herbicides

Missouri Peach Grower Sues Monsanto Over Herbicide Use

Dec 7, 2016
Luke Runyon / Harvest Public Media

  Missouri's biggest peach producer is suing Monsanto Co. over illegal herbicide users suspected of causing widespread crop damage in Missouri and neighboring states.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says last month's lawsuit in southeast Missouri's Dunklin County by the operator of Bader Farms near Campbell seeks what Bader's attorney suspects will be millions of dollars in compensation for damage to the farm's peach trees over the past two years.

Bob Hartzler / Iowa State University

New herbicide-resistant corn and soybeans are a step closer to reaching farm fields in the U.S. They would help farmers control weeds that are no longer killed by the popular herbicide, Roundup.

Roundup resistant crops dominate corn, soybean and cotton production in the U.S. But the list of weeds that have evolved to withstand Roundup is growing, and as a result, farmers are using more chemicals to keep up.