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Sunday 24 September 2017

16:00 Registration Desk Opens
18:00 – 20:00

Welcome Reception

Exhibition Hall, Mercure Ballarat

Monday 25 September 2017

07:30 Registration

Convention Centre 1 – Opening Plenary

Overview, Doing more with less

Session Chair Dr Chris Korte
President, Agronomy Australia
08:30

Welcome to Country

Wadawurrung Elder

08:45

Official Conference Opening

Dr Chris Korte

08:50

Conference Partner Presentation 

Jan Edwards, Senior Regional Manager, GRDC

09:00

Doing More with Less – or More with More? The future of smallholder farming in Africa

Professor Ken Giller, Professor of Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University

09:45

Competition, consolidation and computer algorithms: Spelling the end of agronomy as we know it?

Mick Keogh, Commissioner, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

10:30 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
Conservatory Room
Pastures breeding and climate variability
Eureka Ballroom
Crop physiology
Convention Centre 1
Enabling technologies
Session Chair Mary-Jane Rogers
Agriculture Victoria
Dr Garry O’Leary
Agriculture Victoria
A/Prof. Peter Dahlhaus
Federation University Australia
11:00

The Australian Pastures Genebank – A short history and update of progress

Rowan Smith

Selecting a wheat or barley variety for phosphorus efficiency or yield potential – which one is the winner?

Dr Sean Mason

Estimating changes in Plant Available Soil Water in broadacre cropping in Australia

Dr David Freebairn

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11:15

Matching future ryegrass selection to climate trends in South West Victoria

Anthony Leddin

CO2-induced microclimate changes help wheat to adapt to future climates

Dr Markus Löw

Precision irrigation: trials to assess impacts on crop yield

Dr Carolyn Hedley

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11:30

Importance of extreme climate events on annual pasture production in south eastern Australia

Ruchika Sandaruwan Perera

The effects of wheat seed quality are greatest in high yielding environments

Associate Professor Glenn McDonald

Prospects for perennial grains in Australian farming systems – an overview

Richard Hayes

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11:45

Seasonal climate forecasts and pasture growth in northern Australia

Dr Jaclyn Brown

LINTUL-POTATO model revisited

Dr Juliano Salgado de Oliveira

Development of weed identifier mobile application for Cambodian rice farmers

Yehezkiel Henson

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12:00

Coumestrol content of lucerne under drought stress

Rachel Lilian Fields

Improving the relationships used to define frost damage to wheat in crop models

Dr Kirsten Barlow

Spatial grazing in mixed farming systems: the potential for virtual fencing

Dr Rick Llewellyn

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12:15

Short Oral Presentation

Discontinued legume trials yield potentially valuable genotypes

Chris Gardiner

Short Oral Presentation

Differences in yield physiology in wheat cultivars grown under frost-prone field conditions in Southern Australia

Dr Ariel Ferrante

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12:20

Short Oral Presentation

A genomic selection training population for phalaris: genetic composition and seasonal yield at Canberra

Dr Richard Culvenor

Short Oral Presentation

Wheat morphological defoliation regimes and regrowth potential

Tahseen Zeb

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12:25

Short Oral Presentation

Screening for waterlogging tolerance in strawberry clover and other perennial legumes

Kristy Stevenson

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12:30 Lunch in the Exhibition Area

 

Conservatory Room
Nutrient management
Eureka Ballroom
Crop physiology and breeding
Convention Centre 1
Climate change
Victoria Room 2
Soil management and constraints
Session Chair Claire Browne
Birchip Cropping Group
Sam Bald
Landmark 
Glenn Fitzgerald
Agriculture Victoria
Prof. Roger Armstrong
Agriculture Victoria
13:30

Chickpea root proliferation resulting from deep banded phosphorus in a northern NSW Vertosol

Dr Timothy Weaver

Nitrogen translocation to grain in wheat under elevated carbon dioxide: Why our models need amendment

Dr Garry O’Leary

Least cost greenhouse gas abatement – opportunities in Australian grain farms

Dr Peter Thorburn

Stratification of acidity in the shallow soil surface – experiences in the cropping areas of southern and central NSW

Helen Burns

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13:45

What are the limiting nutrients for crops of high yield potential in the South East of South Australia?

Amanda Pearce

Agronomic and physiological responses of wheat grown in split-column under elevated CO2

Shihab Uddin

Whatever happened to dryland salinity? A review of the Australian salinity agenda, with considerations for sustainable production management activities and climate change

Dr Glen Bann

The need for a long-term field experiment to manage subsoil acidity

Dr Guangdi Li

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14:00

Zinc fertilization improves the aerobic rice productivity

Dr Naeem Sarwar

Does crop duration at measurement affect transpiration efficiency estimates for wheat?

Andrew Fletcher

Pastures for greenhouse gas abatement in dryland cropping and livestock systems

Dr Elizabeth Meier

Effectiveness of common brown manures and Ca(NO3)2 in ameliorating acid soils

Dr Clayton Butterly

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14:15

Sulfur availability from elemental S coated fertilisers

Professor Graeme Blair

Phenotypic plasticity of yield components in oat (Avena sativa L.)

Dr Mahalakshmi Mahadevan

Can we enhance soil carbon sequestration with melanised root-associated fungi?

Yvonne Chang

Nitrogen translocation efficiency in wheat depends on N sources and tillage practices

Associate Professor Ahmad Khan

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14:30

Short Oral Presentation

Waterlogging effects during cotton boll development on P and K dynamics in the soil and plant

Professor Graeme Blair

Lysenko’s error about crop growth and development

Dr John Angus

Application of the FAO Model Aquacrop for estimating crop yield under conditions of soil water deficit stress in the Cambodian lowlands

Layheang Song

Quantifying benefits of pH mapping technology and variable rate liming versus blanket rate approaches

Brendan Torpy

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14:45

Short Oral Presentation

Can leaf architecture improve crop biomass and yield in wheat?

Dr Angela Merry

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Reduced nodulation of faba bean on acidic soils; the role of topsoil pH stratification

Helen Burns

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14:50

Short Oral Presentation

Dry matter production of winter wheat does not increase after application of gibberellic acid

Dr Angela Merry

Short Oral Presentation

Interactive effects of liming and straw retention on yield and nitrogen uptake in a double rice-cropping system

Dr Shan Huang

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15:00 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
  Conservatory Room
Pastures and productive landscapes
Eureka Ballroom
Cropping systems
Convention Centre 1
Crops and technology 
Victoria Room 2
Soil management and constraints
Session Chair David Chapman
Dairy NZ
Kaara Klepper
GRDC
Kirsten Barlow
Agriculture Victoria
Prof. Graeme Blair
University of New England
15:30

The potential for summer active perennial grasses to improve soil biological health in mixed farming systems

Dr Gupta Vadakattu

Shifting the production systems from crop-pasture rotation to continuous cropping decrease soil quality and attainable wheat yield

Professor Oswaldo  Ernst

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Frost response in wheat

Dr James Nuttall

Can subsoil amelioration improve the productivity of grain production in medium-high rainfall environments?

Professor Roger Armstrong

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 15:45

Strategies to enhance perennial ryegrass persistence over summer

Dr Mary-Jane Rogers

Broadleaf break crops improve the profitability of low rainfall crop sequences

Michael Moodie

Evaluating canopy reflectance for assessment of frost damage in wheat

Dr Eileen Perry

Nitrogen fertility drives the crop response to subsoil manuring

Corinne Celestina

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 16:00

Effect of basal frequency on phalaris (Phalaris aquatica) pasture production

Dr Jeff Mccormick

The effect of grazing and burning stubbles on wheat yield and soil mineral nitrogen in a canola-wheat-wheat crop sequence in SNSW

Tony Swan

Site-specific irrigation using automated control and machine vision for horticulture crops in Queensland and New Zealand

Dr Alison Mccarthy

Decreasing subsoil constraints with topsoil slotting plates

Wayne Parker

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 16:15

A snapshot of pastures in the mixed-farming zone

Dr Jeff Mccormick

Extending the understanding of break crop sequences in the low rainfall region of south eastern Australia

Dr Penny Roberts

Proximal sensors to detect fungal disease in chickpea and faba bean

Ashley Wallace

Short Oral Presentation

Tillage and gypsum to address a surface soil constraint

Dr Michael Braunack

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 16:30

Using seasonal climate forecasts to predict pasture growth rates

Dr Matthew Harrison

A paradigm shift in farming systems experimentation: deploying a rule-based approach

Dr Lindsay Bell

Infrared Spectroscopy – moving from the laboratory to the field

Dr Sean Mason

Short Oral Presentation

16:20

Cost-effectiveness of combinations of clay spreading and strategic tillage for management of repellent soils: first year results from a site in Moora, WA

Giacomo Betti

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 16:45

Short Oral Presentation

Pasture cropping sensitivity analysis: Selecting crop and pasture species, and management practices for Western Australia

Dr Perry Dolling

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Can systems performance be improved by modifying farming systems in Queensland?

Jayne Gentry

Short Oral Presentation

Estimating nitrogen concentration with a portable field fluorometer

Dr Eileen Perry

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 16:50

Short Oral Presentation

From establishment to re-establishment: a field evaluation of sub clover cultivars

Teresa Lewis

Short Oral Presentation

Spectral methods for quantifying seed colour change in maturing Canola for time of windrowing decisions

Katherine Fuhrmann

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 16:55

Short Oral Presentation

Prospects for improving the performance of mixed pasture swards by spatially separating components in drill rows

Richard Hayes

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17:00 The AW Howard Memorial Trust Oration
Convention Centre 1
Domestication of pasture and forage legumes for Australian Farming Systems; a personal perspective\Dr Mike EwingRefreshments will be served in the Exhibition area following the Oration.
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18:00 – 19:30 RAID Networking Event
Billy’s Bistro Mercure Ballarat
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Tuesday 26 September 2017

08:00 The Australian Society of Agronomy Inc. Annual General Meeting Breakfast
Convention Centre 2
08:45 Registration
Convention Centre 1 – Plenary Session
Doing more with less – Systems management
Session Chair Charlie Walker
Incitec Pivot Fertilisers
09:10

Doing more for the environment with lower inputs in pasture-based livestock systems: does this always lead to lower outputs?

David Chapman, Principal Scientist, Feed and Farm Systems at Dairy NZ

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09:50

Professional agronomists helping farmers do more with less in North America and Australia

Dr Tom Jensen, Director, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), North America

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10:30 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
Conservatory Room
Pastures and nutrient management
Eureka Ballroom
Wheat management
Convention Centre 1
Managing productive and sustainable landscapes
Victoria Room 2
Crops and climate variability
Session Chair Dr Rowan Smith
University of Tasmania
Dr James Hunt
La Trobe University
Dr Elizabeth Meier
CSIRO Agriculture & Food
Dr Eileen Perry
Agriculture Victoria
11:00

Nitrogen fixation by subterranean clover in southern Western Australia

Dr Perry Dolling

Introduction of EWG Wheat Agronomy

Dr John Kirkegaard

Fodder shrubs – an option for improving conception rates and welfare in ewes

Dr Susan Low

Opportunities for irrigated pasture and broadacre crops using climate projections for the Meander Valley and Southern Midlands, Tasmania

David Phelan

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11:15

Nodules or not – a survey of pasture legume nodulation in central and southern NSW

Dr Belinda Hackney

Assessment of the relationship between canopy growth and development with water use in wheat using contrasting cultivars and management strategies

Dr Bangyou Zheng

Dual-purpose cropping: changes in pasture availability and composition from incorporating dual-purpose crops into a Tablelands pasture system

Dr Shawn McGrath

Can linking a climate model to a crop model, provide useful predictions of yield potential?

Dr Jaclyn Brown

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11:30

Low cost pasture legume establishment for sandy soils in the Victorian Mallee

Roy Latta

Multiple resources limitation and its impact on resource use efficiency and yield gaps of cereal crops under Mediterranean conditions

Dr Mariano Cossani

Short Oral Presentation

Dual-purpose barley as a risk management tool for mixed livestock enterprises in Western Australia

Dr Sarita Bennett

Effect of climate variability on Australian dryland cotton yield

Dr Muhuddin Anwar

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11:45

Prospects for more phosphorus efficient subterranean clover

Dr Rebecca Haling

Improving wheat growth and nitrogen-use efficiency under waterlogged conditions

Associate Professor Tina Acuna

Short Oral Presentation

11:35

Effect of reduced deficit irrigation and split urea application on N2O production and emissions

Dr Hizbullah Jamali

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12:00

The complementary phosphorus acquisition strategies of interplanted subterranean clover and white lupin increase sward yield in low phosphorus soil

Dr Adeline Becquer

Short Oral Presentation

Estimating yield gaps in rainfed wheat caused by a nitrogen fertilizer deficiency in Western Australia in 2015

Dr Chao Chen

Short Oral Presentation

11:40

DMPP reduced nitrous oxide emissions, but did not improve grain yield

Dr Guangdi Li

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12:15

Short Oral Presentation

Amino Acids: A short-term Nitrogen source for establishing irrigated pastures

Brigid Watson

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12:20

Short Oral Presentation

Yields of Trifolium pasture cultivars, but not Ornithopus cultivars, are increased by addition of N, S and K on a dairy farm soil high in P in the Peel Harvey coastal plain, Western Australia

Associate Professor Megan Ryan

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12:25

Short Oral Presentation

Response of white clover (Trifolium repens) varieties and ecotypes to phosphorus on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales

Professor Graeme Blair

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12:30 Lunch in the Exhibition Area
Conservatory Room
Farm business and practice change
Eureka Ballroom
Wheat management
Convention Centre 1
Crops nutrition
Victoria Room 2
Crops, weeds, pests and diseases
Session Chair Prof. James Pratley
Charles Sturt University
Dr James Hunt
La Trobe University
Dr Robert Norton
International Plant Nutrition Institute
Dr Susan Sprague
CSIRO Agriculture & Food
13:30

Farm4Prophet: 2. Assessing environmental risk of changes to farm management

Dr Zvi Hochman

Optimising sowing time in frost prone environments is key to unlocking yield potential of wheat

Brenton Leske

Saving N for a rainy day: Nitrogen management after a dry finish

Claire Browne

Using time of sowing of wheat and pre-emergent herbicides to control annual ryegrass (Lolium rigidum)

Dr Christopher Preston

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13:45

Determining critical farm management decision points to improve agro- meteorology research and extension; an example of utilisation of seasonal climate forecasts in farm decision making

Rebecca Darbyshire

Managing frost and heat risk using wheat variety mixtures

Dr Andrew Fletcher

Effect of nitrogen fertiliser application strategy in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) on nitrogen dynamics under elevated CO2

Osmin Torres Gutierrez

Weed seed bank management is even more critical in bromegrass than ryegrass

Dr Roger Lawes

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14:00

The effect of cover crops on physical, chemical and microbial properties and baby leaf spinach yield

Adam Harber

Winter is coming: the potential for a fast winter wheat to stabilise flowering and maximise yield in southern and Western Australia

Bonnie Flohr

Improving nitrogen fertiliser use efficiency in wheat using mid-row banding

Graeme Sandral

Increasing weed competition with competitive barley cultivars

Linda Walters

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14:15

Evaluating the role of forage shrubs in filling feedgaps – application of a feed demand tool

Dr Penny Roberts

Do long season wheat cultivars maximise yield potential under irrigation in subtropical Australia?

Dr Allan Peake

A new rainfall adjusted nitrogen nutrition index looks promising to assess the risk of achieving desired key performance indicators for wheat production in Western Australia

Dr Andreas Neuhaus

Short Presentation

Using sowing direction and row spacing for brome grass (Bromus diandrus) management in the Mallee

Kelly Angel

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14:30

Short Oral Presentation

Herbaceous forage legume adoption trajectories in Eastern Indonesia

Debora Kana Hau

SOWMAN: Sowing management for minimizing the risk of frost and head damage

Felicity Harris

Split application of nitrogen can reduce biomass but maintain yield in maize in northern NSW

Loretta Serafin

Short Oral Presentation

14:20

Influence of elevated [CO¬2] on competition between annual ryegrass and wheat under water deficit: biomass production and total antioxidant defence response

Dr Nimesha Fernando

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14:45

Short Oral Presentation

Can current commercial wheat cultivars be exploited for early sowing in Western Australia?

Brenda Shackley

Constraints to improving nitrogen fixation in chickpea in the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar

Dr Matthew Denton

Short Oral Presentation

14:25pm

Spraying cold herbicide in the heat – Does it affect ryegrass?

Aaron Preston

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15:00 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
Conservatory Room
Crop agronomy
Eureka Ballroom
Crop physiology and breeding
Convention Centre 1
Crops nutrition
Session Chair Ashley Wallace
Agriculture Victoria
Dr Victor Sadras
South Australian Research & Development Institute
Jack Daniel
Elders
15:30

Re-evaluating seed colour change in canola to improve harvest management decisions

Rick Graham

Matching radiation characteristics with crop architecture to maximise radiation-use efficiency in the high rainfall zone

Dr Malcolm McCaskill

Mixed results on grain yield from deep-placement of P in southern Queensland

Dr David Lester

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15:45

Understanding the importance of matching sorghum hybrids and agronomy to site and seasonal conditions

Dr Simon Clarke

Associations between yield, intercepted radiation and radiation use efficiency in chickpea

Dr Lachlan Lake

Do differences in yield components explain poor grain yield responses to Phosphorus fertiliser?

Katherine Dunsford

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16:00

Achieving 4 t/ha of irrigated canola in southern NSW

Luke Gaynor

Screening chickpea for adaptation to water stress: Associations between yield and crop growth rate

Dr Lachlan Lake

Mycorrhizal inoculants for cotton: Doing less with more

Dr Joe Moore

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16:15

Optimum density and optimum seed rate for canola in Western Australia: how important are they and what factors affect them?

Dr Bob French

Does available water buffer transient heat stress effects in lentil?

Audrey Delahunty

Short Oral Presentation

Effect of Urea, Humax and Rhizobium japonicum on yield of Soybeans

Dr Hamid Hatami

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16:30

Short Oral Presentation

Is gibberellic acid application a useful tool for increasing the grazing value of oats in the Victorian Mallee?

Genevieve Clarke

Nitrogen fixation and allocation of lentils subjected to heat stress under higher atmospheric CO2 concentration

Shahnaj Parvin

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16:45

Short Oral Presentation

Increasing seed yield in Papaver somniferum L. with the use of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.)

Dr Angela Merry

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Impact of sowing date on phenology and yield of lentil and faba bean

Dr Mariano Cossani

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17:00 – 18:00

Donald Oration

Fifty Years in Pursuit of Agricultural Sustainability – an ever ‘Moving Target’

Professor Timothy Reeves

Convention Centre 1

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19:15 – 23:15 Conference Dinner & Young Agronomist Award & Fellowship of The Australian Society of Agronomy Inc
Convention Centre 2

Wednesday 27 September 2017

08:00 Registration
Convention Centre 1 – Plenary Session
Doing more with less
Session Chair Stephen Loss
GRDC
08:30

The role of agronomy in a technical world

Dr Cynthia Grant, Soil Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre (Retired)

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09:10

Incremental transformation – success from system synergy

Dr John Kirkegaard, Farming Systems Agronomist, CSIRO

09:50

Staying profitable with the declining terms of trade – Can growers survive the pressures ahead in Australian mixed cropping systems?

Bill Long, Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Ag Consulting Co

10:30 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
Conservatory Room
Pasture management
Eureka Ballroom
Crops physiology and breeding
Convention Centre 1
Enabling and disruptive technologies
Victoria Room 2
Mid-row Banding of N fertiliser
Session Chair A/Prof. Megan Ryan
University of Western Australia
A/Prof. Daniel Rodriguez
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Dr Angela Clough
Agriculture Victoria
Dr Robert Norton
International Plant Nutrition Institute
11:00

Impact of fall dormancy rating on phenological development of regrowth lucerne

Hung T Ta

Selection for yield increased nitrogen-water co-limitation, NUE and WUE in Australian wheat

Dr Mariano Cossani

Towards data democracy in digital agriculture

Associate Professor Peter Dahlhaus

11:00 – 11:10

Canadian experience with banding of N fertiliser

Dr Cynthia Grant 

 

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11:15

Intraspecific and interspecific crossing of Desmanthus yields new and novel plants

Dr Peter Stuart

Genetic yield progress in popular SNSW bread wheat cultivars from 1901-2014

Dr James Hunt

Estimation of canopy height using an unmanned aerial vehicle in the field during wheat growth season

Bangyou Zheng

11:10 – 11:20

Adoption and performance of N-banding in Canada

Dr Tom Jensen

 

 

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11:30

Producer perceptions of feedbase limitations to livestock production and requirements for amelioration

Dr Belinda Hackney

Linkages between wheat development and growth: it’s in the genes

Dr Felicity Harris

CropARM: An agronomic support tool assisting Tasmanian farmers’ for rainfed and irrigated wheat production

Maria Eugênia Richter

11:20 – 11:30

Previous research on mid-row banding in Australia

Dr John  Angus

 

 

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11:45

Subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L.) seed germination responses to temperature and water potential

Shirin Sharifiamina

Is Vrn-H1 a missed opportunity for southern Australian barley growers?

Kenton Porker

SoilWaterApp – monitoring soil water made easy

Dr David Freebairn

11:30 – 11:40

In-crop midrow banding

Ashley Wallace

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12:00

Perennial pasture leys enhance soil health compared to continuous cropping

Dr Lindsay Bell

Short Oral Presentation

Effect of Earliness per se gene on selected kernel physical traits in barley

Dr Matthew Harrison

An Evaluation of BOOSTER-Mag™ in Field Processing Tomato Production

Robert Van Merkestein

11:40 – 11:50

One-pass midrow banding at sowing

Graeme Sandral

 

 

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12:15

Short Oral Presentation

The potential for tedera (Bituminaria bituminosa var. albomarginata) in mixed farming systems

Dr Chao Chen

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Simplifying farm system modelling outputs via user experience methods

Vicki Lane

11:50 – 12:00

Three years experiments in southwestern NSW

Leigh Vial

 

 

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12:20

Short Oral Presentation

Subterranean clover response to different herbicide applications

Teresa Lewis

12:00 – 12:10

Banding experiments in Western Australia

James Easton

 

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12:20

Short Oral Presentation

The effect of sowing method, seed rate, planting time and weed management on the establishment of introduced herbaceous legumes in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Dr Jacob Nulik

12:10 – 12:30

General Discussion

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12:30 Lunch in the Exhibition Area
Conservatory Room
Farm business and practice change
Eureka Ballroom
Crops physiology and breeding
Convention Centre 1
Weeds, pests and diseases
Session Chair Deb Slinger
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Dr Tony Fischer
CSIRO
Katherine Dunsford
Agriculture Victoria
13:30

Explaining differences between sorghum fields: Do we need to reconsider extension topics?

Caspar Roxburgh

Elevated [CO2] and warmer temperatures differentially affect the growth and physiology of an older and modern cotton genotype

Dr Katie Broughton

Glyphosate residues in Australian soils and implications for crop growth

Associate Professor Terry Rose

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13:45

Agriculture – from macho to gender equity

Professor James Pratley

Stress-induced fruit abscission in cotton and role of ethylene

Dr Najeeb Ullah

Early-flowering canola – what is the blackleg risk?

Dr Susan Sprague

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14:00

Farm4Prophet: Managing whole farm business risk in Australia

Tim Mcclelland

Assessment of individual fruit maturation (boll) period in modern cotton systems

Dr Michael Bange

Viruses in spring-sown dual-purpose canola in the high rainfall zone of southern Victoria

Frank Henry

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14:15

Whole farm impacts of forage legumes in smallholder crop-livestock systems

Skye Gabb

Yield and yield stability in canola (Brassica napus L.)

Dr Heping Zhang

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14:30

Short Oral Presentation

Implementing a ‘real industry technology learning systems’ module in agronomy at university

Dr Richard  Flavel

Optimal flowering periods for canola in eastern Australia

Dr Julianne Lilley

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14:45

Short Oral Presentation

Rice stubble: Allelopathic effect on cotton

Vincent West

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14:50

Short Oral Presentation

Seedling emergence of wheat varieties under different surface crust condition in sodic soils

Monia Anzooman

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14:55

Short Oral Presentation

The effect of anti-stress compounds (Botamisol) on reducing the damage caused by drought stress in safflower

Dr Vahid Jajarmi

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15:00 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
Convention Centre 1 – Plenary Session
Doing more with less
Session Chair Dr Robert Norton
International Plant Nutrition Institute
15:30

Towards a new food system assessment: AgMIP coordinated global and regional assessments of climate change and food security

Dr Peter Thorburn, CSIRO Agriculture and Food

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16:10

Doing more with less, or coping with excess?

Caroline Welsh, Chairman, Birchip Cropping Group (BCG)

16:30

More from Less – “The changing landscape for Australian dairy production”

Tom Acocks, Dairy Farmer

16:50

Conference Highlights

Tim Reeves, Chair, Agriculture Forum, Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

17:10 Closing issues and the next conference
17:30 Conference Close

Thursday 28 September 2017

08:00 – 08:30 Field Trip Briefing
Eureka Ballroom, Mercure Ballarat
08:30 – 15:30

Field Trips

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