Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)



The AHRI Team

AHRI is a national research and communication team based at the University of Western Australia.  AHRI receives major investment from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and is a GRDC national centre.

AHRI is focussed on crop science, weed science and herbicide resistance in the Australian grains industry.

“More crop, fewer weeds – sustainably” is our mantra, which means we conduct research and extension to encourage sustainable cropping and weed control across Australia.

We are research leaders in herbicide resistance and its management in cropping systems.

Our research activities include the biology and population ecology of major crop weed species through to cultural and herbicide management strategies. We also conduct fundamental research on biochemical and molecular resistance mechanisms responsible for endowing herbicide resistance.

We realise you might not want to trawl through the scientific literature to get the answers you need, so each fortnight (roughly), we email our short and sharp, easy to understand e-newsletter, AHRI insight, to keep you up to date with the latest research in herbicide resistance.



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AHRI headquarters

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Prof Hugh Beckie
AHRI Director
Phone: (08) 6488 4615
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Dr Qin Yu
Principal Research Fellow
Phone: (08) 6488 7041
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Lisa Mayer
Centre Manager
Phone: (08) 6488 7870
Fax: (08) 6488 7834
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Dr Roberto Busi
Research Fellow
Phone: (08) 6488 1423
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Dr Danica Goggin
Research Associate
Phone: (08) 6488 1512
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Dr Heping Han
Research Associate
Phone: (08) 6488 7980
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Dr Mike Ashworth
Research Agronomist
Phone: (08) 6488 7872
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Dr Yaseen Khalil
Research Associate (Agronomy)
Phone: +61 449 880 461
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Dr Mechelle Owen
Senior Research Officer
Phone: (08) 6488 1512
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Jessica Strauss
Communications Lead
Phone: (08) 6488 3189
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Jessica Scholle
Communications Officer
Phone: (08) 6488 7327
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Candy Taylor
Research Associate
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Roberto Lujan Rocha
Research Officer (Agronomy)
Phone: 08 6488 3147
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Shane Baxter
Research Technician
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Peter Newman
AHRI content writer
Phone: (08) 9964 1170


Regionally based AHRI collaborators