Resistances to herbicides and epigenetic mechanisms: an innovative approach to an emerging phytosanitary problem.

Areas of intervention:
In the Lombard agricultural systems, the main problems regarding herbicide resistances occur in rice cultivation, a matter that DGR 3233/2015 has defined as a priority and in which, in an increasingly alarming way, herbicidal treatments have a low effectiveness on infestants for which the variation of the area of application of the active substance used does not change.
  • To investigate the problem of herbicide resistances, an important phytosanitary emergency – specifically in paddy fields – by taking an innovative approach;
  • To identify the epigenetic mechanisms of the resistances, supporting more effective programmes of prevention and fighting against infestants;
  • To supply new perspectives on the knowledge of environmental stresses and their effects on the evolutions of the phenomena;
  • To supply useful tools for comprehension of the mechanisms of resistance to the herbicides known to this day.

Project financed by Regione Lombardia General Direction Agriculture, Food and Forests. Grant for the financing of research projects in the agricultural and forest field.

  • Università di Pavia – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Accademia dei Georgofili
  • Agricultural District of the Lomellina Paddy fields
  • Società agraria di Lombardia