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Researcher: Sparrow, LA (Dr Leigh Sparrow)

Fields of Research

Soil sciences
Land capability and soil productivity
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Agricultural land management
Horticultural production
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Animal production
Crop and pasture nutrition
Sustainable agricultural development
Soil physics
Horticultural crop growth and development
Agriculture, land and farm management
Animal growth and development
Crop and pasture production
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Environmental education and extension
Fertilisers (incl. application)
Carbon sequestration science
Soil biology
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Plant pathology
Agronomy
Natural resource management
Environmental management
Animal nutrition
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Agricultural land planning
Other environmental sciences
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Microbiology
Environmentally sustainable engineering
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Business information management (incl. records, knowledge and intelligence)

Research Objectives

Field grown vegetable crops
Other plant production and plant primary products
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Horticultural crops
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Soils
Sheep for meat
Other environmental management
Sheep for wool
Terrestrial systems and management
Beef cattle
Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
Organic fertilisers
Management of solid waste from plant production
Wheat
Sustainability indicators
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Dairy cattle
Climate change mitigation strategies
Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants
Printing and publishing processes
Marketing
Industrial crops
Grains and seeds
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Other animal production and animal primary products
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
Plant extract crops
Grain legumes
Livestock raising
Agricultural chemicals
Non-dairy milk
Barley
Chemical fertilisers
Wholesale and retail trade
Linseed
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Other culture and society

Career Best Publications

Crop yields and soil properties on eroded slopes of red ferrosols in north-west Tasmania; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Effects of nitrogen fertiliser on potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Russet Burbank) in Tasmania. 1. Yield and Quality; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Effects of nitrogen fertiliser on potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Russet Burbank) in Tasmania. 2. Petiole and soil analysis; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Linking Tasmanian potato and poppy yields to selected soil physical and chemical properties; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Safeguarding Soil and Water Quality; Communications in soil science and plant analysis

Research Publications

A long-term green manure trial within intensive cropping in Tasmania; 3rd International Symposium on Biofumigation
Agronomic research to support the development of vegetable value chains in Papua New Guinea; 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
An audit of Tasmanian red ferrosol soil quality under intensive production; National Soils Conference
An audit of Tasmanian red ferrosol soil quality under intensive production; National Soils Conference
An integrated approach to a vegetable research, development, extension and training project in a developing country, Papua New Guinea; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes: International Symposium on Horticulture in Developing Countries and World Food Production
Are pyrethrum paddocks good for subsequent cropping; Soil 2000 : New Horizons for a New Century
Attributes of Tasmanian ferrosols under different agricultural management; Australian Journal of Soil Research
AWI - 8x5 Wool Profit Program Phase II - Program Administration and Extension Network Coordination and Delivery
Bark residue as a soil amendment in broad-acre intensive vegetable; ARAC Research and Extension Day
Bark residue as a soil amendment in broad-acre intensive vegetable; ARAC Research and Extension Day
Bark residue as a soil amendment in broad-acre intensive vegetable production
Benchmarking the quality of krasnozems under horticulture
Boosting agricultural productivity with biosolids; urban wastes for soil health
Challenges to sustainable potato production in Tasmania, Australia; ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meetings
Changes in organic carbon and selected soil fertility parameters in agricultural soils in Tasmania, Australia; Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Crop yields and soil properties on eroded slopes of red ferrosols in north-west Tasmania; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Decrease in phosphorus concentrations when P fertiliser application is reduced or omitted from grazed pasture soils; Soil Research
Diagnostic tests for soilborne pathogens
Digital soil assessment: Guiding irrigation expansion in Tasmania, Australia; Proceedings of the Fifth Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping
Does Fine Lime Have a Place in Tasmanian Horticulture?
Effects of agricultural management on dermosols in northern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Effects of agricultural management on sodosols in northern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Effects of agricultural management on tenosols in northern Tasmania; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Effects of agricultural management on Vertosols in Tasmania; Australian Journal of Soil Research
Effects of biosolids, poppy mulch and poppy seed waste on wheat and barley production and Sodosol microbial properties; Australian Water Association Biosolids Specialty IV Conference
Effects of chloride and sulfate sources of potassium and zinc fertilisers and leaching on the uptake of cadmium and other elements by potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv Russet Burbank); International Soil Science and Plant Analysis Symposium
Effects of nitrogen fertiliser on potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Russet Burbank) in Tasmania. 1. Yield and Quality; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Effects of nitrogen fertiliser on potato (Solanum tuberosum L. cv. Russet Burbank) in Tasmania. 2. Petiole and soil analysis; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Eight years of annual monitoring of DNA of soil-borne potato pathogens in farm soils in south eastern Australia; Australasian Plant Pathology
Enhancing Environmental Sustainability in the Procesing Potato Industry in Australia
Excess P fertiliser does not increase tuber cadmium concentratons in potato; Soil 2000 : New Horizons for a New Century
Final report: increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby markets
Future vegetable farming in Papua New Guinea - responding to resource constraints and population in a developing country: a case study; 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Sytems Design Conference
Growing pyrethrum on red soils, Brochure
Impacts of management on Tasmania¿s robust reds (red ferrosols); Australian Fertiliser Services Association Inc National Convention
Implications of soil resources for vegetable crop options and agronomic paractice for sustainable production - a comparison of Eastern Highlands and Central Provinces, Papua New Guinea; World Congress on Soil Science
Improved vegetable production systems for community cooperatives in Central Province, Papua New Guinea; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes: International Symposium on Horticulture in Developing Countries and World Food Production
Improving Phosphorus Efficiency on Red Soils; Australian Potato Research, Development and Technology Transfer Conference
Increasing food security for Port Moresby, PNG - issues of land suitability, technology, tenure, and tribalism; 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World
Increasing vegetable produciton in Central Province, Papua New Guinea to supply Port Moresby Markets
Increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby markets
Increasing vegetable production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) to supply Port Moresby markets; 2011 Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research Vegetable Centre Industry Communication Forum
Increasing vegetable production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea to supply Port Moresby Markets
Increasing vegetable production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea to supply Port Moresby Markets
Landcare Tasmania BPH Billiton Landcare Research
Linking crop yields to soil properties
Linking Tasmanian potato and poppy yields to selected soil physical and chemical properties; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Liquid starter fertilisers on phosphorus fixing soils; Soil 2000 : New Horizons for a New Century
Managing and Monitoring Viral and Soil-Borne Pathogens in Tasmanian Potato Crops; Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies
Managing soil health and crop productivity in potato: A challenging test system; Soil Research
Manganese oxidation and reduction in soils: effects of temperature, water potential, pH and their interactions; Soil Research
Monitoring change in carbon and soil fertility in agricultural soils in Tasmania, Australia; 12th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis
Monitoring DNA of soil-borne potato pathogens in agricultural soils; 12th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis
Monitoring green manure effects on soil health, carbon balance and poppy productivity in a Tasmanian farming system
More Beef from Pastures Program State Extension Coordinator (TAS)
More economic and environmentally responsible use of phosphorus fertiliser in potato cropping on krasnozem soils in Australia
N mineralisation from bioresources incubated at 12.5C; Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Nitrogen Release from Poppy Waste and Biosolids at Low Temperature; Soil Solutions for a Changing World
Nitrogen Release from Poppy Waste and Biosolids at Low Temperature; 19th World Congress of Soil Science
Nutrient runoff from a dairy pasture on a hump and hollow drainage system at Togari, north west Tasmania; Soil 2000 : New Horizons for a New Century
Optimal crop rotations for the control of soil-borne diseases; 4th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium
Organic carbon in the silt + clay fraction of Tasmanian soils; Soil Use and Management
Phenology, leaf and yield production patterns of sweet pepper under irrigated seasonal dry lowlands conditions, Papua New Guinea; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Phytoextraction of phosphate from Australian dairy pasture soils to reduce environmental loss; 19th World Congress of Soil Science
Plant growth and soil responses to soil applied organic materials in Tasmania, Australia; Soil Research
Potato nutrient management in Tasmania, Australia; Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies
Potato production in Tasmania, Australia - An overview of climate, soils and practices; Sustainable Potato Production: Global Case Studies
Potential for use of agricultural fine lime on Tasmanian soils; National Soils Conference
Pyrethrum Paddocks - What makes them good for subsequent cropping?
Reducing/omitting phosphorus fertiliser inputs to reduce Australian dairy pasture soil phosphorous concentrations; 6th International Phosphorus Workshop (IPW6)
Safeguarding Soil and Water Quality; Communications in soil science and plant analysis
Six years of results from a potato rotation and green manure trial in Tasmania, Australia; II International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture
Soil morphological and chemical characteristics of key research and demonstration sites of the Central Province, Papua New Guinea; 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference
Soil phosphorus–crop response calibration relationships and criteria for winter cereal crops grown in Australia; Crop & Pasture Science
Soil types and land use potential in Central Province, Papua New Guinea; 20th World Congress of Soil Science
Soils and land use potential in Central Province of PNG; The 20th World Congress of Soil Science
Sustainable soil management for potatoes; Sustainable potato production: Global case studies
Sustainable Vegetable Production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea
Tasmania-NZ Gonwanan ditch crossed for soil science discussions
The Australian Processing Potato Research and Development Program; 4th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium
The effect of agricultural land use on the soil carbon fractions of Red Ferrosols in North West Tasmania; Climate Change Research Strategies for Primary Industries Conference
The effect of agricultural land use on the soil carbon fractions of Red Ferrosols in North West Tasmania; 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference
The Effects of Organic Wastes on Sodosols in Tasmania, Australia; 24th International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management
The role of soil organic matter in temperate vegetable value chains in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: a short review; 1st International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture
The Role of Soil Organic Matter in Temperate Vegetable Value Chains in Central Province, Papua New Guinea: a short review; International Symposium Organic Matter Management & Compost Use in Horticulture
The Trace Element Requirements of Vegetables and Poppies in Tasmania
Using value chain systems modelling to develop more sustainable cool temperate vegetable marketing systems in a transitional economy: a case study in PNG; 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Sytems Design Conference
Vegetable Project to Guide Production Under Current and Future Climates; Climate Change Research Strategies for Primary Industries Conference
Vegetables are a major part of the diet in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and demand for temperate vegetables is growing from the emerging middle class and increasing expatriate population; 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014
Water ECOscience - Norske Skog Wastewater Reuse Pre-Feasiblity Study Stage 1
Wealth from water program - agricultural research, development and extension services component
Wheat growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection

Research Projects

8x5 Wool Profit Program Phase II - Program Administration & Extension Network Coordination & Delivery; Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI)
Addressing Key Limitations to the Development of High Value Grain Crops in Tasmania; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Applying Known Feed Base Technologies to Increase Output from Beef Production Systems at Winnaleah-Ringarooma; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Arrowleaf Clover in Mixed Pasture Sward; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Benchmarking the quality of krasnozems under horticulture.; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Defining the Soil Phosphorous Maintenenace Requirements of Dairy Pasture Soils; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Diagnostic tests for soilborne pathogens - International Collaboration (APRP2); Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Does Fine Lime have a Place in Tasmanian Horticulture?; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Effect of dairy factory liquid by-products on krasnozem soils in north west Tasmania.; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Enhancing Environmental Sustainability in the Potato Processing Industry; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Grazing Management Systems for Increased Red Meat Production at Circular Head; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Grazing Management Systems for Increasing Red Meat Production on King Island; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Increasing Vegetable Production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea, to Supply Port Moresby Markets; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Joint MLA/TIAR Senior Research Position in Meat Production Systems; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Maintaining Soil Organic Matter in Tasmanian Cropping Rotations; Natural Heritage Trust (NHT)
Managing Phosphorus in Intensive Pasture Soils into the Future to Improve the Long Term Environmental Sustainability of the Dairy Industry; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Monitoring Green Manure Effects on Soil Health, Carbon Balance and Poppy Productivity in a Tasmanian Farming System; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
More Beef from Pastures Program - State Extension Coordinator (TAS); Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
More economic and environmentally responsible use of phosphorus fertiliser in potato cropping on krasnozem soils in Australia; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Opinion Regarding Manganese Toxicity; Crawford & Company (Tasmania) (CCTas)
Processing Potato Program 2004-09; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Production of 1,000 Kilograms Beef Live-Weight Per Hectare on a Whole-Farm Basis; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Ruminant Nutrition and Farm Systems Research Fellow; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Soil Organic Carbon Balances in Tasmanian Agricultural Systems; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Survey the Impacts of Commercial Rotations on Pathogen Inoculum Levels (APRP2); Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
The reduction of Cadmium contamination in Tasmanian vegetables and poppies; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
What makes pyrethrum paddock good for subsequent cropping; AgriFutures (AgFut)
2010-13 Business Plan Development - More Beef from Pastures and Making More from Sheep Programs
Expenses for Brian Horton DPI - payment from CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation
LiceSense
Nutrient Balance in Regional Farming Systems and Soil Nutrient Status
Program Management services in relation to turf and Sustainability Issues
Provide Program Management Services in relation to turf and sustainability issues as required
Soil-borne disease management diagnostic
Soil/agricultural chemistry
Wealth from Water Program - Agricultural Research, Development and Extension Services Component

Research Candidate Supervision

Assessment and Management of Inherent and Dynamic Soil Properties for Intensive Agriculture in the North Island, New Zealand and Tasmania, Australia
Characterisation of Cultural, Biological and Molecular Variability of Phoma Ligulicola Isolates Associated with Ray Blight Disease of Pyrethrum and Chrysanthemum
Is vegetable cropping sustainable in Tasmania's Northern Midlands and Coal River Valley
Managing Phosphorus in Intensive Pasture Soils to Improve the Long-term Environmental Sustainability of the Dairy Industry
Mechanisms of biophysical Factors that Influence Phenological Development of Vegetable Cultivars in Central Province, Papua New Giuinea
Potato Tuber Anatomy and Susceptibility to Common Scab (Streptomyces Scabiei)
Soil and Plant Growth Benefits Resulting from Applying Biosolids, Poppy Mulch and Poppy Seed Waste as Soil Amendments to Texture Contrast Soils in Tasmania
Studies into the effectiveness of starter band applied phosphorus to Russet Burbank potatoes grown on ferrosol soils in Tasmania
To Investigate the Physiology of Spanish Cocksfoot (cv Uplands & Sendace) and the Characteristics That May Assist in Improving Their Usage.