Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)



AHRI Snapshots is a podcast which provides info on what we do at AHRI, as well as updates on weeds research from across the country and internationally.

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

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Glyphosate resistance in capeweed a world-first finding for AHRI

In this edition of AHRI Snapshots, we’re chatting with AHRI Agronomy Team researcher, Dr Yaseen Khalil about his latest paper which identified the world’s first glyphosate resistant capeweed.


Patience and persistence leads to P450 code being cracked

A group of researchers led by Heping Han from AHRI, including researchers from Bayer and Zhejiang University in China have identified the P450 gene responsible for cross resistance to herbicides of at least five modes of action. The gene is CYP81A10v7. Paper author, Prof Steve Powles joins us in this AHRI Snapshots to provide a history of this research and what the finding means in both a fundamental and practical sense.


Differentiating between weeds and crop at harvest time based on plant height differences

This is our last AHRI Snapshots podcast for 2020! On our final episode, AHRI PhD Candidate Nooshin Shahbazi joins us to talk about her latest paper “Comparison of crop and weed height, for potential differentiation of weed patches at harvest”. She has been looking at differentiating between weeds and the crop at harvest time based on the plants height differences, with the aim of identifying weed species that persist in the field until harvest and grow taller than the crop plants, so that these weed species could be mapped at the next stage of the project and treated.


Are herbicide mixtures unaffected by resistance?

Today on AHRI Snapshots we’re catching up with AHRI’s Dr Roberto Busi. He recently had a paper published which was co-authored by AHRI Director Dr Hugh Beckie entitled: Are herbicide mixtures unaffected by resistance? A case study with Lolium rigidum. He joins us to tell us what he found.


US researcher Assoc Prof Todd Gaines shares exciting finding on 2,4-D resistance

In this edition of AHRI Snapshots, we catch up with Colorado State University weeds researcher, Associate Professor Todd Gaines. Todd has previously worked out of AHRI and we thought it would be good to catch up with him to see what he’s focusing on at the moment.


An insight into what to expect at the 2020 Crop Protection Forum

Today on AHRI Snapshots, WeedSmart Southern Extension Agronomist Greg Condon who presented at Moama’s event gives an overview of what to expect, and one of last year’s attendees, Birchip Cropping Group’s Kelly Angel gives her perspective.