Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr John Broster

Dr John Broster

BAppSc(Ag)(Hons), MAppSc, PhD

After graduating from the University of Adelaide with a BAppSc (Ag) (Hons), John completed a Masters Degree at CSU investigating herbicide resistance in wild oats in southern NSW. Since then he has participated in several herbicide resistance projects including herbicide resistance to knockdown herbicides and herbicide resistance in weeds of rice.

John manages the CSU Herbicide Resistance Testing Service and is involved in several of the Graham Centre's Integrated Weed Management research projects.

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  • Integrated weed management (MLA)
  • Collaboration with University of Western Australia, Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (GRDC)
  • Rice weeds Resistance Testing (RIRDC)
  • Weed management in southern region mixed farming systems – strategies to combat herbicide resistance (GRDC)

John gives occasional lectures on herbicide resistance.

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Use of GPS and remote sensing in tracking movement of livestock and interaction of mother and offspring.

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Broster JC (2014). Design and characteristics of shelter belts and their influence on surival of new born lambs. (PhD), Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga

Broster JC, Robertson SM, Dehaan RL, King BJ and Friend MA (2012). Evaluating seasonal risk and the potential for windspeed reductions to reduce chill index at six locations using GrassGro. Animal Production Science 52, 921-928.

Broster JC, Koetz EA and Wu H (2012). Herbicide resistance frequencies in ryegrass (Lolium spp.) and other grass species in Tasmania. Plant Protection Quarterly 27, 36-42.

Broster JC, Dehaan RL, Swain DL and Friend MA (2010). Ewe and lamb contact at lambing is influenced by both shelter type and birth number. animal 4, 796-803.

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

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