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Midwest Farmers Urged to Continue Herbicide Use Despite Income Drop

Destructive weeds may develop resistance to common herbicides if they aren't successfully killed. (Photo: Amy Mayer, Harvest Public Media)

As farmers plant in the midst of an economic downturn, weed experts are urging them not to skip expensive weed control measures. That’s especially important because herbicide-resistant weeds are on the rise. Harvest Public Media's Amy Mayer reports.


Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on issues of food, fuel and field. Harvest covers agriculture-related topics through a network of reporters and partner stations throughout the Midwest.

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