January 10, 2023
Written by: Jessica Scholle
From all of us at AHRI, Happy New Year!
As we start a fresh new year, we wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to our readers for taking the time to engage with our stories in 2022. We appreciate your interest in the research we do at the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative to help growers grow more crop, fewer weeds.
The start of the New Year is also the perfect time to look back and reflect on what we achieved last year. Below, we have collated our top AHRI Insights, podcasts and publications of 2022. With lots of exciting new research in the bank, this post will let you catch up on the 2022 highlights before we start sharing our research outcomes for 2023!
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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 2022 were:
- The Logies of Australian weeds, “Weed of the Year”
- Predictable farming equals dormant weed seeds
- Trifluralin resistance mutation nearly lethal to ryegrass
- Weed, insect, disease and antibiotic resistance – we’re all singing from the same hymn book
Most downloaded podcasts
The AHRI Snapshots podcast provides monthly updates on our research at AHRI.
Here are the most popular episodes of 2022:
- AHRI Director Hugh Beckie reflects on achievements ahead of retirement
- Dr Qin Yu’s team discovers naturally evolving point mutation which confers resistance to Glufosinate in goosegrass
- Reduced cinmethylin sensitivity identified in annual ryegrass in lab
Most read publications
Working across a wide area of crop weed research, AHRI produces a large number of publications each year.
Our most read 2022 publications were:
- Identification of field resistance to HPPD-inhibiting herbicides in wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum)
- Concurrent evolution of seed dormancy and herbicide resistance in field populations of dominant weed species in Western Australian cropping systems
- Challenging glyphosate resistance EPSPS P106S and TIPS mutations with soybean competition and glyphosate: implications for management
Once again, COVID-19 caused some disruptions to our research and extension, limiting the ability of our researchers to travel internationally (and even interstate!) to attend conferences, an important part of their role. To make up for it, we attended events virtually and ran webinars:
- First cases of glyphosate and paraquat resistant ryegrass in WA
- Combat Velocity® resistant wild radish with the WeedSmart Big 6
2023 is looking much more promising travel-wise and we’re looking forward to jumping on planes again soon to meet face-to-face with growers, agronomists and researchers.
Posted in: Agronomy and weed control, AHRI News, Gene discovery for herbicide resistance, Herbicide evolution and technology, Herbicide resistance mechanisms, Resistance surveys