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  • Help Wanted!  Herbicide and GM Herbicide Trait Treadmills are Too Slow

    Location:  118A
    Track: AgroChem Spotlight
    Pass Type: Connect Delegate, VIP Attendee - Get your pass now!
    Vault Recording: TBD

    Glyphosate and glyphosate-tolerant crops had a revolutionary impact on weed management and new combinations of herbicides and traits will help continue their utility. However, the epidemic of herbicide-resistant weeds is rapidly decreasing their value and threatening high production agriculture. The chemical company solution is to combine glyphosate with other herbicides, while the seed company solution is to combine glyphosate resistance with other traits to enable more herbicide options.

    Unfortunately, no new commercial mode-of-action for over 30 years and current herbicide types all have problems with weed resistance. New traits for glufosinate, auxin, HPPD-inhibiting and PPO-inhibiting herbicide traits will help when combined with glyphosate resistance, but are temporary solutions.

    The process to develop new herbicides and their associated traits is too slow and expensive to support what critics call the chemical and transgenic treadmills. The lack of new herbicide types and the epidemic of multiple herbicide-resistant weeds is forcing growers to spend more money to manage weeds, creating a best of times, worst of times predicament for the crop protection industry. New research efforts have already produced some results, but much more technology wanted!