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Alistair Gracie


Associate Head (Learning & Teaching, Global & Strategic Projects)
First Year Coordinator
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

Life Sciences Building , Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 7468 (phone)

+61 3 6226 7444 (fax)

Alistair.Gracie@utas.edu.au

Biography

Associate Professor Alistair Gracie is Acting Associate Director (Learning & Teaching) with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. He obtained his PhD in horticultural science from the University of Tasmania in 2002. Since then he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow (2002-2005) and as a lecturer (2005-present). In 2005, he was awarded an Australian Agricultural Industries Young Innovators and Scientists award by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Bureau of Rural Sciences. Within the School of Agricultural Science he has successfully supervised or co-supervised 12 Honours and 10 Research Higher Degree research projects. He has also been a chief investigator or associate investigator of 24 successful research grant applications and he oversees a research program that partners extensively with local industry to deliver economic benefits through greater understanding of scientific processes.

Research Areas

Dr Gracie's research focus lies largely within vegetable crop agronomy and physiology; however he also undertakes research on a broad range of cool-temperate horticultural crops cultivated in Tasmania. His research has included: physiological disorders in fruit and vegetables; limitations to yield in industrial crops poppies and pyrethrum; and limitations to yield and quality of hybrid vegetable seed and Eucalyptus globulus seed. His core research areas are:
Vegetable and industrial crop physiology and agronomy
Seed ecology, biology and production

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

Teaching the following units offered within the Discipline of Agricultural Science:

  • KLA 100 - Food and Fibre Production in a Global Market
  • KLA 257 - Crop Production
  • KLA 310 - Research Methodology
  • KLA 365 - Horticultural Science

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Fields of Research

  • Horticultural crop growth and development (300802)
  • Horticultural production (300899)
  • Agronomy (300403)
  • Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology (300404)
  • Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds) (300804)
  • Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding) (300803)
  • Crop and pasture production (300499)
  • Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy (390113)
  • Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage) (300806)
  • Plant developmental and reproductive biology (310804)
  • Forestry sciences (300799)
  • Agricultural land management (300202)
  • Sustainable agricultural development (300210)
  • Oenology and viticulture (300805)
  • Veterinary anaesthesiology and intensive care (300901)
  • Crop and pasture post harvest technologies (incl. transportation and storage) (300408)
  • Ecological physiology (310303)
  • Plant cell and molecular biology (310803)
  • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences (309999)
  • Farm management, rural management and agribusiness (300208)
  • Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds) (300409)
  • Plant pathology (310805)
  • Human resources management (350503)
  • Plant physiology (310806)
  • Tree nutrition and physiology (300710)
  • Agriculture, land and farm management (300299)
  • Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding) (300709)
  • Curriculum and pedagogy (390199)
  • Carbon sequestration science (410101)
  • Other education (399999)
  • Food packaging, preservation and processing (300604)
  • Invertebrate biology (310913)
  • Agricultural systems analysis and modelling (300207)
  • Infectious agents (310702)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Electrical engineering (400899)
  • Field organic and low chemical input horticulture (300801)
  • Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling (300206)
  • Biological adaptation (310403)
  • Fertilisers (incl. application) (300411)
  • Business information management (incl. records, knowledge and intelligence) (350302)
  • Food nutritional balance (300603)
  • Intellectual property law (480603)
  • Forestry management and environment (300707)

Research Objectives

  • Field grown vegetable crops (260505)
  • Stone fruit (excl. avocado) (260513)
  • Horticultural crops (260599)
  • Hardwood plantations (260201)
  • Other plant production and plant primary products (269999)
  • Plant extract crops (260606)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Pome fruit, pip fruit (260511)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Climate change mitigation strategies (190301)
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables (post harvest) (260402)
  • Industrial crops (260699)
  • Table grapes (260514)
  • Almonds (260501)
  • Environmentally sustainable plant production (260199)
  • Management of water consumption by plant production (260104)
  • Food safety (200405)
  • Native and residual pastures (100503)
  • Unprocessed or minimally processed milk (100606)
  • Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants (260510)
  • Tropical fruit (260516)
  • Sown pastures (excl. lucerne) (100505)
  • Non-dairy milk (241307)
  • Macadamias (260507)
  • Other animal production and animal primary products (109999)
  • Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts) (190504)
  • Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit) (260503)
  • Softwood plantations (260205)
  • Harvesting and packaging of plant products (260499)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Wholesale and retail trade (110304)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Processed fruit and vegetable products (incl. juices) (241311)
  • Nutrition (200410)

Publications

Selected Publications

  • Boersma M, Gracie AJ & Brown PH (2009) Relationship between growth rate and the development of hollow stem in broccoli. Crop & Pasture Science 60 (10): 995-1001
  • Suitor S, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, & Gore PL (2009) The relationship of Eucalyptus globulus female reproductive success to endogenous properties of the flower. Sexual Plant Reproduction 22:37-44.
  • Harvest T, Brown PH, Fist A, Gracie AJ, Gregory D & Koutoulis A (2008) The latex capacity of Papaver somniferum L. (poppy) capsules is fixed early in capsule development and is not a major determinant in morphine yield. Annals of Applied Biology 154: 251-258.
  • Suitor S, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gracie AJ & Gore PL (2008) Post-pollination capsule development in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards. Australian Journal of Botany, 56: 51-58.
  • Gracie AJ & Brown PH (2004) Effects of climatic factors, fluctuating water availability and partial defoliation on the diurnal radial growth pattern of carrot (Daucus carota) taproots', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 44: 1231-1240.
  • Tajbakhsh M, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Spurr C, Donovan N & Clark, RJ (2004) Mitigation of stunted root abnormality in onion (Allium cepa L.) using seed priming treatments. Seed Science and Technology, 32: 683-692.

Total publications

112

Highlighted publications

(9 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2009Journal ArticleBoersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Relationship between growth rate and the development of hollow stem broccoli', Crop & Pasture Science, 60, (10) pp. 995-1001. ISSN 1836-0947 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP09391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

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2009Journal ArticleHarvest TMA, Brown PH, Fist A, Gracie AJ, Gregory D, et al., 'The latex capacity of opium poppy capsules is fixed early in capsule development and is not a major determinant in morphine yield', Annals of Applied Biology, 154, (2) pp. 251-258. ISSN 0003-4746 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2008.00289.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Harvest TMA; Brown PH; Koutoulis A

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2009Journal ArticleMeasham PF, Bound SA, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, 'Incidence and type of cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus aviuim L.) are affected by genotype and season', Crop & Pasture Science, 60, (10) pp. 1002-1008. ISSN 1836-0947 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP08410 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Measham PF; Bound SA; Wilson SJ

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2009Journal ArticleSuitor S, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Gore PL, 'The relationship of the female reproductive success of Eucalyptus globulus to the endogenous properties of the flower', Sexual Plant Reproduction, 22, (1) pp. 37-44. ISSN 0934-0882 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00497-008-0089-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Suitor S; Potts BM; Brown PH

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2008Journal ArticleSuitor S, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Gore PL, 'Post-pollination capsule development in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards', Australian Journal of Botany, 56, (1) pp. 51-58. ISSN 0067-1924 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT07126 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Suitor S; Potts BM; Brown PH

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2005Journal ArticleJones JE, Wilson SJ, Clark RJ, Gracie AJ, 'Pollination of Vitis inifera L. cv. Pinot noir as influenced by Botrytis fungicides', Vitis: journal of grapevine research, 44, (3) pp. 111-115. ISSN 0042-7500 (2005) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Jones JE; Wilson SJ; Clark RJ

2004Journal ArticleGracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Effects of climatic factors, fluctuating water availability and partial defoliation on the diurnal radial growth pattern of carrot (Daucus carota) taproots', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 44, (12) pp. 1231-1240. ISSN 0816-1089 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EA03040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Brown PH

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2004Journal ArticleGracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Partial defoliation treatments to reduce carrot (Daucus carota L.) taproot splitting', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 55, (8) pp. 887-894. ISSN 0004-9409 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AR02160 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Brown PH

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2000Journal ArticleGracie AJ, Brown PH, Burgess SW, Clark RJ, 'Rhizome dormancy and shoot growth in myoga (Zingiber mioga Roscoe', Scientia Horticulturae, 84, (1-2) pp. 27-36. ISSN 0304-4238 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0304-4238(99)00102-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Brown PH; Burgess SW; Clark RJ

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2022Eyles A, Close DC, Quarrell SR, Allen GR, Spurr CJ, et al., 'Feasibility of mechanical pollination in tree fruit and nut crops: a review', Agronomy, 12, (5) Article 1113. ISSN 2073-4395 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/agronomy12051113 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Eyles A; Close DC; Quarrell SR; Allen GR; Barry KM

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2021Dakwa V, Powell S, Eyles A, Gracie A, Tamplin M, et al., 'Effect of peroxyacetic acid treatment and bruising on the bacterial community and shelf-life of baby spinach', International Journal of Food Microbiology, 343 Article 109086. ISSN 0168-1605 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2021.109086 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Dakwa V; Powell S; Eyles A; Tamplin M; Ross T

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2021Kendall LK, Evans LJ, Gee M, Smith TJ, Gagic V, et al., 'The effect of protective covers on pollinator health and pollination service delivery', Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 319 Article 107556. ISSN 0167-8809 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2021.107556 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2020Bourbia I, Carins-Murphy MR, Gracie AJ, Brodribb TJ, 'Xylem cavitation isolates leaky flowers during water stress in pyrethrum', New Phytologist, 227, (1) pp. 146-155. ISSN 0028-646X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nph.16516 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Bourbia I; Carins-Murphy MR; Brodribb TJ

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2020Hope E, Carins-Murphy MR, Hudson C, Baxter L, Gracie A, 'Opium poppy capsule growth and alkaloid production is constrained by shade during early floral development', Annals of Applied Biology, 176, (3) pp. 296-307. ISSN 0003-4746 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/aab.12581 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53

Co-authors: Hope E; Carins-Murphy MR

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2019Acuna TB, Monckton D, Boersma M, Bailey A, Gracie A, 'Design and delivery of a masterclass in horticultural business', International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 27, (4) pp. 88-96. ISSN 2200-4270 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Acuna TB; Monckton D; Boersma M; Bailey A

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2019Dakwa V, Eyles A, Gracie A, Tamplin M, Ross T, 'Removal of grit from baby leafy salad vegetables by combinations of sanitiser and surfactant', Journal of Food Quality Article 6209806. ISSN 0146-9428 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2019/6209806 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Dakwa V; Eyles A; Tamplin M; Ross T

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2015Rix KD, Gracie AJ, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gore PL, 'Genetic control of Eucalyptus globulus seed germination', Annals of Forest Science, 72, (4) pp. 457-467. ISSN 1286-4560 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13595-014-0450-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Rix KD; Potts BM

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2014Measham PF, Wilson SJ, Gracie AJ, Bound SA, 'Tree water relations: flow and fruit', Agricultural Water Management, 137 pp. 59-67. ISSN 0378-3774 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2014.02.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Measham PF; Wilson SJ; Bound SA

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2013Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Evidence of mechanical tissue strain in the development of hollow stem in broccoli', Scientia Horticulturae, 164 pp. 353-358. ISSN 0304-4238 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2013.09.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Boersma M

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2012Measham PF, Bound SA, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, 'Crop load manipulation and fruit cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.)', Advances in Horticultural Science, 26, (1) pp. 25-31. ISSN 0394-6169 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 21

Co-authors: Measham PF; Bound SA; Wilson SJ

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2012Rix KD, Gracie AJ, Potts BM, Brown PH, Spurr CJ, et al., 'Paternal and maternal effects on the response of seed germination to high temperatures in Eucalyptus globulus', Annals of Forest Science, 69, (6) pp. 673-679. ISSN 1286-4560 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13595-012-0190-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Rix KD; Potts BM; Spurr CJ; Gore PL

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2012Rix KD, Gracie AJ, Potts BM, Brown PH, Spurr CJ, et al., 'The effect of time of harvest, irrigation treatments and kilning temperature on Eucalyptus globulus seed germination response to high temperature stress', Seed Science and Technology, 40, (2) pp. 185-199. ISSN 0251-0952 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15258/sst.2012.40.2.04 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Rix KD; Potts BM; Spurr CJ

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2012Smith RW, Statham M, Norton TW, Rawnsley RP, Statham HL, et al., 'Effects of wildlife grazing on the production, ground cover and plant species composition of an established perennial pasture in the Midlands region, Tasmania', Wildlife Research, 39, (2) pp. 123-136. ISSN 1035-3712 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/WR11032 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Smith RW; Statham M; Norton TW; Rawnsley RP; Statham HL; Donaghy DJ

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2011Rix KD, Gracie AJ, Potts BM, Brown PH, Spurr CM, et al., 'Germination response of Eucalyptus globulus seeds exposed to low and high temperature stress', Seed Science and Technology, 39, (3) pp. 686-691. ISSN 0251-0952 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15258/sst.2011.39.3.17 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Rix KD; Potts BM; Spurr CM

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2010Measham PF, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, Bound SA, 'Vascular flow of water induces side cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.)', Advances in Horticultural Science, 24, (4) pp. 243-248. ISSN 0394-6169 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1400/153230 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37

Co-authors: Measham PF; Wilson SJ; Bound SA

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2010Suitor S, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Rix KD, et al., 'The impact of flower density and irrigation on capsule and seed set in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards', New Forests, 39, (1) pp. 117-127. ISSN 0169-4286 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11056-009-9159-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Suitor S; Potts BM; Brown PH; Rix KD; Gore PL

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2009Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Relationship between growth rate and the development of hollow stem broccoli', Crop & Pasture Science, 60, (10) pp. 995-1001. ISSN 1836-0947 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP09391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

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2009Harvest TMA, Brown PH, Fist A, Gracie AJ, Gregory D, et al., 'The latex capacity of opium poppy capsules is fixed early in capsule development and is not a major determinant in morphine yield', Annals of Applied Biology, 154, (2) pp. 251-258. ISSN 0003-4746 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2008.00289.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Harvest TMA; Brown PH; Koutoulis A

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2009Measham PF, Bound SA, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, 'Incidence and type of cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus aviuim L.) are affected by genotype and season', Crop & Pasture Science, 60, (10) pp. 1002-1008. ISSN 1836-0947 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/CP08410 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 39

Co-authors: Measham PF; Bound SA; Wilson SJ

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2009Suitor S, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Gore PL, 'The relationship of the female reproductive success of Eucalyptus globulus to the endogenous properties of the flower', Sexual Plant Reproduction, 22, (1) pp. 37-44. ISSN 0934-0882 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00497-008-0089-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Suitor S; Potts BM; Brown PH

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2009Suitor S, Potts BM, McGowen MH, Pilbeam DJ, Brown PH, et al., 'The relative contribution of the male and female to the variation in reproductive success in Eucalyptus globulus', Silvae Genetica, 58, (3) pp. 129-138. ISSN 0037-5349 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1515/sg-2009-0017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Suitor S; Potts BM; McGowen MH; Brown PH

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2008Suitor S, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Gore PL, 'Post-pollination capsule development in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards', Australian Journal of Botany, 56, (1) pp. 51-58. ISSN 0067-1924 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT07126 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Suitor S; Potts BM; Brown PH

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2007Gracie AJ, Measham PF, Wilson SJ, 'Neue Erkenntnisse zum Platzen von Susskirschen', Obst-und Weinbau, (Nr. 9/07) pp. 10-12. ISSN 0123-4567 (2007) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Wilson SJ

2006Jones JE, Wilson SJ, Clark RJ, Gracie AJ, 'Pruning effects on Pinot Noir vines in Tasmania (Australia)', Vitis, 45, (4) pp. 165-171. ISSN 0042-7500 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Jones JE; Wilson SJ; Clark RJ

2005Jones JE, Wilson SJ, Clark RJ, Gracie AJ, 'Pollination of Vitis inifera L. cv. Pinot noir as influenced by Botrytis fungicides', Vitis: journal of grapevine research, 44, (3) pp. 111-115. ISSN 0042-7500 (2005) [Refereed Article]

[eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Jones JE; Wilson SJ; Clark RJ

2004Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Effects of climatic factors, fluctuating water availability and partial defoliation on the diurnal radial growth pattern of carrot (Daucus carota) taproots', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 44, (12) pp. 1231-1240. ISSN 0816-1089 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EA03040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Brown PH

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2004Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Partial defoliation treatments to reduce carrot (Daucus carota L.) taproot splitting', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 55, (8) pp. 887-894. ISSN 0004-9409 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AR02160 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Brown PH

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2004Gracie AJ, Brown PH, Clark RJ, 'Study of some factors affecting the growth and development of myoga (Zingiber mioga Roscoe)', Scientia Horticulturae, 100, (1-4) pp. 267-278. ISSN 0304-4238 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2002.08.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Brown PH; Clark RJ

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2004Tajbakhsh M, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Spurr C, Donovan N, et al., 'Mitigation of stunted root abnormality in onion (Allium cepa L.) using seed priming treatments', Seed Science and Technology, 32, (3) pp. 683-692. ISSN 0251-0952 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.15258/sst.2004.32.3.04 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Brown PH; Spurr C; Donovan N; Clark RJ

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2000Gracie AJ, Brown PH, Burgess SW, Clark RJ, 'Rhizome dormancy and shoot growth in myoga (Zingiber mioga Roscoe', Scientia Horticulturae, 84, (1-2) pp. 27-36. ISSN 0304-4238 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0304-4238(99)00102-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Brown PH; Burgess SW; Clark RJ

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Brown PH, Lane PA, Gracie AJ, 'Opportunities for doctoral graduates within agricultural industries', Beyond Doctorates Downunder : Maximising the impact of your doctorate from Australia & New Zealand, ACER Press, Carey Denholm and Terry Evans (ed), Camberwell, Victoria, pp. 195-202. ISBN 978-0-86431-868-8 (2009) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Brown PH; Lane PA

2007Rawnsley RP, Gracie AJ, Lane PA, Brown PH, Groom T, 'Seed Ecology of Apiaceae Weeds in Pyrethrum', Seed: Biology, Development and Ecology, CABI, SW Adkins, S Ashmore & SC Navie (ed), www.cabi.org, pp. 398-406. ISBN 9781845931971 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP; Lane PA; Brown PH

Conference Publication

(55 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Umar M, McConchie C, Tran-Nguyen L, Asis CA, Eyles A, et al., 'Perception of Australian consumers on resin canal discouloration (RCD) in mango', Acta Horticulturae, volume 1299: Proceedings of the 30th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018), 12-16 August 2018, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 13-18. ISSN 0567-7572 (2020) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2020.1299.3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Umar M; Eyles A; Stanley R

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2019Botwright-Acuna T, Atkinson J, Kunz M, Bok EC, Gales O, et al., 'Student and teacher partnerships to promote global learning in a short-term mobility program', Proceedings of the 2019 HERDSA Annual Conference, 2-5 July 2019, Auckland, New Zealand (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Botwright-Acuna T; Atkinson J; Bok EC; Gales O

2018Acuna T, Gracie A, Ariyaratne M, Marambe B, Silva P, et al., 'Peer learning abroad to embed intercultural awareness in a short-term mobility program', 2018 International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Teaching Conference (ISSOTL18), 24-27 October 2018, Bergen, Norway (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Acuna T

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2018Boersma M, Smallbon T, Donoghue A-M, Ansari O, Gracie A, 'Industrial hemp production trials in Tasmania', Proceedings from the Australian Industrial Hemp Conference, 27 February - 2 March 2018, Australia, pp. 91-97. ISBN 9781742549941 (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Smallbon T; Donoghue A-M

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2018Gracie A, Acuna T, Knowles C, Monckton D, Boersma M, et al., 'Design and delivery of a Global Masterclass in Horticulture', Agricultural Education Symposium, 21-22 June 2018, Adelaide, South Australia, pp. 26-26. (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Acuna T; Knowles C; Monckton D; Boersma M; Close D

2018Gracie A, Acuna T, Knowles C, Monckton D, Close D, et al., 'Curriculum design to build capacity of industry professionals: a Masterclass in Horticulture', Proceedings of the Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education, 26-28 September 2018, Adelaide, South Australia (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Acuna T; Knowles C; Monckton D; Close D; Boersma M

2016Birch CJ, Bonney LB, Sparrow L, Doyle R, Palaniappan G, et al., 'An integrated approach to a vegetable research, development, extension and training project in a developing country, Papua New Guinea', Acta Horticulturae, 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 111-116. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1128.15 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Birch CJ; Bonney LB; Sparrow L; Doyle R; Palaniappan G; Boersma M

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2016Hunt AG, Gracie AJ, Boersma M, Dennis J, 'Onion (Allium cepa L.) bulbs are most sensitive to base plate impacts', Acta Horticulturae, 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 147-152. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1118.21 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hunt AG; Boersma M

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2016Seta-Waken P, Boersma M, Sparrow L, Gracie A, Birch CJ, 'Improved vegetable production systems for community cooperatives in Central Province, Papua New Guinea', Acta Horticulturae, 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 243-249. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1128.37 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Boersma M; Sparrow L; Birch CJ

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2015Nivi J, Birch CJ, Boersma M, Sparrow L, Gracie AJ, 'Phenology, leaf and yield production patterns of sweet pepper under irrigated seasonal dry lowlands conditions, Papua New Guinea', 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: Nivi J; Birch CJ; Boersma M; Sparrow L

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2014Measham PF, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, Bound SA, 'An alternative view on rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.)', Acta Horticulturae 1020: Proceedings of the VI International Cherry Symposium, 15-19 November 2009, Santiago, Chile, pp. 217-222. ISSN 0567-7572 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1020.31 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

Co-authors: Measham PF; Wilson SJ; Bound SA

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2013Birch CJ, Bonney L, Sparrow LA, Doyle RB, Chambers B, et al., 'Vegetables are a major part of the diet in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and demand for temperate vegetables is growing from the emerging middle class and increasing expatriate population', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, 17-24 August 2014, Brisbane, Queensland (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Bonney L; Sparrow LA; Doyle RB; Palaniappan G; Boersma M

2013Measham PF, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, Bound SA, 'Nutrition and irrigation: towards a practical solution for cherry cracking', Acta Horticulturae: VII International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops, 19-25 May 2012, Thailand, pp. 409-414. ISSN 0567-7572 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Wilson SJ; Bound SA

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2013Measham PF, Hall AF, Close DC, Gracie AJ, Bound SA, 'Can water stress lead to water excess?', Proceedings of the 7th International Cherry Symposium, 23-27 June 2013, Plasencia, Spain (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Hall AF; Close DC; Bound SA

2013Measham PF, Wilson SJ, Bound SA, Gracie AJ, Cover S, 'Reducing the impact of late season rainfall - Rain and cracking', Poster/Oral Presentation at the Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference, 23-25 May 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Wilson SJ; Bound SA; Cover S

2012Gracie A, Boersma M, Smith R, Brown P, Dennis J, 'Onion Leaf Desiccation Processes and Implications for Skin Quality', Acta Horticulturae, 21-24 May 2012, Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 203-208. ISSN 0567-7572 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.969.27 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Boersma M; Smith R

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2012Measham PF, Gracie AJ, Bound SA, Wilson SJ, 'Nutrition and Irrigation Interactions for a Practical Solution', Presentation at the 7th International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops, 19-25 May 2012, Chanthaburi, Thailand (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Bound SA; Wilson SJ

2011Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Sparrow LA, Bonney L, Doyle RB, et al., 'Agronomic research to support the development of vegetable value chains in Papua New Guinea', Oral Presentation at the 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Systems Design Conference, 26-29 September 2011, Brisbane, Queensland (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Sparrow LA; Bonney L; Doyle RB; Birch CJ

2011Boersma M, Hanson H, Harper J, Gracie AJ, 'Magnetic Resonance Imaging to explore head development and hollow stem in broccolli', Horticulture for the Future 2011, 18-22 September 2011, Victoria, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M

2011Boersma M, Hay FS, Pethybridge SJ, Gracie AJ, 'Frost and salinity tolerance in pyrethrum', Horticulture for the Future 2011, 18-22 September 2011, Victoria, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Hay FS; Pethybridge SJ

2011Measham PF, Bound SA, Gracie AJ, 'Splitting Headaches', Invited Presentation at the Fruit Growers Tasmania Annual Conference, 13-15th May 2011, Wrest Point Casino, Hobart (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Bound SA

2011Measham PF, Gracie AJ, Bound SA, Wilson SJ, 'Can crop load be used to minimise incidence of rain-induced cracking in sweet cherry?', Proceedings of Horticulture for the Future Conference, 18-22nd September 2011, Mantra Erskine Beach Resort, Lorne, Victoria (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Bound SA; Wilson SJ

2011Sitango K, Lindsay E, Gracie A, Brown P, Wright J, et al., 'Pyrethrum research in the high altitude highlands of Papua New Guinea', Acta Horticulturae, 2-4 November 2011, Launceston, Australia, pp. 49-52. ISSN 0567-7572 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2015.1073.5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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

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Co-authors: Botwright Acuna T; Boersma M; Brown PH

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

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Co-authors: Botwright Acuna T; Boersma M; Brown PH

2010Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Early Crop Development and Harvest Uniformity in Broccoli', Short Presentation : Proceedings of the International Horticultural Congress, 22-27 August 2010, Lisboa, Portugal (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2010Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Evidence that mechanical stress leads to stem cavities in broccoli', Proceedings of the International Horticultural Congress, 22-27 August 2010, Lisboa, Portugal (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2010Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Processing efficiency of different broccoli head architectures', International Horticultural Congress 2010, 22-27 August 2010, Lisboa, Portugal (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2010Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Moisture stress at transplanting reduces harvest uniformity in broccoli', International Horticultural Congress 2010, 22-27 August 2010, Lisboa, Portugal (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2009Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'How to lose friends and influence broccoli', Research on the edge. Cradle Coast Postgraduate Research Conference, Thursday 6th August 2009, Cradle Coast Campus, Burnie, Tasmania (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2009Measham PF, Bound SA, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, 'Rain-Reduced Sweet Cherry Fruit Cracking', Proceedings of the National Cherry Conference, 3-6 August 2009, Hobart, Tasmania (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Bound SA; Wilson SJ

2009Measham PF, Gracie AJ, Bound SA, Wilson SJ, 'An alternative view on rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.)', Proceedings of the 6th International Cherry Symposium, 15-19 November 2009, Renaca, Vina del Mar, Chile (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Bound SA; Wilson SJ

2008Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Is hollow stem in broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica mediated by high growth rate?', Proceedings of the National and Trans Tasman Horticultural Science Conference, 23-23 July 2008, Gold Coast International Hotel, Surfers Paradise (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2008Boersma M, Van Essen A, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Assessment of pyrethrum canopy cover using digital image analysis', Proceedings of the National and Trans Tasman Horticultural Science Conference, 23-23 July 2008, Gold Coast International Hotel, Surfers Paradise (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2008Madam PRK, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, 'Seed dormancy, germination and plant juvenility studies in Papaver bracteatum', 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: Madam PRK; Brown PH

2008Measham PF, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, Bound SA, 'An alternative view of rain induced Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium .L) fruit splitting ', 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: Measham PF; Wilson SJ; Bound SA

2008Measham PF, Gracie AJ, Wilson SJ, Bound SA, 'Rain induced Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium .L) fruit splitting: An alternative view', Proceedings of the 39th National Cherry Conference, 7-10 August 2008, Griffith, New South Wale, 7-10 August (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Wilson SJ; Bound SA

2007Suitor S, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Gore PL, Potts BM, 'Post-pollination capsule development in Eucalyptus Globulus seed orchard', Proceedings of the Australasian Forest Genetics Conference: Breeding for Wood Quality, 11-14 April 2007, Hobart, Tasmania (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Suitor S; Brown PH; Gore PL; Potts BM

2007Suitor S, Potts BM, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, 'Factors limiting reproductive output in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards', Proceedings of the IUFRO WP 2.08.03 Improvement and Culture of Eucalypts Conference 'Eucalypts and diversity: Balancing productivity and sustainability', 22-26 October 2007, Durban, South Africa (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Suitor S; Potts BM; Brown PH

2006Gracie AJ, Measham PF, Wilson SJ, Brown PH, 'Causes of rain induced cracking of sweet cherries', Proceedings of the 27th International Horticultural Congress, 12-20 September 2006, Seoul, Korea (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Measham PF; Wilson SJ; Brown PH

2006Gracie AJ, Smith R, 'Causes of onion skin disorders', Proceedings of the Australian Vegetable Industry Conference 2006, 9-12 May 2006, Brisbane, Australia (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Smith R

2006Gracie AJ, Smith R, Dennis J, Brown PH, 'Investigation and Manipulation of the Onion Skin Formation Process', Proceedings of the 27th International Horticultural Congress, 12-20 September 2006, Seoul, Korea (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Smith R; Brown PH

2006Suitor S, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Gore PL, 'Capsule set management issues in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards', Proceedings of the Australian Forest Growers International Biennial Conference: 'Sustainable forestry - everybody benefits', Inveresk Cultural Precinct, Launceston, Tasmania (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Suitor S; Brown PH; Gore PL

2005Brown PH, Beattie B, Gracie AJ, Laurence RCN, 'Effects of Haulm Removal on Seed Performance', Proceedings of the 16th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research, EAPR 2005, 17-22 July 2005, Bilbao, Spain, pp. 488-491. (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown PH; Laurence RCN

2005Brown PH, Yang SS, Gracie AJ, Jensma K, 'Changes in Stolon Growth Rate and Gibberellin Concentration During Tuberisation in Hydroponically Grown Potato Plants', Proceedings of the 16th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research, EAPR 2005, 17-22 July 2005, Bilbao, Spain, pp. 206-210. (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown PH; Yang SS; Jensma K

2005Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Novel approaches to minimising the incidence of carrot (Dancus carota L.) splitting', Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Root and Tuber Crops 'Food Down Under', 9-12 February 2004, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 101-105. ISBN 90 6605 568 5 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown PH

2005Gracie AJ, Brown PH, Spurr C, Clark RJ, 'Factors Affecting the Expression of Stunted Root Abnormality in Onion (Allium cepa L.)', Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Seeds, 8-13 May 2005, Brisbane, Australia (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Brown PH; Spurr C; Clark RJ

2005Rawnsley RP, Gracie AJ, Lane PA, Brown PH, Groom T, 'Germination characteristics of Apiaceae weeds in pyrethrum', Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Seeds, 8-13 May 2005, Sheraton Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane QLD (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP; Lane PA; Brown PH

2005Suitor S, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Gore PL, 'Factors Affecting Fruit Set in Eucalyptus Globulus', Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Seeds, 8-13 May 2005, Sheraton Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane QLD (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Suitor S; Brown PH

2005Werkman TMA, Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Koutoulis A, 'Laticifers and latex yield in opium poppy', Combined Conference Abstracts of ComBio 2005, 25-29 September 2005, Adelaide, pp. 114. ISSN 1328-4924 (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Werkman TMA; Brown PH; Koutoulis A

2002Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Managing Carrot Splitting', AuSHS 5th Australian Horticultural Science Conference, 29 September - 2 October 2002, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-4. ISSN 0123-4567 (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown PH

2001Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Study of some factors affecting carrot taproot size and uniformity', Proceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference, October 2001, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 1-3. ISSN 0123-4567 (2001) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown PH

2000Brown PH, Gracie AJ, 'Managing Carrot Root Size', Proceedings of Carrot Conference Australia, October 2000, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 18-19. ISBN 0-646-40440-7 (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown PH

2000Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Diurnal fluctuations in splitting susceptibility of carrot taproots', Abstracts, 21-25 August 2000, Budapest, pp. s69. ISSN 0981-9428 (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown PH

2000Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Diurnal Fluctuations in Splitting Susceptibility of Carrot Taproots', Proceedings of Carrot Conference Australia, October 2000, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 69. ISBN 0-646-40440-7 (2000) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Brown PH

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Boersma M, Mohammed CL, Gracie AJ, Bound SA, Pal Singh B, et al., 'Soil carbon and greenhouse gas emissions in Tasmanian high rainfall temperate systems', Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Mohammed CL; Bound SA

2011Gracie AJ, 'Improving reliability of flowering in bolting resistant carrot seed', Horticulture Australia Limited, Sydney, Australia, VG06155 HAL (2011) [Contract Report]

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2011Gracie AJ, 'Developing a mechanised harvester for Brassica oleracea seed crops', Horticulture Australia Limited, Sydney, Australia, VG06157 HAL (2011) [Contract Report]

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2011Gracie AJ, 'Improving the Reliability of Vegetable Seed Yields', Commercial-in-Confidence : Horticulture Australia Limited, MT08081 Final (2011) [Contract Report]

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2011Gracie AJ, 'Molecular tools for understanding, predicting and managing flowering and reproductive development in Brassica oleracea', Australian Research Council, LP0669503 (2011) [Contract Report]

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2011Gracie AJ, 'Re-commercialisation of the PNG pyrethrum industry to improve the harvested yields in Australia', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, 2006/023 ACIAR Final (2011) [Contract Report]

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2010Boersma M, Gracie AJ, Brown PH, 'Drought Stress at Broccoli Transplanting Decreases Harvest Uniformity', Simplot Australia, Horticulture Australia Limited , Addendum to VG06051 (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2010Gracie AJ, 'Attendance at the International Horticulture Congress, Lisbon 2010', Final Report to Horticulture Australia Limited, HG09052 HAL (2010) [Contract Report]

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2010Gracie AJ, Rix KD, 'Enhancing the Germination of Eucalyptus Globulus Seeds at Supraoptimal Temperatures', Final Report to Seed Energy (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Rix KD

2010Norton TW, Lacey MJ, Smith R, Statham M, Rawnsley RP, et al., 'Managing the Impacts of Browsing Wildlife on Tasmanian Farms - A report to the Alternatives to the Use of 1080 Program administered jointly by the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment and Australian Government for UTas Project N0016050', Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, University of Tasmania (2010) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Norton TW; Lacey MJ; Smith R; Statham M; Rawnsley RP; Donaghy DJ; Burkitt LL

2009Brown PH, Gracie AJ, Boersma M, 'Factors controlling broccoli inflorescence development and architecture', Horticulture Australia Limited, VG06051 (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Brown PH; Boersma M

2009Gracie AJ, Boersma M, 'Characterisation of Bulb Respiration During Field Curing of Brown Onions', Webster Fresh, Final Ref #2448 (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Boersma M

2009Gracie AJ, Measham PF, 'A New View of Cherry Cracking', Final Report to Horticulture Australia Limited, CY06001 (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Measham PF

2008Gracie AJ, 'Variation in Green Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Yield and Harvest Maturity Between Crops Grown in Southern Tasmania', Simplot Pty Ltd, Final Report (2008) [Contract Report]

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2006Brown PH, Spurr C, Gracie AJ, Geard AM, 'Pollination and Seed Development in Hybrid Vegetable Seed Crops', Horticulture Australia Limited, VG03084 (2006) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Brown PH; Spurr C; Geard AM

2006Gracie AJ, 'Alternative Strategies to Managing Rain Induced Cherry Cracking (Science & Innovation Awards for Young People)', Department of Agriculture Forestry & Fisheries, Final Report (2006) [Contract Report]

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2006Gracie AJ, Boersma M, Brown PH, 'Investigation and Manipulation of the Onion Skin Formation Process', Horticulture Australia Limited, VN03011 Final (2006) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Boersma M; Brown PH

2002Gracie AJ, Brown PH, Spurr C, Mendham NJ, 'Identification of Factors Limiting Seed Yield in Radicchio Crops in Tasmania', Prepared for Bejo Seeds Pty Ltd (2002) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Brown PH; Spurr C; Mendham NJ

2000Brown PH, Gracie AJ, 'Factors Influencing Carrot Size and Shape', Horticulture Australia Ltd, Final Report VG97019 (2000) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Brown PH

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2002Gracie AJ, 'A study of non-pathogenic factors affecting the marketable yield of carrots (Daucus carota L.)' (2002) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

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2018Barry K, Gracie A, Scott J, 'Why Australia imports so many veggie seeds (and do we really need to treat them with fungicides?)', The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group Ltd, Australia, 9 April 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Barry K; Scott J

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2015Birch CJ, Bonney L, Doyle RB, Sparrow LA, Chambers B, et al., 'Final report: increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby markets', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Australia, SMCN/2008/008, pp. 1-82. (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Bonney L; Doyle RB; Sparrow LA; Palaniappan G; Boersma M; Dell M

2015Gracie AJ, Hunt AG, Boersma M, 'Physiology of onions destined for European export', Horticulture Innovation Australia, Sydney, Australia, VN12000 (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Hunt AG; Boersma M

2014Birch CJ, Bonney L, Doyle R, Sparrow L, Chambers B, et al., 'Increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby markets', Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Australia, SMCN/2008/008, pp. 1-131. (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ; Bonney L; Doyle R; Sparrow L; Palaniappan G; Boersma M; Dell M

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

50

Total funding

$33,215,768

Projects

Development of a decision support systems for management of potato diseases and estimating impact of changing climates (2023 - 2025)$499,724
Description
The Tasmanian potato industry relies on prophylactic pesticide applications for control of disease. In relation to soil-borne disease, this is in absence of a good understanding of the dynamics of disease development. Disease predictive tools enable growers to make informed decisions support allowing efficient use of pesticides and improved disease control tailored to individual fields and growers management choices. This will increase productivity and profitability of the Tasmanian industry, whilst decreasing food waste, pesticide use and environmental impacts and provide a valuable tool for modelling impact of future climate change.
Funding
Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania ($499,724)
Scheme
Agricultural Development Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Wilson CR; Scott JB; Gracie AJ; Leo A
Period
2023 - 2025
Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program (2022 - 2023)$2,499,999
Description
The University of Tasmania hosts one of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs established across Australia under the Commonwealths Future Drought Fund. Hubs are intended to be enduring institutions. The current proposal is about the Commonwealths call to expand the Hubs remit to service four priority areas under the National Agricultural Innovation Agenda. If funded, the Hub in Tasmania will need to operate under two agreements: the current agreement for the Drought Hub and a new agreement that is about developing the Hubs pathway to expansion, while continuing to deliver to the Drought Hub under the current agreement. This proposal presents the Hubs Statement of Claims on its ability and commitment to deliver practical activities and a business case that supports the National Agricultural Innovation Agenda
Funding
Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment ($2,499,999)
Scheme
Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Evans KJ; Mohammed CL; Kumar S; Field B; Jones ME; Anders RJ; Higgins VJ; Bryant M; Gracie AJ; Wilson MD; Harrison MT; Jordan GJ; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Barmuta LA; Remenyi TA; Kang BH; Amin M; Fraser SP; Kilpatrick SI; Barnes NR; Beasy KM; Stoeckl NE; D'Alessandro SP; Tian J; Chuah S; Norris K; Ferguson SG; Auckland SRJ
Period
2022 - 2023
Sustainably growing horticulture value in cool climate Australia (2022 - 2027)$1,768,347
Description
20% increase (inflation adjusted) in farm gate value over the next five years of cool climate Horticulture through innovation in risk management of an increasingly variable climate1.To increase the productivity of Tasmanian horticulture through transforming the knowledge of sustainable intensification in cool climate horticultural production systems2.To contribute to the industry goals of growing the value of Tasmanian Agriculture $10B by 20503.To support Horticulture businesses understand and manage the risks of climate change and extreme weather variability4.To build industry capability to find effective management options for emerging pests and diseases5.To make greater than 10% improvements in water and nutrient use efficiency6.To overcome the labour, technical and physiological barriers for premium horticultural nursery material production7.To develop and implement co-designed, collaborative and demand driven research, development, extension, adoption and commercialisation (RDEA&C) that builds on identified strengths and innovation potential for the region8.To support and strengthen industry relationships and drive collaborative arrangements across the region
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($1,768,347)
Scheme
Tender
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Swarts ND; Close DC; Scott JB; Wilson CR; Gracie AJ; Buntain M; Tegg RS
Period
2022 - 2027
Drought Resilience Tasmania - Actionable Knowledge and Solutions for Sustainable Prosperity (2021 - 2024)$9,530,969
Description
Water is a major asset for Tasmania linked to livelihoods, energy production, irrigated and rainfed agriculture, environmental management and conservation. Competing demands forwater intensify during droughts and as hot and dry years increase in number. Wise and fair water management requires a multi-stakeholder partnership to innovate for droughtresilience, optimal water management and self-reliance. Our Hub will enable drought preparedness in Tasmania through collective and co-designed actions that sustain Tasmaniashigh-value, clean, green international brand. We will engage with local knowledge and land stewardship through a deliberate and negotiated process and uphold the rights ofTasmanian Aboriginal people to benefit from innovations they enable. The Hub, for the first time, brings together the major players - farmers, land and water managers, researchers,and indigenous knowledge owners - who, together can reduce the risks associated with drought in Tasmania.
Funding
Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment ($9,530,969)
Scheme
Future Drought Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Evans KJ; Mohammed CL; Kumar S; Field B; Harris R; Jones ME; Anders RJ; Higgins VJ; Bryant M; Harrison MT; Gracie AJ; Wilson MD; Jordan GJ; O'Reilly-Wapstra JM; Barmuta LA; Remenyi TA; Kang BH; Amin M; Maiti A; Fraser SP; Kilpatrick SI; Barnes NR; Beasy KM; Coleman BJ; Stoeckl NE; D'Alessandro SP; Tian J; Chuah S; Norris K; Ferguson SG; Auckland SRJ
Period
2021 - 2024
Honey bee health and pollination under protected and contained environments (2020 - 2021)$114,373
Description
In Australia, maximising pollination in contained cropping environments with honey bees represents a significant challenge. Although these crop protection systems safeguard produce from harmful agents such as birds, hail or in the case of hybrid seed crops unwanted cross pollination, they may not provide the pollinators with the climatic and forage resources needed to ensure effective pollination. These sub-optimal conditions in turn impact on hive strength and therefore the apiarists bottom line by reducing honey production later in the season. How these declines in hive vigour effect pollination deficits has yet to be determined. Furthermore, these declines in hive health and honey production have in many instances led to conflict between apiarists and horticultural producers. Despite this, significant increases in covered cropping by Australias horticultural sector are predicted in sweet cherry, berry and hybrid vegetable seed production to name a few, which may lead to significant issues regarding commercial pollinator access into the future. Recent advances in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology have enabled researchers to successfully determine the impact of pesticides on honey bees. Cost-effective insect deployable RFID systems have been developed, which enable the detection of subtle changes in hive health by monitoring individual forager activity on full strength hives. When combined with traditional apicultural research methodologies, this technology is set to transform our understanding of how honey bee nutrition can be manipulated to optimise crop pollination whilst maintaining honey production and therefore the profitability and productivity of these primary industries.Due to the applied nature of this project, the successful recipient of this scholarship will work with both the horticultural (cherry and vegetable seed) and apiary industries. These outcomes are set to transform how horticulturalists and apiarists interact not only in these systems but also in other cropping systems that utilise paid pollination services.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($114,373)
Scheme
Tender
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Allen GR; Quarrell SR; Gracie AJ
Period
2020 - 2021
Novel technologies and practises for the optimisation of pollination within protected cropping environments (2019 - 2023)$1,259,944
Description
Pollination is essential for production of most fruit and seed crops and it is often the limiting factor for both yield and product quality. Despite its fundamental importance, management of pollination has not received the level of innovation and technological advancement that is warranted. At present, pollination of the majority of Australias horticultural crops is dependent on the European honeybee (Apis mellifera), from either wild colonies and/or domesticated hives introduced in to the crop. The heavy dependence on this one species is a major risk and limitation to horticulture in Australia (and globally). The risks to Australian horticulture that this situation poses can only be alleviated by the development of alternative pollination systems.This project seeks to address the lack of research into pollination systems to develop robust approaches for key horticultural crops based on fundamental research. TIA will seek to lead the mechanical pollination component of the program.
Funding
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ($982,187)
Collaborators
Seed Purity ($39,500); South Pacific Seeds Pty Ltd ($238,257)
Scheme
Research and Development for Profit
Administered By
Horticulture Innovation Australia
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Eyles A; Allen GR; Close DC; Quarrell SR; Jones JE; Barry KM
Period
2019 - 2023
Robust modelling approaches for predicting responses to climate change (2017)$19,995
Description
This project seeks to build on the Tasmanian Institute of Agricultures existing research collaborations with Tasmanian Alkaloids by undertaking high level statistical anaylsis of research projects in order to inform future research strategies and programs.
Funding
Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd ($19,995)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Corkrey SR; Gracie AJ
Year
2017
Accumulation of STLs in pyrethrum extract (2017 - 2021)$84,463
Description
Botanicals Resources Australia (BRA) is a Tasmanian based company that is the single largest supplier of the natural insecticide pyrethrum, in the world. Organic solvents are used to produce an oleoresin containing six active ingredients. Sesquiterpene Lactones (SPLs) are one class of co-extractives that can cause allergic reactions when contacting the skin and often precipitate during storage, creating unwanted debris in the final product. Yet these chemicals are also bioactive, having anti-herbivore, anti-microbial and allelochemical functionality.This study is to further elucidate the chemistry behind the solubility and polymerisation of STLs. It will investigate the mechanism behind the process in pyrethrum oil and what combination of temperature and storage time minimises the polymerization and precipitation process.The research will study the extraction profile of STLs in sub-critical CO2 extraction looking at the dependence of pressure, temperature and the concomitant fluid density on the extraction from pelletised pyrethrum. Experiments will be undertaken to establish the relative solubility of STLs in hexane and related organic solvents, compared to those of the target pyrethrums.In consultation with industry the project will compare the production of pyrethrin and STLs in selected high and low STL producing plants with view to understanding the mechanism for the regulation of the genes involved in STL production which may lead to ways to switch off of the STL synthesis. Experiments will relate the conditions of temperature, oxygen and moisture to post-harvest production and/or degrading of the STLs prior to extraction.
Funding
Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd ($84,463)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Garland SM; Gracie AJ; Close DC
Period
2017 - 2021
Finding damage thresholds in pyrethrum to optimise crop profitability (2017 - 2019)$263,000
Description
This project aims to use a new vascular approach to develop a quantitative stress tolerance framework for the crop species pyrethrum, defining the risks to plant production of water, heat and frost stress. Using novel optical and x-ray technology, this project seeks to pinpoint damaging stress thresholds and combine this knowledge with crop monitoring technology in a way that will allow crop managers to avoid damaging stress events. The intendedoutcome is to enable the pyrethrum industry, and ultimately a diversity of crop managers, to better utilise new advances in monitoring technology to maximise the benefits of irrigation such that yields are high relative to water use and damage by stress is avoided.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($263,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brodribb TJ; Gracie AJ; Groom T; Choat B
Period
2017 - 2019
Grant Reference
LP170100103
Improving processing vegetable yields through improved production practices (2017 - 2018)$192,347
Description
The project will first identify the specific reasons for sub-optimal processing yields in Tasmania, NSW and Victoria. It will then review any new innovations growers could use to raise productivity or reduce cost, and identify the innovations most likely to be successful. In phase 2, the project will trial the most promising innovations in a participatory research and extension program that will deliver net yield increases of processing broccoli (25%), carrot (18%), cauliflower (11%) and green beans (18%) compared to current levels within three years.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($192,347)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hinton SJ; Boersma M; Gracie AJ; Leith PB; Rogers G; Hinderager M; Titley M; Hingston LH
Period
2017 - 2018
National PhD Program: Horticulture (2016 - 2020)$256,143
Description
This EoI represents a collaborative proposal from leading Universities with a strategic interest in horticultural industry and training. A collegial, collaborative steering committee will enable representation of all co-investors. Co-investment will be sought and exciting, transformative industry-embedded projects designed in order to attract the very best quality candidates. The program will feature an annual conference which will enable generic training as well as peer-peer support of candidates. This will represent a nationally and internationally recognized industry-, government- and education sector-supported National PhD Program in Horticulture.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($256,143)
Scheme
Grant-Strategic Co-investment Funding Pool
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Close DC; Gracie AJ; Boersma M
Period
2016 - 2020
Precision seeding benefits for processing pea production (2016 - 2019)$289,245
Description
The objective of this research is to improve productivity and profitability of processing peas in Tasmania to underpin an industry average yield target of 8 t/ha. Trials will focus on establishing optimal population stand densities and spatial distribution for commercial cultivars currently used for processing, manipulation of plant architecture to increase yield per plant, evaluation of commercial planting machinery and an economic sensitivity analysis. Information and recommendations resulting from these studies will be communicated to growers through multiple formats.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($289,245)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Hardman P; Ives SW; Hingston LH; Hinton SJ; Boersma M; Tubb J
Period
2016 - 2019
Global master class in horticulture (2016 - 2021)$3,234,368
Description
Future growth and prosperity of the production horticulture industry in Australia will continue to rely a resilient, adaptable and innovate workforce that is equipped to change with industry demands. Many horticultural industry leaders have identified a need for specialised and flexible training opportunities to enhance the broader workforce. The University of Tasmania, through the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, has arguably Australias best integrated horticultural RD&E and education and training framework. The University of Tasmania will utilise combined strength and reputation with that of Lincoln University (NZ) in agribusiness, and the experience of the Wageningen Academy to develop and deliver a Global Master Class in horticulture that gains a premium reputation nationally and internationally within 5 years. This will involve working closely with Hort Innovation and Wageningen Academy to fashion a high-quality course with the appropriate flexible delivery styles and formats that meet the demand of industry. This collaborative and innovative approach to education and training will be evaluated through research in learning and teaching, and the insights gained will inform approaches to professional development in the Australian horticulture industry. This new knowledge will be communicated in professional and disciplinary conferences and publications.
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($3,196,912)
Scheme
Grant-Strategic Co-investment Funding Pool
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Swarts ND; Close DC; Gracie AJ; Acuna TL; Bigsby H; Boersma M; Latham R; Hall AF
Period
2016 - 2021
Tasmanian Alkaloids Agricultural Science research donation - Supervisor Dr Alistair Gracie (2015)$15,000
Funding
Tasmanian Alkaloids Pty Ltd ($15,000)
Scheme
Donation - Individual
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Year
2015
Evaluation of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in a vegetable rotation (2014 - 2015)$56,090
Description
This project is an independent evaluation of a commercial Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) formulation in a typical vegetable rotation. Over the project duration of 9 months the PGPR formulation will be applied to 8 crops grown in rotation across four trials. Great Land is a soil amendment that contains PGPR in the Lactobacillus, Acetobacter and Candida genera. As a group, bacteria used as PGPRs are thought to improve plant disease and pest resistance and improve nutrient acquisition. All the organisms listed under the patent are described in the literature although the exact mode of actions is not always apparent. P. farraginis is thought to have some nematocidal activity against root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita. Acetobacter fabarum is in a genus of Acetic Acid Bacteria (AAB) and are obligate aerobes that oxidize sugars, sugar alcohols, and ethanol producing both acetic acid and in some cases microbial cellulose.
Funding
IMP Aust Pty Ltd ($56,090)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M; Gracie AJ; Gardam PL; Trebilco VA
Period
2014 - 2015
ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products: Adding value to horticulture value (2014 - 2017)$2,511,605
Description
Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products: Adding value to horticulture value chains from producer to consumer. This project will produce "industry-relevant" researchers and lead to more convenient and longer lasting fresh and fresh-like fruits and vegetables. The project will involve growers, food processors and a major retailer to increase industry productivity, expand markets for Australian foods, and increase choices of healthy products for consumers. This Centre will train a pool of researchers focussed on needs and opportunities in the Australian food industry through projects and formal training with active collaboration from food growers, processors and retailers. This training model and its graduates will enhance the capacity of Australia's fresh produce industry to innovate to meet consumer needs and develop opportunities in local and international markets, aiding Australia's food security and improving the industry's competitiveness.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($2,061,605)
Scheme
Grant-Industrial Transformation Training Centres
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross T; Stanley RA; Close DC; Tamplin ML; Meinke HB; O'Cass AG; Gracie AJ; Fei J; Wilson CR; Eyles A
Period
2014 - 2017
Grant Reference
IC140100024
Mitigation of N2O Emissions in the National Vegetable Industry (2013 - 2015)$1,811,361
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($1,811,361)
Scheme
Grant-CarbonFarmingFuture-Filling the Research Gap
Administered By
La Trobe University
Research Team
Keane PJ; Porter I; Deuter P; Boersma M; Gracie AJ; Birch CJ; Lambert SJ; Mohammed CL
Period
2013 - 2015
Crawford Fund Training Award - Enopa Lindsay (2013)$8,186
Description
Research training is provided in a wide variety of skills, ranging from basic research techniques to applied production technologies.
Funding
Crawford Fund Limited ($8,186)
Scheme
Award - Individual Training Award
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M; Gracie AJ; Bonney L
Year
2013
Short Term Effluent Retention (2013 - 2017)$632,000
Description
Three-quarters of Australian dairy farms store effluent in earthen ponds (Down to Earth Research 2012). During storage, volatile solids settle out of the supernatant onto the sludge layer, decomposing to release methane and carbon dioxide. Research undertaken by Fyfe (2012) indicates that a long solids retention time in anaerobic ponds results in methane generation well over 400 kg CO2-e cow-1 yr-1 which represents over 7% of the total GHG estimate for grazing farms. In pig production systems, emissions from, the frequent removal of volatile solids FSA (2012) is estimated to reduce methane emissions by up to 72% which, if applied to a dairy system, may be analogous to 5% of dairy farm GHG emissions. This proposal seeks to demonstrate and evaluate a short effluent retention time strategy on a Tasmanian dairy farm. The project will also demonstrate an above ground tank system suitable for use on light soils where an earthen dam would leak nitrates and other nutrients into the water table. To minimise GHG emissions and maximise the efficiency of returning water and nutrients to the soil, effluent will be distributed on a frequent basis, the frequency determined by soil moisture deficits. Faunal anaerobic respiration ceases once the volatile solids as they dehydrate on the soil surface. To minimise the risk of off-site nutrient pollution, it is expected that the retention of effluent will be necessary over the winter months. Data collected will include methane emissions, periodic CO2 and N2O emissions, agitator energy consumption (kWh), air temperature, effluent temperature at 4 depths, effluent levels (continuous), effluent flow into and out of the tank, wind speed and direction, rainfall and herd production data.
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($632,000)
Scheme
Grant-Carbon Farming Futures -Action on the Ground
Administered By
DairyTas
Research Team
Boersma M; Rawnsley RP; Gracie AJ
Period
2013 - 2017
Reproductive Biology, Seed Development and pyrethrin Accumulation in Pyrethrum (2012 - 2015)$50,001
Description
A three-year project investigating the fundamental aspects of the relationship between reproductive biology, seed development and pyrethrin accumulation. The work will define the pollination systems that operate in commercial varieties by understanding the reliance on self fertilisation and outcrossing, and pollen vectoring mechanisms and requirement or otherwise for pollinators. It will determine environmental and varietal influences on the reproductive biology of pyrethrum and understand the relationship between the reproductive biology of pyrethrum and pyrethrins accumulation.
Funding
Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd ($50,001)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Period
2012 - 2015
The National Biochar Initiative II - A country wide approach to Biochar systems (DAFF) (2012 - 2014)$1,050,411
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($1,050,411)
Scheme
Grant - Biochar Capacity Building Program
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Boersma M; Hardie MA; Bound SA; Mohammed CL; Johnson PG; Gracie AJ; Close DC
Period
2012 - 2014
Physiology of Onion Bulbs Destined for Export Markets (2012 - 2015)$45,000
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($45,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Boersma M
Period
2012 - 2015
Variation in Green Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Yield and Harvest Maturity Between Crops Grown in Southern Tasmania (2011 - 2012)$14,000
Funding
Simplot Australia ($14,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Period
2011 - 2012
New Onion Protocols to Assure Viability of European Exports (2011 - 2015)$1,278,985
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($1,278,985)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
Field Fresh Tasmania
Research Team
Dennis JJC; Congerton J; Birtill R; Smallbon T; Leverton M; Gracie AJ; Boersma M
Period
2011 - 2015
Determining the Constraints of Frost and Salinity Tolerance to the Expansion of Commercial Pyrethrum (2010 - 2012)$102,214
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($102,214)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M; Hay FS; Gracie AJ
Period
2010 - 2012
Increasing Vegetable Production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea, to Supply Port Moresby Markets (2010 - 2014)$2,006,362
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($2,006,362)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Birch CJ; Doyle RB; Sparrow LA; Bonney L; Gracie AJ
Period
2010 - 2014
Attendance at the International Horticulture Congress - Lisbon, Spain - 2010 (2010)$7,500
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($7,500)
Scheme
Grant-Travel
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Year
2010
Characterisation of Onion Skin Quality and Bulb Respiration During Field Curing of Brown Onions (2009)$5,000
Funding
Webster Fresh ($5,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Boersma M
Year
2009
Soil Organic Carbon Balances in Tasmanian Agricultural Systems (2009 - 2012)$600,000
Funding
Department of Agriculture ($600,000)
Scheme
Grant-Climate Change Research Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Doyle RB; Gracie AJ; Hovenden MJ; Oliver GS; Cotching W; Sparrow LA
Period
2009 - 2012
Improving the Reliability of Vegetable Seed Yields (2009 - 2011)$225,008
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($225,008)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Brown PH
Period
2009 - 2011
Improving Marketable Yield of Premium Quality Cherries (2009 - 2012)$150,000
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($150,000)
Scheme
Grant-Industry Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Measham PF; Bound SA; Gracie AJ
Period
2009 - 2012
Re-Commercialisation of the PNG Pyrethrum Industry to Improve the Harvested Yields in Australia (2007 - 2011)$801,684
Funding
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research ($801,684)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd
Research Team
Chung BW; Brown PH; Bang-Ip S; Gracie AJ
Period
2007 - 2011
Variation in Green Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Yield and Harvest Maturity Between Crops Grown in Southern Tasmania (2007 - 2009)$47,600
Funding
Simplot Australia ($47,600)
Scheme
Agreement-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Brown PH
Period
2007 - 2009
Enhancing the Germination of Eucalyptus Globulus Seeds at Supraoptimal Temperatures (2007 - 2010)$29,250
Funding
SeedEnergy Pty Ltd ($29,250)
Scheme
Scholarship-Top-Up
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Period
2007 - 2010
Improving Reliability of Flowering in Bolting Resistant Carrot Seed Crops (2007 - 2010)$294,514
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($294,514)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Spurr C
Period
2007 - 2010
Developing a Mechanised Harvester for Brassica Oleracea Seed Crops (2007 - 2010)$189,600
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($189,600)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Period
2007 - 2010
Factors Controlling Broccoli Inflorescence Development and Architecture (2006 - 2008)$84,169
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($35,377)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brown PH; Gracie AJ
Period
2006 - 2008
Alternative Strategies to Managing Rain Induced Cherry Cracking (2006)$9,756
Funding
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ($9,756)
Scheme
Award-Science & Innovation Award for Young People
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Year
2006
Molecular Tools for Understanding, Predicting and Managing Flowering and Reproductive Development in Brassica Oleracea (2006 - 2009)$220,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($145,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage Projects Round 2
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Brown PH; Weller JL
Period
2006 - 2009
Grant Reference
LP0669503
A New View of Cherry Cracking (2006 - 2008)$25,506
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($25,506)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Period
2006 - 2008
Factors Controlling the Regulation of Broccoli (Brassica Oleracea) Inflorescence Development and Architecture (2005 - 2008)$68,266
Funding
Simplot Australia ($68,266)
Scheme
Agreement-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Brown PH
Period
2005 - 2008
Postgraduate Research Scholarship - Cover (2005 - 2008)$22,500
Funding
AgriFutures ($22,500)
Scheme
Scholarship-Postgraduate Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McNeil DL; Spurr C; Gracie AJ
Period
2005 - 2008
Factors Affecting Fruit Set in Eucalyptus Globulus (2004 - 2007)$19,000
Funding
SeedEnergy Pty Ltd ($19,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Brown PH; Gracie AJ
Period
2004 - 2007
Water Relations, Hydraulics and Tissue Extensibility in Plant Storage Tissue (2004)$10,200
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,200)
Scheme
Grant-Institutional Research Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ
Year
2004
Investigation and Manipulation of the Onion Skin Formation Process (2004 - 2006)$734,964
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($734,964)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Brown PH; Boersma M
Period
2004 - 2006
Factors Affecting Green Pea Yields in Southern Tasmania (2004)$20,919
Funding
Simplot Australia ($20,919)
Scheme
Agreement-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Brown PH
Year
2004
Aspects of Commercial Production of Echinacea in Tasmania (2004 - 2006)$24,000
Funding
Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd ($24,000)
Scheme
Agreement
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
McNeil DL; Gracie AJ; Spurr C
Period
2004 - 2006
Evaluation of Potential for Chitosan to Enhance Plant Disease Defence (2003 - 2004)$7,500
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($7,500)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
Serve-Ag Pty Ltd
Research Team
Brown PH; Gracie AJ; Morris SE; Walker R
Period
2003 - 2004
Commercial Implementation of Innovative Carrot Production Technologies (2003)$13,000
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($13,000)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Brown PH
Year
2003
Developing a New Product for Enhancing Dormancy and Storage Qualities of Potatoes (2002 - 2004)$11,700
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($11,700)
Scheme
Grant-General Call
Administered By
Serve-Ag Pty Ltd
Research Team
Brown PH; Gracie AJ; Walker R
Period
2002 - 2004

Research Supervision

Current

7

Completed

16

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDShort Retention Time Effluent Management2014
PhDExtending the Shelf-life of Cherries2016
PhDAccumulation of Sesquiterpene Lactones in Pyrethrum Extract2017
PhDOptimising and Applying RFID Technology to Monitor Individual Honey Bee Behaviour in Agricultural Field Settings2018
PhDPlant Whispers: Monitoring plant water potential to quantify plant water needs and health status during drought2018
PhDAnalyzing the Performance of High Value Agricultural Cash Crops (HVAPs) in Solomon Islands - Cocoa and Coffee;;(Case study for Guadalcanal & Malaita Provinces)2020
PhDInvestigating plant disease mechanisms of infection of Carrot Crown Rot and Pea Collar Rot2021

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDTowards Commercial Production of Kunzea Ambigua (Sm.) Druce Distilled Oil: Maximising the oil yield and enhancing the bioactive constituents
Candidate: Chanjoo Park
2021
PhDResin Canal Discolouration in Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Fruit
Candidate: Muhammad Umar
2021
PhDImproving the Shelf-life of Baby Leafy Salad Vegetables
Candidate: Vongai Dakwa
2020
MastersThe Influence of Crop Nutrition on the Quality of Onion Bulbs Destined for Export Markets
Candidate: Timothy Robin Smallbon
2018
PhDOptimising Onion (Allium cepa L.) Bulb Quality for Counter-seasonal Export Markets
Candidate: Adrian Hunt
2016
PhDImpacts of Wildlife Grazing on Pastures in the Midlands, Tasmania
Candidate: Rowan William Smith
2012
PhDGermination Issues in the Cultivation of Echinacea angustifolia in Tasmania
Candidate: Siow-Leng Cover
2011
PhDRain-Induced Fruit Cracking in Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium L.)
Candidate: Penelope Frances Measham
2011
PhDLaticifers and Latex in Papaver somniferum L.; Capacity, Development and Translocation
Candidate: Tammy Melinda Ann Harvest
2011
PhDGenetic and Environmental Factors Affecting the Germination of Eucalyptus globulus Seeds
Candidate: Kieren David Rix
2011
PhDAspects of the Biology of Papaver bracteatum Lind, a New Crop for Tasmania
Candidate: Phani Raja Kumar Madam
2011
MastersFactors Affecting Dry Matter Yield and Pyrethrin Content in Pyrethum in Tasmania
Candidate: Kud Kessom Sitango
2011
PhDBiological Limitations to the Production of Processed Broccoli in Tasmania
Candidate: Mark Boersma
2009
PhDFactors Affecting Capsule and Seed Set in Eucalyptus globulus Seed Orchards
Candidate: Shaun Suitor
2008
MastersCharacterisation and Management of Flower Abortion in Inbred Male Sterile Onion Parental Line ON019A
Candidate: Sriram Padmanaban
2007
PhDAspects of Vitis vinifera L. cv Pinot Noir Fruitfulness in Tasmania
Candidate: Joanna Elizabeth Jones
2005