Knowing how best to respond and manage resistance isn’t always straightforward. With a diversity of research and advice on managing resistance out there, it can be hard to know where to start.

Join Australia’s leading experts in herbicide, fungicide and insecticide resistance to hear the latest research in resistance and discuss optimal management strategies.

In its 9th year, the Crop Protection Forum provides advisors and industry with regionally focused and up-to-date information across the insecticide, fungicide and herbicide resistance space.

View the full program.

This is a one-day event, with prominent national and locally based presenters. The event includes discussion panels with local agronomists and industry experts to discuss crop-management issues and solutions for more profit.

Date and time

Wednesday 6 December 2023, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM


Registration: $160.00

Student registration: $100.00

Ticket price includes morning tea, afternoon tea, lunch and a networking event at the end of the day.

If you are unable to attend on the day, we offer a ‘live-streaming’ service that will be moderated.

Live-stream registration:  $80.00


Braggs Lecture Theatre, The University of Adelaide, Victoria Drive, Adelaide SA 5005


There are several ticketed street parking options near the venue. See map.


AHRI seminar: Unravelling the evolution of herbicide-resistant Alopecurus myosuroides (blackgrass) in the UK: from field to gene

In his talk, Paul will present results from a large, multi-year and multi-disciplinary project that sought to unravel the molecular mechanisms and ecological, evolutionary and agronomic drivers of a herbicide resistance epidemic in the grass weed, Alopecurus myosuroides (blackgrass) in the UK. Operating from ‘field to gene’, the project established a large farm network (70 farms) in the UK across which blackgrass populations were mapped, seed populations were collected, and resistance was characterised at whole plant and molecular levels. Uniquely, the project also collected extensive, historical field management records to explore drivers of resistance evolution. Paul will present results from the project to demonstrate the value of field epidemiological approaches for dissecting the effects of field and farm management practices on the risks, abundance, and mechanisms of resistance to multiple herbicide modes of action in blackgrass.

Date and time

Friday 1 December, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Bayliss Theatre, School of Molecular Sciences, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009 (See map)


About Professor Paul Neve

After completing a PhD at the University of Liverpool in the UK, Paul spent six years from 1999 as a postdoctoral researcher at UWA with the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI). At AHRI, he worked on various projects to explore the ecology, evolution and management of herbicide resistance in ryegrass. He returned to the UK in 2005 to take up a role at the University of Warwick where he was awarded a Faculty position in 2009. Paul moved to Rothamsted Research in 2014 to lead the weed ecology group. In 2017 he became the lead scientist for the institute’s programme in Smart Crop Protection. He moved to the University of Copenhagen in 2020 to take a Professorship in weed ecology and evolution.

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