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Peter Ball

Industry Development and Extension Leader

New Town Research Lab, New Town

+61 3 6233 6810 (phone)

Peter.Ball@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Agricultural Production Systems Simulation (070103)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (070399)
  • Animal Production (070299)
  • Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling (070105)
  • Agronomy (070302)
  • Animal Management (070203)
  • Agricultural Land Management (070101)
  • Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070305)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Animal Nutrition (070204)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness (070106)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079999)
  • Environmental Education and Extension (050203)
  • Animal Breeding (070201)
  • Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction (070301)
  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Crop and Pasture Nutrition (070306)

Research Objectives

  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Beef Cattle (830301)
  • Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) (830406)
  • Dairy Cattle (830302)
  • Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts) (960304)
  • Sheep - Meat (830310)
  • Sheep - Wool (830311)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production (839899)
  • Native and Residual Pastures (830403)
  • Lucerne (830402)
  • Browse Crops (830401)
  • Rural Land Evaluation (960607)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils (961402)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management (960904)
  • Eggs (830501)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)

Publications

Total publications

14

Conference Publication

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Christie KM, Rawnsley RP, Ball PD, 'Timing of autumn breaks and length of springs in Tasmanian beef and sheep regions under future climate scenarios', Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Grasslands Society of Southern Australia, 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 75-79. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2012Christie KM, Rawnsley RP, Ball PD, 'Frequency of wet and dry soil conditions in Tasmanian beef and sheep regions under future climate scenarios', Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Grasslands Society of Southern Australia, 2012, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 80-84. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Christie KM; Rawnsley RP

2012Smith R, Corkrey R, Martin G, Field B, Ball P, 'Tasmanian pasture resource audit: Snapshot of functional group composition in 2011', 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: Smith R; Corkrey R; Martin G; Field B

2010Miller Dale, Dean GJ, Ball PD, 'The influence of end-grazing forage residual and grazing management on lamb growth performance and crop yield from irrigated dual-purpose winter wheat', Animal Production Science (Special Issue: Animal Production in Australia, Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production), 11-15 July 2010, Armidale, NSW, pp. 508-512. ISSN 1836-0939 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1071/AN09163 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Miller Dale; Dean GJ

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2010Parsons D, Ball PD, Holz GK, Lisson S, 'Impact of climate change on Tasmanian dryland pasture production', AAC, 15-18 November 2010, Lincoln, New Zealand (2010) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Parsons D; Holz GK; Lisson S

2009Miller Dale, Dean GJ, Ball PD, 'Winter cereal crop grazing systems', Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC) Updates Meeting, 24 July 2009, Launceston, Tasmania (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Miller Dale; Dean GJ

2009Miller Dale, Dean GJ, Ball PD, 'Winter Cereal Crop Grazing Systems', Invited paper presented at the 2009 Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates program for higher rainfall growers : Profitable stockfeed grains in Tasmania, 24th July 2009, Hadspen, Tasmania, pp. 39-41. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Miller Dale; Dean GJ

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Smith R, Corkrey R, Martin G, Dolbey B, Ball P, et al., 'Tasmanian Pasture Resource Audit: A review of the botanical composition of Tasmanian pastures in 2011 - Final Report', Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Hobart, Australia (2013) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Smith R; Corkrey R; Martin G; Dolbey B; Hall A; Field B

2011Ball PD, 'Benchmarking Tasmania's Sheep and Beef Industries', Final Report to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (2011) [Contract Report]

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2011Harrison MT, Graham P, Dunstan M, Rebbeck MA, Hyder M, et al., 'Appendix 1A CSIRO summary report on southern livestock adaptation to climate change 2012' (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Harrison MT

2011Harrison MT, Graham P, Dunstan M, Rebbeck MA, Hyder M, et al., 'Appendix 3. Effectiveness of a range of grazing system adaptations in ameliorating the impacts of shorter growing seasons' (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Harrison MT

2011Harrison MT, Graham P, Dunstan M, Rebbeck MA, Hyder M, et al., 'Appendix 10. Improving and extending the parameter sets for the GRAZPLAN pasture model' (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Harrison MT

2011Harrison MT, Graham P, Dunstan M, Rebbeck MA, Hyder M, et al., 'Appendix 1. A review of prior work relating to adaptation of southern Australian livestock production to climate change' (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Harrison MT

2009Miller Dale, Dean GJ, Ball PD, 'Red Meat Targets: Grazing Management of Dual-purpose Winter Wheat under Irrigation', Meat and Livestock Australia, Final B.RMT.0010 (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Miller Dale; Dean GJ

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

12

Total funding

$721,835

Projects

Provision of technical assistance with preparation of King Island beef enterprise analysis reports as a component of the target 120 program. (2014)$20,000
Description
The project will involve preparing beef enterprise analysis reports and providing technical advice in support of the King Island Target 120 program.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($20,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ball PD
Year
2014
Improving MSA compliance on King Island (2014 - 2016)$58,060
Description
This project seeks to quantify the incidence of dark cutting on King Island. It will identify the primary reasons for this incidence and any observed seasonal variations, identify and trial management mitigations alongside showcasing existing examples of quantified best practice. It will ultimately reduce dark cutting and increase MSA compliance within the JBS King Island supply chain.
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($58,060)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ball PD; Corkrey SR
Period
2014 - 2016
Appointment of a Herbage Development Program Industry Development and Extension Officer (2013)$70,000
Description
The objectives of the project are to achieve the following with respect to a development and extension plan, focused on the red meat, wool and pasture seed production industries: awareness by Tasmanian farmers and agribusinesses of the suite of pasture plants developed by the program specifically for Tasmanian conditions; awareness by Tasmanian farmers and agribusinesses of the opportunities to increase animal production by increasing pasture production and utilisation through using pasture species developed by the program, coupled with adoption of best practice grazing management; facilitate the adoption by Tasmanian farmers of pasture plants developed by the program specifically for Tasmanian conditions and quantitatively evaluate the outcomes; creation of a strategic alliance with at least one Tasmanian red meat processor for the purpose of achieving above outcomes; identify issues associated with using pasture plants developed by the program in Tasmanian grazing systems and in producing seed of these plants that can be addressed through future research, development and extension activities; in collaboration with pasture seed producers develop a strategy for providing long term industry generated funding to support research, development and extension to the Tasmania pasture seed industry.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($70,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Field B; Smith RW; Ball PD
Year
2013
Audit of Tasmanian Feedbase (2012)$10,000
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($10,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ball PD
Year
2012
Waterhouse resilient pasture demonstration (2012 - 2013)$12,875
Description
The objective of the project is to trial and demonstrate the resilience of a wide range of specialised grass and legume cultivars in the challenging soil environment of the Waterhouse area. A suite of pasture cultivars that can maintain groundcover and withstand grazing and trampling on sand banks would be a highly valuable outcome.
Funding
The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. ($12,875)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith RW; Hall E; Ball PD; Field B
Period
2012 - 2013
2010-13 Business Plan Development - More Beef from Pastures and Making More from Sheep Programs (2011)$12,000
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($12,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ball PD; Sparrow LA
Year
2011
More Beef from Pastures Program State Coordinator (2011 - 2013)$156,000
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($156,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ball PD
Period
2011 - 2013
Winnaleah Towards 2000 with Legumes (2011 - 2013)$43,859
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($43,859)
Scheme
Grant-Human Nutrition Research Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ball PD
Period
2011 - 2013
A Pilot Study to Assess Changes to Tasmanian Pastures: Implications for NRM (2011)$20,000
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Strategic and Applied Research Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bridle K; Ball PD
Year
2011
Whole Farm Systems Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on the Southern Grazing Industries (2009 - 2012)$42,708
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($42,708)
Scheme
Grant-Strategic and Applied Research Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ball PD
Period
2009 - 2012
Benchmarking Tasmania's Sheep and Beef Industries (2007 - 2009)$120,000
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($120,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ball PD
Period
2007 - 2009
More Beef from Pastures Program - State Extension Coordinator (TAS) (2004 - 2010)$156,333
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($156,333)
Scheme
Grant-Red Meat Targets
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Sparrow LA; Ball PD
Period
2004 - 2010