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Published on Thursday, 22 August 2013

Herbicide costs rise – GM cotton to blame?

Written by Brett Mathews

cottonWASHINGTON – Pesticide costs as a percentage of cotton production costs are declining while weed control costs are on the rise – possibly as a result of the widespread adoption of herbicide-tolerant, GM Roundup Ready and Roundup Ready Flex cotton. These are the main findings of the latest surveys from the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC).


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