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New Syngenta module takes on resistance

Agriculture.com Staff 01/17/2007 @ 1:30pm

In the past two years, the number of glyphosate-resistant weeds in the U.S. has tripled.

To help growers manage resistance, Syngenta has created the Resistance Fighter Resistance Management Module, a tool to find herbicide solutions tailored to individual fields.

The module allows growers to input attributes unique to their farm and management style, generating a personalized herbicide program. Solutions are customized by crop, weed, county, state, preferred management methods and resistance history.

The module offers growers more than 3,000 possible customized solutions. It is currently available on the Syngenta resistance management Web site, resistancefighter.com.

"I stood side-by-side with a grower looking at a field overrun with glyphosate-resistant weeds," says Chuck Foresman, manager of weed resistance strategies for Syngenta. "He said that pigweed isn't his number one problem, it's his number one, two and three problems. It was at the point where he was determining whether or not that property could be used for farming. Growers are looking for answers and this module provides a step in the right direction."

In the past two years, the number of glyphosate-resistant weeds in the U.S. has tripled.

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