This Executive Summary comes from report Global Key Herbicides Applied on Genetically Modified Crop finished in December 2015.
Genetically modified crops (GMC) have seen fast development in the world since the commercial planting in 1996. Key herbicides applied on GMC include glyphosate, glufosinate-ammonium, dicamba and 2,4-D.
The fast promotion of Roundup Ready (glyphosate tolerance) crops in the world has made glyphosate he world's biggest selling herbicide, in terms of both sales volume and sales value. However, with the rapid adoption of glyphosate tolerance crops and the corresponding increase in glyphosate use, the evoluation of glyphosate-resistant weed population has rapidly escalated. Some biotech companies started to development GMC resistant to other herbicides such as glufosinate-ammonium dicamba and 2,4-D.
This executive summary briefs you an overview of GMC and key herbicides applied on GMC in the world, and gives you a general outlook, covering aspects including government policies on GMC, supply and consumption of these key herbicides.