Saturday, May 15, 2010

GM Crops Part of the System But NOT the Only Part

Using GM crops is a decision, just like any other farming decision. What to plant and how and when, what to use in a rotation.

Farmers are now advised to mix use of glyphosate and other products especially diquat / paraquat to ensure complete annual grass controls and minimise development of glyphosate resistance. Tillage might be part of the equation too.

GM crops are not a panacea..............with decisions about use considered in relation to many factors.

The recent article in an online version of the Queensland rural press covers these issues well. It is worth reading by both pro and anti GM camps to highlight decision making processes. Most are not so blind, that they cannot see................

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