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Call Farmers to Take Action on Weeds
National Corn Growers Association has added a new "Take Action on
Weeds" section to its website as a resource of farmers combating herbicide
resistance issues. This resource, developed by the United Soybean Board through
its Take Action program, offers a wide array of information developed over
several years to help farmers combat weed resistance through best management
explore "Take Action on Weeds," click here.
increased exposure of this program comes at a fortuitous time as many herbicide
resistant cropping systems are currently under consideration by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency," said NCGA
Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team Chair Jim Zimmerman. "This
program demonstrates the proactive measures our industry is taking to monitor
itself and constantly push for the adoption of ever-evolving best management
practices. As farmers, we understand the importance of cooperation and
proactive adoption of practices that benefit the industry and the environment.
We do not see a need for expensive government regulation in light of our
"Take Action on Weeds" center includes a variety of resources
developed to help farmers increase their understanding of current best
management practices. With information on herbicide classifications, integrated
pest management-plant protection programs and a weed scouting guide, the
interactive resource offers a wide and rich array of information and tools.