Concerns raised over herbicide resistance on NZ farms

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Sep 2021, 9:39AM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
(Photo / NZ Herald)

Concerns raised over herbicide resistance on NZ farms

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 9 Sep 2021, 9:39AM

It turns out herbicide resistance is a far bigger problem in New Zealand than anyone thought.   

Scientists have just completed the first nationwide survey on resistance.  

Instead of finding the expected 5 percent of arable farms and vineyards being resistant to common herbicides, they found 50 percent are.  

Agresearch senior scientist, Dr. Trevor James joined Kate Hawkesby. 

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