Gary Martin

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Gary Martin

Technical Officer

Room 1, Annexe, Mount Pleasant

+61 488 520 492 (phone)

Gary is a Technical Officer in the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture's (TIA) Herbage Development Program. His work is primarily focused on pasture research and pasture breeding at TIA.

Gary also leads the Tasmanian technical team for the Australian Pastures Genebank program and is responsible for the establishment, agronomy, harvest and seed cleaning of more than 200 accessions annually.


Before joining the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Gary worked as a Technical Officer for the Tasmanian Government's Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.


Pasture, Legumes, Cool Temperate Pasture Species

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  • Pasture Breeding
  • Scientific Experiments and Evaluation of Cool Temperate Pasture Species

Current projects

  • Australian Pastures Genebank
  • Perennial Legumes for East Coast., funded by NRM South
  • Herbage Production of Perennial Legumes (Dryland and Irrigated)
  • Multiplication of germplasm for current TIA pasture products

Fields of Research

  • Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070305)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (070399)
  • Animal Management (070203)

Research Objectives

  • Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) (830406)
  • Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops (830499)
  • Lucerne (830402)


Total publications


Conference Publication

(4 outputs)
2017Smith R, Martin G, 'Australian Pastures Genebank - Temperate Species Regeneration', School of Land and Food Annual Research Conference 2017, 13-15 June 2017, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Smith R

2012Smith R, Corkrey R, Martin G, Field B, Ball P, 'Tasmanian pasture resource audit: Snapshot of functional group composition in 2011', Proceedings of the 16th Australian Agronomy Conference 2012, 14-18 October 2012, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, pp. 1-6. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Smith R; Corkrey R; Field B; Ball P


2012Smith R, Corkrey R, Martin GI, Phelan DC, Bridle K, 'The Tasmanian pasture resource audit: is perenniality a thing of the past? What adaptation actions are needed to increase perenniality into the future?', Proceedings of the 2nd International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012, 29-31 May 2012, Arizona, USA (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Smith R; Corkrey R; Phelan DC; Bridle K

2012Smith R, Corkrey R, Webb M, Martin GI, Field B, 'Opportunity beckons for livestock production through pasture improvement at a landscape scale', Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc 2012, 25-27 July 2012, Launceston, Tasmania (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Smith R; Corkrey R; Field B

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(3 outputs)
2014Smith R, Hall E, Hurst A, Martin G, 'Waterhouse Resilient Pasture Demonstration: Final Report', NRM North and the Australian Government, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Smith R; Hall E; Hurst A

2014Smith R, Hall E, Hurst A, Martin G, 'Perennial pastures renovation demonstration: turning failure into success', Tamar NRM and the Australian Government, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Smith R; Hall E; Hurst A

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

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Co-authors: Smith R; Corkrey R; Dolbey B; Ball P; Hall A; Field B

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Australian Pastures Genebank Germplasm Restoration (2015 - 2018)$245,564
South Australian Research and Development Institute ($245,564)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith RW; Martin GI
2015 - 2018