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Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)

Publications

Working in a number of research areas, AHRI has produced a large number of publications which are available to download. View the latest publications below, or search with the filter.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

Herbicide resistance gene flow in weeds: Under-estimated and underappreciated

This paper outlines three case studies of weed species that have demonstrated a great propensity for HR gene flow: B. scoparia in western North America, Amaranthus palmeri S. Watson (Palmer amaranth) in the United States (U.S.), and Lolium rigidum Gaud. (annual or rigid ryegrass) in Australia. These three species share three common features: (1) a top troublesome and economically damaging weed in their respective jurisdictions; (2) high incidence of multiple resistance in populations; and (3) rapid expansion of resistance incidence across jurisdictions in a short period of time.

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Herbicide Resistance Management: Recent Developments and Trends

This review covers recent developments and trends in herbicide-resistant (HR) weed management in agronomic field crops. In countries where input-intensive agriculture is practised, these developments and trends over the past decade include renewed efforts by the agrichemical industry in herbicide discovery, cultivation of crops with combined (stacked) HR traits, increasing reliance on preemergence vs. postemergence herbicides, breeding for weed-competitive crop cultivars, expansion of harvest weed seed control practices, and advances in site-specific or precision weed management.

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Genetic inheritance of dinitroaniline resistance in an annual ryegrass population

The increasing number of weedy species resistant to dinitroaniline herbicides warrants studies on the evolutionary factors contributing to resistance evolution, including genetic inheritance of resistance traits. In this study, the researchers investigated the genetic control of trifluralin resistance in a well-characterised Lolium rigidum Gaud. population from Western Australia. This population was purified to contain plants homozygous for the Val-202-Phe α-tubulin mutation, and used as the resistant (R) parents and crossed with susceptible (S) parents to produce eight reciprocal F1 families.

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