International Survey of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds

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(Lactuca serriola)

ALS inhibitors (B/2)

United States, Washington
Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola) is a dicot weed in the Asteraceae family.  In Washington this weed first evolved resistance to Group B/2 herbicides in 1993 and infests Cereals, and Wheat.   Group B/2 herbicides are known as ALS inhibitors (Inhibition of acetolactate synthase ALS (acetohydroxyacid synthase AHAS)).  Research has shown that these particular biotypes are resistant to chlorsulfuron and they may be cross-resistant to other Group B/2 herbicides.

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QUIK STATS (last updated Sep 15, 2000 )

Common NamePrickly Lettuce
SpeciesLactuca serriola
GroupALS inhibitors (B/2)
LocationUnited States, Washington
Situation(s)Cereals, and Wheat
Contributors - (Alphabetically)Steven Seefeldt 
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Confirmation Tests

Greenhouse, and Laboratory trials comparing a known susceptible Prickly Lettuce biotype with this Prickly Lettuce biotype have been used to confirm resistance. For further information on the tests conducted please contact the local weed scientists that provided this information.

Genetic studies on Group B/2 resistant Prickly Lettuce have not been reported to the site.  There may be a note below or an article discussing the genetics of this biotype in the Fact Sheets and Other Literature
Mechanism of Resistance

The mechanism of resistance for this biotype is either unknown or has not been entered in the database.  If you know anything about the mechanism of resistance for this biotype then please update the database.
Relative Fitness

There is no record of differences in fitness or competitiveness of these resistant biotypes when compared to that of normal susceptible biotypes.  If you have any information pertaining to the fitness of Group B/2 resistant Prickly Lettuce from Washington please update the database.
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Ruakura Agricultural Research Centre
Universidad Nacional La Plata
Casilla De Correo 31, Cátedra De Cereales
New Zealand
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The Herbicide Resistance Action Committee, The Weed Science Society of America, and weed scientists in Washington have been instrumental in providing you this information. Particular thanks is given to Steven Seefeldt for providing detailed information.
Herbicide Resistant Prickly Lettuce Globally
(Lactuca serriola)
Herbicide Resistant Prickly Lettuce Globally
(Lactuca serriola)
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Herbicide Resistant Prickly Lettuce Globally
(Lactuca serriola)
#CountryFirstYearSituationActive IngredientsSite of Action
1 Australia (South Australia) AustraliaSouth Australia1994 Canola, Roadsides, Spring Barley, and Wheat chlorsulfuron, flumetsulam, metosulam, metsulfuron-methyl, and triasulfuron 1 ALS inhibitors (B/2)
102Lactuca serriolaPrickly Lettuce26
2 Australia (Victoria) AustraliaVictoria2009 Spring Barley, and Wheat chlorsulfuron, and metsulfuron-methyl 1 ALS inhibitors (B/2)
102Lactuca serriolaPrickly Lettuce5516
3 Australia (Victoria) AustraliaVictoria2015 Fallow glyphosate 1 EPSP synthase inhibitors (G/9)
102Lactuca serriolaPrickly Lettuce11022
4 United States (Idaho) United StatesIdaho1987 Canola, Cereals, Chickpea, Lentils, Peas, and Wheat chlorsulfuron, imazethapyr, metsulfuron-methyl, thifensulfuron-methyl, triasulfuron, and tribenuron-methyl 45 ALS inhibitors (B/2)
102Lactuca serriolaPrickly Lettuce230
5 United States (Washington) United StatesWashington1993 Cereals, and Wheat chlorsulfuron 45 ALS inhibitors (B/2)
102Lactuca serriolaPrickly Lettuce518
6 United States (Oregon) United StatesOregon1993 Wheat chlorsulfuron, metsulfuron-methyl, and triasulfuron 45 ALS inhibitors (B/2)
102Lactuca serriolaPrickly Lettuce1174
7 United States (Washington) United StatesWashington2007 Cereals 2,4-D, dicamba, and MCPA 45 Synthetic Auxins (O/4)
102Lactuca serriolaPrickly Lettuce5328
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