Superweeds have become a significant problem for farmers in recent years. The invasive weeds can reportedly grow up to 10 feet tall at an inch-a-day rate. Asian carp and pigweed are the two most common forms of superweeds impacting farmers across the United States. Superweeds take nutrients, rain, and sunlight away from other plants and crops and can cause significant annual yield decreases.
A Sherif Sherif research team has revealed that a self-pollinating peach tree could be the light at the end of the tunnel for farmers and growers worried about future growth of superweeds. Organic farmers and Americans concerned about the possible dangers associated with genetically modified crops (GMOs) and chemical herbicides largely disagree.