Researcher biography

Dr Jhoana Opena joined the School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2021. Dr Opena has more than 15 years of experience on research in IPM in vegetables and weed management in rice-based cropping systems in Australia, Philippines and Cambodia. Previously she worked as an Associate Scientist in the Weed Science group of the International Rice Reseacrh Institute and was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of the Philippines in Los Banos. She finished her Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculture at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia in 2021. Currently she is working on an ACIAR project entitled " Weed management techniques for mechanised and broadcast lowland crop production systems in Cambodia and Lao PDR".

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