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Several recent developments in the pesticide area represent disturbing examples of how the environmentalists pay little attention to scientific facts. As a result, several pesticides and genetically modified organism (GMO) corn hybrids are under increased fire from lawyers and governmental agencies that could impact no-tillers.
Unfortunately, some sources indicate the EPA may be listening, even though the government agency re-approved 2,4-D 18 months ago and there is no new evidence of concerns. While farm groups believe there is no cost-effective replacement, the NRDC maintains that shifting to no-till (already one of the biggest users of 2,4-D), pulling weeds by hand or using glyphosate could be logical substitutes.