Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 201-202

Is herbicide resistance an undissolute problem?

Bianco de Carvalho, Leonardo

Recently, Weed Science journal published a special issue on weed resistance to herbicides (Weed Science, Volume 64, 2016), regarding many issues on the importance and the impact of the weed resistance on agronomic and social aspects. This brief note regards topics covered by some authors.Sarah Ward wrote about the human dimensions of herbicide resistance (WARD 2016). She said herbicide resistance has become a major topic of international research in weed science, with a steady stream of presentations and papers on various aspects of the biology of herbicide resistant weeds. According to her, several sources indicate recommendations for preventing and managing herbicide resistance, however the problem continues to increase in field conditions. She explains a part of this problem occurs due to an insufficient attention to the human component of herbicide resistance evolution and management.David R. Shaw implied herbicide resistance has no clear causes or solutions, and thus it is difficult or impossible to solve, becoming a wicked problem (SHAW 2016) for everyone involved in herbicide use. He emphasized if we expect to achieve success in herbicide resistance management, different approaches will be essential, culminating in a call to action for everyone involved in the decision-making process. In addition, Raymond A. Jussaume Jr. and David Ervin indicated that findin

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