Herbicide use increases


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A new study has found that farmers are increasing their use of herbicides.

As we’ve reported before, heavy use of the herbicide Roundup led to the development of weeds resistant to the chemical – often referred to as “super weeds”.

As the super weeds become more prevalent, farmers are trying to deal with them by using more herbicide.

Listen to the report from Iowa Public Radio here.