Source: Seedquest

Idaho growers transitioned to herbicide-resistant sugarbeets in 2008, reducing the number of times farmers had to apply herbicides or hire field labor to control weeds.

University of Idaho Extension weed scientist Don Morishita at Kimberly is working to ensure that three common weeds, lambsquarters, redroot pigweed, and kochia, do not develop their own herbicide resistance. The turning point for sugarbeet growers' decisions to use Monsanto's Roundup Ready technology in their fields was encouragement from the Amalgamated Sugar Co., Morishita said.

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