Herbicide resistance is a major threat to cropping systems worldwide. Many herbicides previously used for weed control, have failed or are failing to provide adequate control of major grass and broad-leaf weeds. Annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) is one of these problematic weed species, which has developed resistance to a number of pre and post-emergent herbicides, across multiple herbicide groups (modes of action).
My current PhD research will aim to provide better understanding of resistance development in L. rigidum to pre-emergent herbicides in the Group J (thiocarbamates) family, including management strategies for grower implementation.
This research will also aim to investigate metabolic type resistance, more commonly referred to as NTSR (non-target site resistance) which is a major threat to current and future herbicides. The development of cross-resistance across multiple herbicide groups within L. rigidum populations, is a threat to herbicides currently registered and herbicides not yet discovered.
My research topic: Investigating the evolution and management of Group J resistance in annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum).
Please find my research description here.
|2017||PhD Candidate||University of Adelaide|
|2015 - 2016||Research Scientist||South Australian Research and Development Institute|
|2011||Cropping Operations Manager||Brunton Farming Pty Ltd|
|2011 - 2014||University of Tasmania, Hobart||Australia||Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours)|