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Researcher: Field, B (Mr Brian Field)

Fields of Research

Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Crop and pasture production
Agro-ecosystem function and prediction
Agricultural land management
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Agriculture, land and farm management
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Agricultural production systems simulation
Agricultural hydrology
Animal reproduction and breeding
Soil physics
Agricultural engineering
Rural sociology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Crop and pasture nutrition

Research Objectives

Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Management of water consumption by plant production
Horticultural crops
Grains and seeds
Management and productivity
Native and residual pastures
Browse crops
Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Grain legumes
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Surface water quantification, allocation and impact of depletion
Other environmental management

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Comment on Tasmanian issues paper - national drought reform measures
Opportunity beckons for livestock production through pasture improvement at a landscape scale; 53rd Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia Inc 2012
Soil and crop management practices to minimize the impact of waterlogging on crop productivity; Frontiers in Plant Science
Some of the most important decisions made by farming businesses occur around the kitchen table
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

Research Projects

Breeding Dual Purpose Feed Wheats for High Rainfall Areas; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Drought Resilience Tasmania - Actionable Knowledge and Solutions for Sustainable Prosperity; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Investigating the potential of hemp as a forage crop; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Nutrient Budgeting in Extensive Grazing Systems; The Northern Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Assoc Inc. (NRMNORTH)
AgriFutures Pastures Seeds Industry Advisory Panel
Appointment of a Herbage Development Program Industry Development and Extension Officer
Mentoring the Herbage Development Program
MLA Regional Trials - Tasmania Cressy Site
Soil and crop management practices to minimise the impact of waterlogging on crop productivity and profit in Australia
Waterhouse resilient pasture demonstration

Research Candidate Supervision