Cover Story: COMBATTING THE MENACE OF GLYPHOSATE-RESISTANT WEEDS
Glyphosate-resistant weeds like giant ragweed are becoming increasingly common in Ontario, and farmers are trying a variety of strategies to deal with them. The experts agree on one thing: blaming bad management is too simple an answer
by MARY BAXTER
In the 1990s television series, “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” recurrent villains called the Borg were fond of telling the main protagonists that “resistance is futile.” The Borg, members of an inter-species collective who communicated telepathically, flew through space in a giant cube and looked like they bathed in buckets of silver paint, delivered this pronouncement with such assurance that it never failed to make the show’s central characters doubt their own resources.