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Dr Kirsty Owen

Dr Kirsty Owen
th style="vertical-align:top;">Qualifications
Name Kirsty Owen
Position Research Fellow (Crop Nematology)
Section Centre for Crop Health (Research)
Office P22-110
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1239
Extension 1239
BScAg Sydney , MScAg Sydney , PhD Sydney

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Crop and Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 070399 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production not elsewhere classified ( 300499 )

Research interests
Management of root-lesion nematodes in the northern grain region of Australia.

Professional memberships
Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Australasian Association of Nematologists
Member of the editorial board of the journal Australasian Plant Pathology

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Crop Health (CCH)

Research most recent
Owen KJ, Clewett TC, Bell KB, Thompson (2014) Wheat biomass and yield increased when populations of the root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei) were reduced through sequential rotation of partially resistant winter and summer crops. Crop and Pasture Science, 65, 227-241.

Thompson JP, Clewett TG, Jennings RE, Sheedy JG, Owen KJ, Persley DM (2011). Detection of Polymyxa graminis in a barley crop in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 40:66–75

Owen KJ, Clewett TC, Thompson JP (2010) Pre-cropping with canola decreased Pratylenchus thornei population, arbscular mycorrhizal fungi and yield of wheat. Crop and Pasture Science 61, 399-410

Research most notable
Thompson JP, Owen KJ, Stirling GR, Bell MJ (2008) Root-lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus thornei and P. neglectus): a review of recent progress in managing a significant pest of grain crops in northern Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology, 37, 235-242

Publications in ePrints

Reeves, Karyn L. and Forknall, Clayton R. and Kelly, Alison M. and Owen, Kirsty J. and Fanning, Joshua and Hollaway, Grant J. and Loughman, Robert (2020) A Novel Approach to the Design and Analysis of Field Experiments to Study Variation in the Tolerance and Resistance of Cultivars to Root Lesion Nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.). Phytopathology, 110 (10). pp. 1623-1631. ISSN 0031-949X

Gough, Elaine C. and Owen, Kirsty J. and Zwart, Rebecca S.ORCID: and Thompson, John P. (2020) A systematic review of the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on root-lesion nematodes Pratylenchus spp. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11:923. pp. 1-14.

Robinson, Neil A. and Sheedy, Jason G.ORCID: and Macdonald, Bethany J. and Owen, Kirsty J. and Thompson, John P. (2019) Tolerance of wheat cultivars to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei) assessed by Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is predictive of grain yield. Annals of Applied Biology, 174 (3). pp. 388-401. ISSN 0003-4746

Rodda, M. S. and Hobson, K. B. and Forknall, C. R. and Daniel, R. P. and Fanning, J. P. and Pounsett, D. D. and Simpfendorfer, S. and Moore, K. J. and Owen, K. J. and Sheedy, J. G.ORCID: and Thompson, J. P. and Hollaway, G. J. and Slater, A. T. (2016) Highly heritable resistance to root-lesion nematode (Pratylenchus thornei) in Australian chickpea germplasm observed using an optimised glasshouse method and multi-environment trial analysis. Australasian Plant Pathology, 45 (3). pp. 309-319. ISSN 0815-3191

Owen, Kirsty and Clewett, Tim and Thompson, John (2014) Latest nematode summer and winter crop rotation results. In: 2014 GRDC Grains Research Update, Goondiwindi, 7 March 2014, Goondiwindi, Australia.

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