Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Professor Jim Pratley

Professor Jim Pratley

BSc Hon (NSW), PhD (NSW)

Professor Pratley graduated with BSc (Hons) from the University of NSW (UNSW) before undertaking PhD studies at UNSW, investigating plant and soil factors affecting the selenium nutrition of grazing livestock.

Professor Pratley took up an academic position at Wagga Wagga Agricultural College (now Charles Sturt University) in 1972 and since then has taught courses in agronomy and related areas and has published widely in conservation farming, weed management, herbicide resistance and allelopathy. He was Foundation Dean of Science and Agriculture at Charles Sturt University from 1990 until 2006.

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  • Characterising annual ryegrass (ARC Discovery Grant)
  • Discovery of novel Compounds as leads for natural herbicides (GRDC)

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  • Conservation farming
  • Weed management
  • Herbicide resistance
  • Allelopathy
  • GE crops

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Stanton RA, Pratley JE, Hudson D, Dill GM (2008). A risk calculator for glyphosate resistance in Lolium rigidum (Gaud .). Pest Management Science 64 (2).

Pratley JE, Broster JC and Michael P (2008). Evaluation of barnyard grass (Echinochloa spp) in Australian rice crops . Australian Journal of Agricultural Research (accepted for publication).

Wu H, Pratley J, Lemerle D, An M and Liu DL (2007). Modern genomic approaches to improving allelopathic capability in wheat (Triticum aestivum L). Allelopathy Journal 19, 97-107.

Bruce SE, Kirkegaard JA, Pratley J, Howe G (2006). Growth suppression of canola through wheat stubble I. Separating physical and biochemical causes in the field. Plant and Soil 281 (1-2), 203-218.

Broster JC and Pratley JE (2006). A decade of monitoring herbicide resistance in Lolium rigidum in Australia. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 46 (9), 1151-1160.

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