09 Apr '12, 6pm

Monsanto

Monsanto

This spring, farmers are expected to plant the largest corn crop in 75 years, according to a USDA report that predicts cornstalks will sprawl over 95.9 million acres, the LA Times reports . That's good news for industrial agriculture giants like Monsanto, which has come under increasing fire in the last few years for its contribution to the country's superweed problem. But for Monsanto, superweeds are just another selling point for its products. Monsanto writes on Chem.Info : According to Dr. Rick Cole, Weed Management Technical Lead for Monsanto, Midwestern soybean growers are becoming increasingly aware of the threat of weed resistance to various herbicides, and the best way to manage weed resistance is to use residual herbicides this spring. “Farmers need to be proactive in taking steps now to manage establishment of tough-to-control weeds, including those resistant to ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/roundup...

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