Monday 21 September 2015

Concurrent Session 1

1100 – 1230 High Yielding Environments Crop Adaptation Managing Pests and Diseases Pasture Breeding Emissions Climate Change Managing Productive and Sustainable Landscapes
Room Plenary Auditorium Tasman A Greenroom Tasman B Tasman C Wellington 1 Wellington 2
 Chair Angela Merry James Hunt  Daniel Tan Bob Reid Carina Moeller Imma Farre Jody Bruce
1100 – 1120 High rainfall zone grains: yield gaps, production trends and opportunities for improvement
Dr Michael Robertson 

Commercial wheat varieties are broadly adapted to time of sowing in Australia

Dr Roger Lawes 

Exotic plant pests – a threat to the sustainability of Australia’s grains industry

Ms Rachel Taylor-Hukins

Summer production of alternative species in comparison to perennial ryegrass and white clover for high input pasture systems

Dr Rowan Smith 

Life Cycle Assessment of Grain Cropping

Dr Aaron Simmons

Cotton production in a changing climate

Dr Michael Bange

Is mosaic irrigation a viable proposition for north Australian beef enterprises?

Mr Neil MacLeod 

1120 – 1140

Crop yield potential limited by nutrient status in the high rainfall zone of Southern Australia

Mr Brendan Christy 

Pushing the limit for water-use efficiency in early-sown canola

Dr John Kirkegaard 

High crown rot risk – should growers plant barley or wheat?

Mr Rick Graham

Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) beat the heat during summer drought in southeast Australian dairying regions?

Mr Adam Langworthy 

Greenhouse Gas mitigation potential and profitability of practices on Australian grain farms

Dr Elizabeth Meier 

Simulation Modelling of Alternative Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation in Rainfed Cropping Systems in North-Western Cambodia

Mr Van Touch

Monitoring impacts from broadscale resource development on surface water flows in agricultural landscapes

Brett Cocks

1140 – 1200

Simulating grain and grazing yield of diverse wheat genotypes in the HRZ

Dr Lindsay Bell

The critical period for yield determination in chickpea

Mr Lachlan Lake 


Managing viral diseases in chickpeas through agronomic practices

Dr Andrew Verrell 

Increasing the seed production of summer-dormant, drought-tolerant cocksfoot

Dr Mark Norton 

N2O mitigation opportunities in subtropical cereal and fibre cropping systems – a modelling approach

Dr Peter J Thorburn 

Impact of projected climates on drought occurrence in the Australian wheatbelt

Dr James Watson 

A synthesis of agronomy for productive, diverse and sustainable landscapes

Dr Guy Roth 

1200 – 1220

Drivers of high yielding irrigated wheat production

Mr Tony Napier

Adapting rain-fed sorghum agronomy to breeding progress – Cropping system model parameterisation

Dr Barbara George-Jaeggli

Fusarium crown rot of wheat – impact on plant available soil water usage

Mr Rick Graham 

Stoloniferous red clover cv. Rubitas is a valuable companion to PRG and phalaris

Ms Brigid Watson

The effect of variable nitrogen fertiliser rates on indirect nitrous oxide emissions and losses from furrow-irrigated cotton production

Miss Yvonne Chang 

Evaluation of a climate model consensus forecast for Victorian farmers, seven years on

Dale Grey

Identifying areas where coal seam gas development may assist agricultural intensification

Mrs Ethel Samalca 

1220 – 1225

The response of hybrid and open-pollinated canola to the environment in southern Australia

Dr Heping Zhang 

Physiological and biochemical attributes of Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz under water stress conditions

Dr Ejaz Waraich 


Comparing within paddock yield variability of perennial ryegrass monocultures and perennial ryegrass, white clover and plantain mixtures using yield mapping

Mr David McLaren 

Potential for summer active grasses to minimise gaseous soil N losses

Dr Matthew McNee 

Different response of soil and crop sequences to climate change in Western Australian mixed farm systems

Dr Afshin Ghahramani 

High intensity, short duration livestock grazing management improves landscape function, and increases species richness and abundance of ground-layer insects on grazing properties of the northern slopes and tablelands of NSW, Australia

Ms Rachel Lawrence 

1225 – 1230 Discussion Discussion Discussion

A preliminary evaluation of alternative annual legume species under grazing on the Southern Tablelands of NSW

Mr Richard Hayes

High nitrous oxide emissions from irrigated maize in northern Victoria

 Mr Roger Armstrong

Discussion Discussion

Concurrent Session 2

1330 – 1500 Yield Gap and Performance Crop Establishment Crop Phenology Pasture Management Pastures and P Nutrient Use And Efficiency Rotations/Canola
Room Plenary Auditorium Greenroom Tasman A Tasman B Tasman C Wellington 1 Wellington 2
 Chair Peter Lane Peter Ball  Yvette Oliver Graeme Blair Matt Harrison Robert Norton  Dale Grey
1330 – 1350

Patterns of dry matter production, allocation and water use in perennial wheat

Professor Len Wade

On-row seeding as a tool for management of water repellent sands

Dr Margaret Roper 

Identifying the optimal flowering period for wheat in Australia: A simulation study

Miss Bonnie Flohr

Lamb growth rates on pasture: assessing options for finishing lambs in spring

Mr Shawn McGrath 

100 Years of superphosphate addition to pasture in an acid soil

Dr Kirsten Barlow 

Recovery of 15N urea fertiliser applied to wheat under different nitrogen (N) management, in the High Rainfall Zone of south western Victoria

Dr Rob Harris 

The effect of agronomic management on gross margins from crop sequences in the high rainfall zone of south western Victoria

Ms Corinne Celestina 

1350 – 1410

Visualizing yield gaps in Australia’s wheat cropping zone

 Mr David Gobbett 

Defining optimum plant population and row configuration for sunflower in northern NSW

Ms Loretta Serafin 

Dry matter partitioning in canola (Brassica napus L.) and the impacts on  grain yeild in the High Rainfall Zone of south-eastern Australia

Ms Penny Riffkin

Economic value of grazing inter-cropping in the high rainfall zone of Southern Australia

Mr Brendan Christy 

Phosphorus efficient pastures: legume root traits for improved nutrient foraging

Rebecca Haling 

Nitrogen use efficiency in summer sorghum grown on clay soils

Professor Mike Bell 

Simulating grain and grazing yield of diverse canola cultivars in the high rainfall zone

Dr John Kirkegaard


Are future yield gains in wheat of 1.5% per year achievable?

Dr Michael Robertson 

Impact of Seeding Density and Time of Sowing on Soybean Productivity in Southern NSW

Mr Mark Richards

Novel wheat genotypes for early sowing across Australian wheat production environments

Dr James Hunt 

Alternate row sowing: a novel approach to maintaining sown spices in mixed pasture swards

 Mr Richard Hayes

Which fertiliser phosphorus management strategy for maximum clover production and fertiliser phosphorus efficiency?

Dr Therese McBeath

Nitrogen removal and use on a long term fertilizer experiment

Dr Robert Norton

Turning sowing times on their head- spring sown winter habit canola and wheat in a mixed farming system

Miss Annieka Paridaen 

1430 – 1435

Yield Performance of Temperate and Tropical Rice Varieties in the Ord

Dr Siva Sivapalan 

Effect of 1 m and 1.5 m row spacing on yield and fibre quality of upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) in Warren, NSW, Australia

Mr Richard Quigley 

Floral initiation in maize is regulated by the growth of leaf primordia

Dr Stephen Ockerby 

The effects of deficit irrigation strategies on soil water content under Lucerne

Dr Mary-Jane Rogers 

Factors affecting pasture productivity in topographically variable landscapes -implications for pasture input management

Dr Belinda Hackney 

Nitrogen use efficiency for pasture production – impact of enhanced efficiency fertilisers and N rate

Dr Helen Suter

Using broadleaf crops to improve wheat grain yield and on farm profitability

Dr Guangdi Li 

1435 – 1440

Biotic and abiotic factors affecting potato yields in Canterbury, New Zealand

Mr Alexandre Michel 

The effect of fertiliser placement and row spacing on plant establishment and grain yield of three broad leaf (Lupinus albus) and three narrow leaf (L. angustifolius) lupin varieties

Mr Eric Koetz 

Effect of anthesis date on grain yield and yield components of wheat – Trangie 2009-2012

Mr Rohan Brill 

Optimising Italian ryegrass sowing rates

Mr Martin Harmer 


Development of nitrogen dilution curves for current Australian wheat varieties

Dr Marianne Hoogmoed 

Planning horizon, commodity price and weed burden influence the number of break crops in a crop sequence

Dr Roger Lawes

1440 – 1445

Source-sink manipulation in canola (Brassica napus L.) indicates that yield is source limited

Dr Heping Zhang 

Does varying sorghum row configuration stratify soil nitrogen?

Ms Loretta Serafin 

Can the duration of the spike construction phase increase the yield of wheat?

Dr Tina Botwright Acuña 

Nitrate and sulphate accumulating shrubs to reduce methane emissions in sheep

Dr Hayley Norman 

Phosphorus efficient pastures: response of alternative legumes to fertiliser application

 Dr Richard Simpson


Achieving modelling of pasture-cropping systems with APSIM and GRAZPLAN

Dr Penny Roberts Craig 

1445 – 1450

Evaluation of commercial rice hybrids under local conditions in Battambang, Cambodia

 A/Prof Daniel Tan  

Extent and Attitudes of Dry Seeding in the Agro Ecological zones of Western Australia

Dr David Minkey 

Phenotypic plasticity of grain yield in oat and its association with agronomic and phenological traits

Dr Mahalakshmi Mahadevan 

Evaluation of short-term fodder options between cropping phases in Tasmania

Mr Geoff Dean 

Phosphorus efficient pastures: variation in mycorrhizal colonisation of subterranean clover

Dr Richard Simpson 


Adding value through pasture and fodder break crops- is the current break crop broken?

Miss Annieka Paridaen 

1450 – 1455 Discussion Discussion

Simulated wheat phenology is improved when local temperature is used

Dr Peter Hayman 

Discussion Discussion Discussion

Farm level considerations of sowing date for canola and wheat

Andrew Fletcher 

1455 – 1500 Discussion Discussion

APSIM Kale appropriately simulates spring and autumn grown forage kale crops in Tasmania

Dr Keith Pembleton 

Discussion Discussion Discussion Discussion