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OUT OF OPTIONS? –

OUT OF OPTIONS? – As weeds like Palmer amaranth grow increasingly resistant to traditional herbicides like glyphosate, farmers are relying more heavily on new products like dicamba and 2,4-D for weed control. Unfortunately, new research at Kansas State University suggests even those chemicals may not be as effective as initially thought. “This is a monumental challenge we’re facing,” said weed scientist Stanley Culpepper. “Is dicamba- and 2,4-D-resistant pigweed surprising? No. But the overall issue with resistance is flat-out overwhelming.” (NPR’s The Salt)

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