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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 systems analysis and modelling
Agricultural land management
Agriculture, land and farm management
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Food safety, traceability, certification and authenticity
Agricultural production systems simulation
Rural sociology
Agricultural hydrology
Animal reproduction and breeding
Sustainable agricultural development
Soil physics
Agricultural engineering
Environmental management
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Crop and pasture nutrition

Research Objectives

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

Agricultural Innovation Hubs Program; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
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)
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