Over the last 10 years with repeated use of the same herbicide mode of action, certain weed biotypes have been selected that no longer can be controlled with the herbicide technology. As a result, the ag industry has developed new trait technologies with multiple tolerances to certain herbicides to continue fighting these resistant weeds.
As crops display more herbicide resistance, new technologies and new regulations need to be considered. New technology is great, but it isn’t worth very much if you can’t implement it due to environmental or stewardship concerns. That’s why West Central and the LIFT partners aim to provide advanced and sustainable solutions that allow growers to proactively combat potential challenges.