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What is AHRI?

Welcome to The Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) homepage! Before you dig into all our publications and podcasts, you might be wondering who we are and what we do. AHRI was a GRDC initiative which launched in 1998 under the guidance of Professor Stephen Powles. In 2018, we celebrated 20 years of GRDC funding, operating as a research group out of the University of Western Australia. You can get a great overview of what we’re all about by watching the video on the right. You can also learn more in this Outlooks on Pest Management article here.

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Early flowering radish and HWSC

Fri, 2 Jul 2021

Some recent AHRI research by Chinese research student Ci Sun, and Dr Mike Ashworth and others has investigated some early flowering wild radish and found that it does indeed set its seed below the harvest height. But we can ‘adapt and overcome’ to this new genetic trait by increasing crop competition.

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Publications An ABCC-type transporter endowing glyphosate resistance in plants

Tue, 13 Apr 2021

ABC transporter genes are present in plants and now a specific ABC transporter has been shown to endow resistance to the herbicide glyphosate, in a similar way to the way these ABC transporters can give resistance to anti-cancer drugs in humans. This is the first time that a plant ABC transporter has been found responsible for herbicide resistance. 

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