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Researcher: Merry, AM (Dr Angela Merry)

Fields of Research

Agronomy
Oenology and Viticulture
Plant Pathology
Crop and Pasture Production
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Plant Physiology
Applied Statistics
Farming Systems Research
Agricultural Land Management
Wine Chemistry and Wine Sensory Science
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Agricultural Production Systems Simulation

Research Objectives

Wheat
Table Grapes
Wine Grapes
Industrial Crops
Horticultural Crops
Canola
Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba)
Summer Grains and Oilseeds
Winter Grains and Oilseeds
Browse Crops
Barley

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Agronomists use of PGR - a survey; Agricultural Science
Can Cycocel and Moddus alone or in combination increase grain yield?
Can leaf architecture improve crop biomass and yield in wheat?; 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Can the duration of the spike construction phase increase the yield of wheat?; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Chlormequat applied at mid tillering may increase yield of winter wheat
Coincidence of maximum severity of powdery mildew on grape leaves and the carbohydrate sink-to-source transition; Plant Pathology
Comparison of stubble management strategies in the high rainfall zone; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Dry matter production of winter wheat, cultivars ‘Brennan’ and ‘Revenue’, does not increase after application of gibberellic acid; 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Effect of frost damage and pruning on current crop and return crop of Pinot Noir; New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science
Effect of grapevine leaf physiology on development of pathogens that cause powdery and downy mildew; 13th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
Evaluation of short-term fodder options between cropping phases in Tasmania; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Floppy frontrunners found
Improved red wine process efficiency & product quality control through enhanced phenolic extraction by Controlled Phenolic Release (CPR) & Accentuated Cut Edge (ACE)
Increasing seed yield in Papaver somniferum L. with the use of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.); 18th Australian Agronomy Conference 2017
Increasing Seed Yield in Poppies
Increasing Seed Yield in Poppies; Annual Research Update - Tasmanian Alkaloids
Increasing seed yield in poppies - phase 2
Leaf growth characteristics of Vitis vinifera and prediction of final lamina length for studies of powdery mildew; Annals of Applied Biology
Leaf physiology associated with ontogenic resistance to a biotrophic pathogen; XII International Congress on Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions 2007
Long-term comparison of stubble management strategies - Perth, Tas
Long-term comparison of stubble management strategies - Perth, Tas
Maximum severity of powdery mildew on grape leaves coincides with the sink to source transition; Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew, International Workshop
Mixed bag – dual purpose crops, PGR’s and other local research; 2013 Campbell Town GRDC Grains Research Update for Growers
Models of shoot development for Chardonnay and Pinot noir vines in Tasmania; 13th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
Ontogenic resistance in grape leaves to powdery mildew and models of shoot development
Ontogenic Resistance in Grapevine Leaves to Powdery Mildew
Ontogenic resistance in grapevine leaves to powdery mildew and the sink to source transition; 16th Biennial Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference
Plant growth regulator use in broad acre crops; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Plant growth regulators in broad acre crops; GRDC Grains Research Update for Advisers
Scoping study: a situation and needs analysis relating to the current and future roles of Plant Growth Regulators
Seed set for the future
Spotlight on wheat yields
Temperature, light and humidity effects on the flowering biology of Vitis vinifera L. Pinot Noir; International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology
The effect of grapevine leaf physiology on development of powdery mildew; Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology Seminar on Grapevine Pests and Disease
The impact of phenology including the different combinations of Ppd and Vrn alleles on wheat development and grain yields in the High Rainfall Zone of southern Australia
Towards integrated and sustainable management of grapevine powdery mildew in Tasmania; 6th International Cool Climate Symposium for Viticulture and Oenology
What are the effects of chlormequat and trinexapac-ethyl alone or in combination on lodging, height and yield of winter wheat in Tasmania?; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Winter and spring-type canola for Tasmania

Research Projects

Building and measuring the quality of fine Australian sparkling wines, through identification of the impact compounds responsible for autolytic character in sparkling wine, and novel winemaking tech; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Optimising cropping practices in mixed farming systems of Tasmania; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Optimising the yield and economic potential of high input cropping systems in the HRZ; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Pinot Noir provenance: Australian benchmarking to support growing, making, perception of quality, and marketing to add value to the Pinot Noir supply chain; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Scoping Study - To provide GRDC with a situation and needs analysis relating to current and future roles of Plant Growth Regulator; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Stepping Up Grain Production in the HRZ of Southern Australia; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Increasing seed yield in poppies
Increasing Seed Yield in Poppies - Phase 2
Stabilising and increasing yield and quality in Tasmanian vineyards

Research Candidate Supervision