Non-target site resistance to PDS-inhibiting herbicides in a wild radish Raphanus raphanistrum population

The paper “Non-target site resistance to PDS-inhibiting herbicides in a wild radish Raphanus raphanistrum population” is the work of AHRI PhD student Huan Lu.  The phytoene desaturase inhibiting herbicide diflufenican has been widely used in Australia (often in a mixture), especially targeted at wild radish Raphanus control.  Consequently, resistance to PSD inhibiting herbicides is known and this work documents PDS herbicide resistance in a wild radish population. Resistance is NOT target site PDS based in this particular population. Huan Lu sequenced the full-length PDS gene and found no resistance-endowing mutations, nor was there any amplification of the PDS gene. Resistance … Continue reading Non-target site resistance to PDS-inhibiting herbicides in a wild radish Raphanus raphanistrum population