New AHRI head

New AHRI head

Internationally recognised herbicide-resistance researcher Dr Hugh Beckie from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, has been appointed director of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) and professor in the University of Western Australia (UWA) School of Agriculture and Environment. Dr Beckie will replace the retiring director, Professor Stephen Powles, on 1 July 2018. The appointment coincides with the announcement of a $1 million GRDC Grains R&D Infrastructure Grant to the UWA to expand its weed research capacity. AHRI is a GRDC initiative and has been a global leader in herbicide-resistance research.

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Professor Stephen Powles
stephen.powles@uwa.edu.au