GHRC 2017 Scientific Program

The GHRC 2017 Proceedings are available.

The 2nd Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge was held May 14-18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, USA. We hope you and your colleagues will participate in this event. It is 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. Abstract submission has closed.

Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract. The Scientific Program Committee has developed a program to bring together academic and industry weed researchers, land managers, policy makers, and communication experts.

The GHRC Scientific Program will open Monday, May 15, 2017 with a General Session providing an overview of the current global status of weed resistance and successful strategies used to meet the resistance challenge. Speakers from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia will address issues at the continental scale. Additional talks will address research prioritization in the US and strategies for successful communication. Monday afternoon will feature a Symposium sponsored by the Global Herbicide Resistance Action Committee (HRAC) focusing on auxin herbicides and resistance management.

Tuesday, May 16 , morning will be dedicated to concurrent interactive workshops (Socioeconomic and Human Dimensions of Herbicide Resistance; Communication is critical to solve our herbicide resistance problems; Bridging the gap between weed genomics and herbicide resistance management; and Linking Big Data and Resistance Testing for Precision Herbicide Resistance Management). Tuesday afternoon will feature concurrent sessions Genomics, Education and Regulatory Issues, and Resistance Diagnostics. The day will conclude with rapporteur presentations from the four workshops.

Wednesday, May 17 , is designed to help the participants focus on the future of managing herbicide resistance. Experts dealing with insecticide, fungicide and antibiotic resistance will provide insights on resistance evolution and management from their respective disciplines. Wednesday afternoon will feature concurrent sessions including Non-Target-Site Resistance, Modeling and Population Genetics, Herbicide Resistance in Crops, and Transcriptomics/Genomics.

Thursday, May 18 , will conclude the GHRC with a management-focused day. The morning will feature concurrent sessions including an HRAC Global-sponsored HPPD resistance workshop and a resistance management session. The GHRC wrap-up session will feature forward-looking presentations and conference summaries.

On Thursday afternoon, there will be a special symposium to launch the aEURoe Global Initiative for Harvest Weed Seed Control (HWSC).aEUR The objective of the symposium is 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 will be covered with information presented on seed retention and system evaluations. A highlight will be presentations by growers, notably Ray Harrington inventor of the Harrington Seed destructor, on their experiences in implementing HWSC systems. Attendees will participate in a facilitated discussion on challenges and opportunities for fitting HWSC into different cropping systems. Importantly strategies to facilitate grower adoption of these technologies will be discussed.

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