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One in 10 weeds high risk for glyphosate resistance

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Researchers say 23 weed species are now at high risk of developing glyphosate resistance, including several important grasses and damaging environmental weeds like fireweed and parthenium weed... Two hundred weed species were analysed to determine their innate likelihood to evolve and change in response to continued selection by herbicides in projects funded under the recently completed Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) National Weeds and Productivity Research Program managed by Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC), involving Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry Queensland and a number of other organisations... Project member, David Thornby, Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) says weed managers have a range of weed management tactics available to them for each species...