The increasing importance of herbicides in worldwide crop production.

@article{Gianessi2013TheII,
  title={The increasing importance of herbicides in worldwide crop production.},
  author={Leonard P. Gianessi},
  journal={Pest management science},
  year={2013},
  volume={69 10},
  pages={1099-105}
}
Herbicide use is increasingly being adopted around the world. Many developing countries (India, China, Bangladesh) are facing shortages of workers to hand weed fields as millions of people move from rural to urban areas. In these countries, herbicides are far cheaper and more readily available than labor for hand weeding. History shows that in industrializing countries in the past, including the United States, Germany, Japan and South Korea, the same phenomenon has occurred-as workers have left… CONTINUE READING

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