Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association
Interview with Jed Colquhoun
Resistance management has become a critical crop protection issue in the potato and vegetable industry. In the area of weed control, the intensive use, overuse or misuse of herbicides can select individual plants with complete or partial loss of product efficacy. This reduces the utility of the affected herbicide in a crop, and compromises future efforts to manage resistance.
Proactive resistance management is critical for the retention of herbicide efficacy in potato cropping systems. Use of an integrated crop and weed management strategy will help to reduce the risk of selecting for weed resistance to herbicides.