Ken Flower

Professor, BSc(Agric) Natal, MSc DIC PhD Lond.

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Research interests

My research is focussed on improving the sustainability and profitability of Western Australian cropping systems. I have interests in no-tillage (conservation agriculture) systems, crop rotations, cover crops, crop residue management, herbicide efficacy in no-till systems and weed management.

Roles and responsibilities

I teach classes related to cropping systems and precision and digital agriculture. I am the incoming Director of the Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) at The University of Western Australia. I am also on the Board of the Western Australian No-Tillage Farmers Association (WANTFA)

Current projects

New technology to reduce reliance on chemcials for weed control (part of the Western Australian Agricultural Research Collaboration initiative)



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research expertise keywords

  • Cropping systems


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