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Researcher: Smith, RW (Dr Rowan Smith)

Fields of Research

Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Agronomy
Agricultural Land Management
Agricultural Land Planning
Crop and Pasture Production
Animal Nutrition
Crop and Pasture Nutrition
Farming Systems Research
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Animal Reproduction
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Agricultural Production Systems Simulation
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Animal Management
Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
Animal Production
Animal Growth and Development
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Environmental Monitoring
Animal Breeding
Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Crop and Pasture Biomass and Bioproducts
Land Capability and Soil Degradation

Research Objectives

Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Beef Cattle
Pasture, Browse and Fodder Crops
Vegetables
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Sheep - Meat
Wheat
Lucerne
Browse Crops
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Environmental Management Systems
Forest Product Traceability and Quality Assurance
Grain Legumes
Native and Residual Pastures
Olives
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Linseed
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Eggs
Non-Cereal Crops for Hay

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Amino acids: a short-term nitrogen source for establishing irrigated pastures; 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Australian Pastures Genebank – Temperate Species Regeneration; School of Land and Food Annual Research Conference 2017
Bamboo cattle shelters in Vietnam
Blooms of research on show
Causes of onion skin disorders; Australian Vegetable Industry Conference 2006
Cherry growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection
Constraints to improved productivity of smallholder cow-calf systems in South Central Coast Vietnam – insights from recent surveys; 5th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries
Cow calf production systems and effect of concentrate supplement for cross Brahman cows at pre-and post-partum on reproductive performance in households in Binh Dinh province; 1st Animal Production Conference 2017
Cow-calf production systems in households in Vietnam South Central coastal region; Vietnam Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development
Cow-calf reproduction systems and effect of concentrate supplement at pre- and post-partum on reproductive performance of cross-bred Brahman cows raised in households in Binh Dinh Province; Vietnamese Journal of Agricultural Science
Cranbrook's Milton Vineyard trial site for new pasture project
Dean’s Summer Research Scholarships – An opening for students and northern based research projects; School of Land and Food Annual Research Conference 2017
Effect of cattle manure application method on forage production of Panicum maximum in central coastal Vietnam; 16th Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies Conference
Effects of wildlife grazing on the production, ground cover and plant species composition of an established perennial pasture in the Midlands region, Tasmania; Wildlife Research
Evaluation of perennial legume options for the East Coast of Tasmania
Evaluation of short-term fodder options between cropping phases in Tasmania; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Grass weeds abundant in improved pastures
Greenhouse gas emissions of lamb production in Tasmania; Climate Change Research Strategies for Primary Industries Conference
Growth response of purebred Merino and crossbred prime lambs supplemented with canola and flaxseed oils; 5th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries
Herbage seed production in Tasmania, Australia; 8th International Herbage Seed Group Conference 2015
Impact and economics of wildlife browsing on Tasmanian pastures; 24th Vertebrate Pest Conference
Impacts and economics of wildlife browsing on Tasmanian pastures; Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference
Impacts of wildlife grazing on pastures in the Midlands, Tasmania
Investigation and Manipulation of the Onion Skin Formation Process; 27th International Horticultural Congress
Linseed growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection
Looking for the right legumes
Lucerne growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection
Managing the Impacts of Browsing Wildlife on Tasmanian Farms - A report to the Alternatives to the Use of 1080 Program administered jointly by the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment and Australian Government for UTas Project N0016050
Nutrient Budgeting in Extensive Grazing Systems
Nutritional value and sensory characteristics of meat eating quality of Australian prime lambs supplemented with pelleted canola and flaxseed oils: Fatty acid profiles of muscle and adipose tissues; Internal Medicine Review
Olive growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection
On-farm cow-calf performance in response to pre- and post-partum concentrate supplementation in South Central Coastal Vietnam; Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries
Onion Leaf Desiccation Processes and Implications for Skin Quality; Acta Horticulturae
Opportunity beckons for livestock production through pasture improvement at a landscape scale; 53rd Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc 2012
Pasture genebank embraces Tasmania's collection of temperate seeds
Pastures put on show for Genebank visit
Pastures put on show for Genebank visit
Perennial pastures renovation demonstration: turning failure into success
Perennial ryegrass growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection
Production interactions between combinations of 4 perennial legumes and 5 perennial grasses, grown under high input management with and without applications of nitrogen; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Productivity and pre- and post-grazing quality of pasture cultivars in a grazing trial; 53rd Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia
Putting seeds in the bank to preserve pasture
Putting seeds in the bank to preserve pasture
Screening for waterlogging tolerance in strawberry clover and other perennial legumes; 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Stoloniferous red clover cv. Rubitas is a valuable companion to PRG and phalaris; 17th Australian Agronomy Conference 2015
Summer production of alternative species in comparison to perennial ryegrass and white clover for high input pasture systems; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Sustainable dairy farm nutrient management
Tasmanian Pasture Resource Audit: A review of the botanical composition of Tasmanian pastures in 2011 - Final Report
Tasmanian pasture resource audit: Snapshot of functional group composition in 2011; 16th Australian Agronomy Conference
The Australian Pastures Genebank - A short history and update of progress; 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
The role of stoloniferous red clover cv. Rubitas in establishing irrigated grass based pastures; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2016
The Tasmanian pasture resource audit: is perenniality a thing of the past? What adaptation actions are needed to increase perenniality into the future?; 2nd International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2012
Tour of Tasmania’s pasture trial sites - matching pasture variety with landscape and climate constraints; Red Meat Updates Tasmania
Waterhouse Resilient Pasture Demonstration: Final Report
Wheat growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection

Research Projects

Developing productive and profitable smallholder beef enterprises in Central Vietnam; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Harnessing the potential for forages under the major irrigation expansion ; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Managing carbon in livestock systems: modelling options for net carbon balance; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Nutrient Budgeting in Extensive Grazing Systems; The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. (NRMNORTH)
Optimising cropping practices in mixed farming systems of Tasmania; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Appointment of a Herbage Development Program Industry Development and Extension Officer
Australian Pastures Genebank Germplasm Restoration
Effectiveness of novel endophytes on persistence and production of perennial ryegrass
Evaluation of perennial legume options for the East Coast of Tasmania
Improved market engagement and profitability for smallholder beef enterprises in central Vietnam
Mentoring the Herbage Development Program
MLA Regional Trials - Tasmania Cressy Site
Nutrient management for the dairy industry in Northern Tasmania
Perennial pasture renovation demonstration - turning failure into success
Seed Increase of Lotus corniculatus cultivars LC07AUYF & LCU07AUF
Waterhouse resilient pasture demonstration

Research Candidate Supervision

Harnessing the potential for forages under the major irrigation expansion to produce milk for the Tasmanian dairy industry
Impact of feeding and temperature variations on physiological responses on beef calves to cold stress
To Examine the Relationship Between Extent of Waterlogging and Cutting Height, for a Range of Tropical Forage Grasses in Central Coastal Vietnam