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Author Livingston, Michael J., author.

Title The economics of glyphosate resistance management in corn and soybean production [electronic resource] / Michael Livingston [and six others].

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  A 93.73:184    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 45 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Economic research report ; number 184
Economic research report (United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service) ; no. 184.
Note Title from title screen (viewed on June 5, 2015).
"April 2015."
Summary Glyphosate, known by many trade names, including Roundup, is a highly effective herbicide. Widespread glyphosate use for corn and soybean has led to glyphosate resistance, which is now documented in 14 weed species affecting U.S. cropland, and recent surveys suggest that acreage with glyphosate-resistant (GR) weeds is expanding. Data from USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS), along with the Benchmark Study (conducted independently by plant scientists), are used to address several issues raised by the spread of GR weeds. Choices made by growers that could help manage glyphosate resistance include using glyphosate during fewer years, combining it with one or more alternative herbicides, and, most importantly, not applying glyphosate during consecutive growing seasons. As a result, managing glyphosate resistance is more cost effective than ignoring it, and after about 2 years, the cumulative impact of the returns received is higher when managing instead of ignoring resistance.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-33).
Subject Glyphosate -- Management -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Herbicide resistance -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Corn -- Weed control -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Soybean -- Weed control -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Added Author United States. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service, issuing body.
Gpo Item No. 0042-V (online)
Sudoc No. A 93.73:184

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