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Weed Science Research Group

Our research environments are varied and include the molecular and biochemistry laboratory, field laboratory, glasshouses, greenhouses and out in the paddocks. We are based at the Waite and Roseworthy campuses.

  • Theme Leaders
  • Researchers
    Peter Boutsalis Dr. Peter Boutsalis

    Research Focus:
    • Improved herbicide efficacy and longevity in southern no-till farming systems.
    • Weed Management in southern region mixed farming systems: strategies to combat herbicide resistance.
    Jenna Malone Dr. Jenna Malone

    Research Focus:
    • Mechanisms, evolution and inheritance of resistance.
    Mahima Krishnan Dr. Mahima Krishnan

    Research Focus:
    • Understanding resistance to 2,4-D in common sowthistle: improving activity on resistant populations.
    Dr. Sam Kleemann Dr. Samuel Kleemann

    Research Focus:
    • Improved herbicide efficacy and longevity in southern no-till farming systems.
    • Seed-bank biology of emerging weeds.
    Ben Fleet Mr. Ben Fleet

    Research Focus:
    • Improving IWM practice of emerging weeds in the southern and western regions of Australia
    Dr. Weihua Long

    Dr. Weihua Long

    Visiting Researcher from
    JAAS, China

    • Group B post-emergent herbicide resistance in Indian hedge mustard.
  • Support
    Fleur Dolman Dr. Fleur Dolman

    Focus: Communications
    and Project Support
    Geetha Velappan Dr. Geetha Velappan

    Focus: Field Laboratory
    and Glass/Greenhouses
    Ruwan Lenorage Mr. Ruwan Lenorage

    Focus: Field Laboratory
    and Glass/Greenhouses
    Malinee Thongmee Ms. Malinee Thongmee

    Focus: Field Laboratory
    and Field
    Jerome Martin

    Mr. Jerome Martin

    Focus: Field Laboratory
    and Field

    • PhD Candidates
      Hue Thi Dang Ms. Hue Thi Dang

      Thesis Title:
      Investigation of herbicide resistance in Indian hedge mustard.
      Charlotte Aves

      Ms. Charlotte Aves

      Thesis Title:
      Glyphosate resistant Flaxleaf fleabane in North East Victoria.

      David Brunton

      Mr. David Brunton

      Thesis Title:
      Evolution and management
      of Group J resistance in
      annual ryegrass.

      Alicia Merriam

      Ms. Alicia Merriam

      Thesis Title:
      Extent, distribution and management of herbicide resistant common sowthistle and prickly lettuce in lentils.

      Patricia Adu-Yeboah

      Ms. Patricia Adu-Yeboah

      Thesis Title: Characterisation and management of glyphosate resistant barley grass

Weed Science Research Group People

Back (L-R): Ruwan Lenorage, Jerome Martin, Peter Boutsalis, Ben Fleet, Sam Kleemann, Gurjeet Gill,
David Brunton, Christopher Preston, Fleur Dolman, Weihua Long.
Front (L-R): Malinee Thongmee, Jenna Malone, Alicia Merriam, Hue Dang, Mahima Krishnan, Geetha Velappan.

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