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The Prospect of Bentazone-Tolerant Soybean for Conventional Cultivation

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School of Applied Biosciences, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
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Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur 1706, Bangladesh
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Agronomy 2020, 10(11), 1650; https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10111650
Received: 7 September 2020 / Revised: 22 October 2020 / Accepted: 22 October 2020 / Published: 26 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Crop Breeding and Genetics)
Soybean is one of the most important crops widely used as food, feed, and industrial products. Weeds compete with the crops for light, nutrients, water, space, and other growth requirements, causing an average yield reduction of 37% in soybean. Bentazone is an herbicide that selectively kills broadleaf weeds by inhibiting photosynthesis. It is widespread in soybean-cultivating areas including genetically modified organism (GMO) and GMO-free regions all around the world. This herbicide carries a double-edged sword since it can also incur damage to crops upon application. The challenge, therefore, lies in the deliberate selection of bentazone-tolerant cultivars. We systematically analyzed several factors that affect the metabolism of bentazone in soybean, such as phenotypic and genotypic differences among soybean accessions, the time and method of application, the absorption and metabolism of bentazone in soybean, and the effects of effective application and cultivar selection on yield and crop injury. Furthermore, we recommend that further studies should be done in aid of discovering more tolerant soybean cultivars. We hope that our review will help farmers and soybean producers, as well as geneticists, in developing bentazone-tolerant soybean cultivars to improve the global yield of soybean crops as a response to the ever-dynamic food demand across the globe. View Full-Text
Keywords: soybean; bentazone; photosystem-II inhibitor; cytochrome P450; enzymatic detoxification soybean; bentazone; photosystem-II inhibitor; cytochrome P450; enzymatic detoxification
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Ali, L.; Jo, H.; Song, J.T.; Lee, J.-D. The Prospect of Bentazone-Tolerant Soybean for Conventional Cultivation. Agronomy 2020, 10, 1650. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10111650

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Ali L, Jo H, Song JT, Lee J-D. The Prospect of Bentazone-Tolerant Soybean for Conventional Cultivation. Agronomy. 2020; 10(11):1650. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10111650

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Ali, Liakat, Hyun Jo, Jong T. Song, and Jeong-Dong Lee. 2020. "The Prospect of Bentazone-Tolerant Soybean for Conventional Cultivation" Agronomy 10, no. 11: 1650. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10111650

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