Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)



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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Can simulation modelling be used to explain low rates of pre-emergent herbicide resistance?

Gayle Somerville, pre-em

Herbicide resistance, it’s a tricky beast! Simulation modelling is looking to help us understand it better and in shorter time frames though (phew). AHRI PhD Candidate Gayle Somerville explains the findings in her paper “Why was resistance to shorter-acting pre-emergence herbicides slower to evolve?”.


Roberto Busi explains pre-emergent herbicides

AHRI researcher Roberto Busi explains his research and its implications on using pre-emergent herbicides. Timely advice for growers and agronomists out there!


Best options for cleaning seed!

While Steve Powles provided a great overview on cleaning seeds before Christmas, this podcast looks more closely at the different options available to get your seed clean and weed free! Jessica Strauss chats with AHRI researcher Mechelle Owen about her recent trials & best advice for cleaning seed.


Managing wild oats

Wild Oats, while not as much of an issue as Ryegrass, are becoming an increasing problem weed for Australian croppers. In this podcast, AHRI Director Steve Powles and AHRI Extention Officer Greg Condon discuss how herbicide resistance came about in this weed and how to manage it.


HWSC & chaff research

Steve Powles chats to host Jessica Strauss about the most recent AHRI Insight #74, which focuses on the research of Agpro Management owner Ed Riggall. Steve also gives an assessment on HWSC being used across the country.


Steve Powles gives tips on cleaning seeds

Stephen Powels

AHRI Director Steve Powles gives advice on how to clean seeds effectively.