Herbicides have been key to enabling food production to keep pace with population growth. Since the late 1940s, new active ingredients from more than 25 different modes of action have flowed from the R&D pipelines of crop protection discovery companies and crop yields have soared.
However, no significant new herbicide modes of action have been commercialised for more than three decades. Weeds are once again starting to get the upper hand as herbicide resistance spreads, worldwide.
From here you can go on to read more about:
Benefits: the benefits herbicides bring to crop productivity and society
R&D history: the history of herbicide R&D and commercialisation
MoA Approach: MoA Technology's unique approach to herbicide discovery