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North Carolina leads the way for Upper Southeast wheat acreage with another big and promising crop in the ground this year. But increasing problems with resistance to ryegrass-controlling herbicides is a big threat to the crop.
Renowned weed scientist Steve Powles, having had to find solutions and work-arounds in resistant weed-infested crops in his native Australia, has tried to prepare American producers for their own burgeoning resistance problems.
At this point, the confirmation of a new glyphosate-resistant weed is unlikely to raise eyebrows. However, nonchalance is hardly the suitable reaction when considering the implications of what USDA-ARS researchers have uncovered in a Mississippi cotton field in Lafayette County.
I am not a scientist, but I did listen in my science classes at school and then as a farmer I watched and asked questions and paid attention and learned, and even I could work out that this would be the inevitable outcome of engineering herbicide resistance into plants which could cross-pollinate with their wild cousins. 70 more words