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Researcher: Laurence, RCN (Associate Professor Rowland Laurence)

Fields of Research

Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Crop and pasture production
Horticultural production
Horticultural crop growth and development
Agronomy
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Soil chemistry and soil carbon sequestration (excl. carbon sequestration science)
Soil sciences
Agricultural land management
Sustainable agricultural development
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Fertilisers (incl. application)
Agriculture, land and farm management
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Soil physics
Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Tree improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Social change
Mycology
Plant physiology
Agricultural economics

Research Objectives

Horticultural crops
Field grown vegetable crops
Other plant production and plant primary products
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Soils
Grain legumes
Other culture and society
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Softwood plantations
Other environmental management
Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
Environmentally sustainable animal production

Career Best Publications

Agricultural Crop Identification using Spot and Landsat Images in Tasmania; International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing

Research Publications

Agricultural Crop Identification using Spot and Landsat Images in Tasmania; International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
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
Borage agronomy; ARAC Research and Extension Day
Borage Borage Borage
Commercial borage production for oil and gamma-linolenic acid; ARAC Research and Extension Day
Commercial borage production for oil and gamma-linolenic acid
Effects of Haulm Removal on Seed Performance; EAPR 2005
Final Report of HRDC Project No 97011, April 2001
Improving the long term-sustainability of intensive horticultural cropping systems a feasibility study
Intergenerational Effects on Seed potato Physiological Ageing; Horticulture Art & Science for Life Toronto 2002
Large seeded broad beans for the Japanese Market
Potato Cultivar Accession and Testing in Tasmania; Australian Potato Research, Development and Technology Transfer Conference
Potato Cultivar Accession and Testing in Tasmania
Potato cultivar accession and testing in Tasmania
Preliminary evaluation of some medicinal herbs; ARAC Research and Extension Day
Preliminary evaluation of some medicinal herbs
Remote Sensing as an aid to Tasmanian Horticultural Crop Recording and Husbandry; IEEE 2001 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Round Seed Produciton of the Cultivar Atlantic; Australian Potato Research, Development and Technology Transfer Conference
Sustainable and Intensive Cropping Systems
The improvement of Borage as a commercial source of gamma-linolenic acid; ARAC Research and Extension Day
The improvement of Borage as a commercial source of gamma-linolenic acid; ARAC Research and Extension Day
The improvement of Borage as a commercial source of gamma-linolenic acid
The improvement of Borage as a commercial source of gamma-linolenic acid; ARAC Research and Extension Day
The Influence of Sowing Time on the Yield of Borage (Borago Officinalis); World Conference on Medinical and Aromatic Plants

Research Projects

An Agronomic and Economic Blueprint for a Round Seed System for Australia's Processing Potato Industry; Davey and Maynard Agricultural Consulting (DMAC)
Commercial Borage Production for Oil and Gamma-linolenic Acid; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Development of the Processing Potato R&D 5 year plan; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Economics of soil and environmental amelioration in intensive temperate rotations; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Epidemiology and control of white root rot disease and Botrytis disease complex of onions; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Evaluation of Novel, High Yielding Pea Lines - Stage 1; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Evaluation of Processing Potato Cultivars and Lines for McCain in Tasmania; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Excessive Vegetative Growth in Tasmanian Broccoli; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
IFOAM Organic World Congress; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Improving the long term sustainability of intensive cropping systems - a feasibility study; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Large seeded broad beans for the Japanese market; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Potato Cultivar Accession and Testing in Tasmania; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Potato Evaluation Trials - Simplot; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Preliminary Evaluation of Some Medicinal Herbs; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Processing Potato Program 2004-09; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Remote sensing as an aid to horticultural crop recording and husbandry; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
The Improvement of Borage as a Commercial Source of Gamma-linolenic Acid; Willala Agricultural Pty Ltd (WA)
Upgrade of Infra Red Analysis Facility ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Onion Seed Coat Evaluation
Vegetable Cultivar Evaluation

Research Candidate Supervision

Bark waste as a soil amendment in broadcare intensive vegetable production
Critical sample size and satellite image selection for the recognition of poppy and pyrethrum crops in north west Tasmania
The Effects of Seed Production Practices on the Productivity of the Succeeding Ware Potato Crop
The marginalisation of organic farming in Tasmanian agriculture