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Researcher: Measham, PF (Dr Penny Measham)

Fields of Research

Horticultural crop growth and development
Horticultural production
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Plant physiology
Agriculture, land and farm management
Veterinary anaesthesiology and intensive care
Photogrammetry and remote sensing

Research Objectives

Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Horticultural crops
Almonds
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Learner and learning
Tree nuts (excl. almonds and macadamias)

Career Best Publications

An alternative view on rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.); 6th International Cherry Symposium
Vascular flow of water induces side cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.); Advances in Horticultural Science

Research Publications

A crop and cultivar-specific approach to assess future winter chill risk for fruit and nut trees; Climatic Change
A National Approach to Research
A New View of Cherry Cracking
An alternative view of rain induced Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium .L) fruit splitting ; National and Trans Tasman Horticultural Science Conference
An alternative view on rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.); 6th International Cherry Symposium
An alternative view on rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.); 6th International Cherry Symposium
Australian Cherry Growers export manual
Australian Cherry Production Guide
Australian Cherry Production; Quality or Quantity?; COST Action FA 1104
Best harvesting and post-harvest handling practices
Bridging the gap between research and industry
Calcium and Sweet Cherries
Calcium application and impacts on cherry fruit quality; VII International Cherry Symposium
Can crop load be used to minimise incidence of rain-induced cracking in sweet cherry?; Horticulture for the Future Conference
Can water stress lead to water excess?; 7th International Cherry Symposium
Causes of rain induced cracking of sweet cherries; 27th International Horticultural Congress
Cherry Cracking in Tasmania; Harvesting Success Annual Conference
Cherry Fruit Size; National Apple and Cherry Conference
Cherry research breaks conventions
Chill; Time to relax?
Climate, winter chill, and decision-making in sweet cherry production; Hortscience
Complexity in chill calculations: a case study in cherries; Scientia Horticulturae
Cracking - new results show promise
Cracking and quality of sweet cherries in Tasmania; Fruit Growers Tasmania May 2006 Conference
Crop load and time of thinning interact to affect fruit quality in sweet cherry; Journal of Agricultural Science
Crop load manipulation and fruit cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.); Advances in Horticultural Science
Crossing the threshold: adaptation tipping points for Australian fruit trees; Fruit Growers Tasmania Conference 2014
Crossing the threshold: adaptation tipping points for Australian fruit trees
Current Tasmanian Research into Cherry Splitting
Cytolin and nose cracking; Victorian Cherry Association Conference 2015
Directions in cherry cracking research
Effect of Crop Loading & Irrigation Management on Fruit Size & Quality; Fruit Growers of Tasmania Annual Conference
Effects of climatic conditions during harvest and handling on the postharvest expression of red drupelet reversion in blackberries; Scientia Horticulturae
Effects of summer pruning and crop load on summer and winter bud carbohydrates in sweet cherry; Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science
Farrer Memorial Travel Scholarship : Sixth International Cherry Symposium, Chile, November 2009
Flesh temperature during impact injury and subsequent storage conditions affect the severity of colour change caused by red drupelet reversion in blackberries; 30th International Horticultural Congress IHC2018: 3rd International Berry Fruit Symposium
Flowers to fruit; Does rate impact on quality?; 7th International Cherry Symposium
Flowers to fruit; early fruit formation and late fruit quality; 28th International Horticulture Congress
Flowers to fruit; early fruit formation and late fruit quality in cherry; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: International Symposia on the Physiology of Perennial Fruit Crops and Production Systems and Mechanisation, Precision Horticulture and Robotics
Fruit Cracking & Water Retention; FGT May Conference
Host factors related to fruit rot of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) caused by Botrytis cinerea; Australasian Plant Pathology
How well do fruit from highly irrigated trees perform post-harvest?
Impacts of irrigation volume on bloom and fruit set of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.); 7th International Cherry Symposium
Improving marketable yield in sweet cherry
Improving marketable yield of fruit; reducing cherry cracking; Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference
Improving marketable yield of premium quality cherries
Improving Marketable Yield of Premium Quality Cherries
Improving marketable yield of premium quality fruit” is possible
Incidence and type of cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus aviuim L.) are affected by genotype and season; Crop & Pasture Science
Introducing the National Cherry Industry Development Program
IPDM calendar for cherries 2014
IPDM calendar for cherries 2015
Managing extension growth in cherries Part 1
Managing extension growth in cherries Part 2
Modified atmosphere storage of red raspberries harvested at early and mature stages of ripeness; 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium
Neue Erkenntnisse zum Platzen von Susskirschen; Obst-und Weinbau
New Research Outcomes
New Research Outcomes in Cherry Cracking; Cherry Growers Australia Roadshow
New Research Outcomes in Cherry Cracking; Cherry Growers Australia Roadshow
Nitrogen application rate and harvest date affect red drupelet reversion and postharvest quality in ‘Ouachita’ blackberries; Scientia Horticulturae
Nutrition and Irrigation Interactions for a Practical Solution; 7th International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Nutrition and irrigation: towards a practical solution for cherry cracking; VII International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Optimising cherry fruit set, crop load, fruit nutrition and size CY10002; National Cherry Conference
Oral Presentation to the Nutrition and Fruit Quality Workshop; Huon Fruit Growers Group as part of the Serve-Ag/Landcare Sustainable Agriculture Project
Partnering with the Australian cherry industry: a responsive and participatory extension approach; Acta Horticulturae
Perennial Horticulture Cracking Research; National Apple and Cherry Conference
Physiochemistry of blackberries (Rubus L. subgenus Rubus Watson) affected by red drupelet reversion; Postharvest Biology and Technology
Practical applications of research; Cherry cracking; COST Action FA 1104
Preparing for Rain
Rain induced Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium .L) fruit splitting: An alternative view; 39th National Cherry Conference
Rain-Induced fruit cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.)
Rain-Reduced Sweet Cherry Fruit Cracking; National Cherry Conference, Innovation in Production ... Growing our Future
Red drupelet reversion in blackberries: A complex of genetic and environmental factors; Scientia Horticulturae
Reducing the impact of late season rainfall; Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference
Reducing the impact of late season rainfall - Rain and cracking; Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference
Reducing the impact of late season rainfall CY12000
Reducing the impact of late season rainfall in cherries
Reducing the impact of late season rainfall: Final Report
Regulating crop load of 'Sweetheart' and 'Van' sweet cherry for optimal quality and reduced risk of cracking; VII International Cherry Symposium
Relationship between dormancy and winter chill, part 1
Relationship between dormancy and winter chill, part 2
Research to practice - a case study in relationship building for successful extension; Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal
Scientific visit to Europe Travel Grant : Sustainable production of high quality cherries for the European market
Scientific visit to Europe Travel Grant COST Action : Sustainable production of high quality cherries for the European market
Series of 16 pest and disease fact sheets
Splitting Headaches; Fruit Growers Tasmania Annual Conference
Sustaining Production in Marginal Climates
Sustaining production in marginal climates - Chill and bud burst; Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference
Tasmanian Research in sweet cherry Fruit Cracking
The effects of N fertiliser application rates on red drupelet disorder (reversion) in ‘Ouachita’ thornless blackberries grown under tunnels; International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture
The National Development Program
The National Development Program grower update: December 2014
The national development program update
The permeability concept: a useful tool in analyzing water transport through the sweet cherry fruit surface; VII International Cherry Symposium
The permeability concept: A useful tool in analyzing water transport through the sweet cherry fruit surface; 7th International Cherry Symposium
The role of arbuscular mycorrhiza in establishment and water balance of tomato seedlings and sweet cherry cuttings in low phosphorous soil; International Horticultural Congress 2014
The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in establishment and water balance of tomato seedlings and sweet cherry cuttings in low phosphorous soil; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes: International Symposia on water, Eco-Efficiency and Transformation of Organic Waste in Horticultural Production
The VII International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
The when and where of calcium uptake; 7th International Cherry Symposium
TIA: Cherry fruit quality; Victorian Cherry Association Field Day
To cut or not to cut: The role of estension growth in fruit quality; 7th International Cherry Symposium
To cut or not to cut: the role of extension growth in fruit quality
To cut or not to cut: the role of extension growth in fruit quality; VII International Cherry Symposium
Tree water relations: flow and fruit; Agricultural Water Management
Trends in Cherry research - part 1
Trends in Cherry research - part 2
Trends in Cherry research - part 3
Understanding carbohydrate and nutrient storage and remobilisation in fruitlet abscission for sweet cherry; Horticulture for the Future Conference
Understanding infection pathways and tree factors for integrated disease management of brown rot and grey mould in sweet cherry; International Horticultural Congress 2014
Understanding infection risk factors for integrated disease management of brown rot and grey mould in sweet cherry; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: International Symopsia on Innovative Plant Production in Horticulture, Biosecurity, Quarantine Pests, and Market Access
Vascular flow of water induces side cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.); Advances in Horticultural Science

Research Projects

Crossing the threshold: Adaptation tipping points for Australian fruit trees; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Druplet Disorder in Rubus; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Effect of Cherry Variety and Fruit Density on Fruit Rot; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improving Fruit Quality and Consistency in Cherries through maximised nutrient availability; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improving Marketable Yield of Premium Quality Cherries; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Reducing the Impact of Late Season Rainfall; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Sustaining Production in Marginal Climates; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Orchard rehabilitation

Research Candidate Supervision

Contribution of Mycorrhiza to Water Uptake in Sweet Cherry
Understanding Fruit Set in Sweet Cherry