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dc.contributor.authorDewar, A. M.
dc.contributor.authorMay, M. J.
dc.contributor.authorWoiwod, I. P.
dc.contributor.authorHaylock, L.
dc.contributor.authorChampion, G. T.
dc.contributor.authorGarner, B. H.
dc.contributor.authorQi, Aiming
dc.contributor.authorPidgeon, J.D.
dc.identifier.citationDewar , A M , May , M J , Woiwod , I P , Haylock , L , Champion , G T , Garner , B H , Qi , A & Pidgeon , J D 2003 , ' A novel approach to the use of genetically modified herbicide tolerant crops for environmental benefit ' , Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences , vol. 270 , no. 1513 , pp. 335-340 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2088618
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 32164869-15e8-4ea7-8be8-7b47801a3297
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 0037460724
dc.description.abstractThe proposed introduction of genetically modified herbicide tolerant (GMHT) crops, with claims of improved weed control, has prompted fears about possible environmental impacts of their widespread adoption, particularly on arable weeds, insects and associated farmland birds. In response to this, we have developed a novel weed–management system for GMHT sugar beet, based on band spraying, which exploits the flexibility offered by the broad–spectrum partner herbicides. Here, we show the results from two series of field experiments which, taken together, demonstrate that, by using this system, crops can be managed for enhanced weed and insect biomass without compromising yield, thus potentially offering food and shelter to farmland birds and other wildlife. These results could be applicable widely to other row crops, and indicate that creative use of GMHT technology could be a powerful tool for developing more sustainable farming systems in the futureen
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
dc.titleA novel approach to the use of genetically modified herbicide tolerant crops for environmental benefiten
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Human and Environmental Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionAgriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionGeography, Environment and Agriculture
dc.contributor.institutionCrop Protection and Climate Change
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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