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how can gm solve soil erosion?

Submitted by: Jesi Sui


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Expert response from Mithila Jugulam

Associate Professor, Kansas State University

Wednesday, 08/02/2017 19:03

The simple answer is if GM crops are herbicide-tolerant, then it encourages no-till agriculture and thereby reduces the soil erosion. Because in no-till agriculture the herbicides will be used to manage weeds and hence adoption to GM crops that are tolerant to herbicides will help selectively control weeds, whereas adoption to no-till agriculture will reduce soil erosion, conserve moisture and several other benefits.