WSSA scientists say a significant contributing factor in the evolution of herbicide resistance is the repeated use of a single chemical in the absence of other control methods. To stress the vital importance of a more varied, integrated approach, the society adopted a comprehensive, multiyear initiative focused on education. The first training materials were launched in 2011, beginning with a module on herbicide resistance in agronomic crops. The newest additions to WSSAs online training resources address other environments where herbicide resistance management is imperative. Aquatic: WSSA partnered with the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) to develop educational materials on herbicide resistance in lakes, waterways and other aquatic environments. Three online lessons describe aquatic plant control, herbicide selection and effective ways to manage specific scenarios. A free white paper developed by APMS on herbicide resistance stewardship is also available for download. "All of the ...
Littleseed canaqgrass (Phalaris minor Retz.), a troublesome weed of wheat in India, has evolved multiple herbicide resistance (MHR) across three modes of action: photoynthssis at photosystem II site A, acetyl-coA-carboxylase (ACCase) and ALS inhibition. The MHR (MHR) populations had a low level of sulfosulfuron resistance but high level of resistance to clodinafop and fenoxaprop. Some of the resistant populations have GR50 values for clodinafop 12 times higher than susceptible population. The multiple herbicide resistant populations (resistant to sulfosulfuron, clodinafop, pinoxaden and isoproturon) are susceptible to the triazine (metribuzin and terbutryn) and dinitroaniline (pendimethalin and trifluralin) herbicides. Triazine herbicides have selectivity problem in wheat and due to lack of knowledge and non availability of effective herbicides many farmers are facing severe yield losses due to multiple herbicide resistance ...
Predictions based on evolutionary theory suggest that the adaptive value of evolved herbicide resistance alleles may be compromised by the existence of fitness costs. There have been many studies quantifying the fitness costs associated with novel herbicide resistance alleles, reflecting the importance of fitness costs in determining the evolutionary dynamics of resistance. However, many of these studies have incorrectly defined resistance or used inappropriate plant material and methods to measure fitness. This review has two major objectives. First, to propose a methodological framework that establishes experimental criteria to unequivocally evaluate fitness costs. Second, to present a comprehensive analysis of the literature on fitness costs associated with herbicide resistance alleles. This analysis reveals unquestionable evidence that some herbicide resistance alleles are associated with pleiotropic effects that result in plant fitness costs. Observed costs are evident from herbicide ...
Background and Aims: Selective pressures exerted by agriculture on populations of arable weeds foster the evolution of adaptive traits. Germination and emergence dynamics and herbicide resistance are key adaptive traits. Herbicide resistance alleles can have pleiotropic effects on a weeds life cycle. This study investigated the pleiotropic effects of three acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) alleles endowing herbicide resistance on the seed-to-plant part of the life cycle of the grass weed Alopecurus myosuroides. Methods: In each of two series of experiments, A. myosuroides populations with homogenized genetic backgrounds and segregating for Leu1781, Asn2041 or Gly2078 ACCase mutations which arose independently were used to compare germination dynamics, survival in the soil and seedling pre-emergence growth among seeds containing wild-type, heterozygous and homozygous mutant ACCase embryos. Key Results: Asn2041 ACCase caused no significant effects. Gly2078 ACCase major effects were a ...
Background and Aims: Selective pressures exerted by agriculture on populations of arable weeds foster the evolution of adaptive traits. Germination and emergence dynamics and herbicide resistance are key adaptive traits. Herbicide resistance alleles can have pleiotropic effects on a weeds life cycle. This study investigated the pleiotropic effects of three acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) alleles endowing herbicide resistance on the seed-to-plant part of the life cycle of the grass weed Alopecurus myosuroides. Methods: In each of two series of experiments, A. myosuroides populations with homogenized genetic backgrounds and segregating for Leu1781, Asn2041 or Gly2078 ACCase mutations which arose independently were used to compare germination dynamics, survival in the soil and seedling pre-emergence growth among seeds containing wild-type, heterozygous and homozygous mutant ACCase embryos. Key Results: Asn2041 ACCase caused no significant effects. Gly2078 ACCase major effects were a ...
Background and Aims: Selective pressures exerted by agriculture on populations of arable weeds foster the evolution of adaptive traits. Germination and emergence dynamics and herbicide resistance are key adaptive traits. Herbicide resistance alleles can have pleiotropic effects on a weeds life cycle. This study investigated the pleiotropic effects of three acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase) alleles endowing herbicide resistance on the seed-to-plant part of the life cycle of the grass weed Alopecurus myosuroides. Methods: In each of two series of experiments, A. myosuroides populations with homogenized genetic backgrounds and segregating for Leu1781, Asn2041 or Gly2078 ACCase mutations which arose independently were used to compare germination dynamics, survival in the soil and seedling pre-emergence growth among seeds containing wild-type, heterozygous and homozygous mutant ACCase embryos. Key Results: Asn2041 ACCase caused no significant effects. Gly2078 ACCase major effects were a ...
Downloadable! Social costs and externalities associated with herbicide resistance have not generally been considered by economists. The economics of managing herbicide resistance in weeds has focused on cost-effective responses by growers to the development of resistance at the individual farm and field level. In this paper we argue that the increasing possibility of widespread glyphosate resistance presents a case where social costs associated with glyphosate resistance need to be considered when assessing optimal use of this herbicide resource at the farm level. Social costs associated with the loss of glyphosate efficacy include potential failure of herbicide-resistant crop systems, reduced use of conservation tillage techniques, and a potential greater reliance on herbicides with greater health and environmental risks.
It does sound like theres more potential for resistant weeds with this than with roundup ready. However, I would imagine that the greatest risk of herbicide resistance comes from the proliferation of naturally resistant mutants in the face of a strong selective pressure, rather than by vertical transfer. Thus it seems to me that the best tactic for beating herbicide resistance would be to mix herbicide resistance in a variety, i.e. stack resistance genes (e.g. ALS resistance, and glyphosate resistance). Using this technology it would be possible to spray (together or in seperate terms) two or more different herbicides eliminating individuals resistant to one herbicide. Surely the chance of one individual containing mutations conferring resistance to ,1 herbicide is vanishingly small. Another advantage of this is that one could choose to use two particularly environmentally friendly herbicides (e.g. glyphosate), using less of each and thus their individual effects on the environment are reduced ...
Herbicide Resistance Weed explained metaphorically by metaphor and with analogy examples. Herbicide Resistance Weed is like a ...
Herbicide resistance is a growing threat to the sustainability of agricultural systems. This publication describes the scope, mechanisms, types, factors affecting, and prevention and management of herbicide resistance
James L. Griffin. Entomologists for many years have dealt with insect resistance to insecticides. For weed scientists, however, weed resistance to herbicides is relatively new. Herbicide resistance occurs when a weed population is able to survive a herbicide treatment that under normal use conditions would be controlled. The adage of "survival of the fittest" applies here, and, in fact, weed resistance to a herbicide is an example of accelerated evolution. The process begins with just a few plants with the genetic capacity to survive the herbicide treatment. It is believed that these plants, which occur naturally in the population at a low level, are not a result of genetic mutation caused by the herbicide. These inherently resistant plants when exposed to the same herbicide over several years produce seed, and over time the population slowly shifts such that the resistant weeds become dominant. Since this process is slow, the producer may not notice the problem until large-scale weed control ...
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While the information was very intense, the group successfully organized all the facts into a 4 minute video. However, the theme was rather overused and the overall video was not a story (except for the mini examples in between explanations). Audio and video quality was on point, but the visuals could have been better than just stick figures and cute drawings of weeds and buildings. Nonetheless, this video displayed excellent documentary skills and the material could be understood very easily. Besides that, the group performed satisfactory, fulfilling most of the requirements for the project.. ...
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The availability of ALS-inhibitor herbicide-resistant grain sorghum hybrids will provide an opportunity to control grass weeds post-emergence with the ALS-inhibiting herbicide nicosulfuron (Zest[superscript]TM). More information on impact of grass weeds on sorghum yield are needed to optimize the application of nicosulfuron. The research objectives were to evaluate the impact of time of grass weed removal on grain sorghum yield when grown in different crop row spacing and seeding rates and to determine the critical duration of grass weed competition. Field studies were conducted in 2014 and 2015 at the KSU Agricultural Research Center at Hays, KS and the KSU Department of Agronomy Research Farm near Manhattan, KS. Four main treatments were grain sorghum row spacing of 25 and 76 cm at Hays or 20 and 76 cm at Manhattan, and two seeding rates of 125,000 and 150,000 seed ha⁻¹. Within each main plot, seven treatments were established including: weed-free all season using pre-emergence herbicides, ...
The emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds is problematic and is the result of the absence of a good resistance management strategy from the very start. Common sense had predicted that the continuous use of the same herbicide on the same land, in the first place leads to a shift in weed populations (towards weeds with a limited leaf surface), and secondly to the emergence of resistant weeds. The emergence of these resistant weeds has led in some places to the additional application of additional, more harmful herbicides, either in a pre-emergence application, or in a tank mix with glyphosate. The environmental benefits of the glyphosate-tolerant crops are then significantly reduced.. The situation in the USA contrasts with the manner in which herbicide-tolerant oilseed rape is being introduced in Australia. There, herbicide resistance management has been a major priority in the introduction of glyphosate-tolerant oilseed rape. One component of the management strategy is that the GM oilseed rape ...
Herbicide-resistant weeds often are thought to simply be myths. Like the Loch Ness Monster, UFOs and the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series, herbicide-resistant weeds are something that you have never seen with your own two eyes, so you question whether they really even exist or occur. But wait, the Red Sox did win the World Series. And if that can happen, anything can happen, right? So what, exactly are herbicide-resistant weeds?
CNN) - Most people like to know what they are eating. However, labeling for genetically modified organisms is not required in any state. This is largely because of the money expended by GM seed producers toward blocking food-labeling laws.. A common claim made by this group is that GM foods have been proved safe to eat and that there is a global scientific consensus to support this statement; therefore, no labeling is needed.. However, an examination of the scientific data, along with discussions on this topic in other countries, show that both claims are blatantly false…. With the promise of reducing the use of agricultural chemicals, most of the current GM crops are supposedly either insect or herbicide resistant. In reality, GM crops have fostered an epidemic of herbicide resistant weeds and insects that are no longer killed by the built-in toxins.. The result is a massive increase in herbicide use - an additional 527 million pounds over the past 16 years…An Associated Press story in ...
It important to use multiple herbicide SOAs to effectively manage your fields to combat or prevent a herbicide resistant weed problem on your farm. Th...
A University of Georgia professor is advocating that farmers rotate the pesticides they apply to cotton crops in order to prevent another outbreak of the herbicide-resistant weed, Palmer amaranth.. In 2004, glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth was discovered in Macon County, Georgia. Being resistant to this herbicide allowed Palmer amaranth, commonly known as "pigweed," to grow into the $100 million-a-year problem it is today for Georgia cotton farmers.. "One of the key things to know about herbicide resistance is that a weed is resistant to that herbicide before you ever spray it," said William Vencill, a professor in the crop and soil sciences department of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, during the Southern Weed Science Society annual meeting held in Savannah, Jan. 26-28. "Once you start spraying that herbicide time and time again without applying other herbicides or other diverse weed management techniques, that one-in-a-billion trait can start to survive and ...
High yielding and stress tolerant crops are vital for food security needs of a growing population. New approaches are being devised to develop genetically modified (GM) plants suitable for changing climate, resistance to pests and herbicides and enhanced nutrition. Despite having great future promises, the general public and scientific community are concerned about the influence of growing GM plants on the ecosystem and human health. Herbicide-tolerant (HT) crops are among such GM crops which are considered to modify soil milieu by introducing herbicides compounds. Using quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), we examined the effect of herbicides, glyphosate, glufosinate ammonium sulphate and imazethapyr ammonium, on soil fungal population in the HT canola fields over two consecutive growing seasons (2010 and 2011) at two different locations in Quebec, Canada. Our data indicate that although slight increase in copy number of fungal population was observed after glyphosate treatments, this ...
Culpepper is trying a variety of weed control strategies with the suspected population, but wont be sure what the best recommendation is until after cotton harvest. Based on available data, Monsanto recommends farmers with glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth growing Roundup Ready cotton or Roundup Ready Flex cotton for 2006 use a pre-emergence residual herbicide such as Prowl with Roundup. At early post, use Roundup with metolachlor and Roundup plus diuron at lay-by. Farmers without confirmed resistance also are advised to use a pre-emergence residual herbicide ...
ROSO, A.C. and VIDAL, R.A.. A Modified phosphate-carrier protein theory is proposed as a non-target site mechanism For glyphosate resistance in weeds. Planta daninha [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.spe, pp.1175-1185. ISSN 0100-8358. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-83582010000500025.. Glyphosate is an herbicide that inhibits the enzyme 5-enolpyruvyl-shikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPs) (EC 2.5.1.19). EPSPs is the sixth enzyme of the shikimate pathway, by which plants synthesize the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine, and tryptophan and many compounds used in secondary metabolism pathways. About fifteen years ago it was hypothesized that it was unlikely weeds would evolve resistance to this herbicide because of the limited degree of glyphosate metabolism observed in plants, the low resistance level attained to EPSPs gene overexpression, and because of the lower fitness in plants with an altered EPSPs enzyme. However, today 20 weed species have been described with glyphosate resistant ...
analysis, we further tested and verified the single-base deletion of cyp81A6-\ and cyp81A6-2 in two mutants by PCR-RFLP analysis. During the experiment, we first compared and analyzed the wild and mutating sequence flanking the cyp81A6-\ single-base deletion site using WEBCUTTER 2.0 software to check whether there was any restriction enzyme cutting sites that was changed or newly generated after mutation. To the mutant of cyp81A6-\ without such site, we directionally mutated bases G and A nearby the upstream of the deletion site to two C bases by substitution through primer designing to create a new artificial Bgli cutting site (GCCNNNNNGGC). The further testing data showed that the amplified products containing this fragment of the modified sequences from wild control material could not be acted as recognition and digestion site by Bgli since it had an extra base G as compared to the mutated allele. After digestion with Bgli enzyme, only one belt at a length of 251bp appeared on the gel; for ...
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I am interested in deciphering the genetic basis of adaptation and phenotypic plasticity of flowering time of plants, especially in response to changing environmental conditions. I use natural variation as a resource of genetic diversity to identify new alleles of known genes to better understand gene function, regulation, and interaction. Employing CRISPR/Cas9 technology, I investigate GxG interaction by testing a deleterious genetic deletion in a large set of natural Arabidopsis genetic backgrounds. I also work on herbicide resistance of Alopecurus myosuroides (black-grass), a plant species classified as a weed. Several next generation sequencing technologies and methods are applied to study the dynamics of resistance dispersion and the population structure of local and nationwide samples ...
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A Saskatchewan study examined hybridization between two mustard (Brassica juncea and B. carinata) crops that were either adjacent to a glyphosate-resistant canola (B. napus) crop or separated by a 5-m strip. Overall, field hybridization levels, detected with glyphosate resistance and species-specific AFLP markers, were low: 0.024% and up to 400 m in the adjacent B. juncea field and 0.013% (up to 350 m) in the separated field, and 0.005% (up to 150 m) in the adjacent B. carinata field and 0.002% (up to 65 m) in the separated field. Based on fitness information under controlled conditions, the fertility of hybrid plants is expected to be low. ...
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In the U.S., three major commodity crops are raised predominantly from GMO seed: field corn (92%*), soybeans (94%*), and cotton (94%*). *percentages are based on U.S. acreage as of 2015 (USDA). Almost 98% of Canadian grown Canola is genetically engineered for herbicide resistance. U.S. sugar beet production is estimated to be over 95% genetically modified for herbicide resistance. GMO sweet corn, papaya, zucchini, and yellow summer squash are also for sale in grocery stores, but in far lesser amounts. Genetically modified alfalfa is grown for use as hay and forage for animals.. White Russet brand potatoes, genetically modified to resist bruising were introduced to some grocery stores in 2015. Genetically engineered non-browning Arctic apples have been deregulated by the USDA and have been on the market since 2016.. Other Sources of GMOs:. ...
Glyphosate is one of the most pervasive herbicides in use globally and its components have been genetically engineered to be included in herbicide resistant crops. A new study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has released a report classifying it as a carcinogen specifying that that there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity based on current existing laboratory studies. IARCs classification has placed glyphosate in the "probable" carcinogen 2A group and claims that glyphosate is not safe as touted by Monsanto who sells the product as Roundup.. Needless to say this new development has caused a number of environmental group and activists to call for its complete ban. The IARC has highlighted that glyphosate caused DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells and additional epidemiologic studies have found that exposure to glyphosate is significantly associated with an increased risk of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL). "With the cancer classification on top of the documented ...
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Heavy use of the weedkiller Roundup has led to the rapid growth of herbicide-resistant weeds that could lead to higher food prices and more pollution.
Part of the problem is simple overuse. If glyphosate had been used minimally -- e.g. right after your crop had sprouted to kill competitors (and only then) along with hand-weeding to remove stragglers -- then it would have been (and likely would have continued to be) very effective, even long-term. Its actually still possible that this trend can be reversed; glyphosate is too good a herbicide to lose entirely (as noted in the article, it actually breaks down fairly readily and thus isnt as bad for the environment.) Even better would be if we could combine herbicide resistant crops in a non-monoculture environment because in that case weeds (weeds are just plants you dont want in a particular place) would have to compete not only with the herbicide, the major cash crop but also any other crops grown alongside ...
BACKGROUND: It is argued that, the efficacy of anti-malarials could be prolonged through policy-mediated reductions in drug pressure, but gathering evidence of the relationship between policy, treatment practice, drug pressure and the evolution of resistance in the field is challenging. Mathematical models indicate that drug coverage is the primary determinant of drug pressure and the driving force behind the evolution of drug resistance. These models show that where the basis of resistance is multigenic, the effects of selection can be moderated by high recombination rates, which disrupt the associations between co-selected resistance genes.,br/, METHODS: To test these predictions, dhfr and dhps frequency changes were measured during 2000-2001 while SP was the second-line treatment and contrasted these with changes during 2001-2002 when SP was used for first-line therapy. Annual cross sectional community surveys carried out before, during and after the policy switch in 2001 were used to collect ...
Gene drive systems are sensitive to the evolution of resistance in the form of polymorphisms in the guide RNAs target DNA sequence. Champer et al. (2017) have recently reported on their exploration of how Cas9 expression patterns as well as different genetic backgrounds impact the evolution of resistance to a gene drive system in Drosophila melanogaster.. Homing-based gene drive systems depend upon a high rate of Homology-Directed-DNA-Repair (HDR) following target site cleavage. When and where Cas9 cleavage occurs can impact the proportion of repair events that result from Non Homologous End Joining (NHEJ) and HDR. For example, if cleavage and repair occur in gametes then one would expect NHEJ-based repair to occur since there would be no homologous chromosome upon which HDR would depend.. Champer et al. created two Cas9-based drive systems; one in which Cas9 expression was regulated by the promoter from vasa and the other in which Cas9 expression was regulated by the promoter from nanos. Both ...
E-2 combines three powerful active ingredients to control more than 240 broadleaf weeds while providing safety for most desirable grasses and reducing the potential for resistant weed development.
Similarities exist between resistant weeds and drugs Continued, widespread use is catalyst for resistance New products, management systems needed
By Jean English. We are in the midst of a genetic revolution, with some new feat of genetic engineering being reported in the news every week or, sometimes, every day. While some supporters of genetically engineered foods would try to have us believe that this new technology is just traditional breeding at a faster pace, they are wrong. Never in traditional breeding, for example, could chicken and moth genes be incorporated into potatoes, flounder genes into tomatoes, or soil bacterial genes into herbicide resistant crops. Genetic engineering is not breeding, it is putting biochemical additives into our foods. These additives elicit strong public health, environmental, economic and ethical concerns.. Public Health Concerns. Genetically engineered foods may cause allergies. When a gene is added to a food, it usually adds a protein to that food, because genes code for proteins. All known food allergens are proteins. So, genetically engineered foods could be a public health concern and could even ...
Genetically modified or engineered organisms (GMOs, GEOs) are utilised in agriculture, expressing traits of interest, such as insect or herbicide resistance. Soybean, maize, cotton and oilseed rape are the GM crops with the largest acreage in the world. The distribution of GM acreage in the differen …
All of us have to eat to live, and organized food production is the most ecologically demanding endeavor we have pursued. Agricultural expansion over the millennia has destroyed millions of acres of forestland around the world. Alien plant species have been introduced into non-native environments to provide food, feed, fiber, and timber, and as a result have disrupted local fauna and flora. Certain aspects of modern farming have had a negative impact on the biodiversity of crop plants and on air, soil, and water quality; nevertheless, it sustains and nurtures most of the worlds six billion people with adequate nutrition and affordable food.. How can we address the potential environmental concerns of GM crops in the context of our experience with traditional crop variety deployment? We have continuously introduced genes for disease and pest resistance through conventional breeding into all of our crops. Traits, such as stress tolerance and herbicide resistance, have also been introduced in some ...
My first year, I didnt own anything. Borrowed a 1206 and 10ft. no-till drill to plant 7 acres of soybeans. Hired the spraying and harvest from a local friend. Used that income to pay for inputs for this year, when I expanded to 40 acres. Over last winter, I purchased a 7-row/18" no-till planter ($300), 12ft. Oliver disc ($400), 16ft. harrowgator ($350), White 7300 combine/13ft. grain platform ($Free), and 1973 IH Loadstar 1700 grain truck ($1,300). Overall, less invested than most guys have in a pair of tires. I had my Ford 6000 tractor to begin with, but I borrowed a 5520 JD too. Hired my spraying, but a sprayer will ABSOLUTELY be purchased this fall. Need to control resistant weeds better than my custom guy does ...
Citation: Malnoy, M., Borejsza-Wysocka, E.E., Abbott, P., Lewis, S., Norelli, J.L., Flaishman, M., Gidoni, D., Aldwinckle, H.S. 2007. Genetic transformation of apple without use of a selectable marker. Acta Horticulturae. 738:319-322. Interpretive Summary: Technical Abstract: Selectable marker genes are widely used for the efficient transformation of crop plants. In most cases, selection is based on antibiotic or herbicide resistance. These marker genes are preferred because they tend to be most efficient (e.g. in apple up to 80% transformation). Due mainly to consumer and grower concerns, considerable effort is being put into developing a suite of strategies (site-specific recombination, homologous recombination, transposition and co-transformation) to eliminate the marker gene from the nuclear or chloroplast genome after selection. Current efforts concentrate on systems where the marker genes are eliminated efficiently soon after transformation. These methods, however, are laborious and of ...
Contact: Paul Towers, Pesticide Action Network: 916.216.1082-c; [email protected] Bill Freese, Science Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety: 856.761.4643; [email protected] May 9, 2012
Want to use ionizing radiation and mutagenic chemicals to create herbicide-resistant crops without the messy GMO protests? Mutagenesis is the way to go.
Site of action refers to the biochemical site within the plant with which the herbicide directly interacts. Some herbicide site of action interactions are well understood, others are unknown. Many of the well-known sites of action are enzymes or proteins essential to plant growth and development (Figure 1 and Figure 2). Also, some herbicides are believed to act at multiple sites.. Metabolism refers to the biochemical processes within the plant that generally modify herbicides to less toxic compounds. Differential rates of metabolism between crops and weeds is a primary method of crop selectivity to herbicides. One metabolic process may affect several different families of herbicides.. Herbicide families are a convenient way of organizing herbicides that share a common chemical structure and have similar herbicidal activity. Two or more herbicide families may affect the same site of action and therefore express similar herbicidal activity and injury symptoms. A biotype is a group of plants within ...
THIRD WORLD NETWORK BIOSAFETY INFORMATION SERVICE. Dear Friends and Colleagues. Glyphosate-Resistant Weeds A Growing Major Problem Worldwide. Glyphosate-resistant soybean was introduced in 1996, the first of several (genetically modified) glyphosate-resistant crops, which allowed the herbicide, glyphosate, to be used as a selective post-emergence herbicide. Glyphosates widespread use has resulted in a situation where glyphosate-resistant weed species are evolving at a steady pace and the more virulent existing glyphosate-resistant weeds are spreading rapidly.. A recent review (Item 1) gives us an overview of the incidence of glyphosate-resistant weeds in the world. Thirty-eight weed species have now evolved resistance to glyphosate, distributed across 37 countries and in 34 different crops and six non-crop situations. Glyphosate-resistant weeds in glyphosate-resistant crop systems account for more than 90% of the area infested and the economic damage caused by glyphosate-resistant weeds ...
Resistance to acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS)-inhibiting herbicides has been reported in over 90 weedy species, including wild sunflower biotypes, since the herbicides were developed in 1982. The AHAS gene family in sunflower, consisting of three paralogs AHAS1 , AHAS2, and AHAS3, has been targeted for inducing herbicide resistance. A polymorphism identified in an elite sunflower line bred for resistance to the class of AHAS-inhibiting herbicides - sulfonylureas (SU) allowed development of a genotyping assay to be used in marker assisted selection (MAS). The expression level of the AHAS gene family was assayed in eight selected sunflower tissues. Diversity of the AHAS gene family was assessed among wild and domesticated sunflowers. A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was discovered in the SU resistant sunflower. Development of a SNP assay, using fluorescently probed acyclo-dNTPs, facilitated genotypic determination. Non-quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and real-time RT-PCR ...
Sorghum acreage is declining throughout the United States because management options and yield have not maintained pace with maize improvements. The most extreme difference has been the absence of herbicide technology development for sorghum over the past twenty years. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the level of resistance, type of inheritance, and causal mutation of wild sorghums that are resistant to either acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase (ACCase)-inhibiting herbicides or acetohydroxyacid synthase (AHAS)-inhibiting herbicides. ACCase-inhibiting herbicides used in this study were aryloxyphenoxypropionate (APP) family members fluazifop-P and quizalofop-P along with cyclohexanedione (CHD) family members clethodim and sethoxydim. The level of resistance was very high for APP herbicides but low to nonexistent to CHD herbicides. With genetic resistance to APP herbicides, the resistance factors, the ratio of resistance to susceptible, were greater than 54 to 64 for homozygous individuals ...
Broadly, two categories of mechanisms operate. The first one involves target site resistance that includes alterations in the herbicide binding site and over-production of the target site. The second category includes non-target site resistance where reduced uptake and enhanced metabolism of the herbicide as well as its sequestration leads to development of resistance. Target site resistances include amino acid substitutions in or around the binding site as in case of AC Case and ALS inhibitors. Most widespread cases of resistances include resistance to inhibitors of photo systems I and II, acetolactate synthase (ALS), acetyl-CoA carboxylase (AC Case), protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPO), carotenoid synthesis, EPSP synthase and mitosis inhibitors. Resistance may also occur due to limitations in translocation of the herbicide molecules to the target site due to their degradation by enzymes. One such group of enzymes include the cytochrome P450 monooxygenases. Resistance could also be due to more ...
Hager said theyve already discovered one waterhemp biotype thats resistant to four different herbicide families. He said growers may see five-way resistance in the future. Fortunately, there are very few annual weed species in the United States that have shown this level of multiple resistance. Waterhemp is a dioecious species and ideally suited for evolving herbicide resistance by sharing resistance genes among populations and biotypes. "For example, you can have HPPD resistance evolving in field A, and in adjacent field B you can have selection for glyphosate resistance," Tranel said. "Pollen is always moving in the air, allowing pollen from field A to mix with resistant plants from field B resulting in HPPD and glyphosate resistance in the same progeny. Thats how easy it is to stack resistance.". The pressure is on for industry to develop new options and for growers to change their practices of how they use products to control the weed spectrum, he added.. Hager, Tranel and Dean Riechers, ...
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Beyond Pesticides, November 18, 2009) A report released yesterday and authored by Charles Benbrook, PhD, chief scientist at The Organic Center (TOC), finds that the rapid adoption by U.S. farmers of genetically modified corn, soybeans and cotton has promoted increased use of pesticides, an epidemic of herbicide-resistant weeds, and more chemical residues in foods. The report, "Impacts of Genetically Engineered Crops on Pesticide Use in the United States: The First Thirteen Years," explores the impact of the adoption of genetically modified (GM) corn, soybean, and cotton on pesticide use in the United States, drawing principally on data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The most striking finding, is that GM crops have been responsible for an increase of 383 million pounds of herbicide use in the U.S. over the first 13 years of commercial use of GE crops (1996-2008). The report identifies, and discusses in detail, the primary cause of the increase-the emergence of herbicide-resistant ...
A new piece from NPR about chemical giant Monsantos roll-out of a herbicide-resistant soybean - and the damage drifting sprays are doing to the crops of East Arkansas soybean farmers who havent made the switch to Monsantos frankenseeds - is worth a read.
Vantage grass and weed killer is a chemical herbicide effective in controlling a vast array of grass weeds that can wreak havoc in your home landscape. Though the word grass likely conjures up the part of your gardening space you are attempting to protect, in the case of this herbicide, Vantage targets ...
Weed resistance to herbicides is a natural phenomenon that exerts selection on individuals in a population. In Brazil, glyphosate resistance was recently detected in Digitaria insularis. The objective of this study was to elucidate mechanisms of weed resistance in this plant, including genetic variability, allelism, amino acid substitutions, gene expression, and enzymatic activity levels. Most of these have not previously been studied in this species. D. insularis DNA sequences were used to analyze genetic variability.
Beyond Pesticides, February 15, 2008) Two studies have just been released, one by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), a promoter of genetically-engineering crops, and the other by the Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Friends of the Earth, each with differing conclusions on the impact of genetically engineered (GE) crops on the health of our food systems. The debate is one that has existed for years, particularly as GE seeds have spread worldwide, now accounting for 280 million acres of cropland in 23 countries.. Reports have historically provided significant documentation of herbicide-resistant weeds developing as a result of heavy reliance on the chemicals crops are bred to tolerate. Insect resistance has also been recently discovered. Legislators have recognized the need to protect farmers from GE contamination and resulting lawsuits from seed developer Monsanto. Concerns over a litany of health and environmental risks from GE crops continue. The ...
Diversity studies of Echinochloa spp. are complicated by problems in taxonomy and species identification, caused by the existence of morphologically intergrading types. Six amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) primer combinations and five microsatellites were used to assess variation in 24 samples morphologically identified as E. crus-galli, E. colona and E. crus-pavonis, from Bangladesh, India, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte dIvoire and Philippines. Out of 909 AFLP bands generated, 775 were polymorphic. Genotype diversity for the microsatellites ranged from 0.28 to 0.72. Similarity matrices were calculated using Jaccard coefficient, and input into cluster and principal coordinates analyses. AFLP and microsatellite results were highly correlated. Echinochloa crus-pavonis and E. crus-galli were intermixed, consistent with the view that E. crus-galli occurs as numerous intergrading races in the four countries (Bangladesh, India, Côte dIvoire and Philippines). The E. colona samples ...
Should we object if forestry companies do genetic engineering on their own land? Sierra Club opposes GEd tree plantations on private land for all the same reasons we oppose other tree plantations. To put it briefly, tree plantations are not forests. This will be even more so of GEd tree plantations. For instance, GEd pines might be grown without all those "useless" pine cones. They may be herbicide resistant so that competing undergrowth can be eliminated. They may be pesticide resistant so that many of the insects which live in association with trees are poisoned. The result, then, may be a silent forest, one which doesnt support chipmunks or snakes at ground level, holding no birdsong in its branches, and with no raptors soaring above. Clearly, such a stand of trees is not really a forest. And worse, the damage cant be confined to private property as trees live for many years and cant be closely observed; "birth control" among trees is less reliable than among people and even genetic ...
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We actually have been using more pesticdes because the weeds that grow around these GMO crops have become resistent to the pesticides. These resistant weeds have been named "Superweeds ...
Crops transformed with genes for insect and virus resistance and resistance to various types of herbicides are at or near commercial application, and plants into which these genes have been inserted include the poplars. Many projects are in progress with forest tree species, in particular for modification of lignin biosynthesis through antisense technology. Insertion of the insect or herbicide resistance genes currently available into a new species would constitute a major research undertaking, and successful application would be dependent on being able to regenerate from the transformed cells. Manipulation of more complex traits would be a much more formidible undertaking, and, although rapid progress is being made in this field, much research remains to be done. The availability of effective transformation techniques remains an obstacle, but improved techniques are being developed. Regeneration is a difficulty for some tree species, but the problem may be over-rated - the non-competence of ...
The U.S. Department of Agricultures (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing an extension of deregulation to Bayer CropSciences canola known as event MS11, genetically engineered (GE) for male sterility and herbicide resistance. APHIS previously reviewed and deregulated these GE traits in other varieties of GE canola. As part of the petition process, APHIS prepared a plant pest risk similarity assessment (PPRSA), draft environmental assessment (EA), preliminary finding of no significant impact (FONSI), and a preliminary determination of nonregulated status. APHIS made these documents available for a 45-day public review and comment period on April 12, 2017. After considering the public comments, APHIS has determined there is no plant pest risk and is extending deregulation to the GE canola line.. View the Petition. View the Federal Register Notice View the Plant Pest Risk Assessment. View the Environmental Assessment. View the Finding of No Significant ...
WHAT HAPPENED: Whole Foods Market acquired is largest competitor, Wild Oats, for $565 million along with assuming Wild Oats existing net debt of $106 million. When the deal closes, Whole Foods will operate more than 300 locations in 31 states...
Leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) is an invasive perennial weed infesting range and recreational lands of North America. Previous research and omics projects with E. esula have helped develop it as a model for studying many aspects of perennial plant development and response to abiotic stress. However, the lack of an assembled genome for E. esula has limited the power of previous transcriptomics studies to identify functional promoter elements and transcription factor binding sites. An assembled genome for E. esula would enhance our understanding of signaling processes controlling plant development and responses to environmental stress and provide a better understanding of genetic factors impacting weediness traits, evolution, and herbicide resistance. A comprehensive transcriptome database would also assist in analyzing future RNA-seq studies and is needed to annotate and assess genomic sequence assemblies. Here, we assembled and annotated 56,234 unigenes from an assembly of 589,235 ...
Somatic embryogenesis is unique to plant cells and is the founding basis of plant totipotency. Our work on wheat leaf bases has indicated that somatic embryogenesis can be induced by brief exposures to 2,4-D. Present investigations concentrate on understanding the auxin-mediated induction of somatic embryogenesis and employs a systems approach to understand the molecular basis of auxin action.. Work on wheat biotechnology is being directed towards obtaining transgenics with genes like bar for herbicide resistance, pin II for insect resistance and HVA1 for drought tolerance in bread and durum wheat. Towards enhancing the nutritional status of this important crop, a sub-project aimed at isolating the vitamin A & E biosynthetic pathway genes from wheat is also underway. As wheat is a temperate crop, it is prone to heat stress during the grain filling stages, hence a program to understand the gene expression profile of wheat under heat stress, at different growth stages. Presently, focus is on ...
Somatic embryogenesis is unique to plant cells and is the founding basis of plant totipotency. Our work on wheat leaf bases has indicated that somatic embryogenesis can be induced by brief exposures to 2,4-D. Present investigations concentrate on understanding the auxin-mediated induction of somatic embryogenesis and employs a systems approach to understand the molecular basis of auxin action.. Work on wheat biotechnology is being directed towards obtaining transgenics with genes like bar for herbicide resistance, pin II for insect resistance and HVA1 for drought tolerance in bread and durum wheat. Towards enhancing the nutritional status of this important crop, a sub-project aimed at isolating the vitamin A & E biosynthetic pathway genes from wheat is also underway. As wheat is a temperate crop, it is prone to heat stress during the grain filling stages, hence a program to understand the gene expression profile of wheat under heat stress, at different growth stages. Presently, focus is on ...
The results of the physiological traits evaluated in this study indicate that both PsgSLTZ and Penncross creeping bentgrass experienced similar levels of damage due to salt treatments in both experiments. Salt exposure of these two creeping bentgrass cultivars resulted in an accumulation of Na+ in plant leaves and a reduction in Ca2+ and K+ content in both experiments. PsgSLTZ exhibited significantly higher K+ (throughout salt treatment), significantly lower Na+ (on the last day of salt stress in both experiments), less change in Ψs (on most dates of both experiments) compared with Penncross. This is relatively consistent with our previous studies of other creeping bentgrass cultivars differing in salt tolerance (Krishnan and Merewitz, 2015). Salt stress may reduce the content of K+ and Ca2+ and maintenance of K+ is associated with salt tolerance (Krishnan and Merewitz, 2015; Qian and Fu, 2005; Sairam et al., 2002). We cannot fully conclude whether the cultivars differed in salt ...
Renowned agricultural economist Dr. Charles Benbrook was commissioned by Greenpeace to make the first ever forecast of how Europe would be impacted by authorising the cultivation of genetically engineered herbicide tolerant corn, soy and sugar beet. Greenpeace has also travelled through Argentina and USA to speak to farmers and their communities about how herbicide tolerant crop monocultures have affected their economy, environment and community. These first person accounts formed the basis for the documentary Growing Doubt (the film above). Witness accounts from Argentina and USA and Dr. Benbrooks forecast report present a grim view of a future Europe: the over-reliance on herbicide-tolerant crops in the U.S. has triggered the emergence and rapid spread of nearly two dozen glyphosate-resistant weeds, driving up farm production costs, as well as the volume and toxicity of herbicides needed to prevent major yield loss. Europe will face a similar reality by 2025, should herbicide tolerant ...
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Roundup is losing potency as weeds evolve resistance. Seed companies want to move to other herbicides. Is farming stuck in a spray-rinse-repeat cycle?
MON 87708 was compared to conventional soybean in eight anti-nutrient components. Statistically significant differences were observed in four namely, phytic acid, raffinose, stachyose, and daidzein. The levels of these antinutrients in seed of MON 87708 were within the range of natural variability of conventional commercial reference soybean varieties. The results further showed no health risk concern with the consumption of MON 87708 soybean. Soybean meal produced from MON 87708 compared to meal produced from conventional soybean through a broiler study showed no biologically meaningful differences in broiler performance, carcass yield or meat composition between the two groups. There was a comparable nutritional wholesomeness of the two diets ...
Introduction of herbicide tolerant genetically modified (GM) crops, which are at the field trial stage in India, can pose serious threat to health and environment, according to a report released by Greenpeace Thursday. The report Herbicide Tolerance and
A weed resistant to a widely used chemical to protect crops has spread for the first time to Western Canada, the countrys grain and canola belt.
Many wild plants, grasses and flowers that are considered weeds could be used for food or medicinal purposes. Many of these plants may have been introduced by earlier settlers, but then forgotten over time and eventually condemned from the garden as weeds.
Function: catalyzes the inactivation of glyphosate, conferring tolerance to glyphosate herbicides. GM Trait: Glyphosate herbicide tolerance. ...
Pollen from genetically modified crops can travel at least three kilometres to contaminate neighbouring crops, according to a new study in commercial fields. The findings pose a serious problem for organic farmers, and will strengthen calls for tougher controls on planting GM crops.. The study followed the spread of genes from a new herbicide-resistant variety of oilseed rape, or canola, introduced into Australia two years ago. It found that the genes travelled much further than expected. The rape variety was not itself genetically modified. But, says the team led by Mary Rieger at the University of Adelaide, the gene flow through cross-pollination mimics that from a GM crop.. Rieger says this is the first investigation of potential GM contamination from large commercial fields. It suggests, she says, that "real world" genetic contamination from GM crops could be more widespread and less predictable than suggested by small-scale trials. "Laboratory and small-scale experiments may not necessarily ...
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Löffler, S., Libberton, B., Richter-Dahlfors, A. (2015). Organic Bioelectronic Tools for Biomedical Applications Electronics 4, 879-908.. Libberton B., Horsburgh, M. J., Brockhurst, M. A. (2015). The effects of spatial structure, frequency dependence and resistance evolution on the dynamics of toxin-mediated microbial invasions. Evolutionary Applications 7, 738-750.. Löffler, S., Libberton, B., Richter-Dahlfors, A. (2015). Organic Bioelectronics in Infection. Journal of Materials Chemistry B DOI: 10.1039/C5TB00382B. Antypas, H., Libberton, B., Melican, K. (2014). Reducing background cytokine expression in epithelial cells without serum starvation. Methods X 1, 251-253.. Libberton B., Coates, R., Brockhurst, M. A., Horsburgh, M. J. (2014). Evidence that intraspecific trait variation among nasal bacteria can shape the distribution of Staphylococcus aureus. Infection and Immunity 82, 3811-3815.. Rooks, D. J., Libberton, B., Woodward, M. J., Allison, H. E., McCarthy, A. J. (2012). Development and ...
Furthermore, the document itself admits that control data for carcinomas, adenomas, hyperplasia, and other carcinogenic responses in the rats was provided by none other than MONSANTO.. Furthermore, as Sustainable Pulse points out, the Class C designation for glyphosate was changed by the EPA six years later to a Class E category which suggests "evidence of non-carcinogenicity for humans." Mysteriously, this change in glyphosates classification occurred during the same period that Monsanto was developing its first Roundup-Ready (glyphosate-resistant) GM crops.. Is it any wonder it has taken so long for a large body with power to state that glyphosate and the other toxic chemicals that Monsanto makes are killing us?. The good news is that the world is now taking action against glyphosate and Monsanto at large.. ...
When my Lecturer start to move to a new topic thats is GM.. I awake with round eyes. He said a number of Genetically Modified (GM) male-sterile crops have been developed and tested in the field. In Canada a male-sterile transgene was introduced into the nuclear gnome of canola and then that construction was approved for and has been in commercial production. The transgenic construct included a barnase ribonuclease gene controlled by a tapetum promoter. Barnase kills pollen cells thus rendering the plant male-sterile. In the hybrid male fertility is restored using the barstar inhibitor of barnase although barnase is well known to be toxic to animal cells. The development continued and the technology came to be used to protect GM traits patented by agribusiness corporations such as herbicide tolerance under the general rubric of genetic use restriction technology. Such crops were extensively field tested in Europe and we have warned that the F1 hybrid grown in the field will actually spread the ...
However, more useful and practical approach a breeder is interested in is using the QTL information and the looking for presence of them in a population using the linked markers, help him in selecting the target QTLs carrying individuals which will in turn contain the target trait itself. This procedure of selection is called marker assisted selection (MAS). However, marker assisted selection is not much confined to QTLs as it can be extended to any molecular marker linked to any major gene. Best examples are single genes conferring resistance to diseases. Also there can be the involvement of more than one major genes to which MAS can be targeted. Another avenue MAS is extensively used is the selection among the transgene derived populations. Here, when the MAS is exercised on the target trait directly (herbicide tolerance) it is called foreground selection and when done on the marker trait (antibiotic resistance) it is called background selection. ...
The soy story should also concern anyone who cares for our environment. While the "clean, green" image of soy has been heavily promoted, the sad reality is that two-thirds of the US crop is now grown from Monsantos genetically-modified and patented soybeans. These have been specially bred to survive heavy duty dosing with the agri-giants highly profitable weed killer Roundup. Argentina provides a ready lesson in the potential dangers of soy cultivation, Agribusiness-style; 100,000 square miles of rainforest were leveled to make way for soybean production and 150,000 small farmers driven off their land by big farmers eager to grow more soy. Production of milk, rice, maize, potatoes, lentils and other food staples for local consumption fell, replaced by soybeans grown for export to Europe and China. Problems with herbicide-resistant "superweeds" necessitated doubling the amount of weed killer used, causing bacteria to die and leaving soil inert. Nearby livestock died or gave birth to deformed ...
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Protection from glyphosate, a common herbicide is important to maintain gut health. Herbicides are implicated in a wide variety of systemic disorders.
There are many places you can find supplies to fix this problem. You could do a simple Google search to find the nearest specialty store or hardware store. Its best if you take care of it from the beginning, but I suppose grass and weeds seem to grow everywhere sometimes. All you need is a good grass/weed killer and a thick pool pad (assuming its an above ground pool) This should keep your pool area looking great ...
The Understanding Herbicides course is a Massey University stand-alone course to give participants a good grounding in the principles of using herbicides to control weeds. It has been designed to prepare participants for working in the herbicide industry within New Zealand.
The nutritional value of beans is well known. What you may not know is that eating raw or undercooked beans is dangerous. It could even kill you. Its estimated that up to 20% of annual food poisoning cases are attributed ...
Has anyone ever had problems while hiking due to certain plants in the area? I was recently on a hike with family and this plant (Avena Fatua) was all over...
Herbicides and salt - posted in Cell Biology: I know ive been asking a lot of questions lately but ive been wondering all too much.. Before the advent of cheap toxic herbicides, people used to pour handfuls of salt on the soil around weeds to kill them. But why? How does this mechanism work for killing plants (since this is so old fashioned)
This scientific opinion reports on an evaluation of a risk assessment for placing on the market the genetically modified insect resistant and herbicide tolerant maize MIR604 x GA21 for food and feed uses, import and processing. Conventional crossing methods were used in the production of maize MIR604 x GA21 from lines of the respective single maize events. The structure of the inserts in the single maize events, as well as the phenotypes were both retained in the stacked maize events. The expression levels of the mCry3A, PMI and mEPSPS proteins in maize MIR604 x GA21 were demonstrated to be comparable with those of the respective single maize events. The comparative analysis of compositional, phenotypic and agronomic characteristics indicated equivalence of maize MIR604 x GA21 with its conventional counterpart, except for the newly expressed proteins which provided resistance to certain coleopteran target pests and tolerance to glyphosate-based herbicides. The safety assessment identified no ...
Denmark has banned herbicides containing bifenox after finding levels in groundwater exceeded safety limits. The substance can also turn into another toxic herbicide
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The same concentration of the three herbicides used in the experiments triggers different changes in distinct physiological processes that underlie
There are weeds that have producers moving from a glyphosate weed control program to a glufosinate weed control program. Glufosinate is the active ingredient in Liberty® herbicide. This switch has been forced by the spread of glyphosate resistant weeds due to continual and repetitive use of only glyphosate across wide geographies of the United States. Among the most common and yield damaging weed species are Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, common ragweed and giant ragweed. Cost to control these weeds can exceed $100 per acre. It should be noted that many of these glyphosate resistant weeds are also resistant to ALS herbicides, PPO herbicides among others ...
Youve probably read about media dubbed superweeds like glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth and giant ragweed. Glyphosate-resistant weeds often earn this distinction because they are viewed as a greater management hardship for producers than weeds resistant to other herbicide mechanisms of actions (MOAs). And maybe rightly so. Farmers dealing with glyphosate resistant weeds elsewhere in the world have been reduced to tillage and hand rouging for weed control in some crops.. But, while glyphosate use dominates the Roundup Ready corn, soybean and/or cotton rotation in the US, group 2 herbicides play an (equally?) important role in our more diversified cropping system. For example, group 2 herbicides are used in crops like alfalfa, corn, dry beans, field pea, potato, soybean, sunflower, and in Clearfield and other group 2-tolerant crops. These herbicides are also a popular choice for group 1-resistant grassy weed control in cereals.. The point of this article isnt to downplay the importance of ...
Youve probably read about media dubbed superweeds like glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth and giant ragweed. Glyphosate-resistant weeds often earn this distinction because they are viewed as a greater management hardship for producers than weeds resistant to other herbicide mechanisms of actions (MOAs). And maybe rightly so. Farmers dealing with glyphosate resistant weeds elsewhere in the world have been reduced to tillage and hand rouging for weed control in some crops.. But, while glyphosate use dominates the Roundup Ready corn, soybean and/or cotton rotation in the US, group 2 herbicides play an (equally?) important role in our more diversified cropping system. For example, group 2 herbicides are used in crops like alfalfa, corn, dry beans, field pea, potato, soybean, sunflower, and in Clearfield and other group 2-tolerant crops. These herbicides are also a popular choice for group 1-resistant grassy weed control in cereals.. The point of this article isnt to downplay the importance of ...