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Tina Acuna

Associate Professor in Crop Science
Deputy Associate Dean Learning & Teaching

Room 304, Life Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7507 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7444 (fax)

Tina.Acuna@utas.edu.au

Associate Professor Tina Acuña is the Deputy Associate Dean Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at the University of Tasmania. She teaches and undertakes research in high rainfall cropping systems in the Agriculture and Food Systems discipline in the School of Land and Food. Tina led the development of national Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for Agriculture in higher education. She was the recipient of an Australian Award: Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2016.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDGrowth and quality of green tea (Camellia sinensis var sinensis)University of TasmaniaAustralia1997
BAgrSc(Hons) University of TasmaniaAustralia1994
Grad Cert Uni LT University of TasmaniaAustralia2009

Biography

Tina graduated with undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Agricultural Science from the University of Tasmania. She subsequently undertook postdoctoral fellowships with CSIRO Plant Industry in Perth, Western Australia, and at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. A research fellowship followed at the University of Western Australia. Her research in this period focused on the response of cereals to drought.

The offer of a lectureship in Crop Science drew Tina home to Tasmania in 2007. Since then, her research has focused on yield improvement of grain crops in high rainfall farming systems. Along the way, Tina has developed a complementary interest in the scholarship of learning and teaching, and has led the development of national Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for Agriculture. Funded by the Office for Learning and Teaching, this project has been undertaken in collaboration with three interstate universities and involved consultation with academics, students and industry across Australia. The standards are endorsed by the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture and were officially launched in March 2015. The standards aim to help universities design and deliver programs that meet agreed standards, attract more students and produce skilled graduates.

Research Themes

Tina's research aligns to the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. This includes research in:

  • Evaluating physiological traits to improve yield of cereal crops in the High Rainfall Zone of Australia
  • Improving the water-use efficiency of rainfed and irrigated cereal crops in Tasmania
  • Evaluating the ability of cereal roots to grow in hard and compacted soil

Tina also has a strong research interest in education, and led the national project that developed Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for Agriculture in higher education.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • 2015: International Society for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching
  • 2014-present: Association for Tertiary Education Management
  • 2013-present: The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • 2011-present: Science and Mathematics Network of Australian University Educators
  • 1999-present: Australian Society of Agronomy
  • 1999-present: Australian Society of Plant Physiologists

Teaching

Crop Science, Agronomy, Sustainability, Cereals

Teaching expertise

Tina teaches in a range of topics including Sustainability, Crop Production and Agronomy from first through to the final year of the agriculture courses. She applies her research in academic standards and assessment in education to teaching, with the aim of improving the learning outcomes of her students. In her current capacity, Tina is:

  • Unit Coordinator: KLA115, KLA257, KLA331
  • Chair of the School of Land and Food Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Deputy Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Contribution to Learning and Teaching, 2014 (UTAS)
  • Australian Award: Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, 2016 (National)

Teaching responsibility

Research Appointments

  • 2015: Chair Editorial Committee, Australian Society of Agronomy Conference 2015
  • 2014: External Expert, Review of BAgriSci, Massey University
  • 2014: Assessor, Office for Learning and Teaching
  • 2013-present: Associate Editor, Plant Production Science
  • 2013: External PhD examiner, University of Western Australia
  • 2013: National priority setting for grain production in the high rainfall zone for the Primary Industry Standing Committee
  • 2008-present: Associate Editor, Crop and Pasture Science

Research Invitations

  • 2015: Conference and Focus Group Discussion for Agrotechnology Education and Research in Indonesia
  • 2014: ComBio Conference: Australian Society for Plant Scientists, Canberra
  • 2014: AgInstitute, 'Responding to Change' Clare, SA
  • 2014: Australian Council of Deans of Science Learning and Teaching Conference
  • 2014: GRDC Crop Updates, Adelaide, SA
  • 2012: GRDC Crop Updates, Campbell Town, TAS

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Expertise

Research in Environment, Resources and Sustainability:

  • Evaluating of physiological traits to improve yield of cereal crops in the High Rainfall Zone of Australia
  • Improving the water-use efficiency of rainfed and irrigated cereal crops in Tasmania
  • Evaluating the ability of cereal roots to grow in hard and compacted soil

Research in education:

  • Development of national Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for Agriculture in higher education

Collaboration

Associate Professor Tina Acuña's research collaborations include CSIRO, Charles Sturt University, Department of Environment, Land, Climate Change and Water (Victoria), SARDI and Southern Farming Systems. Her teaching collaborations include the University of Adelaide, Charles Sturt University and the University of Western Sydney.

Fields of Research

  • Agronomy (070302)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Horticultural Crop Growth and Development (070601)
  • Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology (070303)
  • Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105)
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070199)
  • Land Capability and Soil Degradation (050302)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
  • Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070305)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (070399)
  • Horticultural Production (070699)
  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Agricultural Land Management (070101)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education (130301)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079999)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.) (079901)
  • Agricultural Production Systems Simulation (070103)

Research Objectives

  • Wheat (820507)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Rice (820402)
  • Barley (820501)
  • Canola (820502)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Vegetables (820215)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Grain Legumes (820503)
  • Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba) (820303)
  • Pedagogy (930201)
  • Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (961202)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Winter Grains and Oilseeds (820599)
  • Curriculum (930399)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Plant Product, Traceability and Quality Assurance (excl. Forest Products) (829902)
  • Maize (820401)
  • School/Institution (930499)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (970107)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management (960905)
  • Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability (960311)
  • Oats (820506)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)

Publications

Total publications

149

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014BookBotwright Acuna TL, Able AJ, Kelder J, Bobbi P, Guisard Y, et al., 'Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Agriculture', Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, Australia, pp. 27. ISBN 978-1-74361-984-1 (2014) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Kelder J; Bobbi P; Doyle R; Meinke H

2013Journal ArticleBotwright Acuna TL, Wade L, 'Use of genotype environment interactions to understand rooting depth and the ability of wheat to penetrate hard soils', Annals of Botany, 112, (2) pp. 359-368. ISSN 0305-7364 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcs251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2008Journal ArticleBotwright Acuna TL, Lafitte HR, Wade LJ, 'Genotype x environment interactions for grain yield of upland rice backcross lines in diverse hydrological environments', Field Crops Research, 108, (2) pp. 117-125. ISSN 0378-4290 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2008.04.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 18

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2005Journal ArticleBotwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'Influence of the gibberellin-sensitive Rht8 semidwarf gene on leaf anatomy and seedling vigour in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)', Annals of Botany, 95, (4) pp. 631-639. ISSN 0305-7364 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mci069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 52

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2002Journal ArticleBotwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'Field evaluation of early vigour for genetic improvement of grain yield in wheat', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 53 pp. 1137-1145. ISSN 0004-9409 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AR02007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 81Web of Science - 75

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Journal Article

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2017Almajmaie A, Hardie M, Acuna T, Birch CJ, 'Evaluation of methods for determining soil aggregate stability', Soil and Tillage Research, 167 pp. 39-45. ISSN 0167-1987 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2016.11.003 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Almajmaie A; Hardie M; Birch CJ

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2017Almajmaie A, Hardie M, Doyle R, Birch C, Acuna T, 'Influence of soil properties on the aggregate stability of cultivated sandy clay loams', Journal of Soils and Sediments, 17, (3) pp. 800-809. ISSN 1439-0108 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11368-016-1568-1 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Almajmaie A; Hardie M; Doyle R

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2017Odokonyero K, Acuna TB, Cardoso JA, Jimenez JD, Rao IM, et al., 'Potential role of fungal endophytes in biological nitrification inhibition in Brachiaria grass species', Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, 5, (2) Article 1000191. ISSN 2329-9029 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4172/2329-9029.1000191 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Odokonyero K, Acuna TB, Cardoso JA, Jimenez JD, Rao IM, 'Effect of endophyte association with Brachiaria species on shoot and root morpho-physiological responses under drought stress', Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, 5, (1) Article 1000190. ISSN 2329-9029 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4172/2329-9029.1000190 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Lisson SN, Tarbath M, Corkrey R, Pinkard EA, Laycock B, et al., 'Ambient climate and soil effects on the headspace under clear mulch film', Agricultural Systems, 142 pp. 41-50. ISSN 0308-521X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2015.11.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Tarbath M; Corkrey R

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2016Botwright Acuna T, McDonald G, Kelder J-C, Able AJ, 'Implementing the threshold learning outcomes for agriculture at two Australian universities', Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, 7, (1) pp. 2-21. ISSN 1838-3815 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Kelder J-C

2016Odokonyero K, Botwright Acuna T, Cardoso JA, de la Cruz Jimenez J, Rao IM, 'Fungal endophyte association with Brachiaria grasses and its influence on plant water status, total non-structural carbohydrates and biomass production under drought stress', Plant and Soil, 409, (1-2) pp. 273-282. ISSN 0032-079X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11104-016-2947-5 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Botwright Acuna T, Able AJ, Bobbi P, 'New standards to align agriculture education with industry expectations', Agricultural Science, 27 pp. 71-73. ISSN 1030-4614 (2015) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bobbi P

2015Botwright Acuna T, Lisson S, Johnson P, Dean G, 'Yield and water-use efficiency of wheat in a high-rainfall environment', Crop and Pasture Science, 66, (5) pp. 419-429. ISSN 1836-0947 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP14308 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Johnson P; Dean G

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2015Merry AM, Carew AL, Leith P, Nelson R, Botwright Acuna T, 'Agronomists use of PGR - a survey', Agricultural Science, 27, (2) pp. 24-32. ISSN 1030-4614 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Carew AL; Leith P; Nelson R

2014Botwright Acuna T, Kelder J-A, Able AJ, Guisard Y, Bellotti WD, et al., 'Academic, industry and student perspectives on the inclusion of 'vocational knowledge' in a 'Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement' for agriculture', Journal of Learning Design, 7, (2) pp. 1-15. ISSN 1832-8342 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Kelder J-A; Doyle R; Meinke H

2014Acuna T, 'The AgLTAS project submission', Agricultural Science, 26, (1) pp. 23-24. ISSN 1030-4614 (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2014Botwright Acuna TL, Rebetzke GJ, He X, Maynol E, Wade LJ, 'Mapping quantitative trait loci associated with root penetration ability of wheat in contrasting environments', Molecular Breeding, 34, (2) pp. 631-642. ISSN 1380-3743 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11032-014-0063-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2013Botwright Acuna T, Kelder J-A, Lane P, Hannan G, Jones S, 'Developing threshold learning outcomes for agricultural science', International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 21, (5) pp. 54-66. ISSN 2200-4270 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Kelder J-A; Lane P; Hannan G; Jones S

2013Botwright Acuna TL, Wade L, 'Use of genotype environment interactions to understand rooting depth and the ability of wheat to penetrate hard soils', Annals of Botany, 112, (2) pp. 359-368. ISSN 0305-7364 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcs251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2013Christy B, O'Leary G, Riffkin P, Acuna T, Potter T, et al., 'Long-season canola (Brassica napus L.) cultivars offer potential to substantially increase grain yield production in south-eastern Australia compared with current spring cultivars', Crop & Pasture Science, 64, (9) pp. 901-913. ISSN 1836-0947 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP13241 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 20

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2012Botwright Acuna TL, He X, Wade LJ, 'Temporal variation in root penetration ability of wheat genotypes through thin wax layers in contrasting water regimes and in the field', Field Crops Research, 138 pp. 1-10. ISSN 0378-4290 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2012.09.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

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2012Botwright Acuna TL, Wade LJ, 'Genotype x environment interactions for root depth of wheat', Field Crops Research: An International Journal, 137 pp. 117-125. ISSN 0378-4290 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2012.08.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

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2011Ball B, Meharry D, Botwright Acuna TL, Sharma D, Hamza M, et al., 'Increases in seed density can improve plant stand and increase seedling vigour from small seeds of wheat (Triticum aestivum)', Experimental Agriculture, 47, (3) pp. 445-457. ISSN 0014-4797 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0014479710001006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2011Botwright Acuna T, Dean G, Riffkin P, 'Constraints to achieving high potential yield of wheat in a temperate, high-rainfall environment in south-eastern Australia', Crop and Pasture Science, 62, (2) pp. 125-136. ISSN 1836-0947 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP10271 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Dean G

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2009Cairns JE, Botwright Acuna TL, Simborio FA, Dimayuga G, Lakshmi Praba M, et al., 'Identification of deletion mutants with improved performance under water-limited environments in rice (Oryza sativa L.)', Field Crops Research, 114, (1) pp. 159-168. ISSN 0378-4290 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2009.07.019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2008Rebetzke GJ, Lopez-Castaneda C, Botwright Acuna TL, Condon AG, Richards RA, ' Inheritance of coleoptile tiller appearance and size in wheat', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 59, (9) pp. 863-873. ISSN 0004-9409 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AR07397 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

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2008Zhao M, Botwright Acuna TL, Lafitte HR, Dimayuga G, Sacks E, 'Perennial hybrids of Oryza sativa x Oryza rufipogon Part II. Carbon exchange and assimilate partitioning', Field Crops Research, 106, (3) pp. 214-223. ISSN 0378-4290 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2007.12.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

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2008Zhao M, Lafitte HR, Sacks E, Botwright Acuna TL, 'Perennial O. sativa x O. rufipogon interspecific hybrids: I. Photosynthetic characteristics and their inheritance', Field Crops Research, 106, (3) pp. 203-213. ISSN 0378-4290 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2007.12.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

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2008Botwright Acuna TL, Lafitte HR, Wade LJ, 'Genotype x environment interactions for grain yield of upland rice backcross lines in diverse hydrological environments', Field Crops Research, 108, (2) pp. 117-125. ISSN 0378-4290 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2008.04.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 18

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2007Botwright Acuna TL, Pasuquin E, Wade LJ, 'Genotypic differences in root penetration ability of wheat through thin wax layers in contrasting water regimes and in the field', Plant and Soil, 301, (1-2) pp. 135-149. ISSN 0032-079X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11104-007-9428-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 23

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2007Rebetzke GJ, Richards RA, Fettell NA, Long M, Condon AG, et al., 'Genotypic increases in coleoptile length improves stand establishment, vigour and grain yield of deep-sown wheat', Field Crops Research, 100, (1) pp. 10-23. ISSN 0378-4290 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2006.05.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 86Web of Science - 79

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2007Syme H, Botwright Acuna TL, Abrecht DL, Wade LJ, 'Nitrogen contributions in a windmill grass (Chloris truncata)- wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) system in south-western Australia', Australian Journal of Soil Research, 45, (8) pp. 635-642. ISSN 0004-9573 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/SR07159 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2007Turner NC, Botwright Acuna TL, 'Proceedings of the 13th Australian Agronomy Conference: Ground-breaking stuff : Special Issue Field Crops Research', 104 pp. 1-174. ISSN 0378-4290 (2007) [Edited Journal]

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2006Gooding S, Botwright Acuna TL, Wade L, Fox P, 'Emergence, stand establishment and vigour of deep-sown Australian and CIMMYT wheats', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 46, (9) pp. 1167-1175. ISSN 0816-1089 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EA05200 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2005Botwright Acuna TL, Wade L, 'Root penetration ability of wheat through thin wax layers under drought and well-watered conditions', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 56, (11) pp. 1235-1244. ISSN 0004-9409 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AR05067 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

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2005Botwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'Influence of the gibberellin-sensitive Rht8 semidwarf gene on leaf anatomy and seedling vigour in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)', Annals of Botany, 95, (4) pp. 631-639. ISSN 0305-7364 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aob/mci069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 52

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2004Rebetzke GJ, Botwright TL, Moore CS, Richards RA, Condon AG, 'Genotypic variation in specific leaf area for genetic improvement of early vigour in wheat', Field Crops Research, 88, (2-3) pp. 179-189. ISSN 0378-4290 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2004.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 65Web of Science - 59

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2002Asseng S, Turner NC, Botwright TL, Condon AG, 'Evaluating the impact of an early vigour trait on wheat yields using a crop simulation mode', Agronomy Journal, 95 pp. 10-19. ISSN 0002-1962 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2134/agronj2003.0010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 42

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2002Botwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'Field evaluation of early vigour for genetic improvement of grain yield in wheat', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 53 pp. 1137-1145. ISSN 0004-9409 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AR02007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 81Web of Science - 75

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2001Botwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'The effect of rht genotype and temperature on coleoptile growth and dry matter partitioning in young wheat seedlings', Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 28 pp. 417-413. ISSN 0310-7841 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 21

2001Botwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'Screening for increased coleoptile length in semidwarf wheat', Euphytica, 119 pp. 349-356. ISSN 0014-2336 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1023/A:1017527911084 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 18

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1998Botwright TL, Menary RC, Brown PH, 'Photosynthesis and assimilate partitioning during rhythmic growth of green tea (Camellia sinensis var sinensis)', Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 73, (6) pp. 806-811. ISSN 0022-1589 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14620316.1998.11511052 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Menary RC; Brown PH

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1998Botwright TL, Mendham NJ, Chung B, 'Effect of density on growth, development, yield and quality of kabocha (Cucurbita maxima)', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 38, (2) pp. 195-200. ISSN 0816-1089 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EA97037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Mendham NJ

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Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Botwright Acuna T, Able AJ, 'Good Practice Guide: Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agriculture', Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, Australia, pp. 143. ISBN 978-1-76028-751-1 (2016) [Edited Book]

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2016Botwright Acuna T, Able AJ, Guisard Y, Hard N, Loveys BR, et al., 'Good Practice Guide: Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agriculture', Australian Government's Office for Learning and Teaching, Hobart, Australia, pp. 143. ISBN 978-1-76028-751-1 (2016) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Jones JE

2014Botwright Acuna TL, Able AJ, Kelder J, Bobbi P, Guisard Y, et al., 'Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for Agriculture', Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, Australia, pp. 27. ISBN 978-1-74361-984-1 (2014) [Authored Other Book]

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Co-authors: Kelder J; Bobbi P; Doyle R; Meinke H

Chapter in Book

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Botwright Acuna T, 'Threshold Learning Outcome 5: Personal and Professional Responsibility', Good Practice Guide: Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agriculture, Office for Learning and Teaching, T Botwright Acuna, AJ Able (ed), Sydney, Australia, pp. 107-130. ISBN 978-1-76028-751-1 (2016) [Other Book Chapter]

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2012Wade LJ, Cruz RT, Siopongco J, Moroni S, Samson BK, et al., 'Assessing root penetration ability and resource capture from deeper soil layers', Methodologies for root drought studies in rice, International Rice Research Institute, HE Shashidhar, A Henry and B Hardy (ed), Los Banos (Philippines), pp. 34-39. ISBN 978-971-22-0290-2 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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2012Wade LJ, Siopongco J, Kamoshita A, Samson BK, Acuna T, 'Assessing root growth and water extraction for rainfed rice', Methodologies for root drought studies in rice, International Rice Research Institute, HE Shashidhar, A Henry and B Hardy (ed), Los Banos (Philippines), pp. 27-33. ISBN 978-971-22-0290-2 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Kisaakye E, Acuna TB, Johnson P, Shabala S, 'Improving wheat growth and nitrogen-use efficiency under waterlogged conditions', Proceedings of the 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017, 24-28 September, Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 1-4. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kisaakye E; Johnson P; Shabala S

2017Merry AM, Acuna TL, Riffkin P, Richards R, 'Can leaf architecture improve crop biomass and yield in wheat?', 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017, 24-28 September 2017, Ballarat, Victoria (In Press) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Merry AM

2017Zeb T, Harrison MT, Acuna TB, Johnson PG, 'Wheat morphological defoliation regimes and regrowth potential', Proceedings of the 18th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 24-28 September, Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 1-4. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Zeb T; Harrison MT; Johnson PG

2017Merry AM, Corkrey R, Dean GJ, Johnson PG, Acuna TL, 'Dry matter production of winter wheat, cultivars Brennan' and Revenue', does not increase after application of gibberellic acid', 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017, 24-28 September 2017, Ballarat, Victoria (In Press) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Corkrey R; Dean GJ; Johnson PG

2016Acuna T, Able A, 'Good practice guide: Threshold learning outcomes for agriculture', Transforming Practice through Innovation and Partnerships, 7 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Acuna TB, Kelder J, Able AJ, 'Implementing the threshold learning outcomes for agriculture at two Australian universities to inform curriculum design and quality assurance', Research and Development in Higher Education: The Shape of Higher Education (Proceedings of the 39th annual conference of the Higher Education research and Development Society of Australasia), 4-7 July 2016, Fremantle, Australia ISBN 978-0-9945546-2-8 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kelder J

2016Botwright Acuna T, Able AJ, 'Good practice guide: Threshold learning outcomes for agriculture', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), 28-30 September 2016, University of Queensland, pp. 9-10. ISBN 978-0-9871834-5-3 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Botwright Acuna T, Able AJ, 'Agriculture: Integrative learning and a new network of agricultural educators', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), 28-30 September 2016, University of Queensland, pp. 146-146. ISBN 978-0-9871834-5-3 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Botwright Acuna T, Gehling R, Herbert N, Haley S, Powell S, et al., 'Developing a faculty wide WIL program for science', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), 28-30 September 2016, University of Queensland, pp. 11-12. ISBN 978-0-9871834-5-3 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Gehling R; Herbert N; Haley S; Powell S; Kingsley R; Seen A

2016Trotter M, Cosby A, Trotter T, Botwright Acuna T, Rizk N, et al., 'SMARTFARM learning hub: Next generation precision agriculture technologies for agricultural education', Proceedings of the 2016 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME), 28-30 September 2016, University of Queensland, pp. 129-130. ISBN 978-0-9871834-5-3 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Trotter M, Cosby A, Trotter T, Gregory S, Acuna T, et al., 'SMARTFARM learning hub: Next generation precision agriculture technologies for agricultural education', Transforming Practice through Innovation and Partnerships, 7 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Trotter M, Gregory S, Trotter T, Acuna T, Swain D, et al., 'SMARTfarm Learning Hub: next generation precision agriculture technologies for agricultural education', Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture, 31 July - 4 August 2016, St. Louis, Missouri, pp. 1-9. (2016) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Acuna T, 'Why grow winter canola in Tasmania?', GRDC Technicaly Workshop: Managing Canola for Grazing and Grain, 21 March 2016, Launceston, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Acuna T, Powell S, Seen A, Herbert N, Haley S, et al., 'WIL in Science: Development of a generic unit for BSc students', Transforming Practice through Innovation and Partnerships, 7 December 2016, Launceston, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Powell S; Seen A; Herbert N; Haley S; Kingsley R

2015Botwright Acuna T, Merry A, Carew A, Leith P, 'Plant growth regulator use in broad acre crops', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 20-24 September 2015, 20-24 September 2015, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Merry A; Carew A; Leith P

2015Botwright Acuna T, Riffkin P, Merry A, Christy B, Richards R, et al., 'Can the duration of the spike construction phase increase the yield of wheat?', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Merry A

2015Kisaakye E, Botwright Acuna T, Johnson P, Shabala S, 'Effect of water availability and nitrogen source on wheat growth and nitrogen-use efficiency', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kisaakye E; Johnson P; Shabala S

2015Acuna T, Moeller CN, Parsons D, Harrison M, 'Building productive, diverse and sustainable landscapes', Australian Society of Agronomy, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-1033. (2015) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Moeller CN; Parsons D; Harrison M

2015Merry AM, Dean G, Botwright Acuna T, 'What are the effects of chlormequat and trinexapac-ethyl alone or in combination on lodging, height and yield of winter wheat in Tasmania?', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Dean G

2015Odokonyero K, Arango JAC, de la Cruz Jimenez Serna J, Rao IM, Botwright Acuna T, 'Influence of fungal endophyte on plant water status, non-structural carbo-hydrate content and biomass partitioning in Brachiaria grasses grown under drought stress', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-3. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Pratley JE, Botwright Acuna T, 'From adversity comes strength - repositioning education in agriculture', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2015Tarbath M, Lisson S, Botwright Acuna T, Pinkard L, Laycock B, 'Improved temperature for maize growth using clear polymer film', Proceedings of the 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 20-24 September 2015, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Tarbath M

2015Meinke H, Batt PJ, McKenzie B, Bonney L, Pratley J, et al., 'Tertiary agricultural education in Australasia: where to from here?', Proceedings of the Agricultural Higher Education in the 21st Century, 15-17 June 2015, Zaragoza, Spain, pp. 67-79. ISSN 1016-121X (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Meinke H; Bonney L

2014Acuna T, Bobbi P, Doyle R, Meinke H, Kelder J-A, et al., 'AgLTAS: A network of practice that has defined national Learning and Teaching Academic Standards for Agriculture', Teaching Matters 2014: Places and Spaces, 2-3 December 2014, Launceston, Australia, pp. 37. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bobbi P; Doyle R; Meinke H; Kelder J-A

2014Acuna TL, Merry AM, Dean GJ, Carew ALJ, Leith PB, et al., 'Plant growth regulators in broad acre crops', GRDC Grains Research Update for Advisers, 25-26 February 2014, Adelaide SA, pp. 83-87. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Dean GJ; Carew ALJ; Leith PB; Nelson R

2014Almajmaie AHT, Hardie M, Acuna T, Birch C, 'Identifying the causes of soil aggregate breakdown under intensive packet salad production', Proceedings of the Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference 2014, 23-27 November, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hardie M; Birch C

2014Botwright Acuna T, Kelder J-A, Able AJ, McDonald G, Guisard Y, et al., 'Academic, industry and student perspectives on the inclusion of 'vocational knowledge' in a Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement for agriculture', The 20th Annual UniServe Science Conference, 29 September - 1 October 2014, Sydney, Australia, pp. 6. ISBN 978-0-9871834-3-9 (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kelder J-A; Doyle R; Meinke H

2014Botwright Acuna T, Kelder J-A, Able AJ, McDonald G, Guisard Y, et al., 'Development of a 'Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement' for agriculture', ComBio Conference 2014: Combined ASBMB, ASPS and ANZSCDB Annual Meetings, 28 September - 2 October 2014, Canberra, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kelder J-A; Doyle R; Meinke H

2013Acuna TL, Doyle RB, Meinke HB, Bobbi PR, Kelder JC, et al., 'The AgLTAS project: a consensus approach to defining standards for learning outcomes and informing curricula design for Agriculture', UTAS Teaching Matters 2013 Conference, 28-29 November 2013, The University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Doyle RB; Meinke HB; Bobbi PR; Kelder JC

2013Acuna TL, Kelder JC, Lane PA, Hannan GJ, 'Draft Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agricultural Science', Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 19-21 September 2013, Canberra ACT (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kelder JC; Lane PA; Hannan GJ

2013Verburg K, McBeath T, Keating B, Probert M, Lisson S, et al., 'Evaluating controlled release fertiliser for sustainable intensification of agriculture: examples illustrating the value of systems analysis', Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium for Farming Systems Design, 19-22 August 2013, Lanzhou, China, pp. 149-150. (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lisson S

2012Acuna TB, Lane P, Kelder J-A, Hannan G, 'Aligning an agricultural science curriculum with the national science threshold learning outcomes', Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 26-28 September 2012, Sydney, Australia, pp. 7. ISBN 978-0-9871834-1-5 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lane P; Kelder J-A; Hannan G

2012Acuna TL, Lane PA, Kelder JC, Hannan GJ, 'Learning and Teaching Academic Standard Statements have recently been published across a number of disciplines, and have contributed to the national regulation and quality assurance framework currently being developed in the higher education sector', Presentation to Teaching Matters 2012, 4 December 2012, Launceston, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Lane PA; Kelder JC; Hannan GJ

2012Acuna TL, Wade L, 'Genotype x environment interactions for root depth of wheat', Proceedings of the 8th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR) 'Roots to the Future', 26-29 June 2012, Dundee, Scotland (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Botwright Acuna T, Johnson P, Matuszek M, Lisson S, 'Management strategies to improve water-use efficiency of barley in Tasmania', Proceedings of the 16th Australian Agronomy Conference 2012, 14-18 October 2012, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, pp. 1-6. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Johnson P; Lisson S

2012Botwright Acuna TL, Wade LJ, 'Genotypic x Environment Interactions for Root Depth of Wheat', Proceedings of the Roots to the Future: 8th Symposium of the International Society of Root Research, 26-29 June 2012, Dundee, United Kingdom (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2012Hannan GJ, Kelder JC, Jones SM, Yates BF, Dermoudy J, et al., 'The 2010-2011 Learning and Teaching Academic Standards (LTAS) project for Science defined a set of nationally agreed Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs) for Australian graduates of bachelor level science degrees', Presentation to Teaching Matters 2012, 4 December 2012, Launceston, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hannan GJ; Kelder JC; Jones SM; Yates BF; Dermoudy J; Osborn JE; Lane PA; Pullen R

2012Riffkin PA, O'Leary G, Acuna T, 'The effects of plant growth regulators on winter and spring canola (Brassica napus L.) types in the High Rainfall Zone of south-eastern Australia', Proceedings of 16th Agronomy Conference 2012, 14-18 October 2012, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, pp. 1-5. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Wade LJ, Botwright-Acuna TL, 'Genotype by environment (GxE) interactions for root depth of wheat: Associations and implications', Proceedings of the 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, 14-18 October 2012, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, pp. 1-5. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Sitango KK, Botwright Acuna T, Gracie AJ, Boersma M, Brown PH, et al., 'Effects of density on dry matter yield on the yield and pyrethrins content of pyrethrum plants in Tasmania', International Pyrethrum Symposium, 3-4 November 2011, Launceston, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Gracie AJ; Boersma M; Brown PH

2011Botwright Acuna Tina, 'New water-use efficiency benchmarks for Tasmania', GRDC Grower Updates, 22 July 2011, Campbell Town, Tasmania (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Edwards A, Botwright Acuna T, 'Playing to their strengths: improving student engagement and learning outcomes through flexible assessment', Teaching Matters Conoference: Sharing Practice, 22-23 November 2011, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Edwards A

2011Matuszek M, Botwright Acuna Tina, Parsons D, Hardie MA, 'The effect of irrigation on barley root architecture, yield and water-use efficiency in vertic duplex soils', Irrigation 2011 - New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Conference, 22-25 August 2011, Launceston, Tasmania (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Parsons D; Hardie MA

2011Matuszek MR, Botwright Acuna T, Parsons D, Hardie MA, 'Root architecture of barley in duplex soils under irrigation', Proceedings of the Rhizosphere 3 Conference, 25-30 September 2011, Perth, Western Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Matuszek MR; Parsons D; Hardie MA

2011Botwright Acuna Tina, He X, Rebetzke G, Wade L, 'Genotypic differences in hardpan penetration in wheat', Proceedings of the Rhizosphere 3 Conference, 25-30 September 2011, Perth, Western Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Sitango KK, Botwright Acuna T, Gracie AJ, Boersma M, Brown PH, et al., 'Effects of watering interval, timing and duration of water stress on the yield and pyrethrins content of pyrethrum plants', International Pyrethrum Symposium, 3-4 November 2011, Launceston, Tasmania (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Gracie AJ; Boersma M; Brown PH

2011Wade LJ, Botwright Acuna T, He X, Manyol E, Rebetzke G, 'Hardpan penetration and water extraction in wheat', Proceedings of the Wheat Breeding Society of Australia, 24-26 August 2011, Perth, Western Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Botwright Acuna Tina, Dean GJ, 'Water-use efficiency of wheat in response to irrigation and N management strategies in Tasmania', Irrigation 2011 - New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Conference, 22-25 August 2011, Launceston, Tasmania (2011) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dean GJ

2010Botwright Acuna TL, Lisson S, Dean GJ, 'Benchmarking wheat water-use efficiency in Tasmania', Food Security from Sustainable Agriculture: Proceedings of 15th Agronomy Conference 2010, 15-18 November 2010, Lincoln, New Zealand EJ (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lisson S; Dean GJ

2010Botwright Acuna TL, O'Leary G, Riffkin P, 'Effect of time of sowing on phenology of cereals grown in a temperate environment in souther-eastern Australia', Food Security from Sustainable Agriculture: Proceedings of 15th Agronomy Conference 2010, 15-18 November 2010, Lincoln, New Zealand EJ (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Botwright Acuna TL, 'A generic assessment framework as a tool for teacher development in agricultural science', Proceedings of the Teaching Matters 2009 Conference, 26th November 2009, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus EJ (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2009Botwright Acuna Tina, 'A generic assessment framework for unit consistency in agricultural science', ATN Assessment Conference 2009: Assessment in Different Dimensions, Conference Proceedings, 19-20 November 2009, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 57-65. ISBN 978-0-646-52421-4 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Botwright Acuna TL, Dean GJ, McNeil DL, 'G x E interactions for high yield potential of winter wheat in Tasmania', Global Issues, Paddock Action: Proceedings of the 14th Australian Agronomy Conference, 21-25 September, Adelaide, South Australia EJ ISBN 9781920842345 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dean GJ; McNeil DL

2008He X, Manyol E, Song-Ai N, Malik I, Botwright Acuna TL, et al., 'Hardpan penetration ability of drought-stressed wheat under pot and field conditions', Proceedings of Agribusiness Crop Updates, 13-14 February 2009, Perth, Western Australia, pp. Cereals: 88-91. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2008Dean GJ, Botwright Acuna TL, 'Gibberellic acid and early dry matter production of dual purpose wheat', Global Issues, Paddock Action: Proceedings of the 14th Australian Agronomy Conference, 21-25 September 2008, Adelaide, South Australia EJ ISBN 9781920842345 (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Dean GJ

2006Botwright Acuna TL, Pasuqin E, Wade LJ, 'Hardpan penetration ability of wheat', Proceedings of the 13th Australian Agronomy Conference, 10-14 September 2006, Perth, Western Australia, pp. http://www.regional.org.au/au/asa/2006/. (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Botwright Acuna TL, Wade LJ, 'Hardpan penetration ability of wheat roots', Agribusiness Crop Updates , 15-16 February , Burswood Convention Centre, Perth, pp. 108-111. (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Turner NC, Botwright Acuna TL, Johnson RC, 'Ground-breaking stuff', 13th Australian Agronomy Conference, 10-14 September 2006, Perth, Western Australia (2006) [Conference Edited]

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2004Botwright TL, Wade LJ, 'Hardpan penetration ability of wheat. Fischer T et al (Ed.)', New directions for a diverse planet: Proceedings of the 4th International Crop Science Congress, 26 September - 1 October 2004, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. http://www.cropscience.org.au/icsc2004/. (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Botwright TL, Lafitte HR, 'Identification of conditional rice mutants showing differential growth response in anaerobic and aerobic conditions. In: Plant Breeding for the 11th Millenium, JA McComb (ed)', Proceedings 12th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference , 15-20 September 2002, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 489-493. (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Botwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'Can we improve grain yield by selecting for greater early vigour in wheat?', Agribusiness Crop Updates , 2006, Perth, Western Australia, pp. online. (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Botwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'Improving grain yield by selection for greater early vigour in wheat', Proceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2001, 10th Australian Agronomy Conference, pp. http://www.regional.org.au/au/asa/2001/. (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2000Botwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'GA-sensitive dwarfing genes for improvement of early growth in wheat', Proceedings of the 3rd International Crop Science Congress, 2000, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 12. (2000) [Conference Extract]

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1999Botwright TL, Rebetzke GJ, Condon AG, Richards RA, 'Alternative dwarfing genes for genetic improvement of coleoptile length in wheat', Proceedings of the 9th Assembly, Wheat Breeding Society of Australia, 1999, Toowoomba, Australia, pp. 181-183. (1999) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Acuna TL, 'International Society of Root Research: Roots to the Future', UTAS - Research Conference Support Scheme - 2012, Final (2013) [Contract Report]

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2012Acuna TL, 'Effect of irrigation and N supply on water-use efficiency of barley ( Grains Industry Undergraduate Scholarships Deon Heys)', Grains Research & Development Corporation, GRDC-UHS10228 Final (2012) [Contract Report]

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2009Acuna TL, 'The Use of Multivariate Analysis to Understand Yield Potential of Wheat in the High Rainfall Zone of Tasmania', University of Tasmania, Final (2009) [Contract Report]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
1997Botwright TL, 'Growth and quality of green tea (Camellia sinensis var sinensis). PhD, University of Tasmania' (1997) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(36 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Riffkin P, Christy B, Richards R, Acuna T, Merry A, et al., 'The impact of phenology including the different combinations of Ppd and Vrn alleles on wheat development and grain yields in the High Rainfall Zone of southern Australia', Agriculture Victoria, Australia, pp. 1-71. (2017) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Merry A

2016Botwright Acuna T, Merry A, 'Winter and spring-type canola for Tasmania', Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Hobart, Australia, pp. 1-5. (2016) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Merry A

2016Merry AM, Acuna TL, Fish RE, Hurst AM, 'Spotlight on wheat yields', Tasmanian Country, Davies Brothers Limited, Hobart, 28 October 2016, pp. 32-32. (2016) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Fish RE; Hurst AM

2016Acuna TL, Seen AJ, Herbert N, Powell S, Gehling R, et al., 'Unifying WIL in Science at the University of Tasmania', WIL in Science: Leadership for WIL Final Report 2016, Australian Council of Deans of Science, pp. 29-31. (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Seen AJ; Herbert N; Powell S; Gehling R; Kingsley R; Haley S

2015Acuna T, 'National standards for agriculture education developed to address industry needs', Fat Cow, Fat.cow.com.au, 11 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Acuna TL, 'ABC interviews Dr Tina Acuna', Australian Broadcast Corporation, 5-12 March (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Ag education standards launched', Good Fruit and Vegetables, www.goodfruitandvegetables.com, 4 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Ag education standards launched', Farm Weekly, www.farmweekly.com.au, 4 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Ag education standards launched', North Queensland Register, www.northqueenslandregister.com.au, 4 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Ag education standards launched', Ag education standards launched, Queensland Country Life, www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au, 4 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Ag education standards launched', Stock and Land, www.stockandland.com.au, 4 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Ag education standards launched', Stock Journal, www.stockjournal.com.au, 4 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Ag education standards launched', The Australian Dairy Farmer, www.adf.farmonline.com.au, 4 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Ag education standards launched', The Land, www.theland.com.au, 4 March, pp. 1-2. (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Australia - National standards for agriculture education developed to address industry needs', SeedQuest, www.seedquest.com, 4 March (2015) [Media Interview]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Standard to help improve tertiary agriculture courses', Mudgee Guardian and Gulgong Advertiser, Mudgee NSW, 6 March (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Acuna TL, 'National standard set for agri degrees', Tasmanian Country, 6 March (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Acuna TL, 'Uni key to profile of industry', Tasmanian Country, 6 March (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Botwright Acuna T, Able AJ, Kelder J-A, Bobbi PR, 'AgLTAS: A consensus approach to defining standards for learning outcomes and informing curricula design for agriculture', Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-67. (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Kelder J-A; Bobbi PR

2014Acuna T, Kelder J-A, Bobbi P, Gray T, 'Curriculum mapping tool user guide', AgLTAS, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-22. (2014) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Kelder J-A; Bobbi P; Gray T

2014Botwright Acuna T, Merry AM, Dean G, Carew A, Leith P, et al., 'Scoping study: a situation and needs analysis relating to the current and future roles of Plant Growth Regulators', Grains Research and Development Corporation, Australia (2014) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Dean G; Carew A; Leith P; Nelson R

2014Acuna TL, 'National project aims to shape future tertiary studies', Peracto News, Devonport, Australia, April 2014, pp. 1-3. (2014) [Media Interview]

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2013Acuna TL, 'Have your say on ag courses', Tasmanian Country, News Corp Australia, Tasmania, Australia, 11 October, p. 12. (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Acuna TL, 'Universities ask ag sector what do you want?', ABC Northern Tasmania, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Tasmania, Australia, 16 October (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Acuna TL, Doyle RB, 'Agriculture project crops up', The Advocate, Fairfax Media, Burnie, Tasmania, 24 October, p. 41. (2013) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Doyle RB

2013Acuna TL, Lisson S, Matuszek M, Fish RE, Johnson PG, et al., 'Water-use efficiency of wheat in Tasmania', FACT SHEET Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, The project was funded by GRDC (Project UT00016), TIA, UTAS and CSIRO, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lisson S; Fish RE; Johnson PG; Dean GJ

2013Acuna TL, Lisson S, Matuszek M, Johnson PG, 'Water-use efficiency of barley in Tasmania', FACT SHEET Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, The project was funded by GRDC (Project UT00016), TIA, UTAS and CSIRO, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Lisson S; Johnson PG

2013Merry AM, Johnson PG, Acuna TL, 'Can Cycocel and Moddus alone or in combination increase grain yield?', Southern Farming Systems Results Book 2012, Southern Farming Systems, Tasmania (2013) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Johnson PG

2012Barry KM, Doyle RB, Acuna TL, 'Graduates play key role', Cuppa TIA, Tasmanian Country, Hobart, Tasmania, Friday February 22nd, p. 9. (2012) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Barry KM; Doyle RB

2012Lisson S, Acuna T, Parsons D, Bridle K, Phelan D, et al., 'Projected impact of climate change on wheat: production opportunities for growers', Climate Futures for Tasmania, TIA, Tasmania, Australia (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Parsons D; Bridle K; Phelan D; Mohammed C

2011Acuna TL, 'The effects of plant growth regulators on growth, grain yield, HI and quality in Tasmania', Southern Farming Systems Trial Results Book 2011, Southern Farming Systems, Victoria, Australia (2011) [Internal Newsletter]

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2011Botwright Acuna TL, Lisson S, Dean GJ, Johnson PG, 'Benchmarking wheat water-use efficiency in Tasmania', GRDC Water Use Efficiency Newsletter, CSIRO Plant Industry (2011) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Lisson S; Dean GJ; Johnson PG

2011Botwright-Acuna Tina, Harwin S, 'Crop management to improve WUE of barley'', Southern Farming Systems Trial Results Book 2010, Southern Farming Systems, Geelong, Victoria (2011) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Harwin S

2009Wade LJ, Botwright Acuna TL, He X, 'Strong roots penetrate hardpans', Soil Health Supplement, Ground Cover, GRDC, Barton ACT, May-June (2009) [Newspaper Article]

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2008He X, Botwright Acuna TL, Wade LJ, 'Waxing ways of wheat', Central Midlands and Coastal Advocate, Fairfax Media, Perth WA, 26 June (2008) [Newspaper Article]

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2008He X, Wade LJ, Botwright Acuna TL, 'Waxing lyrical over new soil test procedure', Farm Weekly, Fairfax Media, Victoria Park WA, 12 June (2008) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

16

Total funding

$10,779,112

Projects

Production and quality of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) in response to water regime (2017 - 2020)$52,500
Description
This study will investigate the grain physiology, yield and quality responses of Cannabis to the timing and amount of water supply. Results will be used to develop irrigation recommendations and improve predictive growth models to support farmer decision making regarding water management.
Funding
Martha Jane Medical ($52,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL
Period
2017 - 2020
Global master class in horticulture (2016 - 2021)$3,001,396
Description
Future growth and prosperity of the production horticulture industry in Australia will continue to rely a resilient, adaptable and innovate workforce that is equipped to change with industry demands. Many horticultural industry leaders have identified a need for specialised and flexible training opportunities to enhance the broader workforce. The University of Tasmania, through the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, has arguably Australias best integrated horticultural RD&E and education and training framework. The University of Tasmania will utilise combined strength and reputation with that of Lincoln University (NZ) in agribusiness, and the experience of the Wageningen Academy to develop and deliver a Global Master Class in horticulture that gains a premium reputation nationally and internationally within 5 years. This will involve working closely with Hort Innovation and Wageningen Academy to fashion a high-quality course with the appropriate flexible delivery styles and formats that meet the demand of industry. This collaborative and innovative approach to education and training will be evaluated through research in learning and teaching, and the insights gained will inform approaches to professional development in the Australian horticulture industry. This new knowledge will be communicated in professional and disciplinary conferences and publications.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($3,001,396)
Scheme
Grant-Strategic Co-investment Funding Pool
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Close DC; Boersma M; Acuna TL; Bigsby H
Period
2016 - 2021
SMARTfarm Learning Hub: Next Generation Technologies for Agricultural Education (2016 - 2017)$500,000
Description
This project will develop a key resource, the SMARTfarm Learning Hub that will increase the skill base of higher education students using a range of new agricultural technologies and innovations. It will consist of a central landing web-page linking real industry cloud based technologies with educator resources and student learning packages. This will give higher education providers and their students online access to data and systems from commercial scale smart-farms across Australia.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($500,000)
Scheme
Grant-Innovation and Development Grants Program
Administered By
University of New England
Research Team
Trotter M; Campbell H; Cowely F; Acuna TL; Mohammed CL; Hardie MA; Rawnsley RP; Swain D; Heath R; Whelan B; Tscharke M; Jensen T; Nettle R; Cullen B; Bailey D; Bailey D
Period
2016 - 2017
Optimising the yield and economic potential of high input cropping systems in the HRZ (2014 - 2018)$4,975,535
Description
The contribution from the High Rainfall Zone (HRZ) of southern Australia to national grain production has doubled for wheat and increased tenfold for canola over the past 20 years. This trend is expected to continue as demand for food increases and production becomes marginal in the lower rainfall regions due to a more variable climate. However, field experiments and modelling indicate that crop yields could be doubled in this zone through the introduction of better adapted germ plasm and improved management practises. This project will provide knowledge and tools to increase the profitability of wheat and canola in the HRZs of the Southern and Western grains regions. An increased understanding of Genotype by Environment byManagement Interactions will help identify superior, better adapted wheat and canola germplasm. This will increase the speed at which new varieties are available to growers either through direct importation from overseas breeding programs or through the incorporation of traits into breeding material specifically suited to the HRZ. Modelling will help quantify the value of new traits to industry. Using a Participatory Action Research approach together with field data and modelling, tools will be developed to help understand the risks and opportunities associated with applying costly inputs to crops with high yield potential.
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($4,975,535)
Scheme
Tender-Agronomy, Soils and Environment
Administered By
Department of Environment and Primary Industry Victoria
Research Team
Acuna TL; Merry AM; Fish RE; Howard RC
Period
2014 - 2018
Scoping Study - To provide GRDC with a situation and needs analysis relating to current and future roles of Plant Growth Regulator (2013)$57,956
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($57,956)
Scheme
Tender, Improving Crop Yield
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL; Merry AM; Leith PB; Nelson R; Dean GJ
Year
2013
A consensus approach to defining standards for learning outcomes and informing curricula design for agriculture (2013)$219,000
Description
The Ag-LTAS project will develop a National Academic Standards Statement for Agriculture, aligned with the Science Standards Statement, which will encompass: 1) the nature and extent of the Agriculture discipline; and 2) Threshold Learning Outcomes for Agriculture. National consensus will be achieved through consultation with academics, students and industry stakeholders and piloted across four Australian universities.
Funding
Office for Learning & Teaching ($219,000)
Scheme
Grant-Innovation and Development Grants Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL; Meinke HB; Doyle RB; Kelder JC
Year
2013
Physiological and Climate Effects of Degradable Polymer Film Applied as a Crop Overlay (2013 - 2016)$133,000
Description
This PhD project will investigate the potential for clear, degradable polymer film to assist cropping farmers in the low rainfall cropping areas of Australia to manage and adapt to climate change and seasonal climate variability by concentrating limited rainfall, conserving evapo-transpiration and enhancing the water-use efficiency of crops.
Funding
Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers ($133,000)
Scheme
Grant-Scholarship
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL; Tarbath M
Period
2013 - 2016
Optimising cropping practices in mixed farming systems of Tasmania (2013 - 2015)$478,550
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($478,550)
Scheme
Tender-Validation and Integration
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pengilley G; Merry AM; Smith RW; Acuna TL; Davey B; Howard RC; Johnson PG
Period
2013 - 2015
2012: International Society of Root Research: Roots to the Future - Scotland (2012)$1,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL
Year
2012
Effect of Irrigation and N Supply on Water-Use Efficiency of Barley (2012)$10,000
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($10,000)
Scheme
Scholarship
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL; Johnson PG; Heys D
Year
2012
Stepping Up Grain Production in the HRZ of Southern Australia (2012 - 2013)$161,417
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($161,417)
Scheme
Tender-Agronomy, Soils and Environment
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Merry AM; Acuna TL; Dean GJ; Riffkin P; Clough A; Christy B; O'Leary G
Period
2012 - 2013
The Effect of Crop Rotation and Irrigation on Water-Use Efficiency and Soil Health of Grain Crop Production in Tasmania (2009 - 2013)$101,540
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($101,540)
Scheme
Scholarship
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL
Period
2009 - 2013
Improved Water-Use Efficiency of Rainfed and Irrigated Farming Systems in Tasmania (2008 - 2012)$605,910
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($605,910)
Scheme
Tender-Agronomy, Soils and Environment
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL; Dean GJ; Lisson S; Cotching WE; Johnson PG; McNeil DL
Period
2008 - 2012
The Use of Multivariate Analysis to Understand Yield Potential of Wheat in the High Rainfall Zone of Tasmania (2007)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Acuna TL; McNeil DL; Dean GJ
Year
2007
Assisting Growers Achieve Yield Potential in the HRZ of South-Eastern Australia (2007 - 2009)$102,800
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($102,800)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Department of Primary Industries Victoria
Research Team
McNeil DL; Dean GJ; Acuna TL
Period
2007 - 2009
Root Systems for Austalian Soils: Root Traits for Hardpan Penetration and Water Extraction in Wheat (2005 - 2007)$373,008
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($373,008)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Western Australia
Research Team
Wade LJ; Acuna TL
Period
2005 - 2007

Research Supervision

Current

6

Completed

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDDrought Effects on Fertilizer Use Efficiency in Cereals2012
PhDThe physiological and climate effects of degradable polymer film applied as a crop overlay2013
MastersIncreasing the potassium use efficiency in crops2013
PhDBrachiaria Forage Grasses: Role of fungal endophytes in drought resistance and biological nitrification inhibition2013
MastersImproving Dual Purpose Wheat Cropping in Tasmania by Evaluating Defoliation Strategies and New Genotypes2015
PhDProduction and Quality of Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) in Response to Water Regimes2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersThe Effect of Irrigation on Barley Root Architecture, Yield and Water-Use Efficiency in Vertic Texture Contrast Soils
Candidate: Marek Rudolf Matuszek
2017
PhDFormation, Management and Consequences of Soil Crusting in Leafy Packet Salad Production
Candidate: Abbas Hameed Thiab Almajmaie
2017
PhDPhysiological and Genetic Studies of an Alternative Semi-Dwarfing Gene Rht18 in Wheat
Candidate: Ting Tang
2016
MastersModifying Poppy Growth and Alkaloid Yield with Plant Growth Regulators
Candidate: Geoffrey Johnson Dean
2011
MastersFactors Affecting Dry Matter Yield and Pyrethrin Content in Pyrethum in Tasmania
Candidate: Kud Kessom Sitango
2011