Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Jeff McCormick

Dr Jeff McCormick

BScAgr (Syd), PhD (CSU)

Jeff completed a PhD on dual-purpose canola at Charles Sturt University. This work included field crop agronomy research, plant physiology and APSIM modeling. In 2010, Jeff commenced work with NSW DPI as part of the EverCrop program with Future Farm Industries. The primary focus of this position was investigating the establishment of pastures by undersowing in the mixed farming zone. In 2012, Jeff moved to Lincoln University, New Zealand, as a Plant Science Lecturer. Teaching included first year plant science, crop science and crop and pasture agronomy. Jeff came back to CSU as a lecturer in Agronomy in 2016.

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  • Pasture management
  • Dual-purpose crops
  • Mixed farming systems


  • AGR203 Production Analysis and Optimisation
  • AGS301 Weed and Pesticide Sciences
  • PSC360 Pastures and Rangelands

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McCormick JI, Virgona JM, Lilley JM and Kirkegaard JA (2015). Evaluating the feasibility of dual-purpose canola in a medium rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia – a simulation approach. Crop & Pasture Science 66(4), 318-331.

Li GD, Hayes RC, McCormick JI, Gardner MJ, Sandral GA and Dear BS (2014). Time of sowing and the presence of a cover-crop determine the productivity and persistence of perennial pastures in mixed farming systems. Crop & Pasture Science 65(10), 988-1001.

McCormick JI, Hayes RC, Li GD and Norton M R (2014). Review of pasture establishment by under-sowing with special reference to the mixed farming zone of south-eastern Australia. Crop & Pasture Science 65(10) 956-972.

McCormick J, Virgona JM and Kirkegaard JA (2013). Regrowth of spring canola (Brassica napus) after defoliation. Plant and Soil 372, 655-668.

McCormick J, Virgona J M. Kirkegaard J A (2012). Growth, recovery, and yield of dual-purpose canola (Brassica napus) in the medium-rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia. Crop & Pasture Science, 63 635-646. 2012.

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