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Mark Boersma

Mark Boersma

Research Fellow

Cradle Coast Campus

+61 3 6430 4928 (phone)

Mark.Boersma@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Horticultural Crop Growth and Development (070601)
  • Horticultural Production (070699)
  • Agronomy (070302)
  • Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) (070308)
  • Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070199)
  • Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage) (070307)
  • Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology (070303)
  • Forestry Biomass and Bioproducts (070502)
  • Agricultural Land Management (070101)
  • Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding) (070602)
  • Land Capability and Soil Degradation (050302)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
  • Carbon Sequestration Science (050301)
  • Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) (070603)
  • Crop and Pasture Production (070399)
  • Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage) (070605)
  • Crop and Pasture Nutrition (070306)
  • Farming Systems Research (070107)
  • Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction (070301)
  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases (070505)
  • Environmental Engineering Modelling (090702)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Soil Physics (050305)
  • Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079999)
  • Infectious Agents (060502)
  • Soil Biology (050303)
  • Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety (090804)
  • Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying) (090906)
  • Automotive Combustion and Fuel Engineering (incl. Alternative/Renewable Fuels) (090201)
  • Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation (140209)
  • Forestry Management and Environment (070504)
  • Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application etc.) (079902)

Research Objectives

  • Vegetables (820215)
  • Horticultural Crops (820299)
  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production (829802)
  • Climate Change Mitigation Strategies (960302)
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum (930301)
  • Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba) (820303)
  • Wheat (820507)
  • Soybeans (820405)
  • Forestry (820199)
  • Sustainability Indicators (960609)
  • Almonds (820201)
  • Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne) (830406)
  • Industrial Crops (820399)
  • Land and Water Management of environments (960999)
  • Hardwood Plantations (820101)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Food Safety (920406)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Marketing (910403)
  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (Post Harvest) (820602)
  • Summer Grains and Oilseeds (820499)
  • Soils (961499)
  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production (839802)
  • Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Manufacturing Activities (869802)
  • Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices) (860108)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (970107)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Technology (970110)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils (961402)
  • Production of Biofuels (Biomass) (850309)
  • Syllabus and Curriculum Development (930302)
  • Unprocessed Industrial Crops (excl. Sugar, Tobacco and Cotton) (820606)
  • Macadamias (820206)
  • Softwood Plantations (820105)
  • Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit (820210)
  • Biofuel (Biomass) Energy (850501)
  • Maize (820401)
  • Essential Oil Crops (e.g. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Boronia, Sandalwood) (820302)
  • Management of Gaseous Waste from Plant Production (excl. Greenhouse Gases) (829801)
  • Stone Fruit (820211)
  • Commercial Energy Conservation and Efficiency (850701)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management (960599)

Publications

Total publications

94

Highlighted publications

(1 outputs)
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2015Journal ArticleSingh BP, Fang Y, Boersma M, Collins D, Van Zwieten L, et al., 'In situ persistence and migration of biochar carbon and its impact on native carbon emission in contrasting soils under managed temperate pastures', PLoS One, 10, (10) Article e0141560. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141560 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 30

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Journal Article

(17 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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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Co-authors: Acuna TB; Monckton D; Bailey A; Gracie A

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2018Eyles A, Ives S, Hardie M, Corkrey R, Boersma M, 'Impact of enhanced-efficiency fertilisers on potato productivity in a temperate cropping system', Soil Use and Management, 34, (4) pp. 439-448. ISSN 0266-0032 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/sum.12459 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Eyles A; Ives S; Hardie M; Corkrey R

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2018Fang Y, Singh BP, Luo Y, Boersma M, Van Zwieten L, 'Biochar carbon dynamics in physically separated fractions and microbial use efficiency in contrasting soils under temperate pastures', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 116 pp. 399-409. ISSN 0038-0717 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.10.042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13

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2018Wrobel-Tobiszewska A, Boersma M, Sargison J, Adams P, Singh B, et al., 'Nutrient changes in potting mix and Eucalyptus nitens leaf tissue under macadamia biochar amendments', Journal of Forestry Research, 29, (2) pp. 383-393. ISSN 1007-662X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11676-017-0437-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Wrobel-Tobiszewska A; Franks S; Birch CJ; Close DC

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2018Borus D, Parsons D, Boersma M, Brown H, Mohammed C, 'Improving the prediction of potato productivity: APSIM-Potato model parameterization and evaluation in Tasmania, Australia', Australian Journal of Crop Science, 12, (1) pp. 32-43. ISSN 1835-2693 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.21475/ajcs.18.12.01.pne570 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Parsons D; Mohammed C

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2017Boersma M, Wrobel-Tobiszewska A, Murphy L, Eyles A, 'Impact of biochar application on the productivity of a temperate vegetable cropping system', New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science, 45, (4) pp. 277-288. ISSN 0114-0671 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01140671.2017.1329745 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Wrobel-Tobiszewska A; Murphy L; Eyles A

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2015Singh BP, Fang Y, Boersma M, Collins D, Van Zwieten L, et al., 'In situ persistence and migration of biochar carbon and its impact on native carbon emission in contrasting soils under managed temperate pastures', PLoS One, 10, (10) Article e0141560. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141560 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 30

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2015Wrobel-Tobiszewska A, Boersma M, Sargison J, Adams P, Jarick S, 'An economic analysis of biochar production using residues from Eucalypt plantations', Biomass and Bioenergy, 81 pp. 177-182. ISSN 0961-9534 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.06.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Wrobel-Tobiszewska A

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2014Singh B, Macdonald LM, Kookana RS, van Zwieten L, Butler G, et al., 'Opportunities and constraints for biochar technology in Australian agriculture: looking beyond carbon sequestration', Soil Research, 52, (8) pp. 739-750. ISSN 1838-675X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/SR14112 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

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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 - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Gracie AJ

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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 - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Gracie AJ; Brown PH

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1998Adkins SW, Tanpipat S, Swarbrick JT, Boersma M, 'The influence of soil moisture content on glyphosate efficacy for the control of annual grasses in fallow land', Weed Research, 38, (21) pp. 119-127. ISSN 0043-1737 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3180.1998.00084.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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1998Adkins SW, Tanpipat S, Swarbrick JT, Boersma M, 'Influence of environmental factors on glyphosate efficacy when applied to Avena fatua or Urochloa panicoides', Weed Research, 38, (2) pp. 129-138. ISSN 0043-1737 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3180.1998.00083.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 26

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1997Adkins SW, Wills D, Boersma M, Walker SR, Robinson G, et al., 'Weeds resistant to chlorsulfuron and atrazine from the north-east grain region of Australia', Weed Research, 37, (5) pp. 343-349. ISSN 0043-1737 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-3180.1997.d01-56.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 34

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1997Tanpipat S, Adkins SW, Swarbrick JT, Boersma M, 'Influence of selected environmental factors on glyphosate efficacy when applied to awnless barnyard grass (Echinochloa colona (L.) Link)', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 48, (5) pp. 695-702. ISSN 0004-9409 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/A96141 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 25

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1996Adkins SW, Boersma M, Law M, 'Relationship between vigour tests and emergence of soybean when grown under a range of seedbed moisture conditions', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 36, (10) pp. 93-97. ISSN 0816-1089 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EA9960093 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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1996Boersma M, Law M, Adkins SW, 'Assessment of soybean seed vigour tests for eastern Australia', Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 36, (1) pp. 99-103. ISSN 0816-1089 (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/EA9960099 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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Conference Publication

(45 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Singh BP, Fang Y, Boersma M, Collins D, Van Zwieten L, et al., 'Management of pasture soils: biochar stability, carbon storage potential and its effect on production and quality', Proceedings of the XXIII International Grassland Congress 2015, 20-24 November 2015, New Delhi, India, pp. 95-104. (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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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: Smallbon T; Donoghue A-M; Gracie A

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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: Gracie A; Acuna T; Knowles C; Monckton D; Close D

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: Gracie A; Acuna T; Knowles C; Monckton D; Close D

2016Borus DJ, Mohammed C, Parsons D, Boersma M, Schulte-Geldermann E, 'Modelling future potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) production in Tasmania and Kenya', Acta Horticulturae, 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 217-223. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1118.32 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Mohammed C; Parsons D

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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: Sparrow L; Gracie A; Birch CJ

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2016Wrobel-Tobiszewska A, Boersma M, Adams P, Singh B, Franks S, et al., 'Biochar for Eucalyptus forestry plantations', Acta Horticulturae, 17-22 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 55-61. ISSN 0567-7572 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1108.7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Wrobel-Tobiszewska A; Franks S

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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; Gracie A

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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; Gracie AJ

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2015Seta-Waken P, Boersma M, Birch CJ, 'High yielding, quality cabbages and the challenges of production in the high altitude area of Central Province, Papua New Guinea: an approach to increasing the supply of temperate vegetables in to the Port Moresby markets', Tropical Agriculture Conference 2015 Book of Abstracts, 16-18 November 2015, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 73-74. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ

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; Sparrow L; Gracie AJ

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2014Macdonald LM, Singh B, van Zwieten L, Singh B, Boersma M, et al., 'The national biochar initiative: a country-wide approach', 2014 National Soil Science Conference, 23-27 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Seta-Waken P, Nivi J, Boersma M, Birch CJ, 'Improved vegetable production systems for community cooperatives in the Central Province, Papua New Guinea', 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014, 17-24 August 2014, Brisbane, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ

2014Singh B, Macdonald LM, Kookana RS, van Zwieten L, Butler G, et al., 'Opportunities and constraints for biochar technology in Australian agriculture: looking beyond carbon sequestration', 2014 National Soil Science Conference, 23-27 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Singh BP, Fang Y, Boersma M, Matta P, Van Zwieten L, et al., 'Biochar carbon sequestration and downward translocation in contrasting soils under field conditions in Australia', European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, 27 April - 2 May 2014, pp. 1-2. (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Sparrow L, Boersma M, Birch C, Kapal D, Bonney L, et al., 'The role of soil organic matter in temperate vegetable value chains in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: a short review', Acta Horticulturae 1018: 1st International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, 7 April 2011, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 149-155. ISSN 0567-7572 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Sparrow L; Birch C; Bonney L; Doyle R

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2014Porter I, Riches D, Deuter P, Boersma M, Scheer C, et al., 'Measurement and mitigation of nitrous oxide emissions in the Australian vegetable industry', 2014 National Soil Science Conference, 23-27 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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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; Gracie AJ

2013Seta-Waken P, Pal U, Benny D, Ovia T, Boersma M, et al., 'Evaluation of temperate vegetable crop varieties in the high altitude area in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: An approach to increasing the supply of temperate vegetables in the Port Moresby markets', 5th Annual Science and Technology Conference 2012, 25-29 June 2012, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea, pp. 1-15. (2013) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Birch C

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: Gracie A; Smith R

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2012Nivi J, Boersma M, Birch CJ, 'Field Evaluation of Tomato, L. esculentum, cultivars in Pacific Adventist University', Poster/Oral Presentation to the 5th Annual Science and Technology Conference, June 2012, Pacific Adventist University, Koiari Campus, PNG (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Birch CJ

2012Seta P, Pal U, Benny D, Ovia T, Boersma M, et al., 'Evaluation of vegetable crops in low & mid altitude areas in Central Province, Papua New Guinea', Proceedings of the 5th Annual Science and Technology Conference, June 2012, Pacific Adventist University, Koiari Campus, PNG, pp. 1-1. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Birch C

2012Seta-Waken P, Doyle RB, Boersma M, Birch CJ, 'Implications of soil morphological and chemical characteristics in the highlands of Central Province, Papua New Guinea for sustainable vegetable production', Proceedings of the Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference, 2-7 December 2012, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 221-224. ISBN 978-0-646-59142-1 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Doyle RB; Birch CJ

2012Seta-Waken P, Pal U, Benny D, Ovia T, Boersma M, et al., 'Evaluation of capsicum varieties in low & mid altitude areas in Central Province, Papua New Guinea', 5th Annual Science and Technology Conference 2012, 25-29 June 2012, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea, pp. 1-13. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Birch C

2012Wrobel-Tobiszewska A, Boersma M, Sargison J, Close D, Evelyn K, et al., 'Macadamia biochar as a growth stimulus for Eucalyptus nitens forestry nurseries', Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference, 2-7 December, Hobart, Australia, pp. 518-521. ISBN 978-0-646-59142-1 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Wrobel-Tobiszewska A; Sargison J; Close D

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2011Boersma M, 'Technical Session 1 Stream 1-1: Benefits of SOM management - climate change mitigation - I ', Session Chair: International Symposium: Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, 4-8 April 2011, Adelaide SA (2011) [Chair International Conference]

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2011Boersma M, 'Potential applications of pyrolysis and gasification in the Tasmanian Vegetable Industry', Proceedings of the International Symposium Organic Matter Management & Compost Use in Horticulture , 4 to 7 April 2011 , National Wine Centre Adelaide, SA, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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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: Gracie AJ; 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: Gracie AJ

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: Hay FS; Pethybridge SJ; Gracie AJ

2011Bonney L, Palaniappan G, Atuai M, Gwabu C, Sparrow L, et al., 'Using value chain systems modelling to develop more sustainable cool temperate vegetable marketing systems in a transitional economy: a case study in PNG', Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Sytems Design Conference, September 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 1-4. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Bonney L; Palaniappan G; Sparrow L; Doyle R; Birch C

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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; Gracie AJ; 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; Gracie AJ; Brown PH

2011Sparrow LA, Boersma M, Kapal D, Bonney L, Kambuou R, et al., 'The Role of Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Vegetable Value Chains in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: a short review', Proceedings of the International Symposium Organic Matter Management & Compost Use in Horticulture , 4 to 7 April 2011 , National Wine Centre Adelaide, SA, Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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

2011Boersma M, 'Technical Session 6 Stream 6-1: Evaluating benefits of SOM management in horticultural production - soil health', Session Chair: International Symposium: Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture, 4-8 April 2011, Adelaide SA (2011) [Chair International Conference]

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2010Boersma M, 'Early Crop Development and Harvest Uniformity in Broccoli', Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research, Seminar Presentation to Industry, Staff & Students, 27th May 2010, Burnie, Tasmania (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Boersma M, Bound SA, Close DC, Heyward O, Sargison JE, et al., 'Bio-char and pyrolysis research activities at UTAS', Presentation at the Tasmanian ANZ Biochar Workshop, 28th June 2010, University of Tasmania School of Arts, Hobart (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bound SA; Close DC; Sargison JE

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: Gracie AJ; 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: Gracie AJ; 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: Gracie AJ; 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: Gracie AJ; 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: Gracie AJ; Brown PH

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: Gracie AJ; 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: Gracie AJ; Brown PH

1999Bishop AC, Boersma M, Barnes CD, '12th Australian Weeds Conference Proceedings - Weed Management into the 21st Century: Do We Know Where We're Going?', Tasmanian Weed Society, 12-16 September 1999, Hobart, Australia ISBN 0646395351 (1999) [Conference Edited]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Boersma M, Murphy LM, Hills JL, 'Short Retention Time Effluent Management', Department of Agriculture, Canberra, Australia (2017) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Murphy LM; Hills JL

2015Gardam P, Palmer C, Donoghue A, Boersma M, 'Green bean cultivar evaluation 2014/2015', Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Hobart, Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Gardam P; Palmer C; Donoghue A

2014Boersma M, Gardam P, 'Pea cultivar evaluation report: first planting, 29th August 2013', Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Gardam P

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: Mohammed CL; Gracie AJ; Bound SA

2014Gardam P, Donoghue A, Boersma M, 'Pea cultivar evaluation report: second planting, 21st October 2013', Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Gardam P; Donoghue A

2014Gardam P, Palmer C, Donoghue A, Boersma M, 'Green bean cultivar evaluation 2013/2014', Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, Hobart, Australia (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Gardam P; Palmer C; Donoghue A

2011Boersma M, 'Can Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) be used to explore inflorescence development and hollow stem in broccoli?', Final Report, University of Tasmania, Cradle Coat Cross-Boundary Research Fund (2011) [Contract Report]

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2010Boersma M, 'Storage Life of Carrots', Literature Review for Field Fresh Tasmania (2010) [Contract Report]

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2010Boersma M, 'Attendance at the International Horticulture Congress, Lisbon 2010', Final Report to Horticulture Australia Limited, HG09052 HAL (2010) [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: Gracie AJ; Brown PH

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; Gracie AJ

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: Gracie AJ

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: Gracie AJ; Brown PH

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Boersma M, 'Biological Limitations to the Production of Processed Broccoli in Tasmania' (2009) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(18 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
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; Gracie AJ; 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: Gracie AJ; Hunt AG

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; Dell M; Gracie A

Tweet

2014Boersma M, 'Help needed to give plants their nitrogen', The Advocate, Fairfax Media, Tasmania (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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2014Boersma M, 'Vegetable crops set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions', ABC Rural, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 22 April (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Boersma M, 'Cutting nitrous oxide', Good Fruit and Vegetables, Rural Press, Australia, April, pp. 18-18. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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2014Boersma M, 'Interview on the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture's vegetable research facility having turned 51', ABC Rural, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Tasmania, Australia, 13 November (2014) [Media Interview]

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2014Boersma M, 'Research projects celebrated', Burnie Advocate, Fairfax Media, Burnie, Tasmania, 13 November, p. 8. (2014) [Media Interview]

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2013Boersma M, 'Biochar initiative seeks to bring carbon capture down to earth', Research to Reality, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, 15, p. 8. (2013) [Media Interview]

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2013Boersma M, 'A new way of storing carbon on farms investigated', ABC News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia (2013) [Media Interview]

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2011Ellis MG, Boersma M, 'MRI scans reveal the inner life of 'little green trees', Research to Reality 2011, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Edition 8, June (2011) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Ellis MG

2010Boersma M, 'Hollow stem in cauliflower and broccoli', TasRegions, Department of Primary Industries, Parks Water and the Environment, Hobart, Tasmania (2010) [Magazine Article]

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2010Boersma M, 'Coast's new agricultural leaders', Primary Producer, The Advocate, Burnie, Tasmania, 20 September (2010) [Newspaper Article]

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2010Boersma M, 'Vegie boffin on a mission', Tasmanian Country, Hobart, Tasmania, Ist October (2010) [Newspaper Article]

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2009Boersma M, 'Hollow Stem in Broccoli', ABC Northern Tasmania Rural Report, Monday 27th July , Burnie, Tasmania (2009) [Media Interview]

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2009Boersma M, 'Dr Broc talks broccoli at the Cradle Coast Campus Post Graduate Conference 2009', ABC Drive, Thursday 6th August 2009, Burnie, Tasmania (2009) [Media Interview]

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2009Boersma M, 'Dr Broc lives his green dreams' ', The Primary Producer, The Advocate Newspaper, Thursday 13th August 2009, Burnie, Tasmania (2009) [Media Interview]

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2009Boersma M, 'Crusade of broccoli boffin', Broccoli Benefits, The Sunday Tasmanian, Hobart, Tasmania, 13th September (2009) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

22

Total funding

$10,931,522

Projects

Research Hub for Traditional Chinese Herbs (2020 - 2024)$1,000,000
Description
This hub will address two key objectives: 1. Identify herb crops of interest to Chinese markets that match the ecophysiological conditions in candidate Tasmanian regions, and to 2. Develop agronomic production systems and post-harvest processing approaches and techniques for product development with a focus on optimised phytochemical profiles. A multidisciplinary team comprising expertise in crop ecophysiology, production agronomy, plant chemistry, plant extraction technology, and post-harvest in conjunction with fit-for-purpose research farm at Forthside on the NW coast of Tasmania is well placed to deliver on the project objectives.
Funding
W & E Health Pty Ltd ($1,000,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Close DC; Boersma M; Garland SM
Period
2020 - 2024
Sony Proof of Concept II (2019)$11,963
Description
Sony have developed a sensor package for creating NDVI image mosaics and the purpose of this project is to undertake final testing including rectification of technical issues before product launch and to obtain some promotional footage to use as part of the launch.
Funding
Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Inc ($11,963)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M; Harwin SJ
Year
2019
Proof of Concept (Sony) (2018)$98,733
Description
Under Non-Disclosure Agreement
Funding
Sony Imaging Products and Solutions Inc ($98,733)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M; Harwin SJ; Lucieer A; McPhee JE
Year
2018
Precision and accuracy of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) positioning with SBAS, SBAS DFMC and PPP - Application in Precision Agriculture: Project Demonstrator 8103 (2018)$119,296
Description
This project focuses on the application of SBAS, SBAS DFMC and PPP services for the precise positioning of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and direct georeferencing of sensor data in precision agriculture applications. The UAS industry is growing rapidly with the agricultural sector being one of the fastest growing sectors adopting UAS technology. Multispectral imaging from UAS can provide new insights into fine-scale spatial variability of crop health. This information can be used by farmers and farm managers to improve efficiencies in application of water, fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides, and other inputs. This project will integrate SBAS GNSS hardware in a UAS configuration typically used in farm environments, namely a small multi-rotor UAS (<15 kg) with multispectral imaging capabilities. The project will assess the performance of SBAS GNSS positioning for typical UAS flight dynamics and will characterise the levels of noise in the GNSS solution. We will quantify the accuracy of direct georeferencing of a multispectral orthomosaic based on on-board SBAS GNSS data. The intended outcome is a low-cost and efficient positioning solution for UAS-based surveys producing ultra-high resolution imagery at high absolute accuracy with direct benefits in precision agriculture and to on-farm efficiencies.
Funding
Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information ($119,296)
Scheme
SBAS Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
King MA; Lucieer A; Watson CS; Boersma M; Turner DJ
Year
2018
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)$3,194,727
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 ($3,194,727)
Scheme
Grant-Strategic Co-investment Funding Pool
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gracie AJ; Close DC; Boersma M; Acuna TL; Bigsby H
Period
2016 - 2021
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
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
Biochar as a soil amendment and productivity stimulus for Tasmanian forestry crops (2012)$28,336
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($28,336)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M; Sargison JE; Close DC
Year
2012
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
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
Cause of post harvest quality problems in carrots (2010)$4,000
Funding
Field Fresh Tasmania ($4,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M
Year
2010
Attendance at the International Horticulture Congress, Lisbon 2010 (2010)$7,500
Funding
Horticulture Innovation Australia ($7,500)
Scheme
Grant-Travel
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Boersma M
Year
2010
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
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
Can Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) be used to explore inflorescence development and hollow stem in broccoli? (2009)$5,021
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,021)
Scheme
Cradle Coast Cross Boundary Research Fund
Administered By
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Research Team
Boersma M
Year
2009
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

Research Supervision

Current

3

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDMechanisms of biophysical Factors that Influence Phenological Development of Vegetable Cultivars in Central Province, Papua New Giuinea2013
PhDShort Retention Time Effluent Management2014
UnknownControlled Traffic for Vegetable Production: Benefits, challenges and opportunities2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersThe Influence of Crop Nutrition on the Quality of Onion Bulbs Destined for Export Markets
Candidate: Timothy Robin Smallbon
2018
PhDImpacts of Climate Change on the Potato (Solanum Tuberosum L.) Productivity in Tasmania, Australia and Kenya
Candidate: Dinah Jeruto Borus
2017
PhDOptimising Onion (Allium cepa L.) Bulb Quality for Counter-seasonal Export Markets
Candidate: Adrian Hunt
2016
PhDBiochar as a Soil Ammendment and Productivity Stimulus for Eucalyptus nitens Plantations
Candidate: Anna Karolina Wrobel-Tobiszewska
2014
PhDThe Effects of Seed Production Practices on the Productivity of the Succeeding Ware Potato Crop
Candidate: Bruce Malcolm Beattie
2012
MastersFactors Affecting Dry Matter Yield and Pyrethrin Content in Pyrethum in Tasmania
Candidate: Kud Kessom Sitango
2011