Welcome to EHRAC

Herbicides have become an integral part of efficient food production. The loss of a herbicide to agriculture through resistance is a problem that affects us all. It may lead to unexpected and costly crop losses to farmers causing local shortages and increased food prices.
The problem of resistance has increased since the advent of highly effective compounds with specific sites of action. Although representing marked improvements in performance, experience has shown that these compounds may be prone to resistance. As reliance on these herbicides grows, action is required to safeguard their effectiveness.
Industry recognizes its responsibility in safeguarding new chemistries that are brought to market. Through HRAC-Europe and the Country Working Groups it coordinates, companies are striving to establish more effective communications to alert all people involved in the research, production, marketing, registration and use of herbicides to the problems of resistance.

The Herbicide Resistance Action Committee-Europe (EHRAC) is an international group founded by the agrochemical industry. Company members act as a Specialist Technical Group and they are affiliated with Crop Life International via the global HRAC (www.hracglobal.com).


European Guidelines to conduct herbicide resistance tests

 The EHRAC European guidelines on how to conduct herbicide resistance tests has just been finalised and can be found under Publicatins

EWRS Symposium Proceedings published

The Proceedings of the 17th European Weed Research Society Symposium which was held at SupAgro in Montpellier, France, June 22 – 26, 2015 are available at  www.ewrs.org/publications.asp.

There are a number of items relevant to herbicide resistance in Europe including posters in Session IIA - Chemical Weed Management and oral and poster presentations in session IIIA - Herbicide Resistance.