(Posted Fri. Sep 27th, 2013)
Sept. 27: Yesterday in Washington, the National Corn Growers Association participated in important discussions aimed to develop a plan for dealing with herbicide resistance. The workshop, which included participants from academia, government and agribusiness, brought key stakeholders together to examine the economic and sociological dimensions of resistance management, the factors and actors necessary to implement successful plans and possible incentives and outreach efforts to facilitate a successful overall strategy.
NCGA Director of Biotechnology and Economic Analysis Nathan Fields participated in the series of in-depth discussions, bringing the perspective of America’s corn farmers to the table.
“U.S. corn farmers realize the importance of herbicide resistance management because they see the impact of this problem in their fields every day,” said Fields. “They are highly motivated to find and implement strategies that will effectively manage this issue. In finding an overall strategy, we must find something practical to implement on the ground that takes the daily realities of farming into consideration.”
The workshop built upon the work of the first National Herbicide Resistance Summit. NCGA continually strives to find practices that can be implemented to help farmers deal with the daily issues they face in the field in order to improve the effectiveness of technology and their bottom-line.
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