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Aquatic Weed Killer Allowed On Cotton

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WASHINGTON (CN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing Arkansas cotton growers to use fluridone on cotton through 2014, to avoid an expected 25 percent crop loss from aggressive weeds resistant to glyphosate, the commonly used pesticide, according to a new regulation. Click here to check out Courthouse News' Environmental Law Review. "Since the introduction of glyphosate resistant cotton in 1997, twenty-one weed species have developed resistance to [it]," the regulation notes. Glyphosate-resistant palmer amaranth has become the most severe weed problem that Arkansas cotton growers face, according to the regulation. Fluridone is generally used on pond weeds such as...

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