The Scientific Program Committee developed a program that brought together academic and industry weed researchers, land managers, policy makers, and communication experts.  The scientific program included invited speakers in plant molecular genetics, non-chemical weed management, communications, socio-economics, as well as experts from insecticide, fungicide, and antibiotic resistance for an inter-disciplinary program.  The GHRC 2017 Proceedings are available.

The Research Methods Workshop (Sunday, May 14; 1-5 pm) covered basic methods for conducting herbicide resistance research. The target audience was graduate students and researchers new to the field. 

The Global Initiative for Harvest Weed Seed Control (HWSC) Symposium (Thursday, May 18; 1-5 pm) was a special symposium to launch the “Global Initiative for Harvest Weed Seed Control (HWSC).” The objective of the symposium was a coordinated approach to establishing the potential, evaluating the technologies, and implementing the practices needed for HWSC in cropping systems. The current global understanding and opportunities for HWSC in cropping systems were covered with information presented on seed retention and system evaluations. A highlight was the presentation by grower,  Ray Harrington inventor of the Harrington Seed destructor, on his experiences in implementing HWSC systems. Attendees participated in a facilitated discussion on challenges and opportunities for fitting HWSC into different cropping systems. Importantly strategies to facilitate grower adoption of these technologies were discussed.

The Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge 2017 attracted scientists and professionals in research, education, government, and industry for four days of oral paper and poster presentations and networking on key herbicide resistance issues spanning the spectrum from genomics to management.  There were four interactive workshops on Tuesday, May 16.

GHRC 2017 was a great opportunity to interact with other scientists and professionals in research, education, government, and industry for four days of oral paper and poster presentations and networking on key herbicide resistance issues spanning the spectrum from genomics to management.

More than 370 people attended!

"Challenge Accepted"

The 2nd Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge was held May 14-18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, USA.