Herbicides commonly used in sugar crops

Herbicides commonly used in sugar crops

This table was developed in response to Hershey’s announcement that they would remove beet sugar from some of their products because sugarbeet varieties in the US are GMO (Roundup Ready). A switch from beet sugar to cane sugar (or vice-versa) has potential environmental impacts, only a small portion of which is related to herbicide use. Tillage practices, water use, fertilizers, and other pesticides all contribute to the environmental impact of crop production.

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