The Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group is a collaborative
initiative involving research, industry and extension representatives with
the purpose of promoting the sustainable use of the herbicide glyphosate in
1. Increase the sustainability of glyphosate usage through the development
and delivery of clear and consistent information, based on industry
2. Increase collaborations and consistency among the glyphosate research and
extension activities of key research, extension and industry groups.
3. Contribute to the development of research, development and extension
initiatives aimed at improving the management of glyphosate.
Glyphosate is one of the most valuable herbicides in Australian agricultural
systems. The first glyphosate resistant weed population in Australia was
confirmed in 1996. The need for an industry-wide initiative to promote a
concerted approach to glyphosate resistance research and extension was
determined at a national industry forum staged in 2003 by the Grains
Research & Development Corporation. The National Glyphosate
Sustainability Working Group was established as a result of this meeting and
held its first meeting in October 2004.
The group changed their name to the Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group in 2009 to distinguish themselves from any similar groups that might form overseas as glyphosate resistance worsens in other countries.
Database of confirmed glyphosate resistant populations in Australia now available here.
How to reference this site
Preston, C. The Australian
Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group. Online. Internet.