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Researcher: Buntain, M (Ms Michele Buntain)

Fields of Research

Horticultural crop growth and development
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Horticultural production
Oenology and viticulture
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Field organic and low chemical input horticulture
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Food nutritional balance
Distributed computing and systems software
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Environmental management
Decision support and group support systems
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Natural products and bioactive compounds
Nutrition and dietetics
Wireless communication systems and technologies (incl. microwave and millimetrewave)
Beverage chemistry and beverage sensory science
Crop and pasture post harvest technologies (incl. transportation and storage)

Research Objectives

Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Wine grapes
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Horticultural crops
Field grown vegetable crops
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Information systems, technologies and services
Natural hazards
Fresh fruits and vegetables (post harvest)
Technological and organisational innovation
Non-dairy milk
Processed fruit and vegetable products (incl. juices)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Assessing canopy nitrogen levels with handheld remote sensors
Biostimulants in agricultural and horticultural production; Horticultural Reviews
Bringing out the extrovert in your shy bearing cherry
Can biostimulants add value to soilless productions systems?; Australian Berry Journal
Feeding the Soil
Healthy soils for premium quality sweet cherries
Improving the understanding of the seasonal movement of nitrogen in grapevines
Integrated Pest and Disease Management for Raspeberries and Blackberries
Managing nutrients and water in cherry production systems part 2
Pick of the cherries
Powdery mildew - flattering the curve; Australian Berry Journal
Redberry mite unpacked; Australian Berry Journal
Rubus IPM Calendar Poster 2012
Rubus propagation research; Australian Berry Journal
Sampling, extraction and incidence of redberry mites (Acalitus essigi) on blackberries in Australia; Experimental and Applied Acarology
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture submission to the Legislative Council Government Administration Committee ‘B’ Sub-Committee: Inquiry into Blueberry Rust in Tasmania
The secret life of redberry mite in blackberries; Australian Berry Grower
TIA Research 2019; Fruit Growers Tasmania Winter Conference
What makes a raspberry crumble?; Australian Berry Journal
What’s new at TIA?; Fruit Growers Tasmania Annual May Conference

Research Projects

Identification and management strategies for true bugs in Tasmanian strawberries; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improved Australian apple and pear orchards soil health and plant nutrition; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Integrated Pest Management of redberry mite, Acalitus essigi, on blackberries; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Pilot Sterile Codling Moth Releases for the Apple industry; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Rubus IPM Calendar Poster 2012; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Selection of clearwing resistant blackcurrant; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Expanding crop protection options for control of blueberry rust
Sense-T Stage 2: Viticulture
Sense-T: Viticulture - Better risk management for grape growers

Research Candidate Supervision