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Associate Professor John Kent
BAppSc (RurTech), GDipPlantProt, MAppSc(Ag), Grad Cert University Leadership & Management; TAA40104 Cert. IV in Training and Assessment
Position Adjunct Assoc. Professor
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, and E.H. Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation
Associate Professor Kent has over 30 years experience in agricultural education both in Australia and overseas. After commencing in 1984 as Lecturer in Agricultural Protection, Assoc. Prof. Kent has progressed through the ranks and was appointed Head of School in 1986. During that time Assoc. Prof. Kent has held a number of appointments including Senior Lecturer, Associate Director of the Farrer Centre for Conservation Farming, and Deputy Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation. In 2011, Prof Kent retired from this position and is now an Adjunct. Assoc.
Prof. Kent's expertise and teaching and research interest is in weed management and the correct use of farm chemicals as part of integrated pest management programs. He has a strong consultancy record and expertise in best practice pesticide management and the development and implementation of a range of industry training programs in Australia and internationally, including leadership roles in the development and operation of the CSU Grain Quality Protection Industry Course; the ChemCert Farm Chemical User Training Program in NSW and nationally, and a range of specialist modules. Assoc. Prof. Kent has presented numerous talks and papers at conferences, workshops, fields and industry meetings.
Research and Teaching
- Herbicide control portion of Innovative management of Silver Leaf Nightshade and Prairie Ground Cherry (MLA)
- Weed management in the Southern Region (GRDC)
- Development of a Grain Quality Protection training course within the Post Harvest Integrity Program of the CRC National Plant Biosecurity
Assoc Prof Kent continues to have some involvement in teaching undergraduate students in Agriculture, Horticulture and Viticulture and he is actively involved in postgraduate supervision at Honours, Master and PhD levels.
- Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology. (CPAg)
- Australian Agronomy Society
- NSW Weed Science Society
As well as a strong involvement in industry training and extension, Assoc Prof Kent has taken a leading role in organising major conferences at international, national and regional levels. For example:
- 4th World Congress on Allelopathy, 2005
- 14th Australian Weeds Conference, 2004
- Australian Agronomy Conference, 1998
- Riverina Outlook Conferences, 2007, 2008
Furness GO, Nicholas PR, Thompson AJ, Magarey PA, Pocock DR, Manktelow DW, Kent JH and Pietsch RI (2006). Orchard and Vineyards Spraying Handbook for Australia and New Zealand. South Australia Research and Development Institute, Loxton Research Centre. SA. 5333, Australia.
Kent J and Banyer R, eds (2006). CSU Grain Quality Protection Study and Reference Manual (7th edition). Charles Sturt University.
Kent J (2006). Educating and Training Herbicide Applicators in Australia (2006) Proceedings 3rd International Weed Science Conference, University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi. Pakistan. March 22 - 26, 2006.
Harper JDI, An M, Wu H and Kent J eds (2005). Proceedings and selected papers Fourth World Congress on Allelopathy "Establishing the scientific base". August 21-26, 2005. Wagga Wagga, Australia.