Who We Are

EHRAC is a specialist technical committee consisting of European industry representatives from the major crop protection and plant science companies. The committee works closely with Global HRAC and the other Regional HRAC groups as well as affiliated organisations including CropLife International and the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA).

Herbicides have become an integral part of efficient food production. The loss of a herbicide to agriculture through resistance is a problem that affects us all. It may lead to unexpected and costly crop losses for farmers, causing local shortages and increased food prices.

The problem of resistance has increased since the advent of highly effective compounds with specific sites of action. Although representing marked improvements in performance, experience has shown that these compounds may be prone to resistance. As reliance on these herbicides grows, action is required to safeguard their effectiveness.

Industry recognizes its stewardship and sustainability responsibilities when new chemistries are brought to market. EHRAC and the European Country Resistance Action Groups are striving to establish more effective communications to alert all those involved in the research, production, marketing, registration and use of herbicides, on the issues of resistance and the importance of effective resistance management.

The information contained in the EHRAC webpages and on the other HRAC pages is part of the Committee’s stewardship activities.