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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • soybean, corn, cotton, canola
GE trait
  • herbicide tolerance
  • USA


  • positive effect
Safety for environment
  • positive effect

The benefits of herbicide-resistant crops Review Article

Green, JM
Pest Management Science. 2012 October. 68(10):1323–1331

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PMID: 22865693 DOI: 10.1002/ps.3374 ISSN: 1526-498X


Since 1996, genetically modified herbicide-resistant crops, primarily glyphosate-resistant soybean, corn, cotton and canola, have helped to revolutionize weed management and have become an important tool in crop production practices. Glyphosate-resistant crops have enabled the implementation of weed management practices that have improved yield and profitability while better protecting the environment. Growers have recognized their benefits and have made glyphosate-resistant crops the most rapidly adopted technology in the history of agriculture. Weed management systems with glyphosate-resistant crops have often relied on glyphosate alone, have been easy to use and have been effective, economical and more environmentally friendly than the systems they have replaced. Glyphosate has worked extremely well in controlling weeds in glyphosate-resistant crops for more than a decade, but some key weeds have evolved resistance, and using glyphosate alone has proved unsustainable. Now, growers need to renew their weed management practices and use glyphosate with other cultural, mechanical and herbicide options in integrated systems. New multiple-herbicide-resistant crops with resistance to glyphosate and other herbicides will expand the utility of existing herbicide technologies and will be an important component of future weed management systems that help to sustain the current benefits of high-efficiency and high-production agriculture.


biotechnology; crop; weed; herbicide; glyphosate; resistance; tolerance; RNAi integrated weed management; best management practices


Funding source
  • DuPont Pioneer
Funding country
  • United States
Funding type
  • industry: same

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Green, JM. "The benefits of herbicide-resistant crops." Pest Management Science 68.10 (2012): 1323–1331. Web. 26 Sep. 2023.


Green, JM. (2012). The benefits of herbicide-resistant crops. Pest Management Science, 68(10), 1323–1331. doi:10.1002/ps.3374

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