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 led by Professor Jim Pratley.

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Our key research

Herbicide Resistance

Herbicide Resistance

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

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.

Digital twin farm

Digital twin farm

A project to apply and integrate digital agriculture technology in a full-scale commercial farm to improve management and develop new decision support tools for farmers.

Weed Manager’s Guide to Remote Detection

Weed Manager’s Guide to Remote Detection

Testing  limitations and developing guidelines for the use of remote sensing technology across airborne platformsor weed detection in mixed landscapes.