A Wicked View

Michael Barrett, David E. Ervin, George B. Frisvold, Raymond A. Jussaume, David R. Shaw, Sarah M. Ward

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In a recent essay, Harker and coauthors stated that considering herbicide resistance as a wicked problem without clear causes or solutions ignores what weed scientists know about the biology and management of herbicide-resistant weeds. In this response, we argue that this misrepresents what is meant by wicked and that the wicked problem concept is valuable in understanding the multifaceted nature of herbicide resistance as a human-caused phenomenon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-443
Number of pages3
JournalWeed Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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Publisher Copyright:
© Weed Science Society of America, 2017.


  • Herbicide resistance
  • weed management
  • wicked problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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