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Geoff Dean

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Geoff has a broad background in agricultural RD&E ranging from variety evaluation, agronomic practices and sustainability of farming practices. This has allowed a broad understanding of the complexities of farming systems and integration of cropping and grazing systems. He is currently involved with projects improving soil health in Tasmania and the Pacific. An important aspect of Geoff's career is a good rapport with industry and the farming community which has led to high adoption rates.

Notable achievements to date include:

  • Research and development of broad-acre raised bed farming systems in Tasmania
  • Key to the introduction of dual purpose wheat and commercialisation of new niche-market crop options including lupini beans, marrowfat peas, French green lentils, adzuki beans and fodder peas
  • Developed a high yielding cereal rye variety to control erosion in SA, still being grown 25 years later
  • Increased alkaloid content in thebaine poppies by 25% with the use of plant growth regulators
  • Established and managed rice production, milling and marketing in a major national project in PNG
  • Established a branch of the farming systems group, Southern Farming Systems in Tasmania and village extension networks in parts of PNG and Fiji

Biography

Over the course of his employment as a Research fellow at TIA, Geoff has been chief investigator for a range of industry funded projects with the broad themes of:

  • Improving soil and water management practices through stubble retention, direct drilling, raised beds systems, application of organic amendments and increasing water use efficiency
  • Optimising crop/livestock systems by integrating grain crops with annual and perennial pasture legumes; evaluating dual purpose grain crops; and use of short term fodder crops
  • Variety evaluation and improving agronomic practices for most temperate grain crops

In this work there has been a strong focus on extension of results to the farming community.

Prior to this (1995 - 1998) Geoff worked as Senior Agricultural Officer with the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Tasmania. In this role he was State coordinator of a national grains industry extension program (TOPCROP) and facilitated grower discussion groups across the State.  He also conducted wheat and triticale variety trials and numerous on-farm demonstrations.

Following graduation, Geoff was fortunate to gain employment at the Waite Institute, Adelaide, where he worked as a plant breeder and developed a high yielding cereal rye variety. He was also involved with the evaluation of grain legumes for low rainfall areas. A passion of Geoff's is helping farmers tackle agricultural problems and providing answers to these issues. This has been highlighted by two periods working in developing countries: PNG (1989-1991) where he established and managed a national rice development project; and Fiji (2011-2014) where he improved the sustainability of farming practices with the use of cover crops, lime and organic soil amendments.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis TitleUniversityCountryAwarded
MAgrScModifying poppy growth and yield with growth regulatorsUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia2011
Grad Cert Edn Studies University of AdelaideAustralia1994
BAgrSc (1st Class Hons)Vocal recognition in the ewe-lamb relationshipUniversity of TasmaniaAustralia1985

Languages (other than English)

  • Pidgin (basic)

Administrative expertise

Geoff has extensive project management experience in Tasmania and South Australia managing up to eight industry RD&E projects per annum. He has also managed projects in the Pacific with the largest of these, a major national rice import substitution program in PNG covering RD&E, production, milling and marketing. Until recently Geoff's program was responsible for the research activities of two post-doctoral fellows and three technical staff.

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Expertise

For nearly 30 years, Geoff has been involved in many facets of agricultural R, D and E, ranging from plant breeding, agronomic practices, grazing systems, value chains and participatory agricultural research. This has allowed a broad understanding of the complexities of farming systems and a more holistic approach. More recently his prime focus has been on improving the environmental sustainability of our farming practices and tackling limitations to one of the world's most fragile resources, our soil. In particular he has led projects in adoption of stubble retention and increased ground cover, direct drilling and controlled trafficking. He is currently involved with the application of organic amendments to improve subsoil constraints in broad acre cropping areas. Current work activities also include projects improving soil health in the Pacific with addition of organic amendments such as fishmeal, compost and cover crops. In these positions Geoff has developed a good rapport with the respective farming communities and industry as a whole. This includes establishing and setting the direction for a farming systems group in Tasmania and participatory agricultural development work in the Pacific. He has an excellent track record in delivering on the outcomes of projects with high adoption and uptake rates.

Research Themes

Geoff's research aligns with the UTAS research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Within this theme he has a broad range of research interests associated with Resources, with an overarching focus on Sustainability.

Resources - Geoff has conducted numerous variety evaluation trials for a range of crops:

  • Cereals: wheat (dryland and irrigated), triticale, rye and rice
  • Grain legumes: lupins, field peas, faba beans, lentils, chickpeas, adzuki and narbon beans
  • Oilseeds: canola, linseed, mustard, camelina and crambe

A major focus has been evaluating temperate high value grain legumes/pulses and oilseeds with subsequent commercial development of five new crops (lupini beans, marrowfat peas, French green lentils, adzuki beans and fodder peas). Since commencing evaluation of new wheat varieties in 1995 there has been a three-fold increase in wheat production in Tasmania.

To further improve crop yields Geoff has also worked on developing better agronomic practices and packages, in particular:

  • Determining optimal fertiliser and sowing rates for cereals and grain legumes
  • Improving cereal crop canopies through manipulation of sowing rate, timing of nitrogen, disease management and plant growth regulators (PGRs)
  • Evaluation of PGRs to reduce lodging and increase yield in wheat, barley, canola, lupins and poppies
  • Effects of increased bee pollination on seed yield in white poppies and lupini beans
  • Interactions between waterlogging and rhizobia inoculation in faba beans and black spot in field peas

Sustainability - Geoff's work has an increasing focus on developing more sustainable farming systems, more efficient resource utilization and improving soil health:

  • Improved the sustainability of farming practices in Fiji with the use of cover crops, lime, biochar and organic soil amendments such as locally sourced fishmeal.
  • Improving soil management practices through adoption of stubble retention, direct drilling and raised bed farming systems -Evaluated the effect of different stubble management options and raised bed systems on crop growth and yield and effects on soil structure, chemistry and biology.
  • Improving water use efficiency in wheat, barley, lupin, pea and poppy crops -determined optimal timing and amounts of irrigation for yield and quality and use of cover crops to reduce water table recharge
  • Optimising crop/livestock systems to enable better resource utilization and facilitate soil improvement under pasture phases. This work includes integrating grain crops with annual and perennial pasture legumes and evaluating dual purpose grain crops for both grazing and grain production, in particular:
    • Evaluating alternative dual purpose grain crops
    • Strategies to increase fodder production
    • Comparison of lamb live-weight gains with different grazing systems and stocking rates

Extension activities: A feature Geoff's work has been a close rapport with farmers and agricultural industries as a whole. Specifically he was Tasmanian coordinator of a national grains industry extension program (TOPCROP) with nearly one third of the States grain producers involved. He subsequently established a branch of Southern Farming Systems in Tasmania and for over 12 years sourced funding and coordinated the R&D program. In the Pacific he established village extension services training farmers in rice (PNG) and taro production (Fiji).

International activities:In Fiji, Geoff improved the sustainability of farming practices on the island of Taveuni where over-intensive agricultural activity is leading to declining productivity and forest removal. This work was linked with an ACIAR project and has led to an additional project to improve soil health on coral atolls in the Pacific, in particular Kiribati and Tuvalu.

In PNG Geoff established and managed a rice development project, coordinating all aspects including staff and equipment supervision, development and training of new farming practices, installation of an industrial rice mill and produce distribution arrangements.

Collaboration

Geoff is currently working in two ACIAR projects based in the Pacific primarily aimed at improving soil health and function involving collaborations with SPC, UA, QDAF, IFAD and national agriculture agencies in Fiji, Kiribati and Tuvalu.

Geoff has current funding from NRM North to investigate the benefits of subsoil manuring on duplex sodic soils and is also part funded by the 'Water for Profit' irrigation efficiency program funded by DPIPWE.

With his RD&E work in Tasmania Geoff has been involved in numerous national projects working with Universities, state agencies and agribusiness:

  • Breeding/evaluation – CSIRO (Plant Industries), DEDJTR Vic, SARDI, Uni of Adelaide, NSW DPI, PBA  (+ private breeding and evaluation companies including AWB, PlantTech, ABB, Midlands Seed, AGT)
  • Soil and stubble management– SFS, NRM North, CSU, Uni of SA, DEDJTR Vic
  • Crop management – SFS, FAR (NZ), DEDJTR Vic, Birchip Cropping Group, SARDI, CSIRO
  • Agribusinesses in particular Roberts, Serve-Ag, TP Jones, Landmark, and other crop agronomists and field officers based in Tasmania and interstate.

Awards

  • 2014: Department of Agriculture Landcare Eureka prize for Sustainable Agriculture - part of the National Water Use Efficiency Initiative
  • 2006: Tasmanian Alkaloids Innovation Award (for services to agriculture in Tasmania)
  • 2002: Tasmanian Landcare Awards 'Research Category' - Runner-up
  • 1998: Tasmanian Landcare Awards 'Research Category' - Winner

Current projects

  • Overcoming sodosol soil productivity limitations in grain and other crops by subsoil manuring funded by NRM North
  • Improving soil health, agricultural productivity and food security on atolls funded by ACIAR
  • Improve soil health in support of sustainable development in the Pacific funded by ACIAR
  • Water for Profit - Benchmarking via Learning Networks for Water funded by DPIPWE
  • Water for Profit - Farming systems decision tools and management options funded by DPIPWE
  • Water for Profit - Improving use and management of Tasmania's soil resources funded by DPIPWE

Fields of Research

  • Agronomy (300403)
  • Crop and pasture production (300499)
  • Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding) (300406)
  • Animal nutrition (300303)
  • Agricultural systems analysis and modelling (300207)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Land capability and soil productivity (410601)
  • Soil sciences (410699)
  • Animal management (300302)
  • Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds) (300409)
  • Horticultural production (300899)
  • Horticultural crop growth and development (300802)
  • Sustainable agricultural development (300210)
  • Crop and pasture nutrition (300407)
  • Agriculture, land and farm management (300299)
  • Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding) (300803)
  • Soil biology (410603)
  • Agro-ecosystem function and prediction (300402)
  • Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage) (300806)
  • Agricultural hydrology (300201)
  • Soil physics (410605)
  • Agricultural production systems simulation (300205)
  • Agricultural engineering (409901)

Research Objectives

  • Wheat (260312)
  • Grain legumes (260303)
  • Environmentally sustainable plant production (260199)
  • Dairy cattle (100402)
  • Other plant production and plant primary products (269999)
  • Barley (260301)
  • Plant extract crops (260606)
  • Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use (180603)
  • Field grown vegetable crops (260505)
  • Grains and seeds (260399)
  • Linseed (260304)
  • Horticultural crops (260599)
  • Sheep for meat (100412)
  • Terrestrial systems and management (180699)
  • Industrial crops (260699)
  • Canola (260302)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments (180604)
  • Browse crops (100501)
  • Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants (260510)
  • Pasture, browse and fodder crops (100599)
  • Other animal production and animal primary products (109999)
  • Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed) (100504)
  • Air quality (180101)
  • Livestock raising (100499)
  • Soils (180605)
  • Management of greenhouse gas emissions from plant production (190310)
  • Pacific Peoples community services (210999)

Publications

A number of refereed papers have been written on a range of topics reflecting the large number of different projects and work areas:

  • Comparison of stubble management strategies
  • Evaluation of short term fodder options between cropping phases
  • Agronomic and economic potential of grain legumes in Tasmania
  • Grain legume crops for fodder production (field peas)
  • Changes in soil properties under raised bed farming systems
  • Increased dry matter production with application of gibberellic acid (dual purpose wheat)
  • Optimal sowing rates (faba beans, lupini beans, cereal rye)
  • Optimal time of sowing (lentils)
  • Optimal phosphorus and nitrogen rates (cereal rye)

In addition, co-author:

  • Overcoming constraints to achieving high yield potential (wheat, lentils)
  • Improving irrigation water use efficiency (wheat, marrowfat peas)
  • Effects of biochar application on sodosol soil characteristics
  • Livestock performance grazing dual purpose wheat
  • Genotype x environment interactactions (wheat, lentils)
  • Benefits of rhizobia inoculation (faba beans)
  • Fungicides and canopy management (wheat)
  • Waterlogging tolerance and disease interactions (field peas)
  • Breeding for pathogen resistance (cereal rye) and NaCl resistance (lentils)

A strong feature of Geoff's publishing record is nearly 100 technical papers and reports in industry and farmer group journals, publications and newsletters.

Total publications

69

Highlighted publications

(7 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2008Conference PublicationBotwright 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: Botwright Acuna TL; McNeil DL

2008Conference PublicationDean 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: Botwright Acuna TL

2004Conference PublicationDean GJ, Mendham NJ, 'The Effect of Planting Density on Yield and Seed Size of Bitter White Lupin', Proceedings of the 10th International Lupin Conference, 19-24 June 2004, Laugarvatn, Iceland, pp. 114-117. ISBN 0-86476-153-8 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mendham NJ

2003Conference PublicationDean GJ, Brand J, Materne M, 'The effect of sowing date on yield of different lentil types', Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings from the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2-6 February 2003, Geelong Victoria EJ ISBN 0-9750313-0-9 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Conference PublicationDean GJ, Mendham NJ, 'Optimum plant densities for faba bean cv Fiesta VF sown on raised beds', Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings from the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2-6 February 2003, Geelong Victoria EJ ISBN 0-9750313-0-9 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mendham NJ

2003Conference PublicationKleven S, Dean GJ, Hacking C, Davidson J, 'Evaluation of a new class of fungicides on grain yield in wheat and barley', Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings from the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2-6 February 2003, Geelong Victoria EJ ISBN 0-9750313-0-9 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Conference PublicationDean GJ, Mendham NJ, 'Agronomic and economic potential of grain legumes in Tasmania', 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: Mendham NJ

Journal Article

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2020Powell SM, McPhee JE, Dean G, Hinton S, Sparrow LA, et al., 'Managing soil health and crop productivity in potato: A challenging test system', Soil Research, 58, (8) pp. 697-712. ISSN 1838-675X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/SR20032 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Powell SM; McPhee JE; Hinton S; Sparrow LA; Wilson CR; Tegg RS

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2019Nuruzzaman Manik SM, Pengilley G, Dean G, Field B, Shabala S, et al., 'Soil and crop management practices to minimize the impact of waterlogging on crop productivity', Frontiers in Plant Science, 10 Article 140. ISSN 1664-462X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00140 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Pengilley G; Field B; Shabala S; Zhou M

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2018Phelan DC, Harrison MT, McLean G, Cox H, Pembleton KG, et al., 'Advancing a farmer decision support tool for agronomic decisions on rainfed and irrigated wheat cropping in Tasmania', Agricultural Systems, 167 pp. 113-124. ISSN 0308-521X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agsy.2018.09.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Phelan DC; Harrison MT; do Amaral Richter ME; Pengilley G; Hinton SJ; Mohammed CL

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Botwright Acuna T; Johnson P

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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 - 26Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Botwright Acuna T

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Merry AM, Corkrey R, Dean G, Johnson P, Acuna TB, 'Dry matter production of winter wheat, cultivars Brennan' and Revenue', does not increase after application of gibberellic acid', Proceedings from the 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017, 24-28 September 2017, Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 1-4. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Corkrey R; Johnson P; Acuna TB

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2017Merry AM, Corkrey R, Westmore GC, Dean GJ, 'Increasing seed yield in Papaver somniferum L. with the use of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.)', Proceedings from the 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017, 24-28 September 2017, Ballarat, Victoria, pp. 1-4. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Corkrey R; Westmore GC

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2015Dean GJ, Merry AM, 'Comparison of stubble management strategies in the high rainfall zone', 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

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2015Dean GJ, Merry AM, Smith RW, 'Evaluation of short-term fodder options between cropping phases 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; Smith RW

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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; Botwright Acuna T

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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: Acuna TL; Merry AM; Carew ALJ; Leith PB; Nelson R

2012Merry A, Corkrey SR, Westmore GC, Dean GJ, 'Increasing Seed Yield in Poppies', Annual Research Update - Tasmanian Alkaloids, 24 July 2012, Westbury, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Merry A; Corkrey SR; Westmore GC

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: Botwright Acuna Tina

2011Johnson PG, Dean GJ, 'Can drought stress be used to improve marrowfat pea seed size?', Irrigation 2011 - New Horizons, Fresh Ideas Conference, 22-25 August 2011, Launceston, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Johnson PG

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: Botwright Acuna TL; Lisson S

2010Dean GJ, 'Comparison of dual purchase wheat varieties for grazing and grain ', Presentation to the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) : Grains Research Update Program, 23rd July 2010, The Grange, Campbell Town, Tasmania (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Dean GJ, 'Evaluation of alternative dual purpose cereals for grazing and grain production', Presentation to the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) : Grains Research Update Program, 23rd July 2010, The Grange, Campbell Town, Tasmania (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Dean GJ, 'The effect of grazing (cutting) on grain yield of early sown wheat and comparison with traditional (May) sowing', Presentation to the Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) : Grains Research Update Program, 23rd July 2010, The Grange, Campbell Town, Tasmania (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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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 - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Miller Dale; Ball PD

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2009Dean GJ, Davey B, Howard RC, 'Wheat Variety Evaluation', 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. 27-29. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Davey B; Howard RC

2009Dean GJ, Davey B, Howard RC, 'Grain Yield of Early Sown-Wheat without Grazing', 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. 35-36. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Davey B; Howard RC

2009Dean GJ, Davey B, Parkinson RG, 'Evaluation of Dual Purpose Cereals for Grazing and Grain Production', 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. 32-34. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Davey B; Parkinson RG

2009Johnson PG, Dean GJ, Howard RC, 'Barley Response to Incremental Irrigation', 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. 30-31. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Johnson PG; Howard RC

2009McNeill DM, Freeman MJ, Irvine LD, Dean GJ, Leury BJ, et al., 'Red wheats vs white wheats - results from a local independent dairy feeding trial', 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. 19-24. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McNeill DM; Freeman MJ; Irvine LD

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; Ball PD

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; Ball PD

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: Botwright Acuna TL; McNeil DL

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: Botwright Acuna TL

2006Johnson PG, Dean GJ, Howard RC, 'Waterlogging highlights benefits of rhizobia in faba beans', Proceedings of the 13th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 10-14 September 2006, Perth, Western Austalia ISBN 1 920842 31 4 (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Johnson PG; Howard RC

2006Materne M, Regan K, McMurray L, Nitschke S, Dean GJ, et al., 'Breeding for NaC1 tolerance and improved adaptation in lentil in Australia', Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Plant Breeding Conference, 18-21 April 2006, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. pp. 1198-1203. (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006McMurray L, Materne M, Regan K, Dean GJ, Matthews P, et al., 'Matching agronomic practices with improved cultivars to expand lentil production in Australia', Proceedings of the 13th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference, 10-14 September 2006, Perth, Western Australia ISBN 1 920842 31 4 (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Dean GJ, Mendham NJ, 'The Effect of Planting Density on Yield and Seed Size of Bitter White Lupin', Proceedings of the 10th International Lupin Conference, 19-24 June 2004, Laugarvatn, Iceland, pp. 114-117. ISBN 0-86476-153-8 (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mendham NJ

2003Dean GJ, Brand J, Materne M, 'The effect of sowing date on yield of different lentil types', Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings from the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2-6 February 2003, Geelong Victoria EJ ISBN 0-9750313-0-9 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Dean GJ, Mendham NJ, 'Optimum plant densities for faba bean cv Fiesta VF sown on raised beds', Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings from the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2-6 February 2003, Geelong Victoria EJ ISBN 0-9750313-0-9 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mendham NJ

2003Kleven S, Dean GJ, Hacking C, Davidson J, 'Evaluation of a new class of fungicides on grain yield in wheat and barley', Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings from the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2-6 February 2003, Geelong Victoria EJ ISBN 0-9750313-0-9 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Slattery J, Pearce D, Raynes M, Carpenter D, Dean GJ, et al., 'Variation in yield of faba bean across southern Australia following rhizobial inoculation', Solutions for a better environment - Proceedings from the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference, 2-6 February 2003, Geelong Victoria EJ ISBN 0-9750313-0-9 (2003) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Materne M, McMurray L, Nitschke S, Regan K, Heuke L, et al., 'The future of Australian lentil production', Proceedings of Lentil Focus 2002, 15-17 October 2002, Horsham Victoria, pp. 1. (2002) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Dean GJ, 'Production of forage crops in frost-prone areas', 10th Australian Agronomy Conference , February 2001, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 123. (2001) [Conference Extract]

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2001Dean GJ, Cotching WE, 'Soil properties under raised bed farming systems in Tasmania', 10th Australian Agronomy Conference , February 2001, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 123. (2001) [Conference Extract]

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2001Dean GJ, Mendham NJ, 'Agronomic and economic potential of grain legumes in Tasmania', 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: Mendham NJ

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Dean GJ, 'Breeding Dual Purpose Feed Wheats for High Rainfall Zones', Grain Research & Development Corporation, Final Report (2011) [Contract Report]

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2011Dean GJ, 'Optimising cereal profitability in the high rainfall zone through integration of disease management and canopy management principles', Grains Research & Development Corporation, SFS00017 (2011) [Contract Report]

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2011Merry AM, Corkrey R, Westmore GC, Dean GJ, 'Increasing Seed Yield in Poppies', Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd, Final ROCU Ref 2724 (2011) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Merry AM; Corkrey R; Westmore GC

2010Dean GJ, 'Improving Water Use Efficiency and Reducing Soil Leakage from Centre Pivot Irrigation', Horticulture Australia Limited, OT06003 HAL (2010) [Contract Report]

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2009Dean GJ, 'Increasing Adoption of Stubble Retention and Direct Drilling Practices by Tasmanian Farmers through the Use of Revolutionary New Technology', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestery, Final Report (2009) [Contract Report]

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2009Dean GJ, 'Addressing Key Limitations to the Development of High Value Grain Crops in Tasmania', Grains Research & Development Corporation, UT00014 Final Report (2009) [Contract Report]

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2009Dean GJ, 'Improving Water Use Efficiency and Reducing Soil Leakage from Centre Pivot Irrigation', Horticulture Australia Limited, OT06003 Final (2009) [Contract Report]

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2009Dean GJ, 'PL011 NHT - Comparison of Stubble Management Options', National Heritage Trust, PL011 NHT Final (2009) [Contract Report]

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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; Ball PD

2008Dean GJ, 'Improving Soil Management Practices for Sustainable Crop Production', Southern Farming Systems, Final Report NLP5033 (2008) [Contract Report]

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2008Dean GJ, 'Investigation of dual fodder and grain crop options for farming systems in Tasmania', Southern Farming Systems, Final Report (2008) [Contract Report]

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2007Dean GJ, 'Improving WUE and Reducing Soil Leakage from Centre Pivots', Southern Farming Systems, Final NLP57172 SFS (2007) [Contract Report]

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2007Mendham NJ, Dean GJ, 'Grain Legume and Oilseed Evaluation in Tasmania', Grains Research & Development Corporation, Final Report UT00004 (2007) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Mendham NJ

2005Dean GJ, 'Alternative management strategies for poppy production on raised beds', Horticulture Australia Limited, Final MS 3 - OTO2003 (2005) [Contract Report]

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Other Public Output

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Edis R, Dean G, Lyons G, 'How food gardens based on traditional practice can improve health in the Pacific', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, 715 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3010 (2017) [Magazine Article]

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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: Botwright Acuna T; Merry AM; Carew A; Leith P; Nelson R

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: Acuna TL; Lisson S; Fish RE; Johnson PG

2013Merry A, Dean G, Johnson P, 'Chlormequat applied at mid tillering may increase yield of winter wheat', Fact Sheet, University of Tasmania, Tasmania (2013) [Internal Newsletter]

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Co-authors: Merry A; Johnson P

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: Botwright Acuna TL; Lisson S; Johnson PG

2010Dean GJ, 'Evaluation of alternative dual purpose cereals for grazing and grain production', Southern Farming Systems 2009 Annual Trial Results Book , pp. 176-178 (2010) [Magazine Article]

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2010Merry A, Dean G, 'Long-term comparison of stubble management strategies - Perth, Tas', 2010 Growing Season Trial Results, pp. 138-140. (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Merry A

2009Miller Dale, Dean GJ, Ball P, 'Management of irrigated dual-purpose winter wheat for grazing and grain', A decision support brochure for Tasmanian Farmers, Red Meat Targets, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Miller Dale

2008Dean GJ, Merry AM, 'Long-term comparison of stubble management strategies - Perth, Tas', 2008 Growing Season Trail Results, Southern Farming Systems, Australia, pp. 160-164. (2008) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Merry AM

2007Dean GJ, 'Stubble Management Newsletter', Southern Farming Systems Limited, Launceston, Tasmania, 1 (2007) [Internal Newsletter]

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2005Dean GJ, 'Awarded the Tasmanian Alkaloids Research Award', Medallion and $1,000, Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd, Westbury, Tasmania (2005) [Award]

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2004Dean GJ, 'Faba beans star in a surprise big wet showing', Ground Cover - Research to profit grain growers, 49, April (2004) [Magazine Article]

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2003Dean GJ, 'Alternative grain legume and oilseed crops for Tasmania', GRDC Research Update, Grains Research & Development Corporation, October (2003) [Media Interview]

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2002Dean GJ, 'Runner-up in Tasmanian Landcare Awards Research Category', Tasmanian Landcare (2002) [Award]

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1998Dean GJ, 'Winner Tasmanian Landcare Awards Research Category', Tasmanian Landcare (1998) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

While at UTAS Geoff has successfully applied for funding from a diverse range of funding bodies including work with the grains, horticultural and livestock industries and landcare focused agencies. He has been chief investigator for 29 projects and actively involved with a number of other projects. Sources of project funding have included GRDC, Grain and Graze, DAFF, NLP/CFOC, NRM North, HAL, MLA, DPIPWE and ACIAR. He has an excellent track record in delivering on the research outcomes of these projects and more importantly his close industry and grower contacts have led to high adoption rates of project outputs.Another aspect of his projects has been their ongoing nature due to successful achievement of outcomes. For example over 9 years he led 3 consecutive GRDC projects to increasing water use efficiency in mixed crop/livestock systems in Tasmania, which brought in a total of $1.4 million.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

38

Total funding

$16,408,697

Projects

Soil and crop management practices to minimise the impact of waterlogging on crop productivity and profit in Australia (2017 - 2018)$35,000
Description
TIA has been invited by the GRDC to conduct a scoping study into soil and crop management options to minimise the impact of waterlogging in grains production. This will require investigation into agronomic and engineering solutions. A report of 40-60 pages will be produced detailing: the impacts of waterlogging, current grower/advisor experiences, knowledge and attitudes towards soil and crop management of waterlogging; a summary of the current state of knowledge of soil and crop management practices to alleviate the impacts of waterlogging, consisting of a synthesis of past research and development in the published scientific and grey literature across Australia and internationally; and the identification of the most important gaps in knowledge, technology and farm practices that will reduce the impacts of waterlogging, increase farm productivity and profitability.
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($35,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Zhou M; Pengilley G; Field B
Period
2017 - 2018
Understanding the amelioration processes of the subsoil application of amendments in the Southern Region (2017 - 2021)$4,950,000
Description
Subsoil manuring is an exciting new technology that could revolutionise grain yields in the HRZ of Australia and bring them more into line with the high yields obtained in most of Europe and NZ. Without this technology (coupled with drainage In some areas) it is unlikely that yields of crops on duplex soils will come close to consistently meeting dry land and irrigated target yield potential.This project is a collaboration with Victoria (DEDJTR, LaTrobe, UM), SA (SARDI, PIRSA, UnlSA), NSW (DPI) and a number of grower groups, in particular SFS. It aims to develop the knowledge and agronomic practices required to achieve reliable and significant crop responses and to reduce the large financial risk and other logistical constraints currently limiting the potential uptake of subsoil amendments by grain growers in South Australia, Victoria, southern NSW and Tasmania. This project ultimately tarsets the development of effective pathways to widespread adoption of subsoil improvlns technoloay among grain growers and will be dependent on the delivery of several key outputs.
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($4,950,000)
Scheme
Tender-Improving Your Farm Resource Base
Administered By
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Research Team
Armstrong R; Wilhelm N; Davenport D; Sale P; Tavakkoli E; Dean GJ; McPhee JE; Hardie MA; Johnson PG
Period
2017 - 2021
Residual and germination effects of late season application of glyphosate over barley (2017)$18,146
Description
The project involved a field experiment on the effects of glyphosate residue on germination of barley following late season applications.Trial will be conducted at Westbury on spring sown barley cv. Westminster.There will be 5 treatments: untreated, 0.5l/ha glyphosate 470, 1.0L/ha glyphosate 470, 3.0L/ha glyphosate 470, 6.0L/ha glyphosate 470.These will be applied at 4 different crop maturity stages; 50% graint moisture content; GS71-74 watery dough stage, 40% grain moisture content; GS75-79 milky dough stage, 30% grain moisture content; GS80-85 soft dough stage and 25% grain moisture content; >GS87 hard dough stage.The application of glyphosate will be as close to farmer practice as possible using at least 70L/ha water and appropriate nozzle size and type.The trial area will be approximately 1ha.Other measurements to be recorded include growth stage and and moisture content at each spray application and harvest, ryegrass and ergot contamination at spray application and harvest.
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($18,146)
Scheme
Tender
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Pengilley G
Year
2017
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
National Variety Trials (NVT) (2016 - 2020)$55,600
Description
Addressing this tender will potentially allow TIA to participate in evaluation of new wheat germplasm and varieties under Tasmanian conditions. This will provide invaluable information for researchers, growers and industry as a whole through the National Variety Trials(NVT) database. If successful, TIA will be engaged to sow, maintain and harvest one long season wheat trial per annum.
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($55,600)
Scheme
Tender
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ
Period
2016 - 2020
Overcoming sodosol soil productivity limitations in grain and other crops by subsoil manuring (2015 - 2016)$11,500
Funding
The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. ($11,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ
Period
2015 - 2016
Improving soil health, agricultural productivity and food security on atolls (2015 - 2018)$1,030,579
Description
The specific aim of the project is to improve the livelihoods of the people of coral atolls, Kiribati in particular, through increased and diversified agricultural production. The project objectives are to:1.Increase the sustainability and productivity of starchy staple food production systems;2.Increase household and community production and consumption of local nutritious foods, and;3.Identify and develop opportunities for inter-island trade in high-value crops and products. The primary outputs are expected to be:Improved food production systems for starchy staples resilient to harsh atoll conditions using integrated pest and soil management; Documented information generated by the project on how to organically grow, manage, prepare and preserve nutritious vegetables/fruits in household and school gardens, and;Identification and development of a fresh produce value chain for sale of surplus food production. The mass balance of nutrients will be incorporated into the value chain analyses.
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($1,030,579)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Research Team
Halavatau S; Atumurirava F; Kete T; Dean GJ; Bakineti T; Beena T
Period
2015 - 2018
Water for Profit (2015 - 2018)$980,000
Description
This four-year program delivers three inter-related Farming for Profit projects through funding from the Tasmanian Government Water for Profit Program that will ensure farmers are equipped with the right skills and information to maximise their investment in irrigation and are able to capitalise on Tasmanias strategic global advantage in agriculture.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($980,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nelson R; Hinton SJ; Parsons D; Mohammed CL; Dean GJ; Harrison MT; Hardie MA; Phelan DC
Period
2015 - 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
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
Department of Primary Industries Victoria
Research Team
Merry AM; Acuna TL; Dean GJ; Riffkin P; Clough A; Christy B; O'Leary G
Period
2012 - 2013
Breeding Dual Purpose Feed Wheats for High Rainfall Areas (2011 - 2012)$21,704
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($21,704)
Scheme
Tender-Wheat and Barley Breeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson PG; Field B; Dean GJ
Period
2011 - 2012
Increasing seed yield in poppies (2010 - 2011)$12,730
Funding
Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd ($12,730)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Merry AM; Dean GJ; Corkrey SR
Period
2010 - 2011
Developing Climate Change Resilient Mixed Crop-livestock Farming Systems for Tasmania (2010)$111,610
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($111,610)
Scheme
Grant-Climate Change Research Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Parsons D; Dean GJ; Bridle K
Year
2010
Breeding Dual Purpose Feed Wheats for High Rainfall Zones (2009 - 2011)$24,000
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($24,000)
Scheme
Tender-Wheat and Barley Breeding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ
Period
2009 - 2011
Increasing WUE in Mixed Crop/Livestock Systems in Tasmania (2009 - 2011)$467,288
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($467,288)
Scheme
Tender-Validation and Integration
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Johnson PG; Dean GJ
Period
2009 - 2011
Improving the Utilization of Red Wheat by Lactating Dairy Cows (2009 - 2011)$295,075
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($219,075)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Freeman MJ; Irvine LD; Miller DR; Dean GJ
Period
2009 - 2011
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
Optimising Cereal Profitability in the High Rainfall Zone Through Integration of Disease Management and Canopy Management Principles (2008 - 2011)$66,450
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($66,450)
Scheme
Tender-Agronomy, Soils and Environment
Administered By
Southern Farming Systems Ltd
Research Team
Pyke N; Poole Nick; White B; Hunt J; Baldock J; Dean GJ; McMullen G
Period
2008 - 2011
Increasing Adoption of Stubble Retention and Direct Drilling Practices by Tasmanian Farmers through the Use of Revolutionary New Technology (2008)$39,910
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($39,910)
Scheme
Grant-National Landcare Program
Administered By
Southern Farming Systems Ltd
Research Team
Dean GJ
Year
2008
Comparison of Stubble Management Options (2008 - 2010)$27,500
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($27,500)
Scheme
Grant-Natural Resource Management, Northern Region
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ
Period
2008 - 2010
Grazing Management of Dual-Purpose Winter Wheat Under Irrigation (2008 - 2009)$29,680
Funding
Meat and Livestock Australia ($29,680)
Scheme
Grant-Strategic and Applied Research Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Miller DR; Dean GJ
Period
2008 - 2009
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
Improving Water Use Efficiency and Reducing Soil Leakage from Centre Pivot Irrigation (2007 - 2009)$51,000
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($51,000)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
Southern Farming Systems Ltd
Research Team
Dean GJ; Johnson PG
Period
2007 - 2009
Investigation of Dual Fodder and Grain Crop Options for Farming Systems in Tasmania (2007 - 2008)$20,000
Funding
Grain & Graze ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Miller DR
Period
2007 - 2008
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
Investigating Stubble Management Systems to Reduce Dependence on Burning in the HRZ Region of South Australia (2006 - 2008)$78,000
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($78,000)
Scheme
Tender-Agronomy, Soils and Environment
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Hacking C
Period
2006 - 2008
Improving WUE and Reducing Soil Leakage from Centre Pivots (2006 - 2007)$34,080
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($34,080)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Hacking C; Johnson PG
Period
2006 - 2007
Australian Lentil Breeding Program (2006 - 2010)$4,507,695
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($4,507,695)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Department of Primary Industries Victoria
Research Team
Dean GJ; Johnson PG
Period
2006 - 2010
Addressing Key Limitations to the Development of High Value Grain Crops in Tasmania (2006 - 2009)$450,000
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($450,000)
Scheme
Tender-Pulse, Oilseed, and Summer Coarse Grains
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Johnson PG; Sparrow LA; McNeil DL
Period
2006 - 2009
Improving Soil Management Practices for Sustainable Crop Production (2005 - 2007)$63,000
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($63,000)
Scheme
Grant-National Landcare Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Bentall M
Period
2005 - 2007
Genotype and Management Combinations for Highly Productive Cropping Systems in the HRZ (2004 - 2006)$1,277,121
Funding
Wine Australia ($1,277,121)
Scheme
Grant-R&D Projects
Administered By
Department of Primary Industries Victoria
Research Team
Riffkin P; Mendham NJ; Dunbabin VM; Dean GJ
Period
2004 - 2006
Alternative Management Strategies for Poppy Production on Raised Beds (2003 - 2005)$30,909
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($30,909)
Scheme
Grant-Out of Session Proposals
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ
Period
2003 - 2005
Grain Legume and Oilseed Evaluation in Tasmania (2003 - 2006)$428,887
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($428,887)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Mendham NJ
Period
2003 - 2006
Xth International Lupin Conference (2002)$4,560
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($4,560)
Scheme
Grant-Travel/Conference
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ
Year
2002
Southern Farming Systems Sustainability Trials (2001 - 2002)$48,000
Funding
Natural Heritage Trust ($48,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ
Period
2001 - 2002
Southern Farming Systems Agronomy Trials (2001 - 2004)$112,962
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($112,962)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ
Period
2001 - 2004
Coordinated improvement program for Australian lentils (CIPAL) (2000 - 2004)$43,600
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($43,600)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Research Team
Dean GJ; Materne M; Erskine W; Siddique KM
Period
2000 - 2004
Coordinated Improvement Program for Australian Lentils (1997 - 1999)$9,274
Funding
Grains Research & Development Corporation ($9,274)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Dean GJ; Materne M; Erskine W; Siddique KM
Period
1997 - 1999

Geoff has co-supervised seven Agricultural Science Honours students.