Thursday 24 September 2015

Concurrent Session 5

1100 – 1230 Crop Response to CO2  Crop Breeding Pasture Management Extension and PAR  Weeds, Pests and Disease Irrigation, Water Management  Agricultural Systems Research
Room Tasman A Greenroom Tasman B Tasman C Wellington 1 Wellington 2 Plenary Auditorium
 Chair Victor Sadras Marianne Hoogmoed Peter Lane  James Tyson Tony Butler Michael Bange Michael Battaglia
1100 – 1120

Effects of future atmospheric CO2 concentration on the productivity and nitrogen fixation of pulses under Free Air CO2 Enrichment

Dr Maryse Bourgault 

Studies on barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) in wheat

A/Prof Meixue Zhou 

Influence of winter-grazed dual-purpose wheat and canola crops on the forage availability in a pasture-based system

Dr Cesar S. Pinares-Patino

Drawing together information and practice through integrated on-farm research

Dr Bounthong Bouahom 

Profitable crop sequences to reduce ryegrass seedbank where herbicide resistant ryegrass is a major constraint to the sustainability of cropping systems

Mr Tony Swan 

Effects of Sprinkler irrigation applications during post flowering period on flower development and Pyrethrin accumulation in Pyrethrum

Mrs Dilnee Suraweera

This panel session will engage all participants in a discussion about the challenges of intensifying cool temperate agriculture, and the potential for agricultural systems research to address these challenges.

The scene for a 45 minute discussion will be set by four 10 minute presentations from global, regional and local perspectives.

It builds on field trip 3 – The Midlands.

Click here for a full overview.

The potential of agricultural systems research to support the irrigation-based intensification of Tasmania agriculture

Associate Professor Rohan Nelson

The global experience – the role of systems thinking in the sustainable intensification of cool temperature agriculture

Professor Martin Kropff

Delivering value from agricultural systems research: some examples of success and new challenges for systems modelling

Dr Peter Thorburn

The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited        The New Zealand experience – systems approaches to sustainably intensifying cool temperature agriculture

Dr Jo Sharp

1120 – 1140

Using field-based Canopy EvapoTranspiration and Assimilation (CETA) chambers to assess the impact of climate change on early cotton growth

Miss Katie Broughton 

Grain quality of rainfed rice (Oryza sativa) genotypes in Central Queensland, Australia

Mr Sachesh Silwal

Joining Ewe Lambs on Dual Purpose Canola in Southern Australia

Margaret Raeside

Capacity building and external linkages assist use and integration of technology options for research and development projects

Professor Len Wade

Weed management as a key driver of crop agronomy

Dr Rick Llewellyn

Evaporation and crop transpiration; behind the water use efficiency paradigm

Dr Murray Unkovich 

1140 – 1200

Soil type influences N2 fixation in fieldpeas more than elevated CO2

Dr Roger Armstrong 

Maize yield determination in Northern Region: Hybrid by environment by management interactions

Dr Ariel Ferrante

Changed recommendations for the use of phalaris on acid soils

Mr Richard Hayes

Taking stock of agronomy research in Australia – a bibliometric analysis

James E. Pratley

“Buying a spring” – the water and nitrogen cost of poor fallow weed control

Mr Colin McMaster

Yield advantage and water productivity of maize-mungbean inter-cropping systems in the dry zone of Sri Lanka; a modelling approach

Ruwanga K Amarasingha 

1200 – 1220

Reflectance and fluorescence measurements for wheat traits under elevated CO2

Dr Eileen Perry 

Interaction of Genotype, Environment and Herbicides in wheat (Triticum aestivuum L.) and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) across a range of environments in Australia

Mr David Brunton 

Constraints to greater use of pulses and forage legumes on acid soils of the high rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia – focus groups and a farmer survey

Ms Helen Burns

Crop-topping and desiccation are valuable tools for weed control in pulses

Dr Eric Armstrong

Data requirements for automated model-based control of irrigation and fertiliser application

Dr Alison McCarthy 

1220 – 1225

Influence of nitrogen supply and variety on the grain yield and protein content of wheat under elevated carbon-dioxide

Dr Roger Armstrong 


 Dual-purpose crops: comparison of maternal systems grazing canola or wheat during late pregnancy and lambing then lucerne-based pasture until weaning

Mr Shawn McGrath 

Smallholder farmer innovation. 2.  Facilitating farmer agency through experimentation and learning about cropping systems

Ritesh Pandey

The effect of crop rotations on the incidence of crown rot in wheat

Ms Eleanor Readford

1225 – 1230

Is a reduced-tillering trait (tin) beneficial under elevated CO2 in four FACE environments?

Markus Löw


Utilisation and feed quality of two forage Brassica (Brassica napus) cultivars

James Sewell


Improved early wheat growth after millet and cowpea in the central cropping belt of Western Australia

Dr Matthew McNee 


Concurrent Session 6

1330 – 1500 Management and PGR’S Tropical Pastures Nutrient Processes Nutrient Management 2  Rotations/Legumes Computing and Decision Support
Room Tasman A Tasman B Tasman C Plenary Auditorium Wellington 1 Wellington 2
 Chair John Kirkegaard Lindsay Bell Jim Pratley John Angus Roger Lawes Richard Rawnsley
1330 – 1350

Plant growth regulator use in broad acre crops

Dr Tina Botwright Acuña 

Defining sowing windows for perennial tropical grasses in the low rainfall zone of Australia

Dr Andrew Smith 

Metabolites and biological entities in Victorian dairy farm soils and their relationships to management

Dr Michael Heaven 

Nutrient status of soils and crops in the high rainfall zone of Victoria and South Australia

Ms Penny Riffkin

“On-demand” hardseeded pasture legumes – a paradigm shift in crop-pasture rotations for southern Australian mixed farming systems

Dr Belinda Hackney 

Targeting the subsoil to better manage acidity spatially

Dr Yvette Oliver 

1350 – 1410

Re-evaluating mepiquat chloride use in Bollgard II cotton

Dr Michael Bange 

Improving the reliability of establishing legumes into grass pastures in the sub-tropics

Mr Gavin Peck

Phosphorus requirements for cereals: what role does crop rotation play?

Dr Andreas Neuhaus 

Estimating in-crop Nitrogen mineralisation in dryland cropping systems of southern Australia

Miss Katherine Dunsford 

Legume effects on available soil nitrogen and comparisons of estimates of the apparent mineralisation of legume nitrogen

Dr Mark Peoples 

Lessons from an evaluation of automated bay irrigation of pasture and fodder

Professor Rod Smith 


Management for premium cotton fibre

Dr Robert Long

Factors affecting the adoption of tropical grasses in the Northern Agricultural region of WA

Dr Perry Dolling 

Mycorrhizal status in the rotation: the importance to subsequent cotton establishment

Mr Joe Moore 

Can advances in climate forecasts improve the productive and environmental outcomes from nitrogen fertiliser on wheat? A case study using POAMA for topdressing wheat in South Australia

Dr Peter Hayman

Additional nitrogen mineralisation and crop uptake following tropical forage legumes is lower if shoot biomass is removed

Miss Skye Gabb

1430 – 1435

Thin oxodegradable film and profile soil water under cotton

Dr Michael Bange

Medics in southern Queensland: Effects of sowing method, weed control and phosphorus application on plant population and biomass

Joe O’Reagain 

Identification of the critical factors of System of Rice Intensification (SRI) for maximizing Boro rice yield in Bangladesh

Dr Md. Abu Bakar Siddique Sarker 

A simple framework for profitable fertiliser use under risk and soil constraints

Dr Imma Farre 

Evaluation of APSIM to simulate nitrogen fixation and uptake in diverse legume species across Australia

Dr Chao Chen

Managing seasonal variability with soil moisture monitoring devices

Dale Boyd

1435 – 1440

Improved temperature for maize growth using clear polymer film

Mr Michael Tarbath 

Evaluation of temperate legumes for use in tropical perennial grass pastures in central western NSW

Mr Ian Toole 

In situ acidulation of rock phosphate

Mr Watson Matamwa

High yielding wheat in the northern region: impact of nitrogen fertilisation on grain yield and quality in modern cultivars

Dr Ariel Ferrante 

Model-based evaluation of yield performance and agronomic options for lupins in the southern wheatbelt, Western Australia

Dr Chao Chen

Developing a profit-risk decile calculator to capture farm risk

Ms Jackie Ouzman 

1440 – 1445

Drivers of high yielding irrigated canola production

Mr Tony Napier

Nitrogen fertiliser may pay on tropical grass pastures

Mr Stuart Buck


Profit and risk in dryland cropping: seasonal forecasts and fertiliser management

Dr Peter McIntosh 

The residual N benefits of temporary intercropping field pea with wheat

Andrew Fletcher 

Improved testing of soil water balance models; an example using APSIM

Dr Brett Robinson 

1445 – 1450

Maize (Zea mays L.) productivity as influenced by sowing date and nitrogen fertiliser rate at Melkassa, Ethiopia: parameterisation and evaluation of APSIM-Maize

Mr Tewodros Mesfin

Is summer sowing as effective as winter sowing for introducing serradella into subtropical perennial grass pastures?

Dr Perry Dolling

Phosphorus fertiliser requirements of rice under alternate wetting and drying irrigation in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta

Miss Leah Garnett 

Nitrogen Management: do barley varieties respond differently to Nitrogen?

Claire Browne 

 A desktop analysis of the economics of fixed N in Australian dryland cropping rotations

Andrew Fletcher 

IrriSAT – weather based scheduling and benchmarking technology

Janelle Montgomery

1450 – 1455

What are the effects of chlormequat and trinexapac-ethyl alone or in combination on lodging, height and yield of winter wheat in Tasmania?

Dr Angela Merry 

An analysis of R, D & E needs of cropping rotations with kikuyu pastures on the south coast of Western Australia

Dr Perry Dolling 

Response of the DCAD of plantain to potassium fertilisation

Dr Keith Pembleton 

Discussion Discussion  Discussion
1455 – 1500

Response to metsulfuron-methyl and dicamba in wheat (Triticum aestivuum L.) and barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cultivars

Mr David Brunton 


Brown manuring pulses on acidic soils in southern NSW – is it worth it?

Dr Eric Armstrong 

Effect of water availability and nitrogen source on wheat growth and nitrogen-use efficiency

Dr Tina Acuña

Discussion  Discussion