Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation
PhD candidate Jhoana Opena
Supervisors: Dr Sergio Moroni, Emeritus Professor Jim Pratley, Professor Deirdre Lemerle and Dr Hanwen Wu
Thesis title:
Impacts of pasture legume phase on the seedbank, establishment, and growth of barnyard grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) in drill-sown rice.
Funding body: AgriFutures Australia

Career and studies till now

Jhoana previously worked as an associate scientist at the International Rice Research Institute under the weed science group

Currently studying

Effects of the pasture legumes on the seedbank dynamics and growth of barnyard grass weed

Research Interests

Weed ecology and biology, weed population dynamics, allelopathy, integrated weed management in rice-based cropping systems

Professional Links

Weed Science Society of the Philippines

A typical day for me includes...

Enjoying a nice cup of coffee

PhD candidate Jhoana Opena on a field visit

My main project at the moment is...

My PhD research

My favourite part of my studies is...

Engaging discussions with rice farmers in Australia

When I am not studying I like to...

Go for a walk

When I am driving I like to listen to...

I don’t drive but if I’m in the car I like to listen to news or pop songs