Home / Crops / Soybeans / 120 million reasons why you should care about herbicide-resistant weeds

120 million reasons why you should care about herbicide-resistant weeds

Gil Gullickson 03/02/2012 @ 12:27pm Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine/Agriculture.com

If you don’t think herbicide-resistant weeds will ever threaten your fields, Tennessee farmers will tell you 120 million reasons why you should care.

Larry Steckel, University of Tennessee Extension weeds specialist, pegged the impact that glyphosate-resistant weeds have upon Tennessee soybean production at $120 million annually. He reported these calculations at presentations he made at Bayer CropScience and BASF media events at this week’s Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tennessee.

Here’s the breakdown:

·      Herbicide costs have increased $72,000,000. That’s based on $45 per acre across 1.6 million soybean acres.

CancelPost Comment

EPA Revokes Enlist Duo Registration By: 11/25/2015 @ 4:42pm If you were neck-deep in herbicide-resistant waterhemp or Palmer amaranth this year, you might have…

Use Oats in Diverse Rotations By: 11/24/2015 @ 1:18pm Oats was a fuel crop back when ethanol was just a gleam in corn’s eye. This small grain literally…

Field Peas Fit Upper Midwest Crop Rotations By: 11/24/2015 @ 11:20am Looking for a protein-packed livestock feed? Field peas may be for you. This diverse legume is…

This container should display a .swf file. If not, you may need to upgrade your Flash player.
Successful Marketing Newsletter