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Abstract Title:

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D)-resistant crops and the potential for evolution of 2,4-D-resistant weeds.

Abstract Source:

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Mar 15 ;108(11):E37; author reply E38. Epub 2011 Mar 3. PMID: 21372267

Abstract Author(s):

John F Egan, Bruce D Maxwell, David A Mortensen, Matthew R Ryan, Richard G Smith


Excerpt: "The global spread of herbicide-resistant weeds is a serious problem requiring a serious rethinking of our approach to weed management. Given that resistant weeds are the direct result of herbicide overuse, the problem will not be resolved simply by adding new herbicide-resistance traits into our crops. Rather, integrated weed management (IWM) approaches that incorporate a diversity of chemical and nonchemical practices and effectively reduce reliance on herbicides offer the promise of a truly robust weed-control system."

Study Type : Plant Study

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