International Workshop- Non-Target Site Based Herbicide Resistance in Grass Weeds.

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Agriculture Food and Rural Development

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Malaysia

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Gressel J (2018) In Focus: Innovative crop protection for 21st century food security. in Pest management science

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Michelmore R (2017) Foundational and Translational Research Opportunities to Improve Plant Health. in Molecular plant-microbe interactions : MPMI

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Wei K (2019) A coupled role for CsMYB75 and CsGSTF1 in anthocyanin hyperaccumulation in purple tea. in The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology

 
Description The main aim of this workshop is to provide a discussion platform for researchers to update the current understanding of herbicide resistances in grass weeds and to explore prospective collaborations between academia and private company in weed management researches.
During the workshop, researchers from BGRI and AHRI shared recent findings of herbicide resistances including genetic architecture of non-target site herbicide resistances (NTSR) in two major grass weeds. At the end of the workshop, the participants has an opportunity to review current grass weed control strategies and to identify key challenges in weed management based on insight knowledges of NTSR mechanisms presented during the workshop
The format of the workshop that bring international researchers and industrial company together proved to a successful format to bridge the gap between academic and industrial researches in herbicide resistance and weed management.
As a result of the workshop in 2014, there has been the continued collaborations between BGRI research team and international company (Bayer Crop Sciences) which resulted in a join-funded studentship (BBSRC CASE studentship).

Following the workshop in April 2014, BGRI lead researchers were invited to give plenary talks at an international conference 'Resistance'15' in herbicide resistances session. The participants of this conference were academics, researches, private companies, agronomical companies and growers. This conference provided an opportunity for BGRI researchers to showcase their works in herbicide resistances to national and international audiences.
Exploitation Route The workshop was a successful format for holding further meetings with overseas researchers working on other herbicide resistance problems, to share best practice.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

 
Description BBSRC CASE studentship funded by industry partner Bayer Crop Science
Amount £22,500 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/P504786/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description BBSRC CASE studentship funded in the industry component by Bayer Crop Science
Amount £22,500 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/N504063/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description BBSRC Industrial CASE studentship (with Bayer)
Amount £171,965 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/M016420/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2019
 
Description BBSRC USA-UK partnering award: Harnessing next-generation sequencing technologies for eco-evolutionary studies of herbicide resistance and weed biology 
Organisation Colorado State University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Regular joint lab meetings with Gaines lab. Visits by Neve to CSU and hosting of CSU staff at Rothamsted. A number of joint initiatives, including working together on a GCRF-IAA funded project, co-organisation of a working group and workshop towards establishment of an international consortium for weed genomics. Joint publications. Work towards establishing a collaborative USA-UK black-grass genome project.
Collaborator Contribution As above
Impact Joint papers. Weed genomics workshops.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Bayer Crop Science: Neve/Edwards 
Organisation Bayer
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Neve applied for a BBSRC Industrial CASE studentship. The student is based at Rothamsted Research (Neve as PI), and registered for at Newcastle University (Edwards as co-supervisor). The studentship title is "exploring the evolutionary dynamics of non-target site resistance (NTSR) in Alopecurus myosuroides". The student's work is a direct outcome of previous work completed as part of this grant. We are exploring, the expression of a panel of over-expressed genes that underpin NTSR in a broad set of populations collected during the BGRI project. This work is providing validation for those expression-based markers of NTSR in a broad range of wild, herbicide resistant populations, exploring the co-segregation of markers with various cross-resistance phenotypes in pedigreed black-grass populations and addressing the question 'is the genotypic basis of NTSR similar across a range of populations?'
Collaborator Contribution Bayer are CASE partner, providing scientific and financial support. The student spends a 2-3 month period each year at Bayer's Weed Resistance Competence Centre in Frankfurt, Germany, where she is provided with training and access to equipment, resources and expertise.
Impact No outputs as yet.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Collaboration with Bayer Crop Science 
Organisation Bayer
Department Bayer CropScience Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Following on from the meeting in 2014 a follow up visit to workshop participant Dr Roland Beffa, Bayer Crop Science in Frankfurt was arranged.
Collaborator Contribution The ensuing collaboration resulted in the funding of a BBSRC CASE studentship supported by Bayer Crop Science. 'Basis of herbicide resistance and safening in broad-leaf weeds'
Impact Work in progress
Start Year 2017
 
Description Innovation award with Syngenta 
Organisation Syngenta International AG
Department Syngenta Crop Protection
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Based on the outputs of the BBSRC grant we were funded to extend our working with Syngenta with their safener biology programme
Collaborator Contribution Syngenta wholly funded the grant and carried out the supporting safener biology in house
Impact This has built on our long term strategic relationship with Syngenta spanning weed biology, crop science and chemical discovery which has employed a Research Associate for 3 years
Start Year 2011
 
Description BGRI informal advisory board meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact During the occasion of the 2015 pesticide resistance meeting held at Rothamsted Research, the BGRI took the opportunity to convene a small meeting with internationally recognised academics to discuss the project; it's objectives, approaches and anticipated outcomes. The group were impressed by the scope and ambition of the project, which in unrivalled internationally, and made a number of useful suggestions for taking the project forward.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Bayer Crop Science herbicide resistance meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Bayer Crop Science organised a global meeting to address herbicide resistance problems, responses and solutions. Academics and practitioners were invited from all parts of the world. Neve attended. At this meeting, Neve met with Todd Gaines from Colorado State University, and Neve and Gained resolved to write a successful BBSRC USA-UK partnering award. Neve also had discussions with Chinese scientists engaged in herbicide resistance research, and this has resulted in submission of a joint research proposal via the joint Rothamsted - Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences Centre for the Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture (pending).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Conference Resistance 2015 (Harpenden) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Plenary speaker at International Conference 'Resistance 2015', Rothamsted Research, 14th September 2015 'New roles for glutathione transferases in herbicide resistance in weeds'
International audience showcasing resistance work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited plenary speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited plenary speaker 'Role of P450s in broad-spectrum multiple herbicide resistance in weeds', AGRO division, 256th American Chemical Society Meeting, 20th August 2018, Boston Convention and Exposition Center, Boson , MA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018