WHAT TO DO
Here’s a list of recommendations on how farmers can forestall herbicide resistance with those technologies and improve weed control.
1. DON’T USE JUST ONE HERBICIDE PROGRAM.
Conventional wisdom long holds that tillage is necessary to warm up soils and remove soil moisture in the spring, especially in Northern states.
However, plenty of farmers are stopping tillage and seeing the benefits of improved soil structure, says Caley Gasch, assistant professor of soil health at NDSU. “With less soil disturbance, the soil structure develops. Changes can happen quickly – in three to four years – and you see roots penetrating deeper and exploring more of the soil,” she says. “We’ve had decades of research and know how destructive tillage can be. All you have to do is stop, or back off.”
Should Caribbean Governments consider helping Farmers align their farming due to changing climate and rainfall patterns?
A growing body of science demonstrates that diversified, organic and regenerative farming approaches are most effective in addressing the climate and other environmental challenges that threaten future food security. Compared with chemical-dependent, soil-depleting monoculture systems that dominate the global farmscape....
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