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Researcher: McNeil, DL (Professor David McNeil)

Fields of Research

Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Horticultural crop growth and development
Horticultural production
Agronomy
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Crop and pasture production
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Animal production
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Consumer-oriented product or service development
Agricultural biotechnology
Crop and pasture post harvest technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Soil sciences
Oenology and viticulture
Crop and pasture nutrition
Sustainable agricultural development
Palaeoclimatology
Enzymes
Animal protection (incl. pests and pathogens)
Food nutritional balance
Genetics
Plant pathology
Environmental management
Physical oceanography
Microbiology
Wildlife and habitat management
Virology
Bacteriology
Economic development policy
Infectious agents
Architectural science and technology
Environment and resource economics
Environmental law
Agricultural hydrology
Logistics
Natural resource management
Medical biotechnology
Conservation and biodiversity
Microbial ecology

Research Objectives

Grain legumes
Tree nuts (excl. almonds and macadamias)
Wheat
Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Field grown vegetable crops
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Barley
Food safety
Horticultural crops
Grains and seeds
Understanding climate change
Rice
Other plant production and plant primary products
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Wine grapes
Forest product traceability and quality assurance
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Integration of farm and forestry
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
International trade policy
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Sheep for wool
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Economic growth
Industrial crops
Climate change mitigation strategies
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Human pharmaceutical treatments
Non-dairy milk
Human biological preventatives
Linseed
Animal protection chemicals

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Agrobacterium rhizogenes- mediated transformation of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica) with an antisense 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase gene; Plant Science
Phomopsis castanea infection in chestnuts from Canterbury, New Zealand; Agronomy New Zealand
A canopy photosynthesis model to predict the dry matter production of cocksfoot pastures under varying temperature, water and nitrogen regimes; Grass and Forage Science
A Global Perspective of Walnut Production; VIth International Walnut Symposium
A global perspective of Walnut Production; 6th International Walnut Symposium
A novel Zea mays ssp. mexicana L. MYC-type ICE-like transcription factor gene ZmmICE1, enhances freezing tolerance in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
A tomato antisense 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid oxidase gene causes reduced ethylene production in transgenic broccoli; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
Achieving sustainable cultivation of walnuts; Achieving sustainable cultivation of tree nuts
An integrated model for predicting maximum net photosynthetic rate of cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata) leaves in silvopastoral systems; Agroforestry Systems
Analysis of consumer preferences for apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.); Horticulture for the Future Conference 2011
Analysis of UK walnut market import purchase behaviour; British Food Journal
Assisting Growers Achieve Yield Potential in the HRZ of South Eastern Australia
Bacteriophages and nuts; two routes to safe and healthy food; 2010 Agricultural Research Development Agency Conference : Food for Health, Beauty and Long-life
Bacteriophages; a potential biocontrol agent against walnut blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv juglandis); New Zealand Plant Protection
Bioactive components to alter metabolic profiles; 2nd South-West Pacific Nutrition and Dietetic Conference
Biological Nitrogen Fixation in Soybean; The Soybean: Botany, Production and Uses
Breeding for improved productivity, multiple resistance and wide adaptation in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.); Plant Genetic Resources
Breeding for resistance to lentil Ascochyta blight
Chapter 15. Breeding Methods and Achievements; Lentil: An Ancient Crop for Modern Times
Chapter 19. Abiotic Stresses; Lentil: An Ancient Crop for Modern Times
Chapter 6. Global Production and World Trade; Lentil: An Ancient Crop for Modern Times
Chapter 8. Rhizobium Management and Nitrogen fixation; Lentil: An Ancient Crop for Modern Times
Climate Change and Management of Cool Season Grain Legume Crops; Springer
Climate change impact on rainfed wheat in south-eastern Australia; Field Crops Research
Comparison of flavour compounds in wasabi and horseradish; Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Comparison of Isothiocyanate yield from wasabi rhizome tissues grown in soil or water; Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
Comparison of low- and high molecular-weight wheat glutenin allele effects on flour quality; Theoretical and Applied Genetics
Consumer attitudes to nuts in the marketplace; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes: International Symposium on Nut Crops
Creating, maintaining and assessing walnut quality from grower to market; VII International Walnut Symposium
Creating, maintaining and assessing walnut quality from grower to market; 7th International Walnut Symposium 2013
Determining and establishing quality parameters for Australian walnuts: results of participatory research
Development of a selection tool for seed shape and QTL analysis of seed shape with other morphological traits for selective breeding in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) ; Australian Journal of Crop Science
Economics of Walnut Production in India; Acta Horticulturae
Economics of Walnut Production in India; 6th International Walnut Symposium
Edible Nuts; Temperate and Subtropical Fruit Production, 3rd Edition
Edible nuts; Chapter 19, In Temperate and Subtropical Fruit Production, 2nd edition, Jackson DI
Effect of carbohydrate reserves on yield and vegetative growth of apple trees growing in ultra high density; Sarhad Journal of Agriculture
Effect of interstock bridge grafting (M9 dwarfing rootstock and same cultivar cutting) on vegetative growth reproductive growth and carbohydrate composition of mature trees; Scientia Horticulturae
Effect of interstock bridge grafting on fruit quality at harvest and during storage of four apple cultivars; Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Effect of preharvest Boron and Retain® Foliar Sprays on quality parameters of three varieties of apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.); Horticulture for the Future Conference 2011
Effect of root pruning on fruit quality at harvest and during storage for six apple cultivars growing under ultra high density planting system; Journal of the Korean Society for Horticultural Science
Effects of fertilisation on the allyl isothiocyanate profile of above-ground tissues of New Zealand-grown wasabi; Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Effects of irradiance and nitrogen on Clematis vitalba establishment in a New Zealand lowland podocarp forest remnant; New Zealand Journal of Botany
Elevated atmospheric [CO2] can dramatically increase wheat yields in semi-arid environments and buffer against heat waves; Global Change Biology
Establishing quality parameters for Australian walnuts; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods, and Landscapes: International Symposium on Nut Crops
Exploiting the Diploid `D' genome chromatin for wheat improvement; In: Gene Conservation and Exploitation
FACEing the Future: Planning the Next Generation of Elevated CO2 Experiments on Crops and Ecosystems; LESC-PESC Science Position Paper
Factors that influence Agrobacterium rhizogenes- mediated transformation of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica); Plant Cell Report
Fatty acid and tocopherol contents and oxidative stability of walnut oils; Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society
Fatty acid content of New Zealand grown walnuts (Juglans regia L.); International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Following Walnut Footprints in Australia (Juglans regia L.): Cultivation and Culture, Folklore and History, Traditions and Uses; Following Walnut Footprints (Juglans regia L.): Cultivation and Culture, Folk and History, Traditions and Uses
Food contains more than nutrients: Bioactive components alter metabolic profiles; Nutrition Society of New Zealand
G x E interactions for high yield potential of winter wheat in Tasmania; Australian Agronomy
Genetic relationships among Ascochyta blight resistance and other agronomic traits; Theoretical and Applied Genetics
Genetic variation for minor genes conditioning Ascochyta blight resistance in lentils; 4th European Conference on Grain Legume
Genetics and Cytogenetics; Chickpea Breeding and Management
Genome-wide association study of grain yield and related traits using a collection of advanced indica rice breeding lines for irrigated ecosystems; Field Crops Research
Genotype-by-environment interaction is important for grain yield in irrigated lowland rice; Field Crops Research
Growers’ manual for production of Plantago ovata in the Ord irrigation area; ISBN Services
Identification and molecular mapping of a dwarfing gene in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) and its correlation with other agronomic traits; Euphytica
Identification and molecular mapping of a new dwarfing gene from a Chinese landrace variety ; 14th Australasian Plant Breeding and 11th Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia & Oceania Conference
Identification of QTLs for quantitative resistance to stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis F. sp. tritici) in bread wheat; Plant Pathology Journal
Improved Management of Walnut Quality Factors Under Grower Control
Improved Management of Walnut Quality Factors Under Grower Control
Improved management of walnut quality factors under grower control : Literature review prepared for the Australian Walnut Industry Association
Improved protocol for the multiplication of lentil hybrids without genetic change by culturing single node explants; SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics
Improving the Quality and Safety of Walnuts; Improving the Safety and Quality of Nuts
Inheritance of foliar resistance to ascochyta blight in lentil (Lens culinaris); New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science
Inheritance of resistance to Ascochyta blight in lentil; New Zealand Plant Protection
Inheritance of seed size in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and identification of QTL based on 100-seed weight and seed size index; Australian Journal of Crop Science
Integrated Legume Crops Production and Management Technology; Climate Change and Management of Cool Season Grain Legume Crops
Investigation of isothiocyanate yield from flowering and non-flowering tissues of wasabi grown in a flooded system; Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
Lentil : An Ancient Crop for Modern Times; Springer
Lentil Ascochyta blight and breeding for its resistance ; New Zealand Plant Protection
Light interception and utilization of four grain legumes sown at different plant populations and depths; Journal of Agricultural Science
Mapping of quantitative trait loci controlling barley flour pasting properties; Genetica
Market chain insights created by empirical modelling of inputs to the UK nut market; British Food Journal
Meeting Report : ISHS Walnut, Australia; Workshop / Meting in Latvia
Methods for analysing multisite plant variety trials: I. Estimating genotypic means at each site; Agronomy New Zealand
Methods for analysing multisite plant variety trials: II. Selection for yield and stability; Agronomy New Zealand
Minor genes are involved in Ascochyta blight resistance in lentil; Journal of Genetics and Breeding
Modelling net photosynthesis rate of field grown cocksfoot leaves under different nitrogen, water and temperature regimes; Grass and Forage Science
Modelling net photosynthetic rate of field-grown cocksfoot leaves to account for regrowth duration; New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research
Modelling photosynthetic efficiency (α) for the light-response curve of cocksfoot leaves grown under temperate field conditions; European Journal of Agronomy
Molecular mapping of durable stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis West.) resistance gene(s) in wheat; Agronomy New Zealand
Morphological characterisation and agronomic evaluation of transgenic broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica) containing an antisense ACC oxidase gene ; Euphytica
Multiple shoot formation from mature seeds in lentils (Lens culinaris) G; New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural Science
Mutant Seeds - The Screening of Cd in Seeds in Order to find Resistant Strains; Australian Synchrotron Users Meeting
New Zealand walnut variety trials 1985-1999; Acta Horticulturae
Next generation of elevated [C02] experiments with crops: a critical investment for feeding the future world; Plant, Cell and Environment
Nitrogen distribution in four grain legumes; Journal of Agricultural Science
Occurrence of Phomopsis castanea as an endophyte in chestnut trees; New Zealand Plant Protection
Origin and relationships of New Zealand chestnut (Castanea sp.Fagaceae) selections reflect patterns of graft failure; Plant Systematics and Evolution
Overview of the world (Walnut) market; Australian Nut Grower
Perception of climate change and its impact by smallholders in pastoral/agropastoral systems of Borana, South Ethiopia; SpringerPlus
Phomopsis castanea infection in chestnut from the North and South Islands of New Zealand; 10th Australian Agronomy Conference
Photosynthesis rate of cocksfoot leaves under continuous and fluctuating shade conditions in the field; Grass and Forage Science
Population and sowing depth effects on yield components of grain legumes; 10th Australian Agronomy Conference
Proceedings of the VIth International Walnut Symposium; VIth International Walnut Symposium
Reproductive productivity and quality of chestnuts after year 9 in a replicated variety trial in Canterbury NZ; Health in a Shell: Journal of the Southern Nut Growers Association of New Zealand
Retail walnut quality – an analysis of walnut quality and value in three major global markets; Australian Nutgrower
RNA-seq analysis of cold and drought responsive transcriptomes of Zea mays ssp. mexicana L; Frontiers in Plant Science
Root pruning of apple trees grown at ultra-high density affects carbohydrate reserves distribution in vegetative and reproductive growth; New Zealand Journal of Crop & Horticultural Science
Sales and promotion in the United Kingdom nut and walnut retail market; Australian Nutgrower
Sampling strategies and screening of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) germplasm for salt tolerance; Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Shelf Life Studies of Three Wasabi Flavoured Sauces; Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research
Shoot tip necrosis and its alleviation during in vitro culture of Lens culinaris; SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics
Soil Nutrient Management; The Lentil: Botany, Production and Uses
Some nutritional advantages of walnuts; Acta Horticulturae
Strategies to Combat the Impact of Climatic Changes; Climate Change and Management of Cool Season Grain Legume Crops
Tasmania: Innovation in Agriculture; 2009 BIO International Convention
The Australian Grains Free Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (AGFACE) experiment - specifications and scope; Australian Society of Agronomy
The effect of N & S fertilisation and their interaction with genotype on wheat glutenins and quality parameters; Journal of Cereal Science
The influence of present-day levels of ultraviolet-B radiation on seedlings of two Southern Hemisphere temperate tree species; Plant Ecology
The use of a principal axis model to examine individual plant harvest index in four grain legumes; Annals of Botany
The value of enhancing nutrient bioavailability of lentils: the Sri Lankan scenario; African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
The yield of isothiocyanates in wasabi stored at different temperatures; Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Tissue culture production of hazelnut – disinfestation and impact of agar content; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes: International Symposium on Nut Crops
Two major genes confer Ascochyta blight resistance in Lens orientalis; New Zealand Plant Protection
University of Tasmanian Partnerships creating healthy food via applied research; 2010 Agricultural Research Development Agency Conference : Agri-Research for Health, Beauty and Long life
Use of bacteriophages as biocontrol agents to control Salmonella associated with seed sprouts; International Journal of Food Microbiology
Usefulness of the cloned and fine-mapped genes/QTL for grain yield and related traits in indica rice breeding for irrigated ecosystems; Field Crops Research
Validation of a canopy photosynthesis model for cocksfoot pastures grown under different light regimes; Agroforestry Systems
Variability in yield of four grain legume species in a subhumid temperate environment I. Yields and harvest index; Journal of Agricultural Science
Variability in yield of four grain legume species in a subhumid temperate environment II. Yield components; Journal of Agricultural Science
Variation in harvest index among four grain legume species grown at different populations; 4th European Conference on Grain Legumes
Walnut and Walnut Diseases in Australia and China; Workshop / Meting in Latvia
Walnut blight disease development on Guangxi walnuts; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes: International Symposium on Nut Crops
Walnuts in Guangxi Province China; Australian Nutgrower
Walnuts in Guangxi – what can they teach us?
Walnuts, Chestnuts & Hazelnuts; A compilation of general information, NZ situation and NZ research results; Lincoln University, New Zealand
Water management and conservation in arid climates - Volume 3 Water Conservation

Research Projects

Additional Grant Funding Proposal for Research Under the Alternatives to 1080 Program; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Addressing Key Limitations to the Development of High Value Grain Crops in Tasmania; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Alternatives to 1080 Program - Home Range Shifts in Response to Lethal Control; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Aspects of Commercial Production of Echinacea in Tasmania; Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd (BRAPL)
Assisting Growers Achieve Yield Potential in the HRZ of South-Eastern Australia; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Climate Futures for Tasmania: Prospects, Impacts and Information for Adaptation Options; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Determining and Establishing Quality Parameters for Australian Walnuts; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Developing a Cross-faculty Climate Change Focussed Research Centre at Utas; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Developing competitive and inclusive value chains of pulses in Pakistan; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Development of a 5 Year Plan for a National Apple and Pear Productivity R&D Program; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improved Water-Use Efficiency of Rainfed and Irrigated Farming Systems in Tasmania; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Improving Australian Sparkling Wines and Pinot Noir; Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)
Integrated Perennial Horticulture Project; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
King Island Alternatives to 1080 Phase 2 ; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
Payment for half Dr C Mohammed's salary 2000-2005; CSIRO-Division of Forestry and Forest Products (CSIRO-FFP)
Postgraduate Research Scholarship - Cover; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Research & Development Contractual Agreement - TIAR; Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment (DPIPWE)
The Use of Multivariate Analysis to Understand Yield Potential of Wheat in the High Rainfall Zone of Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Expenses for Brian Horton DPI - payment from CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation
Microbiology Research in the Food Safety Centre

Research Candidate Supervision

Access to 'Alternative' Food System Qualities- A Comparative Study of Internet and Non-Internet Mediated Systems of
Co-innovation in Agri-chain Businesses- Case Studies between Australia and the US
Different value chain concepts of quality as a limitation to Value Creation and Capture
Effect of Pre-Harvest Foliar Sprays of Boron and Retain for Improvement of Quality Parameters of Apricots (Prunus armeniaca) in Tasmania
Exploring Climate Change Adaptation from an Agricultural Development Perspective in Ethiopia- Theory, Policy and Practices
Insights into "Mysterious Processes"- Incentivising Co-innovation in Agrifood Value Chains
Plant Molecular Breeding
The Effect of Yoga on Women with Secondary Arm Lymphoedema from Breast Cancer Treatment. A Pilot Trial.
Towards Molecularised Recurrent Selection in Rice