Resistance management and sustainable use of agricultural biotechnology
Frisvold, George B.
Reeves, Jeanne M.
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While crop biotechnologies deployed worldwide with herbicide-resistant (HR) or insect-resistant (IR) traits have provided significant economic and environmental benefits, these benefits are threatened by the evolution of insect and weed resistance. This article examines why field-level resistance has not posed a problem for IR crops but has become a growing problem for HR crops. Key factors include compatibility of the technologies with integrated pest and weed management and the regulatory and institutional setting in which they were deployed.
AgBioForum, 13(4) 2010: 343-359.