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.

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100th edition of AHRI insight published!

We’re so excited we’ve reached the milestone of publishing the 100th edition of AHRI insight. The AHRI Communications Program has evolved over the last five years and in this podcast, Jessica Strauss chats with Peter Newman about the highlights, some of the controversy, but mostly the fantastic communications efforts of the AHRI comms team, both past and present. Take a listen

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Chickpeas can have the competitive edge after all

There are few herbicide options for sowthistle control in chickpea crops, making the perfect recipe for a good ol’ sowthistle blowout. Despite all of this, the latest research by Michael Widderick, Adam McKiernan and Greg Harvey from QDAF with GRDC investment is finding that chickpeas can win the competition against sowthistle if they stack their deck. Learn more in the podcast!

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Modeling the Impact of Harvest Weed Seed Control on Herbicide Resistance Evolution

In this podcast, Gayle Somerville explains how she evaluated the value of HWSC in minimising the rate of herbicide resistance evolution in her research paper “Modeling the impact of harvest weed seed control on herbicide resistance evolution”. Her modeling clearly showed the benefit of HWSC in minimising resistance evolution and that there’s a real benefit in having the diversity tactic of the non-chemical HWSC in minimising the rate of resistance evolution. Take a listen to learn more!

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How a key gene in barley enabling it to access deep-stored water was discovered

In this podcast, we chat with InterGrain Research Officer Hannah Robinson. Not too long ago she completed her PhD at the University of Queensland, looking primarily at identifying the genes controlling root architecture in barley. Some significant discoveries were made during this time, including identifying a key gene in barley that enables the plant to access water stored deep in the soil during droughts. Why not take a listen?

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Tony Swan discusses findings of new research on diverse rotations

Tony Swan is back to discuss his latest research findings! We’ve previously looked at the research by Tony Swan and the team from CSIRO. They demonstrated double breaks (ie. growing two break crops in sequence) were more effective in reducing annual ryegrass numbers to manageable levels than a single break crop or continuous wheat. The research team took this one step further in a project involving FarmLink in southern NSW from 2014-2017, comparing rotation strategies between disc and tyne seeding systems in a stubble retained system and their impact on ryegrass, yield and profitability. Take a listen!

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Trifluralin resistance explained with Stephen Powles

This podcast looks at trifluralin resistance, with AHRI Director Stephen Powles. The results out of a recent AHRI, entitled Novel Tubulin Mutations Conferring Resistance to Dinitroaniline Herbicides in Lolium rigidum are the primary focus.

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