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Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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11th Oct 2019

12:00 pm - 06:30 pm

Come and enjoy some fascinating seminars presented by TIA agriculture students, who will be unveiling their final honours project findings.

The Honours Seminars are part of the students assessment and will also be judged by Ag Institute Australia (AIA) officials during the seminars for the National Student Awards (NSA).

From all presentations, one student from Tasmania will be selected to represent the State at the NSA final, which will include presenting their findings at the AIA conference in 2020. The NSA is one of the most prestigious awards for agricultural science students across the country.

The seminars will be followed by light refreshments and a chance to mingle with industry, University staff and students.


If you cannot attend, please LIVESTREAM the event.

Schedule & Topics:


Student: Olivia Cripps

Topic: Understanding the effect of temperature and relative humidity on flower physiology and the expression of crumbly fruit in raspberry


Student: Yee Lin Tai

Topic: Screening of fungicide resistance in Botrytis cinerea from sweet cherry


Student: Lauren Rowlands

Topic: Comparison of commercial dryland and irrigated sheep production systems for the effective management of weaned Merino wethers (Ovis aries)

---------------LUNCH: 13:00 – 14:00----------------


Student: Tae Ocean

Topic: The impact of covered cropping on fruit quality in sweet cherries


Student: Ngi Hong Khoo

Topic: Comparing different medium and containers for growing spinach


Student: Evan Langridge

Topic: Colour quality in Pinot Gris


Student: Oliver Gales

Topic: Assessing the impact of Harvest Technique and Post-Harvest Storage on Raspberry Fruit Quality and the Ability of Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy to Instantaneously and Simultaneously Determine Anthocyanins and sugars to Assist Decision Support for the berry industry

-----------AFTERNOON TEA: 15:20-15:40-------------


Student: Meg Lawrence

Topic: The effect of order of milking and time of access to pasture after milking upon subsequent grazing behaviour and milk production


Student: Ollie Hayes

Topic: Investigating the Effects of Foliar Biostimulants on Cultivar Super Pride in Commercial hop production


Student: Chris Shafto

Topic: Evaluating the relative damage caused by two spotted spider mite, bean spider mite and strawberry spider mite in cotton


Student: Sophie Roe

Topic: Improving the productivity of green pea crops

-----LIGHT REFRESHMENTS: 17:00-18:30-----

For more information please email or call (03) 6226 5569