A herbicide resistance problem doesn’t develop overnight. Usually, it’s the result of high selection pressure put on a weed population over the course of several years. By repeatedly applying the same herbicide or several herbicides that use only a single effective mode of action (MOA), or applying a herbicide at less than a labeled rate, growers can accidentally create that pressure.
The results of herbicide resistance can be extremely costly. In the long run, taking a proactive approach to weed management is the most effective and economical way to tackle this challenge. To help manage herbicide resistant weeds, we recommend the following best management practices:
Well-developed resistance management plans help growers protect yield potential and maximize profit, protecting the grower’s bottom line.
From a Syngenta release
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