With efforts to aware farmers with environment-friendly farming getting successful on one hand, on the other, the environment itself seems to be forcing them to get back to older growing methods that are harsher on the environment!
These entire nuisances are created by an herbicide-resistant weed that spreads easily and can grow an inch a day! It grows this fast even during droughts. To avoid their invasions, the farmers could one day be forced to return to those older eco-destructive growing methods!
The concern-causing weed — Palmer amaranth – is a type of pig weed that grows 6 to 10 feet tall. Amaranth is resistant to the most common herbicide used in cotton – glyphostate. The weed’s burgeoning is confirmed in 10 of North Carolina’s 100 counties and 4 of Georgia’s 159 counties. It is also suspected in Tennessee, South Carolina and Arkansas, according to scientists.
So, what the future has in store? — A weed-killing, but eco-friendly solution or getting back to the old environment-harsh farming and pesticide and chemical usages?