Two decades of AHRI celebrated in style

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AHRI researcher Danica Goggin, AHRI researcher Mechelle Owen and former Hyden farmer Geoffrey Marshall.
Camera IconAHRI researcher Danica Goggin, AHRI researcher Mechelle Owen and former Hyden farmer Geoffrey Marshall. Credit: Countryman

Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative celebrated its 20th birthday in style last Sunday night.

BASF Chemicals technical specialist Rodger Mandel and UWA finance research manager Valerie Mandel, and AHRI director Hugh Beckie.
Camera IconBASF Chemicals technical specialist Rodger Mandel and UWA finance research manager Valerie Mandel, and AHRI director Hugh Beckie. Credit: Countryman

More than 100 researchers, farmers and supporters gathered at The Camfield in Perth to mark the 20th anniversary of AHRI.

UWA office of research enterprise director Campbell Thomson with York farmers Marjorie Boultbee and Andrew Boultbee.
Camera IconUWA office of research enterprise director Campbell Thomson with York farmers Marjorie Boultbee and Andrew Boultbee. Credit: Countryman

In the past 20 years, AHRI has spent millions fine-tuning herbicide resistance research, with a key focus on weed seed control.

Kojonup farmer Kent Stone and East Pingelly farmer Lance Turner.
Camera IconKojonup farmer Kent Stone and East Pingelly farmer Lance Turner. Credit: Countryman

AHRI director Hugh Beckie said he believed Australia’s grain- growing landscape would be vastly different without AHRI.

AHRI research agronomist Mike Ashworth, and Quairading farmers Ben and Emma Wilson.
Camera IconAHRI research agronomist Mike Ashworth, and Quairading farmers Ben and Emma Wilson. Credit: Cally Dupe

“We have managed to keep a lot of growers in business, which is enormously satisfying.”

Former AHRI researcher Rob Barrett-Lennard, Curtin CCDM research fellow Pippa Michael, Landmark York branch manager Darren Chitty, AHRI adjunct professor Stephen Powells and University of Sydney director of weed research Michael Walsh.
Camera IconFormer AHRI researcher Rob Barrett-Lennard, Curtin CCDM research fellow Pippa Michael, Landmark York branch manager Darren Chitty, AHRI adjunct professor Stephen Powells and University of Sydney director of weed research Michael Walsh. Credit: Countryman

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