Managing group a & b resistance

A tool for managing group A and group B herbicide resistance

Group A and B herbicides are widely used across Australia in many cropping rotations. The extensive use of Group A and B herbicides is increasing herbicide resistance to these modes of action across the country.

Roundup Ready canola growers have greater flexibility with their Integrated Weed Management plan because they can apply Roundup Ready® Herbicide with PLANTSHIELD® by Monsanto, which is a group M herbicide in-crop in the canola part of the rotation.

Roundup Ready Herbicide with PLANTSHIELD by Monsanto can take the pressure off Group A and B herbicides so they can be used in key rotation crops including wheat, barley, oats, lupins and triticale.

Increasing instances of Group A and B herbicide resistance

New South Wales and Victoria

A recent (2013) study by John Broster (CSU) found the following frequency of resistance in Southern New South Wales and Victoria.

WA---pt-1---65of populations contained plants resistant to clethodim at the 250 ml label rate.

WA---pt-2---42of populations also contained plants resistant to clethodim at the higher label rate of 500 ml/ha.

Western Australia

The Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) recently released the results of a study which found the following frequency of resistance in annual ryegrass populations.
of annual ryegrass populations resistant to clethodim.

NSW---pt1---23of annual ryegrass populations resistant to clethodim. 2% increase on 2007 survey.

NSW---pt-2---54of annual ryegrass populations resistant to imazamox/imazapyr. 11% decrease on 2007 survey.

NSW---pt3---20of wild radish populations resistant to imazamox/imazapyr.

Managing glyphosate resistance

Over reliance on glyphosate before, during and after the canola crop will increase your chance of resistance developing on your farm.

There are a range of herbicides with different modes of action to glyphosate which can be used in a Roundup Ready canola crop in a winter cropping rotation. By adding targeted use of one or more of these alternative herbicides and cultural practices you can maintain excellent weed control while reducing the risk of glyphosate resistance developing on your farm, saving you time and money in the future.

For clear recommendations for weed control practices in a Roundup Ready canola crop, as well as for post-harvest weed and volunteer control, download the Roundup Ready canola Weed Management Guide from roundupreadycanola.com.au.