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Building on the insights and perspectives that were established from the 2012 Herbicide Resistance Summit, the Herbicide Resistance Summit II was organized to facilitate a more unified understanding of the herbicide resistance issues across the country, understanding of differences of viewpoints, and approaches to solutions. This event was sponsored by the Weed Science Society of America and hosted by the National Research Council.

Event date: September 10, 2014 | Location: Washington, DC

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Key action items discussed at the Summit include:

• Increase awareness that everyone engaged with agriculture has a role in managing
herbicide resistance and accountability for that role.
• Develop a herbicide resistance management certification program for weed
management decision makers and advisors.
• Reduce regulatory barriers to herbicide resistance management; e.g. conservation
• Establish prototypical, community-based area-wide herbicide resistance
management programs for specific threats; e.g. Palmer amaranth in Iowa.
• Communicate the effect of herbicide resistance management on short and long-term
farm profitability.
• Implement programs for scouting and controlling weed escapes.
• Provide short-term financial incentives to reduce the cost of developing and
implementing field-by-field herbicide resistance management plans.
• Market/promote consistent and scientifically sound herbicide resistance
management programs.
• Incentivize innovation in non-chemical weed management practices.

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