Agronomy and weed control

January 17, 2022

AHRI 2021 Wrap-Up

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…

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February 15, 2021

World first: glyphosate resistant capeweed

We’re blowing up our most valuable herbicides on the least productive part of the farm.

Fencelines, roadsides, drainage areas, etc.

AHRI researchers, Dr Yaseen Khalil and Dr Mike Ashworth and others have confirmed the world’s most recent addition to the growing list of glyphosate resistant weeds: capeweed.

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December 18, 2020

AHRI 2020 Wrap Up

Despite the challenges 2020 presented, there continued to be excellent research which was published throughout the year. In this post we have collated our top five most read AHRI insights and our top five most listened to podcasts for 2020.

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July 13, 2020

On a good thing? Don’t stick to it! – the Director’s Cut

Welcome to the highlight reel of AHRI’s recently released blockbuster – ‘Don’t stick to it!’. Set in the labs, glasshouses and fields of this world-leading research powerhouse, and featuring renown giants of the herbicide resistance world – Powles, Busi, Yu and Owen, this latest exposé will have you seriously impressed!

‘Don’t stick to it!’ delves into five years of ground-breaking scientific discovery and its value to Australian farmers in their epic battle against profit-sucking weeds.

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May 29, 2020

Epic WA focus paddock project shows we’re having a win

Every parent knows that we simply can’t have favourites. We must love each of our children equally.

We at AHRI shouldn’t have favourites. We love all weeds research papers equally, but this paper is perhaps a little more equal!

It is the work of Martin Harries from DPIRD involving a six-year focus paddock survey with data from 184 paddocks spanning 14 million hectares of cropping land in Western Australia, made possible with GRDC investment.

Martin has recently published the weeds aspect of this research as part of his PhD and reported that we’re having a win with weed control in WA.

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May 18, 2020

Hoe, hoe, hoe and away weeds go!

How many hours did you spend out in the paddock with a chipping hoe when you were a kid? Do you still carry one in every ute? Chances are you know how effective they are; but wouldn’t mind if you never had to use one again!

Australia has an unfortunate habit of claiming world-firsts in new species for the herbicide resistance lists. Fortunately, we have also been leaders in the development of new tools to help combat the problem.

Enter: the revolutionary new chipping hoe!

The latest of these developments is the world’s first site-specific mechanical weeder.

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