Farmers find cold steel new mode of action in weed resistance fight

With weed control costs increasing by $120 million annually in Tennessee alone, growers are pulling out all the stops to try to combat herbicide resistance. The University of Tennessee’s Larry Steckel says farmers will have to do more than change herbicides to be able to bring Palmer amaranth back under control. He discussed some of the options during an interview that followed his presentation at BASF’s “The Science Behind the Future of Weed Control” event at Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn.