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Researcher: Turner, LR (Dr Lydia Turner)

Fields of Research

Agronomy
Crop and Pasture Production
Farm Management, Rural Management and Agribusiness
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Farming Systems Research
Rural Sociology
Environmental Education and Extension
Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
Animal Management
Global Change Biology
Animal Nutrition
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Simulation and Modelling
Crop and Pasture Nutrition

Research Objectives

Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Dairy Cattle
Education and Training Theory and Methodology
Teaching and Instruction
Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Non-Cereal Crops for Silage/Green Feed
Live Animals
Learner and Learning Processes
Browse Crops
Beef Cattle
Grain Legumes
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Lucerne
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production

Career Best Publications

Effect of defoliation interval on water-soluble carbohydrate and nitrogen energy reserves, regrowth of leaves and roots, and tiller number of cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata L.) plants; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Revised expected outcomes: essential for attracting Tasmanian students to careers in agricultural science; Australian Journal of Career Development
The morphological and physiological responses of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) and tall fescue (Festuca arundinaceae Shreb.; syn. Schedonorus phoenix Scop.) to variable water availability; Grass and Forage Science

Research Publications

A comparison of the changes in herbage quality of cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.), prairie grass (Bromus willdenowii Kunth.) and tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea Schreb.) during regrowth; Dairy Research Foundation (DRF) Annual Symposium
A comparison of the establishment, productivity and feed quality of four cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) and four brome (Bromus spp.) cultivars, under leaf stage based defoliation management; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Alternate Pasture Agronomy
Boundaries to change: insights into the change process of beef and sheep farmers; Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal
Brightest minds will love ag - research
Changes in herbage quality of cocksfoot, prairie grass and tall fescue during regrowth; XXI International Grasslands Congress
Changes in the physiology and feed quality of prairie grass (Bromus willdenowii Kunth.) during regrowth; Dairy Research Foundation Symposium 2005
Changes in the physiology and feed quality of prairie grass during regrowth; Agronomy Journal
Changes in the physiology of tall fescue during regrowth; XXI International Grasslands Congress
Characterisation of phosphorus uptake by perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) during regrowth; New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research
Correct grazing key to cocksfoot quality
Development of Farmer Champions and their role in progressing smallholder beef production in Vietnam; 5th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries
Digging deep into scientific prowess
Distribution of water-soluble carbohydrate reserves in the stubble of prairie grass and orchardgrass plants; Agronomy Journal
Effect of defoliation interval on regrowth of cocksfoot plants; Grassland Society of Southern Australia 46th Annual Conference
Effect of defoliation interval on regrowth of leaves and roots, and tiller number of cocksfoot plants; XX International Grasslands Congress
Effect of defoliation interval on water-soluble carbohydrate and nitrogen energy reserves, regrowth of leaves and roots, and tiller number of cocksfoot Dactylis glomerata L.) plants; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Effect of defoliation management on expression of the 'high sugar' cultivar trait in Tasmania; 22nd International Grasslands Congress 2013
Effect of defoliation management on water-soluble carbohydrate energy reserves, dry matter yields, and herbage quality of tall fescue; Agronomy Journal
Effect of defoliation management, based on leaf stage, on perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), prairie grass (Bromus willdenowii Kunth.) and cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) under dryland conditions: 2. Nutritive value; Grass and Forage Science
Effect of defoliation management, based on leaf stage, on perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), prairie grass (Bromus willdenowii Kunth.) and cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) under dryland conditions: 1. Regrowth, tillering and water-soluble carbohydrate concentration; Grass and Forage Science
Effect of defoliation management, based on leaf stage, on perennial ryegrass, prairie grass and cocksfoot under dryland conditions
Effect of nitrogen fertiliser applications on botanical composition; 22nd International Grasslands Congress
Effects of temperature and osmotic stress on leaf appearance rate; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium: Meeting the Challenges for Pasture-Based Dairying
Empowering farmers for increased resilience in uncertain times; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2014
Empowering farmers for increased resilience in uncertain times; Animal Production Science
Estimating farm pasture cover using a limited number of paddocks; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium: Meeting the Challenges for Pasture-Based Dairying
Home grown feed equals profit
Inoculate white clover before sowing
Investigating reasons for decline of white clover in dairy pastures
Investigating the management requirements of cocksfoot and prairie grass pastures to maximise production, persistence and quality under dryland and irrigated conditions
Investigating the Morphological and Physiological Responses of Alternative Perennial Pasture Species to Varying Water Application Rates
Investigating the Physiology and Management of Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) and Prairie Grass (Bromus willdenowii Kunth.) as Alternative Perennial Grass Species for the Dairy Industry in Southern Australia
Key Pasture Management Messages from TIA
Longer defoliation interval ensures expression of the ‘high sugar’ trait in perennial ryegrass cultivars in cool temperate Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Agricultural Science
Media Interview
Modelling deficit irrigation strategies for dairy regions of Australia; XXI International Grasslands Congress
Pasture management and extension on Tasmanian dairy farms - who measures up?; Rural extension and innovation systems journal
Pasture Principles
Pathways into agricultural science in Tasmania: how did students find the way?; Agricultural Science
Patterns of leaf and root regrowth, and allocation of water-soluble carbohydrate reserves following defoliation of plants of prairie grass (Bromus willdenowii Kunth.); Grass and Forage Science
Pilot study of MLA best practice programs: Farmer engagement, participation and adoption
Potential of deficit irrigation to increase marginal irrigation response of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) on Tasmanian dairy farms; Crop & Pasture Science
Prairie grass secrets revealed
Promotion of Water Use Efficiency and Pasture Productivity in the Tasmanian Dairy Industry
Quantifying the interactions between grazing interval, grazing intensity, and nitrogen on the yield and growth rate of dryland and irrigated perennial ryegrass; Crop and Pasture Science
Revised expected outcomes: essential for attracting Tasmanian students to careers in agricultural science; Australian Journal of Career Development
Ryegrass Stands Tall Under Water Stress
Ryegrass Stands Tall Under Water Stress
Ryegrass Stands Tall Under Water Stress
Simple versus diverse pastures - opportunities and challenges in dairy systems; 6th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium
Simple versus diverse pastures: opportunities and challenges in dairy systems; Animal Production Science
Smallholder identified constraints to adoption of new forage options in South Central Coast Vietnam; 5th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries
Study of perennial grass alternatives
Tasmanian dairy farmers and the pasture management learning process: case study findings on the role of coaching in achieving practice change; Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal
Tasmanian researchers help Vietnamese farmers improve beef value
Tassie Dairy News
The 20.12 Project - Utilisation of 20 Tonnes of Pasture Dry Matter/ha Under Irrigated and 12 Tonnes Under Dryland Conditions
The morphological and physiological responses of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.), cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) and tall fescue (Festuca arundinaceae Shreb.; syn. Schedonorus phoenix Scop.) to variable water availability; Grass and Forage Science
The nutritional value of cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) and perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) under leaf-stage based defoliation management; XX International Grasslands Congress
The nutritional value of cocksfoot and perennial ryegrass under leaf-stage based defoliation management; Grassland Society of Southern Australia 46th Annual Conference
The secrets of prairie grass revealed; Australian Dairy Conference
TIA Dairy Centre PhD student conducts research on dairy pasture management technologies
Weather, herbage quality and milk production in pastoral systems. 2. Temporal patterns and intra-relationships in herbage quality and mineral concentration parameters; Animal Production Science
Weather, herbage quality and milk production in pastoral systems. 4. Effects on dairy cattle production; Animal Production Science
Weather, herbage quality, and milk production in pastoral systems. 1. Temporal patterns and intra-relationships in weather variables; Animal Production Science
Weather, herbage quality, and milk production in pastoral systems. 3. Inter-relationships and associations between weather variables and herbage growth rate, quality and mineral concentration; Animal Production Science
White clover
White clover study reinforces inoculation
XX International Grasslands Congress (Dublin, Ireland) Study Tour Report
XXI International Grasslands Congress in Hohot, China, June 28th to July 6th, 2008

Research Projects

A Pilot Study to Assess the Performance of a New Soil Phosphorus Test (DGT) to Predict Pasture Response; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Beyond 20.12 - Managing Cool Temperate Pasture Based Dairy Systems for the Future; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Dairy on PAR; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Investigating the Morphological and Physiological Responses of Alternative Perennial Pasture Species to Varying Water Application Rates; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
More Milk From Forage: Developing forage systems to meet the challenge for cool temperate pasture based dairy systems; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Pilot study of MLA best practice programs: farmer engagement, participation and adoption; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
XX1 International Grasslands Congress in Hohhot, China; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Sense-T Stage 2: Pasture Productivity and on-animal sensing
Young, Tasmanian and into Science: Exploring decision making around Agricultural Science at UTAS

Research Candidate Supervision