Technology is a key enabler of more efficient agricultural production as growers attempt to meet the cost-effective need for increased food, fiber, and bioenergy, while managing limited inputs, conserving valuable natural resources, and protecting environmental quality. Each new pest management technology (weed, insect, disease) developed brings a number of benefits and risks—environmental, health, resistance—that must be considered and managed through effective stewardship practices to ensure that benefits are fully realized while risks are minimized.
This CAST Commentary
Chair: David Shaw, Mississippi State University
QTA2020-2, 16 pp., May 2020, Available free online.
David R. Shaw
David E. Ervin
Raymond A. Jussaume, Jr.
Gregory A. Sword
Terrance M. Hurley
Clinton D. Pilcher
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