Special Issue "Management Strategies to Control Multiple Herbicide-Resistant Weeds"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 June 2023) | Viewed by 150

Special Issue Editors

Department of Agricultural Chemistry and Edaphology, University of Cordoba, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
Interests: weed management; weed science; herbicide resistance; plant metabolism; non-target-site resistance mechanism; target-site resistance mechanism and crop protection
Plant Protection Department, Extremadura Scientific and Technological Research Center (CICYTEX), Ctra. de AV, km 372, 06187 Guadajira, Spain
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant physiology; plant breeding; rice; weed management; weed science and crop physiology
National Research Council of Argentina (CONICET), National University of La Pampa, Barrow Experimental Station, 7513 Tres Arroyos, Argentina
Interests: plant physiology; plant botany; herbicide resistance; molecular biology; weed science and weed management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Herbicide resistance is now one of the most important areas that must be studied in integrated weed management. The use of different modes of action (MoAs) herbicides should be implemented as a management strategy to reduce or delay the evolution of herbicide resistance evolution. Cross-herbicide resistance occurs when a plant has one mechanism that enables plants to survive treatment with herbicides from different chemical classes or with differing modes or sites of action.

Conversely, multiple-herbicide resistance is the ability (within individuals or populations) to survive the treatment of more than one herbicide. This case generally includes more than one mechanism of resistance. Point mutations in genes encode different target enzymes and lead to limited absorption and translocation, enhanced metabolism, etc. The latter is the most challenging problem of weed management strategies, because it can provide plants with the ability to detoxify herbicides with different sites of action, even if the population has never been exposed to this active principle.

Weed management strategies in general, and in particular chemical control, require further knowledge about the evolution of herbicide cross and multiple resistance in weed species.

This Special Issue focuses on weed management strategies that are used to reduce or delay the evolution of multiple-herbicide resistance. Articles and reviews about the challenge of new cases of resistance to multiple herbicides and advances in non-chemical control alternatives are encouraged in the context of integrated weed management.

Dr. Jose G. Vazquez-Garcia
Dr. Maria Dolores Osuna Ruiz
Dr. Marcos Yanniccari
Guest Editors

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  • CYP450
  • point mutations
  • non-target-site mechanisms
  • non-chemical control
  • herbicide detoxification
  • reversing resistance to herbicides

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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