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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Biotechnology to Reduce Syntethic Herbicide Use

item Duke, Stephen

Submitted to: Phytoparasitica
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: August 8, 2003
Publication Date: October 20, 2003
Citation: Duke, S.O. 2003. Biotechnology to reduce synthetic herbicide use. Phytoparasitica. 2003. 31(5):429-432.

Technical Abstract: Four methods of using biotechnology to reduce synthetic herbicide use are briefly discussed. They involve genetically engineering: 1) crops to be more competitive; 2) crops to be more allelopathic, 3) weed-killing biocontrol organisms to be more virulent; and 4) cover crops to self destruct near the time that crop is planted.

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