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Robert Tegg

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Dr Robert Tegg is a Research Fellow at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He works within the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. His work focuses on plant pathological problems in vegetable crops, with a strong emphasis on potatoes.

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Robert has held research positions within state and commonwealth government primary industries and in private agricultural consulting companies.

Since joining the University of Tasmania in 2006 (which coincided with PhD completion) he has been involved in externally funded research projects (primarily focused on potato plant pathology) to tackle industry specific disease problems. While research has been industry focused he has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, including articles in the leading international plant pathology journals.

His current research includes: i) fundamental research into the plant pathogen Spongospora to develop novel control strategies for powdery scab of potato; ii) monitoring of the tomato potato psyllid (a quarantine pest) down the East coast of Australia; iii) international collaboration to understand prevalence of viral diseases in groundnut (peanut) varieties in Ghana; iv) potato greening and mechanisms to understand and control this phenomena; and v) rapid tissue-culture propagation of perennial horticultural plants (e.g. hazelnuts) to aid commercialization.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDThaxtomin A toxicity in plant cells (studies associated with common scab disease of potato)University of TasmaniaAustralia01/06/2006
MAgrScShade adaptation of established turfgrassUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia01/06/2001
BAgrSc(Hons)Salinity and salt tolerant pasture speciesUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia01/12/1995

Memberships

Professional practice

  • American Phytopathological Society
  • Australasian Plant Pathology Society (including vice-president from 2009-2011)

Research Invitations

  • Invited oral presentation (Biennial Potato Industry Conference – 10-12 August, 2014), Mt Gambier, South Australia

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Expertise

  • Plant pathology
  • Diseases of potato
  • Modelling of plant diseases
  • Novel controls for plant diseases
  • Rapid tissue culture production of woody plants (hazelnuts)
  • International student supervision

Research Themes

Robert's research aligns to the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Plant diseases, specifically those of potato, one of the world's most important crops, have the ability to significantly impact on the supply of a key crop worldwide. Powdery scab, a significant potato disease that is spread worldwide is a focus of Robert's research with aims to reduce the cosmetic and yield damage caused by this pathogen. Additionally threats from insect pests (tomato potato psyllid) that vector disease, that are currently not present in Australia, represent a biosecurity risk: a monitoring project aims to identify incursions of this pest, to restrict damage to the industry.

Collaboration

Robert's recent projects have included work with multi-disciplinary teams from a variety of national and international collaborators. Potato work over the last 5 years has involved formal collaboration with Universities and government departments from South Australia, Victoria and New Zealand. Specific projects ran by TIA over the last year included a review and identification of suitable diagnostics for the vegetable industry which bought together researchers from all 6 states of Australia and international representatives from India, UK and New Zealand, which provided specific recommendations for the vegetable industry. Robert has other PhD supervision responsibilities which includes collaboration with students from Ghana.

Current projects

Fields of Research

  • Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) (070603)
  • Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) (070308)
  • Horticultural Crop Growth and Development (070601)
  • Plant Pathology (060704)
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070199)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (070399)
  • Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070305)
  • Agronomy (070302)
  • Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070602)
  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage) (070605)
  • Horticultural Production (070699)
  • Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology (070303)
  • Organic Chemical Synthesis (030503)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Land Capability and Soil Degradation (050302)
  • Agricultural Land Management (070101)

Research Objectives

  • Vegetables (820215)
  • Tree Nuts (excl. Almonds and Macadamias) (820213)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Plant Production and Plant Primary Products (829999)
  • Stone Fruit (820211)
  • Grain Legumes (820503)
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (Post Harvest) (820602)
  • Control of Plant Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments (960413)
  • Animal Production and Animal Primary Products (839999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Border Biosecurity (incl. Quarantine and Inspection) (960401)
  • Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) (830406)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences (970103)
  • Wheat (820507)
  • Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit (820210)

Publications

Robert generally publishes in the top tier plant pathology journals (Plant Disease, Plant Pathology) and regularly reviews manuscripts for these and other related journals.

Total publications

86

Highlighted publications

(3 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2010Journal ArticleTegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Relationship of resistance to common scab disease and tolerance to thaxtomin A toxicity within potato cultivars', European Journal of Plant Pathology, 128, (2) pp. 143-148. ISSN 0929-1873 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10658-010-9648-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Wilson CR

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2008Journal ArticleTegg RS, Gill WM, Thompson HK, Davies NW, Ross JJ, et al., 'Auxin-Induced Resistance to Common Scab Disease of Potato Linked to Inhibition of Thaxtomin A Toxicity', Plant Disease, 92, (9) pp. 1321-1328. ISSN 0191-2917 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-92-9-1321 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Gill WM; Thompson HK; Davies NW; Ross JJ; Wilson CR

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2005Journal ArticleTegg RS, Melian L, Wilson CR, Shabala SN, 'Plant Cell Growth and Ion Flux Responses to the Streptomycete Phytotoxin Thaxtomin A: Calcium and Hydrogen Flux Patterns Revealed by the Non-invasive MIFE Technique', Plant and Cell Physiology, 46, (4) pp. 638-648. ISSN 0032-0781 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pci069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Melian L; Wilson CR; Shabala SN

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Journal Article

(39 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Balendres MA, Clark TJ, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Germinate to exterminate: chemical stimulation of Spongospora subterranea resting spore germination and its potential to diminish soil inoculum', Plant Pathology, 67 pp. 902-908. ISSN 0032-0862 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ppa.12795 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Balendres MA; Wilson CR

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2018Balendres MA, Tegg RS, Amponsah J, Wilson CR, 'Zoosporangial root infection of tomato by Spongospora subterranea in hydroponic and glasshouse culture results in diminished plant growth', Journal of Phytopathology, 166, (6) pp. 412-419. ISSN 0931-1785 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jph.12701 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Balendres MA; Wilson CR

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2018Tanios S, Eyles A, Tegg R, Wilson C, 'Potato tuber greening: a review of predisposing factors, management and future challenges', American Journal of Potato Research, 95, (3) pp. 248-257. ISSN 1099-209X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12230-018-9648-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Eyles A; Wilson C

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2017Balendres MA, Nichols DS, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Potato root exudation and release of Spongospora subterranea resting spore germination stimulants are affected by plant and environmental conditions', Journal of Phytopathology, 165, (1) pp. 64-72. ISSN 0931-1785 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jph.12537 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Balendres MA; Nichols DS; Wilson CR

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2017Khatri BB, Tegg RS, Brown PH, Wilson CR, 'Determining specific window period for common scab disease infection in potato tubers', Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council, 3 pp. 19-26. ISSN 2392-4535 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3126/jnarc.v3i1.17271 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wilson CR

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2017Appiah AS, Sossah FL, Tegg RS, Offei SK, Wilson CR, 'Assessing sequence diversity of groundnut rosette disease agents and the distribution of Groundnut rosette assistor virus in major groundnut-producing regions of Ghana', Tropical plant pathology, 42, (2) pp. 109-120. ISSN 1982-5676 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40858-017-0140-x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wilson CR

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2017Balendres MA, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Resting spore dormancy and infectivity characteristics of the potato powdery scab pathogen Spongospora subterranea', Journal of Phytopathology, 165, (5) pp. 323-330. ISSN 0931-1785 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jph.12565 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Balendres MA; Wilson CR

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2016Appiah AS, Tegg RS, Offei SK, Wilson CR, 'Impact of groundnut rosette disease on nutritive value and elemental composition of four varieties of peanut (Arachis hypogaea)', Annals of Applied Biology, 168, (3) pp. 400-408. ISSN 0003-4746 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aab.12271 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wilson CR

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2016Balendres MA, Nichols DS, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Metabolomes of potato root exudates: compounds that stimulate resting spore germination of the soil-borne pathogen Spongospora subterranea', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64, (40) pp. 7466-7474. ISSN 0021-8561 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b03904 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Balendres MA; Nichols DS; Wilson CR

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2016Balendres MA, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Key events in pathogenesis of spongospora diseases in potato: a review', Australasian Plant Pathology, 45, (3) pp. 229-240. ISSN 0815-3191 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13313-016-0398-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Balendres MA; Wilson CR

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2016Appiah AS, Offei SK, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Varietal response to groundnut rosette disease and the first report of Groundnut ringspot virus in Ghana', Plant Disease, 100, (5) pp. 946-952. ISSN 0191-2917 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-07-15-0838-RE [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Wilson CR

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2016Tegg RS, Thangavel T, Balendres MA, Wilson CR, 'Grading seed potato lots to remove tubers with powdery scab damage may not eliminate the pathogen threat', American Journal of Potato Research, 93, (3) pp. 231-238. ISSN 1099-209X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12230-016-9499-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Thangavel T; Balendres MA; Wilson CR

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2016Thangavel T, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Toughing it out disease-resistant potato mutants have enhanced tuber skin defenses', Phytopathology, 106, (5) pp. 474-483. ISSN 0031-949X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-08-15-0191-R [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Thangavel T; Wilson CR

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2016Tegg RS, Shabala S, Cuin TA, Wilson CR, 'Mechanisms of thaxtomin A-induced root toxicity revealed by a thaxtomin A sensitive Arabidopsis mutant (ucu2-2/gi-2)', Plant Cell Reports, 35, (2) pp. 347-356. ISSN 0721-7714 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00299-015-1888-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Shabala S; Cuin TA; Wilson CR

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2015Tegg RS, Corkrey R, Herdina H, McKay AC, Crump NS, et al., 'Modeling pathogen DNA content and visual disease assessment in seed tubers to inform disease in potato progeny root, stolon and tubers', Plant Disease, 99, (1) pp. 50-57. ISSN 0191-2917 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-04-14-0337-RE [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Corkrey R; Wilson CR

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2015Thangavel T, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Monitoring Spongospora subterranea development in potato roots reveals distinct infection patterns and enables efficient assessment of disease control methods', PLoS One, 10, (9) Article e0137647. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137647 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Thangavel T; Wilson CR

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2015Walker PW, Allen GR, Tegg RS, White LR, Wilson CR, 'The tomato potato psyllid, Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc, 1909) (Hemiptera: Triozidae): a review of the threat of the psyllid to Australian solanaceous crop industries and surveillance for incursions in potato crops', Austral Entomology, 54, (3) pp. 339-349. ISSN 2052-174X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aen.12129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Walker PW; Allen GR; White LR; Wilson CR

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2014Tegg RS, Corkrey R, Wilson CR, 'A comparison of potato seed-tuber sampling strategies using visual and DNA analyses to estimate incidence of major seed tuber-borne pathogens', European Journal of Plant Pathology, 139, (2) pp. 359-367. ISSN 0929-1873 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10658-014-0392-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Corkrey R; Wilson CR

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2014Thangavel T, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Resistance to multiple tuber diseases expressed in somaclonal variants of the potato cultivar Russet Burbank', The Scientific World Journal, 2014 Article 417698. ISSN 2356-6140 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2014/417697 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Thangavel T; Wilson CR

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2014Thompson HK, Tegg RS, Corkrey R, Wilson CR, 'Foliar treatment of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid for control of common scab in potato have beneficial effects on powdery scab control', The Scientific World Journal, 2014 Article 947167. ISSN 1537-744X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2014/947167 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Thompson HK; Corkrey R; Wilson CR

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2014Thompson HK, Tegg RS, Corkrey R, Wilson CR, 'Optimal rates of 2,4-dichlophenoxyacetic acid foliar application for control of common scab in potato', Annals of Applied Biology, 165, (2) pp. 293-302. ISSN 0003-4746 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aab.12138 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Thompson HK; Corkrey R; Wilson CR

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2014Wilson CR, Tegg RS, '8th Australasian soil-borne diseases symposium', IMA Fungus, 5, (2) pp. 43. ISSN 2210-6340 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2013Khatri BB, Brown P, Tegg R, Wilson C, 'Do all lenticels on potato tubers form from stomata?', Nepal Agricultural Research Journal, 13 pp. 25-34. ISSN 1029-533X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Wilson C

2013Thompson HK, Tegg RS, Davies NW, Ross JJ, Wilson CR, 'Determination of optimal timing of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid foliar applications for common scab control in potato', Annals of Applied Biology, 163, (2) pp. 242-256. ISSN 0003-4746 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aab.12050 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Thompson HK; Davies NW; Ross JJ; Wilson CR

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2013Tegg RS, Shabala SN, Cuin TA, Davies NW, Wilson CR, 'Enhanced resistance to the cellulose biosynthetic inhibitors, thaxtomin A and isoxaben in Arabidopsis thaliana mutants, also provides specific co-resistance to the auxin transport inhibitor, 1-NPA', BMC Plant Biology, 13 Article 76. ISSN 1471-2229 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2229-13-76 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Shabala SN; Cuin TA; Davies NW; Wilson CR

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2012Tegg RS, Corkrey R, Wilson CR, 'Relationship between the application of foliar chemicals to reduce common scab disease of potato and correlation with thaxtomin A toxicity', Plant Disease: An International Journal of Applied Plant Pathology, 96, (1) pp. 97-103. ISSN 0191-2917 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-05-11-0397 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Corkrey R; Wilson CR

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2012Tegg RS, Thangavel T, Aminian H, Wilson CR, 'Somaclonal selection in potato for resistance to common scab provides concurrent resistance to powdery scab', Plant Pathology, 62, (4) pp. 922-931. ISSN 0032-0862 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2012.02698.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11

Co-authors: Thangavel T; Wilson CR

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2011Khatri BB, Tegg RS, Brown PH, Wilson CR, 'Temporal association of potato tuber development with susceptibility to common scab and Streptomyces scabiei-induced responses in the potato periderm', Plant Pathology, 60, (4) pp. 776-786. ISSN 0032-0862 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2011.02435.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Khatri BB; Brown PH; Wilson CR

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2010Khatri B, Tegg RS, Brown PH, Wilson CR, 'Infection of Potato Tubers with the Common Scab Pathogen Streptomyces scabiei in a Soil-less System', Journal of Phytopathology, 158 pp. 453-455. ISSN 0931-1785 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0434.2009.01637.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Khatri B; Brown PH; Wilson CR

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2010Molesworth PP, Gardiner MG, Jones R, Smith J, Tegg RS, et al., 'Synthesis and phytotoxicity of structural analogues of thaxtomin natural products', Australian Journal of Chemistry, 63, (5) pp. 813-820. ISSN 0004-9425 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CH10006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Molesworth PP; Gardiner MG; Jones R; Smith J; Wilson CR

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2010Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Relationship of resistance to common scab disease and tolerance to thaxtomin A toxicity within potato cultivars', European Journal of Plant Pathology, 128, (2) pp. 143-148. ISSN 0929-1873 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10658-010-9648-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Wilson CR

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2010Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Hingston LH, 'Yield and cooking qualities of somaclonal variants of cv. Russet Burbank selected for resistance to common scab disease of potato', Annals of Applied Biology, 157, (2) pp. 283-297. ISSN 0003-4746 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2010.00427.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Wilson CR; Hingston LH

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2010Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Wilson AJ, Luckman G, Eyles A, et al., 'Stable and Extreme Resistance to Common Scab of Potato Obtained Through Somatic Cell Selection', Phytopathology, 100, (5) pp. 460-467. ISSN 0031-949X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1094/PHYTO-100-5-0460 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Wilson CR; Wilson AJ; Luckman G; Eyles A; Yuan ZQ; Hingston LH

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2009Wilson CR, Luckman G, Tegg RS, Yuan ZQ, Wilson AJ, et al., 'Enhanced resistance to common scab of potato through somatic cell selection in cv. Iwa with the phytotoxin thaxtomin A', Plant Pathology, 58, (1) pp. 137-144. ISSN 0032-0862 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3059.2008.01903.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Wilson CR; Luckman G; Yuan ZQ; Wilson AJ; Eyles A

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2008Tegg RS, Gill WM, Thompson HK, Davies NW, Ross JJ, et al., 'Auxin-Induced Resistance to Common Scab Disease of Potato Linked to Inhibition of Thaxtomin A Toxicity', Plant Disease, 92, (9) pp. 1321-1328. ISSN 0191-2917 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-92-9-1321 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Gill WM; Thompson HK; Davies NW; Ross JJ; Wilson CR

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2005Tegg RS, Melian L, Wilson CR, Shabala SN, 'Plant Cell Growth and Ion Flux Responses to the Streptomycete Phytotoxin Thaxtomin A: Calcium and Hydrogen Flux Patterns Revealed by the Non-invasive MIFE Technique', Plant and Cell Physiology, 46, (4) pp. 638-648. ISSN 0032-0781 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/pcp/pci069 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Melian L; Wilson CR; Shabala SN

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2004Tegg RS, Lane PA, 'A comparison of the performance and growth of a range of turfgrass species under shade', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 44, (3) pp. 353-358. ISSN 0816-1089 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EA02159 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Lane PA

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2004Tegg RS, Lane PA, 'Shade performance of a range of turfgrass species improved by trinexapac-ethyl', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 44, (9) pp. 939-945. ISSN 0816-1089 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EA03135 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Lane PA

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2004Tegg RS, Shabala SN, Melian L, Eyles A, Wilson CR, 'Plant cell response to thaxtomin A and amelioration of toxic effect by auxin', Phytopathology, 94: S102, (Publication No P-2004-0691-AMA) ISSN 0031-949X (2004) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Shabala SN; Eyles A; Wilson CR

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Wilson CR, Tegg RS, 'In vitro cell selection techniques for enhancing disease resistance - case study: common scab resistance in Russet Burbank', Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies, Springer, Z He, R Larkin and W Honeycutt (ed), London, pp. 327-343. ISBN 978-94-007-4103-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-4104-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Wilson CR

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Conference Publication

(33 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Tegg RS, Bhandari S, McNeil DL, Wilson CR, 'Tissue culture production of hazelnut - disinfestation and impact of agar content', Acta Horticulturae, 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 127-132. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1109.20 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McNeil DL; Wilson CR

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2016Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'QPCR testing seed potato tubers for pathogens - what value for potato seed certification?', Acta Horticulturae, 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 117-123. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1118.17 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Wilson CR

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2014Balendres M, Tegg R, Wilson C, 'Somatic cell selection as a tool for developing resistance against soil-borne potato pathogen, Spongospora subterranea', 8th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2014, 10-13 November 2014, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Balendres M; Wilson C

2014Tegg RS, 'Session chair - IPM/cultural control', 8th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2014: Program and Abstracts, 10-13 November 2014, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Chair National Conference]

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2014Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Rapid tissue culture production of hazelnut cultivar germplasm', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, 17-24 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2014Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'QPCR testing seed potato tuber for pathogens - identifying hidden threats', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, 17-24 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2014Balendres M, Nichols D, Tegg R, Wilson C, 'Potato root exudates stimulate zoospore release of Spongospora subterranea', 8th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2014, 10-13 November 2014, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Balendres M; Nichols D; Wilson C

2014Thangavel T, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Delaying Spongospora induced root infection in potato roots by altering inoculation dates and chemical treatment', 8th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2014, 10-13 November 2014, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thangavel T; Wilson CR

2013Thangavel T, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Differential resistance to tuber-invading pathogens in somaclonal variants of Russet Burbank potato tubers linked to suberin production', 10th International Congress of Plant Pathology, 25-30 August 2013, Beijing, China (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thangavel T; Wilson CR

2012Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Does planting dirty potato seed really matter?', 7th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2012, 17-20 September 2012, Fremantle, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2012Thangavel T, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Enhanced suberin production in novel potato somaclones provides protective bio-barrier against two key scab diseases', 7th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium 2012, 17-20 September 2012, Fremantle, Australia (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thangavel T; Wilson CR

2012Walker PW, White LR, Tegg RS, Allen GR, Wilson CR, 'Monitoring for incursions of the tomato potato psyllid (Bactericera cockerelli) in Australian potato fields', 43rd AGM & Scientific Conference and Australasian Arachnological Society 2012, 25-28 November 2012, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Walker PW; White LR; Allen GR; Wilson CR

2011Tegg RS, Thompson HK, Wilson CR, 'Optimisation of rates, timing and assessment of new compounds for control of common scab disease of potato through foliar applied treatments', 4th Asian Conference on Plant Pathology concurrent with the 18th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, 26-29 April 2011, Darwin, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson HK; Wilson CR

2011Tegg RS, Thompson HK, Wilson CR, 'Optimisation of rates, timing and assessment of new compounds for control of common scab disease of potato through foliar applied treatments', Proceedings of ACPP -APPS New Frontiers in Plant Pathology for Asia and Oceania, 26-29th April 2011, Darwin Convention Centre - Darwin, NT (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson HK; Wilson CR

2011Wilson CR, Tegg RS, 'Seed tutber-borne inocula', Invited presentation at "Growing Toegether" - McCain Agriculture Conference, 25-25 August 2011, Ballarat, Victoria (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2011Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Khatri B, Thangavel T, 'Selection of Potato Somoclones with possible broad spectrum resistance to tuber-invading diseases', Proceedings of ACPP-APPS New Frontiers in Plant Pathology for Asia and Oceania, 26-29th April 2011, Darwin Convention Centre - Darwin NT (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Khatri B; Thangavel T

2011Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Thompson HK, 'Spraying away Common Scab: Optimising simple folia tratments for scab control', Proceedings of ACPP-APPS New Frontiers in Plant Pathology for Asia and Oceania, Potato Disease workshop, 26th April 2011, Darwin Convention Centre - Darwin, NT (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Thompson HK

2010Khatri B, Tegg RS, Brown PH, Wilson CR, 'Hydroponics enables precise identification of infection window in common scab disease of potato', Australasian Soilborne Disease Symposium 2010, 9-11 August 2010, Sunshine Coast, Australia (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Khatri B; Brown PH; Wilson CR

2010Thompson HK, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, '2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid induced resistance to common scab of potato', 6th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium, 9-11th August 2010, Twin Waters, Queensland (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Thompson HK; Wilson CR

2009Tegg RS, Luckman G, Eyles A, Wilson AJ, Yuan ZQ, et al., 'Enhancing resistance to common scab by somaclonal selection', Invited Speaker at the Australian Vegetable Industry Conference (AusVeg) 2009, 4-6 May 2009, Melbourne, Victoria (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Luckman G; Eyles A; Wilson AJ; Yuan ZQ; Wilson CR

2009Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Wilson AJ, Connor A, 'Enhancing resistance to common scab disease of potato in commercial cultivars', Proceedings of the World Potato Congress 2008, 21-29 March 2009, Christchurch, New Zealand (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Wilson AJ

2008Khatri B, Brown PH, Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Tuber structural attributes and common scab infection in potato', Proceedings of the National and Trans Tasman Horticultural Science Conference, 21-23 July 2008, Gold Coast, Queensland (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Khatri B; Brown PH; Wilson CR

2007Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Luckman G, Eyles A, Conner A, et al., 'Selection of clones of commercial potato cultivars with enhanced common scab disease resistance', Proceedings of the International Potato Common Scab Conference, 5-6 March 2007, Guelph, Canada, 5-6 March (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Luckman G; Eyles A; Wilson A; Yuan ZQ; Shabala SN

2007Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Luckman G, Eyles A, Conner A, et al., 'Selection of clones of commercial potato cultivars with enhanced common scab disease resistance', Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Plant Pathology Society, Adelaide, South Australia, 24-27 September (2007) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Luckman G; Eyles A; Wilson A; Yuan ZQ

2007Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Luckman G, Eyles A, Wilson A, 'Enhancing resistance to common scab in commercial potato cultivars', Invited Speaker at the National Potato and Vegetable Conference (AusVeg) 2007, 30-31 May 2007, Sydney, NSW (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Luckman G; Eyles A; Wilson A

2006Tegg RS, Wilson CR, Melian L, Shabala SN, 'Thaxtomin A, the key phytotoxin associated with common scab disease of potato, and its interaction with auxin', Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium, 3-6 September 2006, 3-6 September 2006, Queenstown, New Zealand, pp. 90. (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Melian L; Shabala SN

2006Wilson CR, Poke FS, Tegg RS, Westmore GC, Wilson A, et al., 'Enhancing resistance to common scab by somaclonal selection and to tomato spotted wilt virus through marker development', Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium, 3-6 September 2006, 3-6 September 2006, Queenstown, New Zealand, pp. 95. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Poke FS; Westmore GC; Wilson A; Kirkwood IA

2006Wilson CR, Poke FS, Tegg RS, Westmore GC, Wilson A, et al., 'Enhancing resistance to common scab by somaclonal selection and to tomato spotted wilt virus through marker development', Proceedings of the World Potato Congress, USA, 20-26 August 2006, Boise, USA (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Poke FS; Westmore GC; Wilson A; Kirkwood IA

2004Tegg RS, Melian L, Wilson CR, Shabala SN, 'Effects of Streptomycete Phytotoxin Thaxtomin A on Morphological and Ion Flux Responses from Arabidopsis and Tomato Tissues', Proceedings of ComBio 2004 Annual Conference, 26-30 September 2004, Perth, WA, pp. 88. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Melian L; Wilson CR; Shabala SN

2003Shabala SN, Shabala L, Wherrett TC, Pang J, Knowles AE, et al., 'Non-invasive microelectrode ion flux measurements to study plant adaptive responses to adverse soils', In: Genetic Solutions for Hostile Soils (Workshop Proceedings), 26-27 November 2003, CSIRO Plant Industry, Canberra, ACT (2003) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Shabala SN; Shabala L; Wherrett TC; Pang J; Knowles AE; Hariadi YC; Newman IA; Smethurst C

2003Tegg RS, Shabala SN, Eyles A, Wilson CR, 'Early ion signalling events in thaxtomin toxicity of plant cells', Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes, 1-5 December 2003, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 67. (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Shabala SN; Eyles A; Wilson CR

2003Wilson CR, Eyles A, Wilson A, Luckman G, Tegg RS, 'In vitro development of common scab resistance in processing potatoes', Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on the Biology of Actinomycetes, 1-5 December 2003, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 43. (2003) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Eyles A; Wilson A; Luckman G

2001Tegg RS, Lane PA, 'Shade Adaptation of Established Turfgass Improved by Plant Growth Regulator', Proceedings of the Xth Australian Agronomy Conference, 28 January - 1 February 2001, Hobart, Tasmania EJ (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Lane PA

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(4 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Wilson C, Walker P, Allen G, Tegg R, White L, et al., 'Native psyllid populations and the distribution of Candidatus phytoplasma australiense', Horticulture Australia Limited, Australia, PT10001 (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wilson C; Walker P; Allen G; White L

2011Wilson CR, Tegg RS, 'Pre Seed Funding - Common Scab Disease of Potatoes', University of Tasmania, Final Report (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2004Wilson CR, Eyles A, Yuan ZQ, Wilson A, Tegg RS, et al., 'Evaluation and Commercialisation of Common Scab Resistant Clones of Commercial Potato Varieties', Horticulture Australia, Final Report PT01020 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Eyles A; Yuan ZQ; Wilson A; Luckman G

2001Donaghy DJ, Tegg RS, 'Report on effects of wildlife on pasture growth at Elliott Research and Demonstration Station, 2000-2001', Dairy Research & Development Corporation (2001) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Donaghy DJ

Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2006Tegg RS, 'Thaxtomin A Toxicity in Plant Cells (Studies Associated with Common Scab Disease of Potato)' (2006) [PhD]

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2001Tegg RS, 'Shade Adaptation of Established Turfgrass' (2001) [Masters Research]

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Other Public Output

(7 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Tegg RS, Wilson CR, 'Students take fight up to powdery scab', The Advocate, Devonport, Tasmania, 16 May (2013) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2013Wilson CR, Tegg RS, 'The importance of tuber-borne inoculum in seed potato health', Potatoes Australia, AusVeg, Glen Iris, Victoria, August/September (2013) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2012Wilson CR, Tegg RS, Allen GR, Moran JL, 'Potato diseases: Success and threat', Cuppa TIA, Tasmanian Country, Hobart, Tasmania, 12 October 2012 (2012) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Allen GR; Moran JL

2011Wilson CR, Tegg RS, 'Spray away common scab disease of potato : Research toward an alternative for control of this recalcitrant disease', Potatoes Australia, AusVeg, Glen Iris, Victoria (2011) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR

2011Wilson CR, Walker PW, Allen GR, Tegg RS, White LR, 'Distribution of native psyllid populations and phytoplasmas in Australian potato crops', Vegetable Industry Communication Forum, Longford, Tasmania, July (2011) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Walker PW; Allen GR; White LR

2011Wilson CR, Walker PW, Tegg RS, Allen GR, 'Knowing our psyllids', Potatoes Australia, August/September 2011, pp. 13-14. (2011) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Walker PW; Allen GR

2003Wilson CR, Eyles A, Tegg RS, 'Development of extreme resistance to common scab in potatoes - use of a cell selection approach to fast track clonal line development', Potato Australia, 14 (2003) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Wilson CR; Eyles A

Grants & Funding

Robert is supported by grants being administered through Horticulture Innovations Australia. Some of these grants are co-funded with money from the potato processing sector and the potato growers themselves.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

14

Total funding

$3,252,763

Projects

Field and laboratory trials for understanding disease risk in potatoes (2018 - 2019)$249,000
Description
This project will build on the existing PreDicta Pt service being provided to growers to assess the risk of soil-borne diseases caused by selected pathogens prior to planting. The purpose of this project is to undertake pot and field trials to contribute data on tests for the pathogens causing pink rot of potatoes; development of pre-plant disease risk assessment for potato early dying; combined risk assessment taking into account results of both soil and seed testing for common scab and Rhizoctonia as part of project PT15008.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($249,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Rettke M; Tegg RS; Beveridge PW
Period
2018 - 2019
Navigating the wealth of soil health information and identification of opportunities (2017 - 2018)$139,754
Description
The objective of this work is to enable potato growers to increase productivity by providing them with the knowledge of what constitutes healthy soil and what the current best practices are for improving soil health. The project will provide an independent and comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge of factors influencing agricultural soil health specifically for the potato industry. This will form the basis of a plan to guide future investment in improving soil health in the potato industry and the production of materials to assist growers to make informed decisions for improving their productivity and sustainability.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($139,754)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tegg RS; Powell S; Wilson CR; McPhee JE; Hinton SJ; Dean GJ
Period
2017 - 2018
Optimising cover crops for the Australian vegetable industry (2017 - 2020)$1,140,813
Description
This project brings together a consortium of three partners (AHR, QDAF and TIA) to deliver robust new research and extension on cover crops and practical agronomy to maximize their benefit for Australian vegetable growers.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($1,140,813)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
Applied Horticultural Research Pty Ltd
Research Team
Wilson CR; Tegg RS; Montagu K; Duff J
Period
2017 - 2020
A scientific trial to measure the in-paddock and economic benefits of bio-fumigation on soil health, and on disease pest and weed levels on a range of annual crops under Tasmanian conditions (2016 - 2019)$150,430
Description
This bio-fumigation project will run over three growing seasons at a site located within the Forthside Research Station. This trial's aim will be to provide proof of concept of the initial benefits and then the cumulative effect of using bio-fumigation treatments over a three year period.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($150,430)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tegg RS; Wilson CR; Powell S; Doyle RB
Period
2016 - 2019
Soil-borne disease management diagnostic (2014)$67,302
Description
This project will facilitate the production of future projects to develop plant pathogen diagnostic capacity in soils that will benefit the Australian vegetable industry. The host organisation will organise a 2-day workshop bringing together national and international soil diagnostic experts to discuss current and future research and project priorities. A final report will make recommendations on what priority areas and projects need to be pursued in the future to obtain maximum benefit to vegetable growers.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($67,302)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Hay FS; Sparrow LA; Tegg RS
Year
2014
8th Australian Soilborne Diseases Symposium (2014)$10,000
Description
Conference funding to attend the 8th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium (8ASDS).
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Travel/Conference
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tegg RS; Wilson CR
Year
2014
ASDS8 - Conference support for vegetable specialists. (2014 - 2015)$12,865
Description
Conference funding to attend 8th ASDS is a niche soilborne diseases conference (100-150 people).
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($12,865)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Tegg RS
Period
2014 - 2015
Monitoring psyllids and psyllid predators in Australian potato crops (2014 - 2017)$210,244
Description
Zebra chip caused by presence of the tomato/potato psyllid (TPP) and the bacterium it vectors (Liberibacter)is a devastating disease complex of potato and other Solanaceous crops. Whilst not currently present in Australia, its discovery in New Zealand and subsequent spread throughout that country with associated major losses has prompted significant industry concerns. Proactive studies have been demanded to establish a psyllid monitoring program that will enable early detection of TPP incursions, and to gain a wider understanding of native psyllids and their predators that may assist in sustainable management of the pest should it arrive in Australia. This project will maintain a psyllid and psyllid predator trapping program across major production areas of eastern Australia and will produce and disseminate industry relevant information to assist in recognition of the pest and the damage it causes. Advice will be provided on action to be taken if suspect symptoms are seen and updates on trapping programs outcomes given.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($210,244)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Tegg RS; Allen GR; White LR
Period
2014 - 2017
Spongospora infection of potato roots - ecology epidemiology & control (2014 - 2018)$365,424
Description
Powdery scab disease of potato (caused by tuber infections with the protozoan pathogen Spongospora subterranea) has long been recognized as a common and economically important blemish disease. More recently potato root infection by this pathogen has been demonstrated to result in significant yield losses which greatly affect the economic competitiveness of the industry. Conservative industry estimates suggest losses of 10% in French fry production. Exacerbating these losses are the extremely high levels of the pathogen present in Australian soils and cultivars that are both susceptible and sensitive to root infection. Very little is understood about the survival and activation of soil-borne inoculum of the pathogen and of the process of root infection which has greatly hampered our ability to generate effective control treatments and minimize losses due to root infection. Recent advances in DNA pathogen detection technology can be adapted to study the root infection process and to quantify the effects of control treatments. This project will: 1) develop and optimize a new root pathogen detection tool which will be able to accurately quantify the efficacy of various management strategies in reducing or delaying root infection; 2) use this tool to asses of the efficacy and optimal application of a wide range of control treatments and manipulation of environmental factors to slow or reduce root infection; 3) develop a suite of novel disease control options that can reduce soil-borne inoculum, and can interfere with the root infection processes through disruption of pathogen zoospore release and attraction; 4) determine the pathogens alternate host range (common weeds and alternate crops) and the relative resistance or tolerance of important processing potato varieties to root infection which will inform growers on rotation options, new cultivar choices and the cost:benefit of volunteer control. From these studies the project will develop of a recommended package of integrated disease control options quantified and optimized for efficacy. It will also provide new information on the fundamental understanding of the Spongospora root infection process which will be essential for design and development of future management strategies.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($365,424)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Tegg RS
Period
2014 - 2018
2012: 7th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium, Aus (2012)$900
Funding
University of Tasmania ($900)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Tegg RS
Year
2012
Microbial endophytes and their potential for disease suppression in Australian potato production (APRP2) (2011 - 2013)$135,000
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($135,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
Flinders University
Research Team
Wilson CR; Tegg RS
Period
2011 - 2013
Native Psyllid Populations and the Distribution of Candidatus Phytoplasma Australiense (2010 - 2013)$296,420
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($296,420)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Walker PW; Allen GR; Tegg RS
Period
2010 - 2013
The Importance of Tuber Borne Inoculum on the Health of Seed Potatoes and on the Storability of Processing Potatoes (APRP2) (2009 - 2014)$399,986
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($399,986)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Tegg RS
Period
2009 - 2014
Common Scab Disease of Potatoes (2009 - 2010)$74,625
Funding
University of Tasmania ($74,625)
Scheme
Grant-Pre Seed
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Tegg RS
Period
2009 - 2010

Research Supervision

Robert has supervised both Australian and international students over the last 8 years, with the majority completing in relatively short time-frames with additional journal publications submitted during their candidature.

Current

4

Completed

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDReducing Potato Greening2016
PhDSustainable Management of Potato Powdery Scab: a case study of manipulation of soil pathogen inoculum populations with Spongospora subterranea resting spore germination stimulants2017
PhDPathogen Interactions in Potato Cropping System2017
PhDImpact of cover crops on soil health parameters in Australian vegetable farming systems2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDStudies on Groundnut Rosette Disease in Ghana and Genomic Analysis of Novel Phasey Bean Virus in Australia
Candidate: Andrew Sarkodie Appiah
2017
PhDBiology and Chemical Ecology of Spongospora subterranea During Resting Spore Germination: Towards germinate/exterminate control approach of Spongospora disease in potato
Candidate: Mark Angelo Balendres
2017
PhDBroad Spectrum of Resistance to Tuber-invading Diseases of Potato
Candidate: Tamilarasan Thangavel
2015
PhDOptimisation of 2,4-D Treatments for the Control of Common Scab of Potato (and Related Studies)
Candidate: Hannah Katherine Thompson
2013
PhDPotato Tuber Anatomy and Susceptibility to Common Scab (Streptomyces Scabiei)
Candidate: Bhim Bahadur Khatri
2009