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Global Status of Herbicide Resistance Development: Challenges and Management Approaches

Meisam Zargar1, Han Eerens2, Elena Pakina1, Tamara Astrakhanova1, Tamila Ashurbekova3, Saniyat Imashova3, Engeribo Albert1, Hassan GI Ali4 and Eman Zayed4
  • 1 Department of Agro-Biotechnology, Institute of Agriculture, RUDN University, Moscow, 117198, Russia
  • 2 National Development Manager, Bayer New Zealand Ltd. Auckland, 2825, New Zealand
  • 3 Department of Agronomy, Daghestan State Agricultural University, Russia
  • 4 Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt


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.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 12 No. 2, 2017, 104-112


Submitted On: 24 September 2016 Published On: 5 May 2017

How to Cite: Zargar, M., Eerens, H., Pakina, E., Astrakhanova, T., Ashurbekova, T., Imashova, S., Albert, E., Ali, H. G. & Zayed, E. (2017). Global Status of Herbicide Resistance Development: Challenges and Management Approaches. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 12(2), 104-112.

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  • Weed Fitness
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • Selection
  • Mode of Action
  • Diversity