Man Spraying Crops with Antibiotics (IMAGE) CABI Caption The world is very aware of the overuse of antibiotics and the development of resistance in bacterial populations. This has led to calls for greater control and monitoring of their use in both human and veterinary medicine. What is less well known is that antibiotics, are routinely used in crop production and according to new research are being recommended far more frequently and on a much greater variety of crops than previously thought. Credit Rob Reeder/CABI Usage Restrictions Credit Rob Reeder/CABI License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.