On the Radio: The USDA’s attention to new seeds

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This week’s On the Radio segment covers the USDA’s exploration into stronger, herbicide-resistant seeds. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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Iowa farmers see an increase in herbicide-resistant weeds on soybean and corn fields

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Due to herbicide-resistant weeds which have increased on Iowa soybean and corn fields, farmers are seeking other ways to manage weeds. Continue reading

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.