The evolution of herbicide resistance
In fighting herbicide resistance today, it’s important to know where it came from and how the problem has developed over the past several decades. As you can see, resistant weeds are on the increase in Canada.
Resistance is increasing. Significantly.
Canada is still in a good position to manage the onset of resistance, but it’s critical that all growers take action now. We’re in this together, and together, we can find simple ways to control resistance and keep farms productive, sustainable and profitable. Another concern is the fact that there aren’t any new herbicide patent applications on the horizon.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
There has been no new herbicide patent application since 2005 and it can take up to 14 years to develop a new herbicide Group. The bottom line is, we can’t wait around for the development of the next herbicide Group; but we can still take action. It’s time we diversify current systems, tools and approaches to ensure they retain their effectiveness over the long-term.