WU, Hanwen

Hanwen Wu

Research interests

  • Integrated weed management
  • Allelopathy
  • Biochemistry and molecular weed biology
  • Organic agriculture

Background

Dr Hanwen Wu is a Senior Research Scientist in the Weed Research Unit of NSW Department of Primary Industries, based on Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute. He lectured Weed Science and Farming System Research at Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University between September 1987 to October 1994. After the completion of his Master study at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) in 1996, he spent 6 months at Texas Tech University as a visiting scholar studying crop allelopathy. In 1999 Dr Wu received his PhD degree in Agriculture (Allelopathy) from Charles Sturt University (CSU).

He then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow on genetic markers of wheat allelopathy at CSU between 2000-2002 and as a Weed Research Agronomist on integrated weed management of summer weeds with Leslie Research Centre, Queensland Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries, between 2003-2005. Since January 2006, he has been with NSW Department of Primary Industries. He is now a team leader in weed research at Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute.

Dr Wu is an Executive Board member of the NSW Weeds Society and supervises two current PhD students at Charles Sturt University. He is currently an Associated Editor for the international journal “Allelopathy Journal”.

Current projects

  • Improving IWM practice of emerging weeds in the southern and western regions (GRDC)
  • Improving adoption of management strategies for summer perennial weeds through effective engagement processes (MLA)
  • DNA barcoding of invasive grasses. Weeds Innovation Fund, NSW Weeds Action Program (WAP)
  • Tracing the origins of silverleaf nightshade in Australia using DNA analysis (SA Biosecurity)
  • Differential herbicide tolerance of winter crops in S.E. Australia - Stage 3 (GRDC)

Recent publications

Book chapters

Lemerle, D., Wu, H. and Murphy, C.E. (2009). Cultural management methods. In Australian Weeds Management Systems, B. Sindel (ed). R.G. and F.J. Richardson. Melbourne, Australia. (Submitted).

Stanton, R.A., Heap, J.W., Carter, R.J. and Wu, H. (2009). Biology of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium). In: The biology of Australian weeds Volume 3, F.D. Panetta (ed.), pp. 274-293, R.G. and F.J. Richardson. Melbourne, Australia.

Wu. H. (2009). Biology of flaxleaf fleabane (Conyza bonariensis L. Cronq.). In: The biology of Australian Weeds Volume 3, F.D. Panetta (ed.), pp. 85-101, R.G. and F.J. Richardson. Melbourne, Australia.

Wu, H., An, M., Liu, D. L., Pratley, J. and Lemerle, D. (2008). Recent advances in wheat allelopathy. In: Allelopathy Principles and their Application in Agriculture and Forestry, R.S. Zeng, A. Mallik and S. Luo (eds), pp. 235-254. Springer.

An, M., Liu, D.L., Wu, H. and Liu, Y. H. (2008). Allelopathy from a mathematical modelling perspective. In: Allelopathy Principles and their Application in Agriculture and Forestry, R.S. Zeng, A. Mallik and S. Luo (eds), pp. 169-186, Springer.

Wu, H., Naber, H. and Oomen, G. (1999). The allelopathic effect of dead and living mulches from English ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) on Caylystegia sepium (L.) R. Br. In: Recent Advances on Allelopathy. Vol. I. A Science for the Future, F. A. Macias, J. C. G. Galindo, J. M. G. Molinillo and H. G. Cutler (eds), pp. 351-362. Servicio De Publicationes, Universidad De Cadiz, Spain.

Wu, H., Fang, P. P., Tang, L. N. and Guang, D. Y. (1995). Investigation of cereal-sweet potato cropping systems in the coastal region of Fujian. In: Principles and Practices of Sustainable Cropping Systems, Z. G. Mu (ed.), pp. 246-252. China Agricultural Press, Beijing, China.

Refereed journal papers

Zhang, J. B., An. M., Wu, H., Liu, D.L., and Stanton, R. (2014). Phytotoxic Activity and Chemical Composition of Aqueous Volatile Fractions from Eucalyptus Species. PLoS ONE 9(3): e93189. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093189.

Broster, J.C., Koetz, E.A. and Wu, H. (2013). Herbicide resistance levels in annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud.) and wild oats (Avena spp.) in western New South Wales. Plant Protection Quarterly 28(4):126-132.

Zhu, X.C., Wu, H., Raman, H., Lemerle, D., Stanton, R. and Burrows, G. (2013). Genetic variation in Solanum elaeagnifolium in Australia using SSR marker. Plant Protection Quarterly 28(3): 88-91.

Zhu, X.C., Wu, H., Raman, H., Lemerle, D., Stanton, R. and Burrows, G. (2013). Genetic variation and structure of Solanum elaeagnifolium in Australia analysed by amplified fragment length polymorphism markers. Weed Research 53(5): 337-343.

Zhu, X.C., Wu, H., Stanton, R., Burrows, G., Lemerle, D. and Raman, H. (2013). Morphological variation of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.) in south-eastern Australia. Weed Research 53(5):344-354.

Zhu, X.C., Wu, H., Stanton, R., Raman, H., Lemerle, D. and Burrows, G. (2013). Time of emergence impact the growth and reproduction of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.). Weed Biology and Management 13(3): 98-103.

Burrows, G., White, R., Harper, H., Heady, R., Stanton, R., Zhu, X., Wu, H. and Lemerle, D. (2013). Intrusive trichome bases in the leaves of silverleaf nightshade (solanum elaeagnifolium ; solanaceae) do not facilitate fluorescent tracer uptake. American Journal of Botany 100(12): 2307-2317.

Dong, S.Q., Ma, Y.Q., Wu, H., Shui, J.F., Ye, X. X. and AN, Y. (2013). Allelopathic stimulatory effects of wheat differing in ploidy levels on Orobanche minor germination. Allelopathy Journal 31 (2):355-366.

Zhu, X.C., Raman, H., Wu, H., Lemerle, D., Burrows, G. and Stanton, R. (2013). Development of the SSR markers for genetic analysis of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) and related species. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 31:248-254.

Zhu, X.C., Burrows, G., Wu, H., Raman, H., Stanton, R. and Lemerle, D. (2012). Identification of silverleaf nightshade using microsatellite markers and microstructure. Pakistan Journal of Weed Science Research 18:711-717.

He, H.B., Wang, H.B., Fang, C.G., Wu, H., Guo, X.K., Liu, C.H., Lin, Z.H. and Lin, W.X. (2012). Barnyard grass stress upregulates the biosynthesis of phenolic compounds in allelopathic rice. Journal of Plant Physiology 169(17):1747- 1753.

Zhang, J.B., An. M., Wu, H., Liu, D.L. and Stanton, R. (2012). Chemical composition of essential oils of four eucalyptus species and their phytotoxicity on silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium). Plant Growth Regulation 68:231-237.

Dong, S.Q., Ma, Y.Q., Wu, H., Shui, J.F. and Hao, Z.Q. (2012). Stimulatory effects of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) on seed germination of Orobanche minor Sm. Allelopathy Journal 30(2): 247-258.

Zhu, X.C., Wu, H., Raman, H., Lemerle, D. and Stanton, R. (2012). Evaluation of simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers from Solanum crop species for silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.). Weed Research 52(3):217-223.

Broster, J.C., Koetz, E.A. and Wu, H. (2012). Herbicide resistance levels in ryegrass (Lolium spp.) and other grass species in Tasmania. Plant Protection Quarterly 27(1):36-42.

Stanton, R., Wu, H. and Lemerle, D. (2012). Factors affecting seed persistence and germination of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium) in southern Australia. Weed Science 60(1):42-47.

Zhou, X.Q., Chen, C.R., Wu, H. and Xu, Z.H. (2012). Dynamics of soil extractable carbon and nitrogen under different cover crop residues. Journal of Soils and Sediment 12(6):844 - 853.

Zhou, X.Q., Wu, H., Koetz, E., Xu, Z.H. and Chen, C.R. (2012). Soil labile carbon and nitrogen pools and microbial metabolic diversity under winter crop species in an arid environment. Applied Soil Ecology 53:49-55.

Broster, J.C., Koetz, E.A. and Wu, H. (2011). Herbicide resistance in wild oats (Avena spp.) in southern New South Wales. Plant Protection Quarterly 26 (3):106-110.

Zhou, X.Q., Chen, C.R., Lu, S.B., Rui, Y.C., Wu, H. and Xu, Z.H. (2011). The short-term cover crops increase soil labile organic carbon in southeastern Australia. Biology and Fertility of Soils 48(2):239-244.

Wu, H., Zhang, J. B., Stanton, R., An. M., Liu, D.L. and Lemerle, D. (2011). Allelopathic effects of Eucalyptus dundasii on weed germination and growth. Allelopathy Journal 29(1):87-94.

Zhou, X.Q., Liu, X., Rui, Y.C., Chen, C.R., Wu, H. and Xu, Z.H. (2011). Symbiotic nitrogen fixation and soil N availability under legume crops in an arid environment. Journal of Soils and Sediment 11(5):762-770.

Stanton, R., Wu, H. and Lemerle, D. (2011). Root regenerative ability of silverleaf nightshade (Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.). Plant Protection Quarterly 26(2):54-56.

Kirkby, K. A., Pratley, J. E., Hume, D. E., An, M. and Wu, H. (2011). Viability of seed and endophyte (Neotyphodium occultans) in annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum) in long term storage and burial. Seed Science and Technology 39 (2):452-464.

Kirkby, K. A., Pratley, J. E., Hume, D. E., Faville, M. J., An, M. and Wu, H. (2011). Incidence of endophyte Neotyphodium occultans in Lolium rigidum from Australia. Weed Research 51(3):261-272.

He, H.B., Wang, H. B., Lin, Z.H., Chen, R. S., Liu, C.H., Wu, H. and Lin, W.X. (2011). Herbicidal effects of mixture of oxygenic terpenoids on paddy weeds. Allelopathy Journal 27 (1):133-142.

Broster, J. C., Koetz, E. A. and Wu, H. (2011). Herbicide resistance levels in annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum Gaud.) in southern New South Wales. Plant Protection Quarterly 26(1):22-28.

He, H.B., Wang, H.B., Wu, H., Guo, X.K., Liu, C.H., Chen, R.S. and Lin, W.X. (2010).Effects of allelopathic rice on barnyard grass stress: I. Morphological and physiological responses. Allelopathy Journal 26 (2):185-196.

Wu, H., Walker, S.R., Osten, V.A., Taylor, I.N. and Robinson, G. (2010). Competition of sorghum cultivars and densities with Japanese millet (Echinochloa esculenta). Weed Biology and Management 10 (3):185-193.

Zhang, J.B., Wu, H., Wang, X.P. and Huang, W.N. (2010). Subcellular distribution and chemical forms of cadmium in the cells of strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.). The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology 85 (6):563-569.

Liu, D.L., Martin, P., Cole, C., Wu, H., Wang, E. and Bowman, A. (2010). Modelling sowing date in relation to the risk of frost damage and heat stress of wheat in southern New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology 4 (4):26-36.

Walker, S., Wu, H. and Bell, K. (2010). Emergence and seed persistence of Echinochloa colona, Urochloa panicoides and Hibiscus trionum in the sub-tropical environment of north-eastern Australia. Plant Protection Quarterly 25(3):127-132.

Stevens, M.M., Stanton, R.A., Wu, H., Sampson, B., Weir, T.A., Reid, C.A.M. and Mo, J. (2010). Detection of Lema bilineata Germar (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Australia. General and Applied Entomology 39:1-3.

Wu, H., Walker, S. and Robinson, G. (2010). Control of flaxleaf fleabane (Conyza Bonariensis L. Cronq.) in wheat and sorghum. Weed Technology 24:102–107.

Zhang, J.B., An, M., Wu, H., Stanton, R. and Lemerle, D. (2010). Chemistry and bioactivity of Eucalyptus essential oils. Allelopathy Journal 25:313-330.

Seal, A.N., Pratley, J.E., Haig, T.J., An, M. and Wu, H. (2010). Plants with phytotoxic potential: Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis). Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 135:52-57.

Haig, T.H., Haig, T.J., Seal, A.N., Pratley, J.E., An, M. and Wu, H. (2009). Lavender as a source of novel plant compounds for the development of a natural herbicide. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35:1129-1136.

Liu, Y.H., Liu, D.L., An, M., Fu, Y.L., Zeng, R.S., Luo, S.M., Wu, H. and Pratley, J. (2009). Modelling tritrophic interactions mediated by induced defence volatiles. Ecological Modelling 220:3241–3247.

Seal, A., Pratley, J., Haig, H., An, M. and Wu, H. (2009). Phytotoxic potential of Shepherd’s purse on annual ryegrass and wild radish. Allelopathy Journal 24:55-66.

Wu, H., Walker, S. and Robinson, G. (2008). Control of flaxleaf fleabane (Conyza Bonariensis L. Cronq.) in winter fallows. Plant Protection Quarterly 23:162-165.

Huang, J.C., Li, K.B., Yu, Y.R., Wu, H. and Liu, D.L. (2008). Cadmium accumulation in Agaricus blazei Murrill. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 88:1369-1375.

Wu. H. (2007). The biology of Australian weeds. 49. Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist. Plant Protection Quarterly 22:122-131.

An, M., Pratley, J., Wu, H. and Liu. D.L. (2007). Deterioration of pasture quality due to allelopathic soil-sickness: the Australian experience. Allelopathy Journal 19:37-48.

Wu, H., Pratley, J., Lemerle, D., An, M. and Liu, D.L. (2007). Autotoxicity of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) as determined by laboratory bioassays. Plant and Soil 296:85-93.

Wu, H., Walker, S., Rollin, M.J., Tan, D.K.Y. and Werth, G. (2007). Germination, persistence and emergence of flaxleaf fleabane (Conyza bonariensis L. Cronq.). Weed Biology and Management 7:192-199.

Wu, H., Pratley, J., Lemerle, L., An, M. and Liu, D.L. (2007). Modern genomic approaches to improving allelopathic capability in wheat (Triticum aestivum L). Allelopathy Journal 19:97-108.

Liu, D.L., An, M. and Wu, H. (2007). Implementation of WESIA: Whole-range evaluation of the strength of inhibition in allelopathic-bioassay. Allelopathy Journal 19:203-214.

Liu, Y.H., Zeng, R.S., Chen, S., Liu, D.L., Luo, S.M., Wu, H. and An, M. (2007). Plant autotoxicity research in South China. Allelopathy Journal 19:61-74.

Tan, D.K.Y., Daley, A.T. and Wu, H. (2007). Allelopathic potential of lippia (Phyla canescens) on germinating seeds. Allelopathy Journal 19:257-266.