Study touts herbicide benefits

Yancy Jr., Cecil H.
April 2005
Southeast Farm Press;4/13/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p16
Trade Publication
The article cites an agricultural study that emphasizes the importance of herbicide in agriculture in the United States. The study, endorsed by 28 commodity groups, pegs the total benefits from herbicides at more than $21 billion annually. U.S. growers spend $6.6 billion for herbicides and their application annually. The benefits of herbicides to farmers include cutting losses to weeds by approximately 23 percent and savings in farm income of $8 billion nationwide. Herbicides substitute for the use of cultivation and laborers for hoeing weeds.


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