Catherine Borger
Research Scientist - Weed Science
Catherine Borger

My role in the department

Catherine leads a weed science team that aims to develop effective control programs to target current and emerging weed species, while focusing on the broader agronomic or economic requirements of farming enterprises. To allow effective management of weeds in our evolving farming systems, the team generates information on the biology and ecology of emerging species, impact of management decisions (like soil amelioration or fertiliser) on weed growth and the weed seed bank, and both chemical control and alternative physical control techniques.

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9081 3105
+61 (0)467 816 082

My background

Catherine has over 20 years' experience in research, development and communication of weed control. Over this period, she has investigated weed ecology, control, herbicide resistance and integrated weed management modelling at DPIRD or The University of Western Australia.

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Catherine_Borger


  • Demonstrating effective management of late summer/early autumn germinating marshmallow (Malva parviflora) in southern Western Australia. GRDC collaboration
  • Demonstrating and validating the implementation of integrated weed management strategies to control barley grass in the low rainfall zone farming. GRDC collaboration – UOA1903-004SAX
  • Impact of soil amelioration on weed ecology and control. Science Partnerships 2019
  • What is the best fit for electric weed control in Australia? Royalties for Regions 2021

Key Expertise

Project management, research, development, communication, extension, weed research, plant biology and ecology, herbicide resistance, integrated weed management, event management


  • PhD from the School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia
  • BSc in Agriculture with Honours, The University of Western Australia

My articles

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