A refreshed Mode of Action (MoA) Classification poster has been unveiled! Crafted by HRAC Global, this poster provides a comprehensive overview of Herbicide MoA distinctions. The updated design enhances user-friendliness and concentration, aligning with the most recent advancements. Featuring a new layout with larger and more legible chemical structures, the poster prioritizes active ingredients that are currently utilized and pertinent in the market. Additionally, the classification of molecules has been revised to mirror pertinent evolutions and progressions.
INCLUSION OF AGROCHEMICAL HERBICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
- Addition of the new Agrochemical Herbicide Active Ingredients, Epyrifenacil (Herbicide).
- Recognition of Propaquizafop as an important ester variant of Quizalofop (Herbicide)
- in the EU.
ELIMINATION OF AGROCHEMICAL HERBICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
- Removal of four actives from the poster (group 0: Diphenamid, Difenzoquat, Dymron, Flamprop) following a thorough review of literature, registration data, and publicly available sales data.
- Exclusion of one active from group 14 (azafenidin) due to non-registration of the Agrochemical Herbicide Active Ingredients.
- Exclusion of the group 34 Mode of Action (MOA) lycopene cyclase from the poster due to inconclusive Mode of Action (MOA).
- Removal of the box around group 5 and group 6 Agrochemical Herbicide Active Ingredients.
RELOCATION OF AGROCHEMICAL HERBICIDE ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
- Relocation of three actives (cumyluron, oxaciclomefone, bromobutide) from group 0 to group 30 based on recent literature on the site of action.
- Movement of amitrole from group 34 to group 0 due to inconclusive Mode of Action (MoA) data.
- A new visual design with larger molecule structures.
- Rationalization of chemical family names.
- Correction of the chemical structure of Propisochlor.
- Introduction of abbreviations for modes of action.
- Indication of actives in the registration process by a number with a respective footnote.
- Regrouping of group 0 actives according to a literature review.
- Placement of group 0 below the table.
ABOUT HERBICIDE RESISTANCE ACTION COMMITTEE (HRAC)
The Herbicide Resistance Action Committee (HRAC) is a global organization established by the agrochemical industry to safeguard crop yields and quality in the ongoing global battle against herbicide-resistant weeds.
As the primary economic method for weed control, herbicides play a pivotal role in ensuring food production to sustain humanity. The emergence of herbicide-resistant weeds poses a significant challenge to the worldwide agricultural community, jeopardizing regions, economies, and the well-being of farming communities. However, the management of herbicide resistance is possible, and HRAC equips individuals with the information needed to combat herbicide-resistant weeds effectively.
HRAC is committed to a collaborative approach in addressing herbicide-resistant weed management. By gathering, evaluating, and disseminating information on weed resistance, HRAC serves as a comprehensive and trustworthy resource for those involved in feeding our growing global population.
Sustainability is crucial for the continued provision of food worldwide. The efforts undertaken by HRAC on a global scale contribute to sustainable crop practices, enabling farming families to enhance food production on limited land while aiding in the preservation and protection of natural resources for future generations.
Whether supporting rural communities or providing expertise to agriculture professionals, HRAC empowers individuals with the knowledge to protect the planet while successfully combating herbicide resistance.