Professor Carl (Charlie) Frederick Reinhardt
The Monsanto/Research Solutions Collaborative Research Programme is led by Professor Charlie Frederick Reinhardt, better known as Charlie. This year marks three decades of specialisation in Weed Science by Prof Charlie Reinhardt at the University of Pretoria.
His research is focused on herbicides and the biology/ecology of weeds occurring in both agronomic and natural ecosystems. In the department of Plant Production and Soil Science various aspects of crop production and protection have been taught and researched for more than seven decades at the University.
His professional academic career started when he joined the Department of Plant Production and Soil Science in 1980 as Research Officer. In 1988 he was promoted to Senior Lecturer, in 1995 to Associate Professor, and in 1999 to Full Professor. He has served as Research Coordinator in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences from 2000 to 2002, and was appointed Head of Department in January 2002.
Charlie served as HOD until December 2008 when he left UP to become Research Manager at the SA Sugarcane Research Institute. Since January 2011 Charlie is back in Gauteng where he took up a part-time position at UP as Extraordinary Professor in Weed Science.
In the fields of crop production and protection he acts as expert adviser to farmers and industry on issues related to herbicides and weeds management, good agricultural practices (GAP), and supervises postgraduate students at the University.