Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

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AHRI Snapshots is a podcast which provides info on what we do at AHRI

Our researchers work out of the University of Western Australia, next to the beautiful Swan River in WA’s capital, Perth.

If you’d like to listen and subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, click here. You can also subscribe via SoundCloud here

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AHRI agronomy research update and how the new lab is operating

In this podcast, we catch up with AHRI Research Officer Roberto Lujan Rocha. This is the first time Roberto has been on the podcast. We learn about what the AHRI agronomy team, led by Mike Ashworth, is up to with their research trials and get a better understanding of how the new GRDC Agronomy Lab is operating since its June opening.

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The results are in! Chaff lining suppresses weed emergence – John Broster explains

Chaff lining has been increasing in popularity in the Harvest Weed Seed Control (HWSC) scene over the past two seasons. A survey of WeedSmart subscribers showed the percentage of growers using chaff lining increased from 6% in 2016 to 26% in 2017. Despite this rapid uptake of chaff lining, there really was no data available specific to its efficacy! However, there’s now compelling research data coming through for chaff lining and it seems you get really good value for money and it does suppress weed emergence. Take a listen to learn more!

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Introducing the new AHRI Director, Prof Hugh Beckie!

AHRI Director Hugh Beckie recently moved over from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, to take on the position of AHRI Director. In this podcast, we get to learn more about Hugh’s professional life and some of his interests outside of work too. Hugh also shares with us his vision for AHRI in its new chapter. Take a listen!

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Barley Grass RIM is now available

Brome grass has become a critical ‘driver’ weed in several grain growing districts under no-till systems and in some areas such as Upper Eyre Peninsula barley grass is having a big influence on the cropping system. Using the RIM approach to testing the best IWM strategies has been valuable for ryegrass management over a long period, so it was an obvious step to provide agronomists, farmers and researchers with a RIM tool for these other major grass weeds.

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Complex mechanisms at play in 2,4-D resistance

In Danica Goggin’s latest research, she identified a very plausible resistance mechanism in two wild radish populations. She then went on to test the translocation theory in another nine 2,4-D resistant populations of wild radish from WA. Danica characterised the resistance profile of the 11 resistant populations to find that resistance to 2,4-D and dicamba appears to be capped. Looking more closely at these 11 resistant populations also revealed that while all 2,4-D resistant populations were also resistant to dicamba, the level of resistance to the two herbicides varied. Listen to the podcast to find out more!

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Professor Stephen Powles retires as AHRI Director

Professor Stephen Powles hung up his hat as AHRI Director last week. In this interview, AHRI Comms Lead Jessica Strauss asks Steve about his time at AHRI and what the future holds for the research group. Take a listen!

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