Do GMOs contribute to super weeds?

The problem of weed resistance is not limited to GM crops. Weeds are one of the most significant problems for farmers, second only to soil erosion. Controlling weeds can be done by using clean equipment and seeds, rotating crops, applying herbicides, mulching, mowing, tilling, and cultivating. If a farmer repetitively uses the same crop protection product to control weeds, weeds may develop resistance. Crop rotation and employing a variety of weed control options is the best defense against resistance.

USFRA Point of View

USFRA supports farmers’ choices to plant and grow conventional crops, GM crops, organic crops or a combination. Similarly, USFRA supports consumers’ choices to purchase foods they prefer. Many of our farmers plant GM seeds for reasons such as protecting their crops from adverse weather. Some of our... Read more