January 17, 2022
Written by: Jessica Scholle
Despite the challenges COVID-19 presented in 2021, our researchers continued their research and published throughout the year.
From the identification of the P450 gene responsible for cross-resistance to five modes of action in annual ryegrass to the world-first discovery of glyphosate-resistant capeweed and novel research on herbicide mixtures, 2021 sure was a year of many discoveries.
Below, we have collated our most popular insights, podcasts and publications of 2021.
We already have lots of exciting new research in the bank, so this post will let you catch up on the 2021 highlights before we start sharing our research outcomes of 2022!
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Most loved AHRI Insights
Each month, we decode our research papers and outline the practical outcomes for the field in our newsletter, AHRI Insight.
The most popular AHRI Insights of 2021 were:
- Mixtures rock! Next level resistance testing tells a big story (including a not-to-be-missed rap from AHRI content writer, Peter Newman)
- A new glyphosate resistance mechanism with similarities to cancer drug resistance
- World first: glyphosate-resistant capeweed
- We’ve cracked the P450 code!
Most downloaded podcasts
The AHRI Snapshots podcast provides information on our research at AHRI, as well as exploring what other researchers in weed science are up to around the country.
Here are the most popular episodes of 2021:
- Dr Yaseen Khalil provides an update on his pasture rotations project, highlighting key findings
- New research suggests sowing earlier or later depends on herbicide product used
- Assessing the capability and potential of LiDAR for weed detection
Most read publications
Working across a wide area of crop weed research, AHRI produces a large number of publications each year.
Our most read 2021 publications were:
- An ABCC-type transporter endowing glyphosate resistance in plants
- Herbicide resistance management strategies: how do they compare with those for insecticides, fungicides and antibiotics?
- Pyroxasulfone-resistant annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) has enhanced capacity for glutathione transferase-mediated pyroxasulfone conjugation
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