Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI)



Todd Gaines Crop Updates 2018 Presentation

If you didn’t get to attend Perth Updates, not to worry, because we filmed Dr Todd Gaines’ presentation at UWA for you to watch!

Todd is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management at Colorado State University, USA. His specialisation is in molecular weed science and functional weed genomics.

In this presentation, Todd talks about the outlook of current and future biotechnology for wheat breeding and gives an excellent explanation on CRISPR-CAS.

Todd Gaines talks about Stephen Powles’ international award

The University of Western Australia’s internationally recognised authority on herbicide resistance in plants, Professor Stephen Powles, has won the American Chemical Society International Award for Research in agrochemicals. Professor Powles is the first Australian to win the award, which is given to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of agrochemicals at the international level, with their vision and sustained contribution having opened new horizons for investigators in their field and beyond.

Todd goes into some more detail about the significance of the award and also briefly explains P450s.

Champion farming Kit Leake and his farming history

Kit Leake recently presented his family farming story at one of our AHRI Seminars. Check out his story below.

PhD Candidate Huan Lu: research overview on atrazine resistance in wild radish

Huan Lu completed his Bachelor Degree in Biological Science at South China Normal University and began his study into invasive weeds during his Masters. Huan came to Perth to start his PhD in agriculture in September 2016 under the supervision of Professor Stephen Powles, Dr Qin Yu and Dr Heping Han.  His PhD focuses primarily on resistance mechanisms of wild radish to atrazine.

Watch the below video for an overview of his research so far.

PhD Candidate Jinyi Chen: research overview on trifluralin resistance

Jinyi is currently doing her PhD in trifluralin resistance at AHRI. She’s come all the way from China to continue her studies in this field. In this snapshot, she gives an overview of her research so far.