Christopher Preston

Dr Christopher Preston

Associate Professor

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

Dr. Chris Preston is Professor of weed management at the University of Adelaide. He works on understanding and management of herbicide resistant weeds. Current research projects include IWM in southern farming systems to combat herbicide resistance, Improved herbicide efficacy and longevity in southern no-till farming systems, Mechanisms, Evolution and inheritance of resistance. He also chairs the Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group.

The research of the weed science group at the University of Adelaide is focussed on better managment of weeds in agricultural cropping systems. Areas of current research activity include: the evolution, biochemical mechanisms and management of herbicide resistant weeds, ecology and biology and management of emerging weeds in agriculture, gene flow from herbicide tolerant crops and its implications for farm management, risk assessment for weeds and herbicide tolerant crops and patterns of genetic diversity in weed populations. 

For more information, see the Weed Science Group website 

Research Grants I am currently involved in:

Mechanisms, evolution and inheritance of resistance. GRDC UA00158

Emerging weeds (Seed-bank biology of emerging weeds). GRDC UA00156

Weed management in the southern region mixed farming systems - strategies to combat herbicide resistance. GRDC UCS00020

New uses for existing chemistry. GRDC UQ00080

Surveillance of herbicide resistant weeds in Australian grain cropping. GRDC UCS00024

Cultural management for weed control and maintenance of crop yield. GRDC 9175134

Development, characterization and incorporation of novel herbicide tolerance traits in pulse crops. GRDC 9176607

Development of local strategies to enable the integrated and profitable management of Annual ryegrass seed banks in high rainfall zone farming systems of the Southern Region. GRDC 9176067

  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83137237
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  • Fax: 8313 7109
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor GN
  • Room: GN 08
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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