IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – Use Facts to Make Glyphosate and Glyphosate Resistant Crop Decisions

 By Bob Hartzler and Mike Owen, Department of Agronomy

 

Information presented recently on the Web and in seminars across the Midwest has portrayed devastating consequences due to the widespread use of glyphosate and glyphosate resistant crops. It is important to recognize that there is little data published in refereed journals to support these claims. Data that are available have been taken greatly out of context to support the accusations. 

The issues and claims have been brought forward by Dr. Don Huber, retired professor of Plant Pathology at Purdue University. Recently, Purdue University faculty members have responded to these claims and using peer-reviewed science, have refuted the statements made by Dr. Huber.

Their final statement summarizes the available evidence of the impact glyphosate and GMO crops have on plant health, “We encourage crop producers, agribusiness personnel, and the general public to speak with University Extension personnel before making changes in crop production practices that are based on sensationalist claims instead of facts." 

The complete Purdue University statement, “Glyphosate’s Impact on Field Crop Production and Disease Development,” is available online.

An article providing an overview of the effects of glyphosate on mineral nutrition and plant diseases was prepared earlier by Iowa State University weed scientists. Read the article, Glyphosate Interactions with Micronutrients and Plant Diseases, for additional research-based information.  

 

Bob Hartzler and Micheal Owen are professors of agronomy and weed science extension specialists with responsibilities in weed management and herbicide use.

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One comment on “IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY – Use Facts to Make Glyphosate and Glyphosate Resistant Crop Decisions

  1. WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G January 5, 2012 12:30 am

     

    The Pesticide Truths Web-Site has also compiled more information about GLYPHOSATE  …

    ●   Don Huber Discredited by His Own University and his Claims REFUTED by REAL Experts

    ●   LACK OF CREDIBLE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE from West Coast Environmental Law and Josette Weir

    ●   Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Re-Evaluation Note REV2010-02 Glyphosate

    ●   Glyphosate Is SCIENTIFICALLY SAFE

    Please go to the following link  …

    http://pesticidetruths.com/toc/glyphosate/

     

    WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G

     

    NORAHG is the National Organization Responding Against HUJE that seek to harm the Green space industry.

    NORAHG is a NATIONAL NON PROFIT NON PARTISAN organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments or trade associations, and represents NO VESTED INTERESTS WHATSOEVER.

    NORAHG is dedicated to reporting the work of RESPECTED and HIGHLY RATED EXPERTS who promote ENVIRONMENTAL REALISM and PESTICIDE TRUTHS.

    http://pesticidetruths.com/

     

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