This week’s Cotton Newsline is part one of a two part series and is 4 cuts. All cuts are either Dr. David Shaw, Chair of the Task Force on Herbicide Resistance Education or Dr. Stephen Powell, Professor at the University of Western Australia.
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Many farmers are dealing with challenges regarding herbicide weed resistance. Dr. David Shaw, Chair of the Task Force on Herbicide Resistance Education, says one key weed species that has brought this problem to the forefront is palmer amaranth.
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Dr. Shaw says this is not a situation unique to glyphosate.
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Dr. Stephen Powles, Professor at the University of Western Australia, says over reliance on glyphosate can lead to widespread failure of that chemical.
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Dr. Shaw says farmers must learn from this situation in order to prevent far worse resistance issues in the future.