An NRC committee organized a one-day, open national summit of weed scientists, agronomists, and ecologists, along with representatives of federal and state research and regulatory agencies, the crop protection industry, and agricultural producers, to consider a coordinated strategy for managing herbicide-resistant (HR) weeds in the United States.


The summit used findings and recommendations from the 2010 NRC report on The Impact of Genetically-Engineered Crops on Farm-level Sustainability in the United States and the conclusions of a Weed Science Society of America white paper (expected in 2012) to focus the summit discussions on best management practices to avoid, mitigate, and control the evolution and proliferation of herbicide-resistant (HR) weeds.

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