Alleviating glyphosate damage to wheat and canola

University of Western Australia
May 23, 2023
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Alleviating glyphosate damage to wheat and canola


Glyphosate is one of the most widely used herbicides, and its use has been increasing due to the development of glyphosate-resistant crops such as canola, shifting the glyphosate use from a knock-down pre-emergent herbicide to the one applied in-crop (post-emergence). Hence, a glyphosate drift to nearby non-resistant crops is a big issue. Preliminary research has indicated that spraying fulvate or manganese can minimise glyphosate drift damage in susceptible wheat and canola plants. Further work to clarify these ameliorating effects will be supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC)-funded scholarship for PhD study. The potential PhD topics can range soil science (including soil microbiome), agronomy and crop physiology. The applicant will join a large interdisciplinary research group led by a HiCi researcher.

Payment type

Fortnightly Stipend



Value unit

Per annum

Basis of award

Academic Achievement


Applicants should have BSc or MSc with the thesis component equivalent to first class honours (H1). Some knowledge of agronomy, soil-plant interactions and/or soil microbiome is expected.The project manager reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified


Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, International

Study area

Agricultural Science

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