Twitter chat tackles weed resistance issues
“This is a whole new paradigm for U.S. producers and I predict HWSC will become a part of future farming in [the] U.S.,” he said.
In looking to the future, Powles said North American ag professionals needed to plan for increasing their budgets for weed control. He explained that glyphosate resistant weeds will become a major Cotton and Corn Belt problem. In the next 10 years, he foresees glyphosate failing even worse. However, he remains optimistic that producers “will adapt and adopt alternatives to beome much more diverse in weed control tools.”
As for weeds to watch in 2013, he warned to watch for glyphosate resistant waterhemp and ragweed in addition to Palmer pig weed.
To view the entire chat on Twitter, follow the hashtag #RFC13.