Dr Kirsty Owen
|Position||Research Fellow (Crop Nematology)|
|Section||Centre for Crop Health (Research)|
|Phone||+61 7 4631 1239|
|Qualifications||BScAg Sydney , MScAg Sydney , PhD Sydney|
Management of root-lesion nematodes in the northern grain region of Australia.
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
Robinson, Neil A. and Sheedy, Jason G. 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. 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.
Owen, K. J. and Clewett, T. G. and Bell, K. L. and Thompson, J. P. (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 (3). pp. 227-241. ISSN 1836-0947
Owen, Kirsty and Clewett, Tim and Thompson, John (2013) Summer crop decisions and root lesion nematodes. In: 2013 GRDC Grains Research Update, Bellata and Inglestone, 16 July 2013, Bellata and Inglestone, Australia.