Herbicide Resistance 101

Want to understand herbicide resistance in 30 days? Let us help you! | taught by Stephen Powles

Course description

SAY HELLO TO OUR FREE ONLINE COURSE, HERBICIDE RESISTANCE 101.


This is WeedSmart's Diversity Era.


We recognise that the herbicide-only era is over.


To sustain herbicides into the future, we need to incorporate DIVERSITY into our farming systems.

Diversity is the tools and tactics that help sustain herbicides. It's using the range of options available. Diversity recognises that the solution to herbicide resistance is not the next herbicide. It recognises that in order to act, we need to be educated.



Want to understand herbicide resistance in 30 days? Join international expert Professor Stephen Powles as he takes you through all you need to know about target site and non-target site resistance, as well as how it applies in the field.



HOW DOES IT WORK?


1. Get in on the action.

There's videos, audio, PDF downloads, quizzes and worksheets to help you get the most out of our Herbicide Resistance 101 course. Choose your own level of involvement.

Target site resistance:
- In simple terms
- At the molecular level
- ACCase resistance
- Gene amplification

Non-target site resistance:
- In simple terms
- Metabolic resistance P450 & GST
- Reduced herbicide movement
- Hyper-sensitive source leaf
- How it applies in the field








2. What you'll get from Herbicide Resistance 101.

- Access to our free course (with 9 videos) that covers the basics of target and non-target site resistance mechanisms, the molecualr biology behind them, plus practical tips to help you tackle these resistance mechanisms in the field.

- Simple, step-by-step instruction from Professor Stephen Powles (AHRI Director), an international authority on herbicide resistance and its management.

- A summary of all the known info about how weeds resist herbicides. You could find this out by reading hundreds of scientific papers or you could watch 8 short videos from a world authority on the subject (it's up to you!


3. Join now!

Ready to join us?

Click the button below to sign up for a free account. Signing up for a Diversity Era account also subscribes you to email updates from WeedSmart so we can keep you in the loop with info on new courses + WeedSmart news, events and webinars!




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: WHY ONLINE LEARNING?

A: Australia's a big country and we're a small team! Online learning allows us to reach as many people as possible across the country (and the globe!) and compliments on-the-ground activities.

It gives you ongoing access to resources. If you take a class in the real world and need a refresher, you'd better hope you took good notes! With online learning, you can access course material from any place (that has an internet connection) at any time. You set your own schedule. You can study from your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Online learning gives us the opportunity to bring you the very best instruction from anywhere in the world. We can eliminate travel expenses, registration costs, and other expenses associated with workshops and in-person meetings #winwin.
Q: WHAT'S A "LIVE COURSE"?

Q: WHAT'S A "LIVE COURSE"?

A: Running a course "live" means that content is released week-by-week each Monday over 4 weeks. You'll be going through the course content at the same time as everyone else in the country/world. We'll also send you weekly emails with details of the upcoming week's course material (to keep you on track).

It doesn't mean that you need to be at your computer at a set time. As an example, for the last live round, student's complete the Week 1 material at any time during the week of March 21, 2016.

Why run the course live? Simple really... human nature! Since it's easy to put things off until we have to do them (which can easily turn into never ever), we decided to give you a friendly little push by running our courses live.

We run 2-3 live rounds every calendar year.
Q: WHAT'S A "LIVE COURSE"?
Q: WHAT'S A "LIVE COURSE"?

Q: WHAT DOES "OPEN FOR DIY" MEAN?

A: After the live round, we'll reopen the virtual doors to the member's area for people who'd like to go through the course material at their own pace.

The major differences to the live round are that we don't send you weekly emails, there's no Q&A Forum and no webinars. If you do have Q's about the course material during a DIY period you can always use the "contact us" form in the member's area.

Q: IS THE COURSE MATERIAL AVAILABLE AFTER THE LIVE ROUND?

A: Yes! The course material will never disappear (unless we decide to improve and upgrade it. If we do, we'll always give you plenty of notice!). You'll always have access to the videos, audio recordings, worksheets, and presentation slides (until something better than the internet comes along).
Q: WHAT'S A "LIVE COURSE"?
Q: WHAT'S A "LIVE COURSE"?


Q: DO I HAVE TO SIGN UP AT A PARTICULAR TIME?

A: If you want to take part in our live round (see explanation above) then you need to sign up by the set closing date.

We'll reopen the virtual doors for DIY about a month after the live round finishes (see explanation above).

Stephen Powles
Stephen Powles
Director, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative

Professor Powles is an international authority on all aspects of herbicide resistance in plants, from a basic biochemical understanding, through to practical on-farm management. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences, and one of the world's most highly cited plant scientists (ISI highly cited.com).

Course Curriculum

Part 1: Module 1: Target Site Resistance In Simple Terms
06:50
Target Site Resistance In Simple Terms
HR 101 Plain English Summary
P1 M1 Video
P1 M1 Audio
Quiz 1
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Part 1: Module 2: Target Site Resistance At The Molecular Level
10:28
Target Site Resistance At The Molecular Level
P1 M2 Slides
P1 M2 Video
P1 M2 Audio
Quiz 2
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Part 1: Module 3: ACCase Target Site Resistance
11:30
ACCase Target Site Resistance
P1 M3 Slides
P1 M3 Video
P1 M3 Audio
Quiz 3
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Part 1: Module 4: Gene Amplification
08:41
Gene Amplification
P1 M4 Slides
P1 M4 Video
P1 M4 Audio
Quiz 4
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Part 2: Module 1: Non-Target Site Resistance In Simple Terms
05:03
Non-Target Site Resistance In Simple Terms
P2 M1 Video
P2 M1 Audio
Quiz 5
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Part 2: Module 2: Metabolic Resistance P450 & GST
15:04
Metabolic Resistance P450 & GST
P2 M2 Slides
P2 M2 Video
P2 M2 Audio
Quiz 6
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Part 2: Module 3: Reduced Movement
10:47
Reduced Movement
P2 M3 Slides
P2 M3 Video
P2 M3 Audio
Quiz 7
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Part 2: Module 4: Hyper-Sensitive Source Leaf
04:00
Hyper-Sensitive Source Leaf
P2 M4 Slides
P2 M4 Video
P2 M4 Audio
Quiz 8
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Part 2: Module 5: How It Applies In The Field
08:16
How It Applies In The Field
P2 M5 Video
P2 M5 Audio
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