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Dr John Reade

BSc (Hons), PhD, ILTM, FRSB

Principal Lecturer

Teaching Duties

  • Weed Science
  • Crop Production
  • Crop Protection
  • Crop Improvement
  • Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems
  • Crop Protection (M level)
  • BASIS/Concise BASIS/Grassland BASIS/Potato BASIS/ BASIS Herbicide Agreement Officer
  • Agricultural Awareness
  • EFMA course
  • PPA course
  • Course Manager for Applied Biology and Applied Zoology BSc (hons) courses

Research Interests

  • Weed Biology and Control, including novel non-chemical controls
  • Invasive Plant Species
  • Mode of Action of Herbicides
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • Plant Physiology
  • Sports Turf
  • Allelopathy
  • Interaction of Agrochemicals with plants and the environment
  • Alternative Crops (Miscanthus)

Professional Memberships

Fellow (Royal Society of Biology)

Member of European Weed Research Society

Academic Department: Crop and Environment Sciences

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815285

Fax: +44 (0)1952 814783

Twitter: @DrJohnReade

Office: N5

Research profile: ORCID


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Additional Information


External Examiner: BSc / BSc (horns) Agricultural Technology / Agricultural Technology with Professional Studies, Queen's University Belfast (2015 - present)


External Examiner: BSc / BSc (hons) Applied Bioscience and Agricultural Science, SRUC, Ayr, Scotland (2012 - 2016)

Invited Speaker: Talking Turf 2012, George, South Africa - May 21st - 24th 2012. "The Science of Turf - from the inside out"


Invited Speaker: 3rd International Energy Farming Congress, Papenburg, Germany - March 10th - 12th 2009. "Miscanthus Production; Practical Experience"


Field Presentation: IEA Bioenergy Conference visit, Harper Adams University College, UK - September 15th 2008. "Miscanthus Production"



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