Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Plant systems

About this pathway

The Graham Centre’s research in plant systems involves soil science, crop physiology, pasture production and utilisation, crop protection, weed science and management and technology.

We are particularly focused on the inter-relations between components of the farming system, such as crop-pasture rotations.

Research Pathway leader

This pathway is lead by Professor Jim Pratley.

Pathway team

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Our key research

Herbicide Resistance

Herbicide Resistance

Tracking the evolution of herbicide resistance to inform farm management practices.

Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineers

Dung Beetle Ecosystem Engineers

We’re leading a national project supported by MLA with funding from the Rural R&D for Profit program to expand the numbers of dung beetle species in Australia, improve their distribution and quantify the environmental and economic benefits.

Integrated weed management

Integrated weed management

Investigating weed management strategies for no-till and mixed farming systems.

Beneficial insects to keep vegetable pests in check

Beneficial insects to keep vegetable pests in check

More than a decade of research using ecological tactics to reduce pest and disease losses in a variety of crops including rice, cotton, vegetables and pine plantations.