AHRI Director Stephen Powles named as Highly Cited scientist
The Web of Science has named AHRI Director Professor Stephen Powles as a Highly Cited scientist.
Highly Cited (HiCi’s) scientists which are recognised by The Web of Science, are among the top 1% globally most cited scientists in each of the 21 category disciplines.
For the category discipline, agricultural science, there are 156 global scientists that are HiCi’s, featuring only six Australians. Professor Powles is the only crop/weed scientist among these six scientists. Learn more here.
Selfish weeds can manipulate the nitrogen cycle to suit themselves
Wed, 1 Nov 2017
Weeds are selfish, self-centred, narcissistic, manipulative pieces of work that will do whatever it takes to make themselves look good and make the other plants around them look bad. Some weeds are so self-obsessed that they can manipulate the soil nitrogen into a form that is just the way they like it. New research by Cathryn O’Sullivan from CSIRO is showing that some weeds release chemicals from their roots that slow down the bacteria that are essential to the nitrogen cycle, retaining nitrogen in the ammonium form that weeds can potentially take up faster than crop plants. Totally selfish! Click…
PAM: Decision Support for Long-Term Palmer Amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri) Control
Mon, 30 Oct 2017
PAM is a bio-economic model focussed on simulations of Palmer amaranth control practices that can be used to control this devastating weed in US crop production farming systems. PAM was produced at the University of Arkansas (M Bagavathiannan now at Texas A & M), particularly involving the program led by Jason Norsworthy.