Partnering in Weed Management Research

Bayer’s Weed Resistance Competence Center cooperates globally with leading institutes and universities on numerous projects to expand the WRCC’s capabilities to investigate many different issues.

Herbicide Innovation Partnership

Partner: Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia
Focus of research: New herbicide modes of action
Weeds: Ryegrass, wild radish, feathertop rhodes grass, fleabane, etc.
Aim: Develop herbicides with new modes of action for growers around the world, and expand scientific know-how among Australian researchers via a post-doc program.

ARC Linkage Grant

Partner: Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) based at University of Western Australia UWA with support from GRDC and funding from Australian Research Council (ARC)
Focus of research: Metabolic resistance
Weeds: Annual ryegrass
Aim: Identification and functional characterization of genes for metabolism-based herbicide resistance in Lolium rigidum.

Case study Germany

Partner: University of Braunschweig
Focus of research: ALS and ACCase resistance development
Weeds: Blackgrass
Aim: Follow the evolution of ALS and ACCase resistance development in blackgrass field populations and identify the most important agronomic factors contributing to resistance.




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