Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Hanwen Wu

Dr Hanwen Wu

BSc (Fujian), MSc (Wageningen), PhD (CSturt)

Dr Wu graduated in BSc from Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University before undertaking MSc studies and lecturing in farming systems and weed science. He completed his MSc at Wageningen University, The Netherlands in 1996, before commencing PhD studies at Charles Sturt University (1999).

Dr Wu then worked as a postdoctoral fellow on genetic markers of wheat allelopathy at CSU before joining Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Forestry to work on integrated weed management of summer weeds with QDPI&F between 2003-2005.

Dr Wu joined NSW Department of Primary Industries in 2006 and is currently leading the Weeds Research Team at Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute.

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Dr Wu is  currently the project supervisor for the following projects:

  • Differential herbicide       tolerance of winter crops in S.E. Australia - Stage 3 ( GRDC)
  • Improving integrated weed management in conservation farming       systems in the Southern region (GRDC)

He is project  collaborator for the following projects:

  • Cover crop and stubble       management systems for central and southern NSW ( GRDC)
  • Risks from genetically-modified canola in cropping systems (GRDC)
  • Weed Seed Wizard: Validation and Improvement of a Weed Management       Decision Support Tool (GRDC)
  • Management of glyphosate resistant weeds       in non-agricultural areas (RIRDC)
  • Improving IWM practice in the Southern Region - Emerging weed       issues (GRDC)

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  • Integrated weed management
  • Weed modelling, biology and       genetic diversity
  • Allelopathy
  • Organic farming

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Stanton R, Wu H and Lemerle D (2011).  Factors affecting seed persistence and germination of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) in southern Australia. Weed Science (accepted).

Wu H, Zhang JB, Stanton R, An M, Liu DL and Lemerle D (2011). Allelopathic  effects of Eucalyptus dundasii on  weed germination and growth. Allelopathy  Journal 29(1), 81-94.

Broster JC, Koetz EA and Wu H (2011). Herbicide resistance  levels in annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud.) in southern New South Wales,  Plant Protection Quarterly 26(1), 22-28.

Wu H, Walker SR, Osten VA, Taylor IN and  Robinson G (2010). Competitive effects of sorghum cultivars and densities on weed suppression. Weed Biology and  Management 10 (3), 185-193.

Wu H, Walker S and Robinson G (2010). Control of flaxleaf fleabane (Conyza Bonariensis L. Cronq.) in wheat  and sorghum. Weed Technology 24, 102–107.

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