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Researcher: McPhee, JE (Mr John McPhee)

Fields of Research

Agricultural Engineering
Farming Systems Research
Horticultural Production
Agricultural Land Management
Plant Pathology
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Crop and Pasture Production
Animal Management
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Soil Sciences
Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Animal Nutrition
Agricultural Economics
Land Capability and Soil Degradation
Soil Chemistry (excl. Carbon Sequestration Science)
Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Carbon Sequestration Science
Agricultural Hydrology (Drainage, Flooding, Irrigation, Quality, etc.)
Environmental Education and Extension
Agronomy
Crop and Pasture Nutrition
Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application etc.)

Research Objectives

Vegetables
Maize
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba)
Horticultural Crops
Beef Cattle
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Summer Grains and Oilseeds
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Wheat
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Agricultural Machinery and Equipment
Rice
Dairy Cattle
Cotton Lint and Cotton Seed
Management of Water Consumption by Plant Production
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production
Management of Gaseous Waste from Plant Production (excl. Greenhouse Gases)

Career Best Publications

Controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment: Part 1, Machinery requirements and modifications; Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research
Controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment: Part 2, Tillage operations and energy use; Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research
Controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment: Part 3, Timeliness and trafficability; Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research
Controlled traffic for vegetable production: Part 1. Machinery challenges and options in a diversified vegetable industry; Biosystems Engineering
Controlled traffic for vegetable production: Part 2. Layout considerations in a complex topography; Biosystems Engineering
Spacing uniformity - Yield effects and in-field measurement; American Potato Journal
The development of automatic chemical applicators for cattle; Conference on Agricultural Engineering
The effect of controlled traffic on soil physical properties and tillage requirements for vegetable production; Soil and Tillage Research

Research Publications

A field survey of planter performance; 7th National Potato Research Workshop
A proposed method of mixing molasses and minerals in bulk tanks; Agricultural Engineering Australia
A review of engineering aspects of crop establishment; AIAS Crop Establishment Workshop
Addressing the challenges of CTF for the vegetable industry; Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association 2007 Conference
Aeration and fumigation; Australian Conference on Agricultural Engineering for Conservation Cropping
An irrigated rice based cropping system for tropical Australia; 6th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
An update on CTF in Tasmania; LandWISE Conference
Automatic chemical applicators for cattle; Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research
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
Benefits of controlled traffic for irrigated row crops in the tropics; Conference on Agricultural Engineering
Benefits of controlled traffic in the tropics; AgEng'92
BRAPL - effect of machinery damage on plant death and reduced yield in subsequent harvests
Controlled traffic and direct drilling to improve irrigated row crop establishment in the tropics; 12th International Conference of the International Soil and Tillage Research Organisation (ISTRO)
Controlled traffic as the basis of sustainable soil management for intensive vegetable production; 5th Joint Soil Science Australia and New Zealand Society of Soil Science Conference
Controlled traffic challenges aired
Controlled traffic experiences and results in a diversified vegetable industry; 16th Australian Agronomy Conference
Controlled traffic farming in Europe
Controlled Traffic Farming Systems for Tasmanian Vegetable Industry
Controlled Traffic Farming Systems for the Tasmanian vegetable industry (Reporting on HAL Project VG07058); 2009 Australian Vegetable industry Conference
Controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment: Part 1, Machinery requirements and modifications; Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research
Controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment: Part 2, Tillage operations and energy use; Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research
Controlled traffic for irrigated double cropping in a semi-arid tropical environment: Part 3, Timeliness and trafficability; Journal of Agricultural Engineering Research
Controlled traffic for irrigated row crops in the semi-arid tropics; National Controlled Traffic Conference
Controlled traffic for pyrethrum production in Tasmania - potential benefits and constraints; Acta Horticulturae
Controlled traffic for vegetable production: Part 1. Machinery challenges and options in a diversified vegetable industry; Biosystems Engineering
Controlled traffic for vegetable production: Part 2. Layout considerations in a complex topography; Biosystems Engineering
Controlled Traffic for Vegetables
Controlled traffic for vegetables?
Controlled traffic in a tropical environment; Conference on Agricultural Engineering
Controlled traffic layouts for mis-matched equipment
Controlled traffic on the other side of the Tasman
Controlled traffic on the other side of the Tasman
Controlled traffic project update
Controlled traffic to increase productivity of irrigated row crops in the semi-arid tropics; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
CT for the vegetable industry - what will it take; 4th Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association 2006 Conference,
CTF - global overview and barriers to adoption; LandWISE Conference
CTF - Tasmanian experiences and perspectives; CTF Europe Conference
CTF gatherings a success
CTF in Australia and the challenges of the Tasmanian vegetable industry; International Soil Tillage Research Organisation
CTF layouts for vegetable farms in undulating landscapes; Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association 2008 Conference
CTF Mapping and Layout
CTF mapping and layout
CTF projects
CTF track width standardisation forum
CTF trial underway
Development and demonstration of controlled traffic farming techniques for production of potatoes and other vegetables
Development of a rotary dryer for cassava; Conference on Agricultural Engineering
Discovering more about CTF
Down and dirty at the TAPG soil management field days
Economic and carbon emissions model for controlled traffic farming in vegetables
Economic modelling of controlled traffic for vegetable production; Australian Farm Business Management Journal
Economic modelling of controlled traffic for vegetables
Economic modelling of controlled traffic in vegetable production; CTF 2013, ACTFA International Controlled Traffic Conference
EU / UK CTF Study Tour
Forthside Vegetable Research Facility (FVRF) - upgrade and utilisation; 2011 Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research Vegetable Centre Industry Communication Forum
Grower Study Tour to European Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop and Related Farms
HAL Support for Two Controlled Traffic Projects
Improve soil health by controlled traffic
Influence of drying conditions on peanut quality; Conference on Agricultural Engineering
Influence of drying conditions on peanut quality and cost of drying; Agricultural Engineering Australia
Initial findings show benefits of controlled trafffic for intensive vegetable production; World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
Integrating CTF into the Tasmanian vegetable industry; LandWISE Conference
Integrating resource management for fruit and vegetable production in Laos and Cambodia
Keep it under control
Making the equipment fit the tramline; LandWISE Conference
MARRS and TIAR; HAL Mechanisation, Automation, Robotics and Remote Sensing (MARRS) Workshop
MARRS project
Narrow pitch digging webs - do they have a role in reducing volunteer potatoes? ; 7th National Potato Research Workshop
On-farm demonstration of CTF for vegetables
On-farm grain storage; Conference on Agricultural Engineering
Onions Australia, September 2010. Annual report for Controlled Traffic Development Project part funded by HAL Onion Levy
Organic cropping: what's in it for conventional agriculture?; ARAC Research and Extension Day
Planter Performance; Improved Potato Seed Handling Technology Workshop
Potato IAC Annual Report', Annual report for Controlled Traffic Development Project part funded by HAL Potato Levy
Precise Technologies - The Opportunities; Ausveg Mechanisation Seminar and Workshop
Progress towards biosolids recycling in Tasmania; Watertech Conference
Rain 'timely reminder' for farmers to be ready
Seed damage and performance characteristics of peanut metering systems; Conference on Agricultural Engineering
Seed damage characteristics of peanut metering systems; Agricultural Engineering Australia
Simple steps on the journey to CTF
Small steps forwards for controlled traffic in vegetables
Soil benefits of controlled traffic in intensive vegetable production; CTF 2013, ACTFA International Controlled Traffic Conference
Soil benefits of controlled traffic in vegetable production; Tasmanian Soil Science
Soil Management Field Days
Some points about CTF
Some points about CTF
Spacing uniformity - Yield effects and in-field measurement; American Potato Journal
Tasmanian Biosolids Reuse Guidelines
The benefits of Controlled Traffic Farming to assist adaptation to climate change for Australian crop production industries
The Challenge of CTF for the vegetable industry; 10th Annual Agricultural Research and Advisory Committee
The development of automatic chemical applicators for cattle; Conference on Agricultural Engineering
The effect of controlled traffic on soil physical properties and tillage requirements for vegetable production; Soil and Tillage Research
The effect of initial soil water content and tillage implement on seedbed formation; Soil Management '88 Symposium
The effect of soil water content and tillage implement on seedbed formation; Soil and Tillage Research
The role of zero-till and controlled traffic in intensive horticulture - where to from here?; 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Sytems Design Conference
Time to rethink the tractor
Tracks ahead in Europe
Tractor guidance, GNSS and CORS in Tasmania
Traffic project's wheels in motion
User requirements for a Wide Span Tractor for Controlled Traffic Farming; International Commission of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Section V. CIOSTA XXXV Conference “From Effective to Intelligent Agriculture and Forestry
Whole of System and Value Chain Analyses reveal research needs in horticulture in Laos and Cambodia; Tropical Agriculture Conference
Wide span – re-mechanising vegetable production; Acta Horticulturae
Zero-till potato planting in CTF

Research Projects

Application of precision systems technology in vegetable production; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Development and Demonstration of Controlled Traffic Farming Techniques for Production of Potatoes and Other Vegetables; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Economic and Carbon Emissions Model for Controlled Traffic Farming in Vegetables; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Effect of Machinery Damage on Plant Death and Reduced Yield in Subsequent Harvests; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Grower Study Tour to European Controlled Traffic Farming Workshop and Related Farms; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Integrating soil and water management in vegetable production in Lao PDR and Cambodia; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Navigating the wealth of soil health information and identification of opportunities; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
On-farm Demonstration of CTF for Vegetables; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Sustaining vegetable production with controlled traffic and sub-soil manuring; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Controlled Traffic Farming Systems for the Tasmanian Vegetable Industry
Farming Sustainably - Future systems for intensive cropping
Increasing on-Farm Productivity and Sustainability through the use of Precision Agriculture Techniques by Tas Farmers
Investigating raised beds as a means of reducing water logging in pyrethrum
McCain Community Taskforce: to Establish Onsite Demonstrations for Controlled Traffic Farming in the North West
Monitoring differences in soil condition due to tillage, controlled traffic & compost
Prioritise vegetable crop commodities for mechanisation
Controlled traffic for irrigated row crops in a tropical environment
Development of automatic chemical applicators for catter in remote environments
Dr Jeff Mitchell (UCD) – visit for workshops on new technologies and approaches to sustainable vegetable production
Increasing the opportunities for use of organic wastes in the Tasmanian vegetable industry
Organic production systems - technology transfer
The beneficial use of sewage sludge on agricultural land

Research Candidate Supervision