Course description


This course will take you through the basics of herbicide resistance mechanisms. 


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.



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We’ll cover the different types of target and non-target site resistance in simple terms (baseball glove included). Plus there's practical tips to help you tackle these resistance mechanisms in the field. 


How does it work?

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.



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


Time required: You can complete this course in 2-3 hours. (Remember: You have lifetime access so take the course at your own pace.)



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 (University of WA), 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 9 short videos from a world authority on the subject (it's up to you!



3. Join now!

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This course is taught by:



Professor Stephen Powles


Professor Stephen 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

  • 1

    Welcome

    • How This Course Works
    • Download The Plain English Summary
    • Take The 30-Day Challenge!
  • 2

    Part 1: Target Site Resistance

    • Module 1: Target Site Resistance In Simple Terms
    • Module 1: Quiz
    • Module 2: Target Site Resistance At The Molecular Level
    • Module 2: Quiz
    • Module 3: ACCase Target Site Resistance
    • Module 3: Quiz
    • Module 4: Gene Amplification
    • Module 4: Quiz
  • 3

    Part 2: Non-Target Site Resistance

    • Module 1: Non-Target Site Resistance In Simple Terms
    • Module 1: Quiz
    • Module 2: Metabolic Resistance P450 & GST
    • Module 2: Quiz
    • Module 3: Reduced Movement
    • Module 3: Quiz
    • Module 4: Hyper-Sensitive Source Leaf
    • Module 4: Quiz
    • Module 5: How It Applies In The Field
  • 4

    Wrap Up

    • Enjoyed the course? Let us know!

Reviews

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Steve Boyd

The best online course I have undertaken in 32 years of study. Great depth of knowledge and presented clearly and succinctly. SB Wagga

The best online course I have undertaken in 32 years of study. Great depth of knowledge and presented clearly and succinctly. SB Wagga

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Leisa Bradburn

Hello I have just completed the Herbicide Resistance 101 course as a part of my university agronomy course. I really enjoyed it and gained a lot of previou...

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Hello I have just completed the Herbicide Resistance 101 course as a part of my university agronomy course. I really enjoyed it and gained a lot of previously unknown knowledge regarding the mechanisms in which plants develop weed resistance. Knowing weed resistance is a problem and understanding weed resistance is two different things and I am very grateful your course is available and it's very affordable as well. Everything was explained in a very clear easy to understand manner. Appreciated the analogies. Thanks

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Sofía Marques

Excellent explanations for such complex concepts. Thank you from Uruguay!

Excellent explanations for such complex concepts. Thank you from Uruguay!

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Roger Gee

A very informative course, well presented, and easy enough to follow while explaining the science. Helped me join the dots…

A very informative course, well presented, and easy enough to follow while explaining the science. Helped me join the dots…

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Good information explained well

Matthew Hunt

This course made difficult information easy to understand. Thanks

This course made difficult information easy to understand. Thanks

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Nigel Jones

It was a very good information course Could do with more graphic's as well as video footage from the farm ie: the spraying larger area so you get the full e...

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It was a very good information course Could do with more graphic's as well as video footage from the farm ie: the spraying larger area so you get the full effect but other than that was good as learnt a lot that I didn't know. And as I operate a large drone for weed spraying this gives me more insite. Thanks again Nigel Jones

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