Cinmethylin, a pre-emergence herbicide inhibiting fatty acid thioesterase activity, has recently been introduced to Australian cereal cropping for the control of Lolium rigidum Gaud. (annual ryegrass). To date, there have been no confirmed cases of cinmethylin resistance identified in this species, but some populations exhibit reduced sensitivity to this herbicide.
Cinmethylin is a new (old) herbicide being commercialised by BASF that is pre-emergent selective in wheat. Cinmethylin has been shown to be an inhibitor of acyl ACP thioesterase (Campe et al 2018).