Managing weed, insect resistance in cotton critical

Roberson, Roy
January 2010
Southwest Farm Press;1/21/2010, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the importance of resistant insects and weeds management in the cotton farming in the U.S. as of 2009. It notes on the said management's importance in economics and production standpoints so as to have a sustainability in growing cotton. An overview of the strategies and techniques in managing resistant insects and weeds is presented.


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