Peter Boutsalis

Dr Peter Boutsalis

Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

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


Herbicide resistance support and extension to growers, agronomists and the chemical industry. Employed since 2005 for the University of Adelaide to conduct random weed surveys across SA and Vic to monitor for changes in herbicide resistance. Also manages Plant Science Consulting; conducting herbicide resistance testing for Australian growers

For more information see Weed Science Research Group
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2005 Ph.D. Agricultural Science- Herbicide Resistance The University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Achievement Syngenta Growth Award Syngenta Australia Australia
    2010 Research Award Special commendation for a poster by a staff member 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia
    2009 Research Award Special commendation for a poster by a staff member 2009 The University of Adelaide
    1999 Research Award The Novartis Crop Protection Research Prize Novartis/Syngenta Switzerland
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    German Can speak and understand spoken
    Greek, Modern (1453-) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1992 - 1996 The University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D.
    1986 - 1989 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor Agricultural Science
  • Research Interests

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Co-Supervisor Herbicide Resistance in Poa annua and its Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rajesh Barua
    2016 Co-Supervisor Evolution of cross-resistance to prosulfocarb and triallate in annual ryegrass and its management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr David John Brunton
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Biology and glyphosate resistance in Chloris truncata (windmill grass) and Chloris virgata (feathertop Rhodes grass) in southern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Duc The Ngo
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Characterisation and Management of Herbicide Resistance in Barley Grass (Hordeum glaucum Steud.) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lovreet Singh Shergill
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Evolution and spread of glyphosate resistant barnyard grass (Echinochloa colona (L.) Link) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Hoan Thai Nguyen
    2008 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Glyphosate resistance in Annual Ryegrass (Lolium Rigidum Gaud.) with Multiple Resistance Mechanisms Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr Yazid Bostamam
  • Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Phone: 83137298
  • Email: peter.boutsalis@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 7109
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor GE
  • Room: GE06
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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