BBSRC-HGCA Black-grass Resistance Initiative

Unravelling herbicide resistance in black-grass from gene to field


Find out about the research team overseeing the BGRI. Information about employment opportunities for undergraduates, graduate research positions and posts docs will also be posted here as they become available.


As the project develops a summary of project outputs (e.g. scientific papers, outreach activities and resources) will be posted in this repository.


The BBSRC-HGCA funded BGRI comprises five interlinked work packages that aim to address a broad suite of questions of fundamental and applied importance.

Recent News, Activities and Outreach

  • Black-grass blog article in 'Botany one' 20 Dec 2017

    Hot off the press, the BGRI’s Laura Crook has written an article published on the Annals of Botany blog page “Botany one” this week. Entitled “Big problem. Big experiments. Big data”, it gives some insight into the scale of UK black-grass infestations and the work of the BGRI team in tackling this. Check it out at the following link: Plant Records: Big Problem. Big Experiments. Big Data.

  • Fourth issue of the Black-grass Bulletin 30 Nov 2017

    Here’s the Fourth installment of our Black-grass Bulletin, our project newsletter: Black-grass Bulletin

  • BGRI in the field, summer 2017 31 Jul 2017

    Rothamsted colleagues Laura and Richard have led the BGRI field-team to complete another year’s Black-grass field surveying earlier this summer. This involved revisiting our network of farms and surveying all fields that had either winter wheat or winter barley in them, approximately 75 fields in total this year.

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Contact BGRI


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c/o Paul Neve
Rothamsted Research
West Common