Reduced sensitivity of sterile brome to glyphosate

Friday, 5 October 2018

Populations of sterile brome that have reduced sensitivity to the herbicide glyphosate have been identified in the UK.

The three populations arose in situations known to be at a high risk for glyphosate resistance development. 

ADAS and Rothamsted Research led the research and details can be accessed from the ADAS website.

The findings confirm the importance of following guidelines to minimise the risk of glyphosate resistance developing in UK weeds.

Produced by the AHDB-supported Weed Resistance Action Group, the guidance can be accessed from

There are five species of brome grasses that grow as arable weeds in the UK. Information on these weeds can be accessed via