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Contact: Brian Wallheimer
Purdue University

Giant Ragweed Plants

Caption: Purdue scientists found that soil microbes may play a role in how those weeds react to the popular herbicide glyphosate. Here, glyphosate-susceptible biotypes of giant ragweed react differently to the herbicide. The plant on the left is in sterilized field soil void of microbes, while the plant on the right is in unsterilized soil.

Credit: Photo provided by Jessica Schafer

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