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Type: Journal article
Title: Managing the risk of glyphosate where science meets resistance in Australian glyphosate-resistant cotton production systems
Author: Werth, J.
Preston, C.
Taylor, I.
Charles, G.
Roberts, G.
Baker, J.
Citation: Pest Management Science, 2008; 64(4):417-421
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1526-498X
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Jeff A Werth, Christopher Preston, Ian N Taylor, Graham W Charles, Grant N Roberts and Jeanine Baker
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Glyphosate-resistant cotton varieties are an important tool for weed control in Australian cotton production systems. To increase the sustainability of this technology and to minimise the likelihood of resistance evolving through its use, weed scientists, together with herbicide regulators, industry representatives and the technology owners, have developed a framework that guides the use of the technology. Central to this framework is a crop management plan (CMP) and grower accreditation course. A simulation model that takes into account the characteristics of the weed species, initial gene frequencies and any associated fitness penalties was developed to ensure that the CMP was sufficiently robust to minimise resistance risks. RESULTS: The simulations showed that, when a combination of weed control options was employed in addition to glyphosate, resistance did not evolve over the 30 year period of the simulation. CONCLUSION: These simulations underline the importance of maintaining an integrated system for weed management to prevent the evolution of glyphosate resistance, prolonging the use of glyphosate-resistant cotton.
Keywords: Plants, Genetically Modified; Gossypium; Poaceae; Glycine; Herbicides; Models, Genetic; Agriculture; Computer Simulation; Risk Management; Australia; Herbicide Resistance; Biological Evolution
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RMID: 0020080474
DOI: 10.1002/ps.1508
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