the major challenges in weed management. Although resistance presents a challenge, herbicide-resistant weeds can be controlled with herbicides with different sites of action or other methods of weed control.

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