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Nearly half (49%) of U.S. farmers surveyed by Guelph, Canada-based Stratus Agri-Marketing, found glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds on their farm last year, Agrow reports. That figure compares with 34% of farmers questioned in 2011. The company has surveyed “thousands” of U.S. farmers about resistance over the past three years, conducting polls across 31 states. The area infested with glyphosate-resistant weeds amounted to 61.2 million acres last year, which is almost double the 32.6 million acres found in 2010.


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