Weed scientists weigh in on text book blunder

Have you ever thumbed through your child’s textbook only to be left shaking your head?

RealAgriculture founder Shaun Haney was helping his youngest son with his science homework when a small sidebar on herbicide resistance caught his eye:

While technically possible (there has been confirmed cross-pollination between herbicide tolerant brassicas with a weedy relative), the spread of herbicide resistance is far more complicated than mixing of pollen, scientists say.

On Twitter, several weed scientists weighed in to offer a bit more context than the textbook provided: