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Waite Agriculture, Food and Wine Seminar Series

Sep 26, 10:30 am

Please come along to this campus-wide seminar series. One week we will hear from a group leader or a visitor to the campus and the following week from two ECR/MCRs from the Waite Future Leaders cohort.

Come and hear about great science going on across the campus, up the road or across the sea! Expand your network and find new collaborators! Everyone is welcome to a shared morning tea (please bring your own coffee cup) following the seminar.

WHEN: Thursday 26th September 2019. 10:30am Seminar, followed by morning tea
WHERE: Plant Research Centre Auditorium
SPEAKER:   A/Prof Gurjeet Gill, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine: “Changing behaviour of weeds in Australian cropping systems

Abstract

In a research career spanning more than three decades and two Australian states, Gurjeet Gill’s research has focussed on understanding the behaviour of major weed species. This information has been important in understanding weed impacts and also how weed species can adapt to evade management practices. Our work has also focussed on understanding the behaviour of ryegrass seedbanks, and interactions between seeding systems and herbicides. Another research theme has been investigating herbicide resistance and its management in major weed species. A recent development in this theme was the identification of a herbicide tolerant barley mutant, which has now been patented and licensed to the AGT.

About the Speaker

Dr Gurjeet Gill is Associate Professor in Agronomy & Weed Science at the University of Adelaide. He works on understanding weed behaviour in cropping systems and management of herbicide resistant weeds and other difficult to control weed species. Current research projects include seedbank biology of emerging weeds, behaviour and management of locally important weeds and pre-breeding for weed competitive wheat genotypes. Dr Gill has also undertaken extensive research into weed management and development of cropping systems in developing countries.

Venue

Auditorium, Plant Research Centre
2b Hartley Grove
Urrbrae, South Australia 5064 Australia
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