Global Status of Herbicide Resistance Development: Challenges and Management Approaches
Meisam Zargar, Han Eerens, Elena Pakina, Tamara Astrakhanova, Tamila Ashurbekova, Saniyat Imashova, Engeribo Albert, Hassan GI Ali and Eman Zayed
DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2017.104.112
American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 12, Issue 2
Chemicals are widely recommended for the suppression of weed in crop land. This paper attempts to a greater integration of ideas into the development of herbicide resistance. This may lead researchers to focus less on simply defining herbicide resistance and more towards comprehensive investigations of the resistance development. Weed expert in collaboration with plant biologists can work in synergy to come up with better approach and innovation aimed to curtain herbicides resistance challenges. Chemical herbicides exert undue pressure on weed fitness and the diversity of weed community’s changes over time in response to both herbicides and other strategies imposed on them. Repeatedly and intensively, the regular application of herbicides with similar effect may swiftly result in population shifts to tolerant, difficult to suppress and ultimately result to weed community that is herbicide resistant, particularly in absence of using herbicides with different modes of action. Weed expert and evolutionary biologists have to work in synergy toward an improve and broader knowledge of plant resistant development. This collaboration is likely to proffer innovative solutions to the herbicide resistance challenges.
© 2017 Meisam Zargar, Han Eerens, Elena Pakina, Tamara Astrakhanova, Tamila Ashurbekova, Saniyat Imashova, Engeribo Albert, Hassan GI Ali and Eman Zayed. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.