Sally Peltzer
Manager Crop Protection
Sally Peltzer

My role in the department

Dr Peltzer leads the Crop Protection portfolio that focusses on the management of pests, diseases and weeds in Western Australian cropping systems. This includes 21 projects, many of which are co-funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).

The interdisciplinary team of research, technical and extension staff within this portfolio are based across the grain-growing region of WA. The team works with industry to produce practical pest management programs and manage herbicide and pesticide resistance. This includes applied research into a range of cultural, chemical and/or genetic options that growers can use to protect their crop and continue to produce sustainable and profitable crops.

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9892 8504
+61 (0)407 423 047

My background

Sally has more than 30 years in agricultural research and development which includes 20 years within weed management. Her specialist skills include research into weed seedbank dynamics, crop agronomy and competition, integrated weed management and herbicide resistance. Dr Peltzer has a passion for agricultural extension and communication and is always looking for new, exciting and effective ways to help growers make decisions to manage their farms.


  • Crop Protection Portfolio

Key Expertise

project management, integrated weed management, weed biology and ecology, herbicide resistance, extension and communication, decision support tools.


  • Dip of Project Management, Central Institute of Technology, WA, 2014
  • PhD in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, University of Western Australia, 1996
  • BSc in Agriculture (Hons), The University of Western Australia, 1982

My articles

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Thursday, 27 August 2020 - 4:09pm
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Thursday, 28 September 2017 - 10:34am