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Researcher: Gracie, AJ (Dr Alistair Gracie)

Fields of Research

Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Horticultural Production
Agronomy
Crop and Pasture Biochemistry and Physiology
Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Crop and Pasture Production
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Forestry Sciences
Plant Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Agricultural Land Management
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Veterinary Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
Oenology and Viticulture
Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Education
Plant Pathology
Carbon Sequestration Science
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Plant Physiology
Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety
Infectious Agents
Ecological Physiology
Higher Education
Invertebrate Biology
Food Processing
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (Application etc.)
Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
Biological Adaptation
Forestry Management and Environment

Research Objectives

Vegetables
Stone Fruit
Horticultural Crops
Hardwood Plantations
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Plant Extract Crops (e.g. Pyrethrum, Jojoba)
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Education and Training Systems
Table Grapes
Almonds
Food Safety
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (Post Harvest)
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Ornamentals, Natives, Flowers and Nursery Plants
Sown Pastures (excl. Lucerne)
Industrial Crops
Native and Residual Pastures
Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
Macadamias
Management of Water Consumption by Plant Production
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Softwood Plantations
Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Wholesale and Retail Trade
Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices)
Cultural Understanding

Career Best Publications

Effects of climatic factors, fluctuating water availability and partial defoliation on the diurnal radial growth pattern of carrot (Daucus carota) taproots; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Incidence and type of cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus aviuim L.) are affected by genotype and season; Crop & Pasture Science
Partial defoliation treatments to reduce carrot (Daucus carota L.) taproot splitting; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Pollination of Vitis inifera L. cv. Pinot noir as influenced by Botrytis fungicides; Vitis: journal of grapevine research
Post-pollination capsule development in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards; Australian Journal of Botany
Relationship between growth rate and the development of hollow stem broccoli; Crop & Pasture Science
Rhizome dormancy and shoot growth in myoga (Zingiber mioga Roscoe; Scientia Horticulturae
The latex capacity of opium poppy capsules is fixed early in capsule development and is not a major determinant in morphine yield; Annals of Applied Biology
The relationship of the female reproductive success of Eucalyptus globulus to the endogenous properties of the flower; Sexual Plant Reproduction

Research Publications

A New View of Cherry Cracking
A study of non-pathogenic factors affecting the marketable yield of carrots (Daucus carota L.)
Agronomic research to support the development of vegetable value chains in Papua New Guinea; 5th World Congress on Conservation Agriculture
Alternative Strategies to Managing Rain Induced Cherry Cracking (Science & Innovation Awards for Young People)
An alternative view of rain induced Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium .L) fruit splitting ; National and Trans Tasman Horticultural Science Conference
An alternative view on rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.); 6th International Cherry Symposium
An alternative view on rain-induced cracking of sweet cherries (Prunus avium L.); 6th International Cherry Symposium
An integrated approach to a vegetable research, development, extension and training project in a developing country, Papua New Guinea; Acta Horticulturae
Assessment of pyrethrum canopy cover using digital image analysis; Smart Science for Innovative Horticultural Enterprises
Attendance at the International Horticulture Congress, Lisbon 2010
Can crop load be used to minimise incidence of rain-induced cracking in sweet cherry?; Horticulture for the Future Conference
Can water stress lead to water excess?; 7th International Cherry Symposium
Capsule set management issues in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards; Australian Forest Growers International Biennial Conference: “Sustainable forestry - everybody benefits”
Causes of onion skin disorders; Australian Vegetable Industry Conference 2006
Causes of rain induced cracking of sweet cherries; 27th International Horticultural Congress
Changes in Stolon Growth Rate and Gibberellin Concentration During Tuberisation in Hydroponically Grown Potato Plants; EAPR 2005
Characterisation of Bulb Respiration During Field Curing of Brown Onions
Crop load manipulation and fruit cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.); Advances in Horticultural Science
Developing a mechanised harvester for Brassica oleracea seed crops
Diurnal fluctuations in splitting susceptibility of carrot taproots; 12th Congress of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology
Diurnal Fluctuations in Splitting Susceptibility of Carrot Taproots; Carrot Conference Australia
Drought Stress at Broccoli Transplanting Decreases Harvest Uniformity
Early Crop Development and Harvest Uniformity in Broccoli; IHC Lisboa 2010
Effects of climatic factors, fluctuating water availability and partial defoliation on the diurnal radial growth pattern of carrot (Daucus carota) taproots; Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture
Effects of density on dry matter yield on the yield and pyrethrins content of pyrethrum plants in Tasmania; International Pyrethrum Symposium
Effects of Haulm Removal on Seed Performance; EAPR 2005
Effects of watering interval, timing and duration of water stress on the yield and pyrethrins content of pyrethrum plants; International Pyrethrum Symposium
Effects of wildlife grazing on the production, ground cover and plant species composition of an established perennial pasture in the Midlands region, Tasmania; Wildlife Research
Enhancing the Germination of Eucalyptus Globulus Seeds at Supraoptimal Temperatures
Evidence of mechanical tissue strain in the development of hollow stem in broccoli; Scientia Horticulturae
Evidence that mechanical stress leads to stem cavities in broccoli; IHC Lisboa 2010
Factors Affecting Fruit Set in Eucalyptus Globulus; 8th International Workshop on Seeds
Factors Affecting the Expression of Stunted Root Abnormality in Onion (Allium cepa L.); 8th International Workshop on Seeds
Factors controlling broccoli inflorescence development and architecture
Factors Influencing Carrot Size and Shape
Factors limiting reproductive output in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards; IUFRO WP 2.08.03 Improvement and Culture of Eucalypts Conference
Final report: increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby markets
Frost and salinity tolerance in pyrethrum; Horticulture for the Future 2011
Genetic control of Eucalyptus globulus seed germination; Annals of Forest Science
Germination characteristics of Apiaceae weeds in pyrethrum; 8th International Workshop on Seeds
Germination response of Eucalyptus globulus seeds exposed to low and high temperature stress; Seed Science and Technology
How to lose friends and influence broccoli; Cradle Coast Postgraduate Research Conference
Identification of Factors Limiting Seed Yield in Radicchio Crops in Tasmania
Improved vegetable production systems for community cooperatives in Central Province, Papua New Guinea; Acta Horticulturae
Improving reliability of flowering in bolting resistant carrot seed
Improving the Reliability of Vegetable Seed Yields
Incidence and type of cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus aviuim L.) are affected by genotype and season; Crop & Pasture Science
Increasing vegetable production in Central Province for Port Moresby markets
Investigation and Manipulation of the Onion Skin Formation Process
Investigation and Manipulation of the Onion Skin Formation Process; 27th International Horticultural Congress
Is hollow stem in broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica mediated by high growth rate?; Smart Science for Innovative Horticultural Enterprises
Laticifers and latex yield in opium poppy; ComBio 2005
Magnetic Resonance Imaging to explore head development and hollow stem in broccolli; Horticulture for the Future 2011
Managing Carrot Root Size; Carrot Conference Australia
Managing Carrot Splitting; AuSHS 5th Australian Horticultural Science Conference Opportunities through Diversity
Managing the Impacts of Browsing Wildlife on Tasmanian Farms - A report to the Alternatives to the Use of 1080 Program administered jointly by the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment and Australian Government for UTas Project N0016050
Mitigation of stunted root abnormality in onion (Allium cepa L.) using seed priming treatments; Seed Science and Technology
Moisture stress at transplanting reduces harvest uniformity in broccoli; International Horticultural Congress 2010
Molecular tools for understanding, predicting and managing flowering and reproductive development in Brassica oleracea
Neue Erkenntnisse zum Platzen von Susskirschen; Obst-und Weinbau
Novel approaches to minimising the incidence of carrot (Dancus carota L.) splitting; ISHS Root & Tuber Conference
Nutrition and Irrigation Interactions for a Practical Solution; 7th International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Nutrition and irrigation: towards a practical solution for cherry cracking; VII International Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Onion (Allium cepa L.) bulbs are most sensitive to base plate impacts; Acta Horticulturae
Onion Leaf Desiccation Processes and Implications for Skin Quality; Acta Horticulturae
Opportunities for doctoral graduates within agricultural industries; Beyond Doctorates Downunder : Maximising the impact of your doctorate from Australia & New Zealand
Partial defoliation treatments to reduce carrot (Daucus carota L.) taproot splitting; Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Paternal and maternal effects on the response of seed germination to high temperatures in Eucalyptus globulus; Annals of Forest Science
Phenology, leaf and yield production patterns of sweet pepper under irrigated seasonal dry lowlands conditions, Papua New Guinea; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Physiology of onions destined for European export
Pollination and Seed Development in Hybrid Vegetable Seed Crops
Pollination of Vitis inifera L. cv. Pinot noir as influenced by Botrytis fungicides; Vitis: journal of grapevine research
Post Pollination Capsule Development in Eucalyptus Globulus Seed Orchard; Australasian Forest Genetics Conference
Post-pollination capsule development in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards; Australian Journal of Botany
Processing efficiency of different broccoli head architectures; International Horticultural Congress 2010
Pruning effects on Pinot Noir vines in Tasmania (Australia); Vitis
Pyrethrum research in the high altitude highlands of Papua New Guinea; Acta Horticulturae
Rain induced Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium .L) fruit splitting: An alternative view; 39th National Cherry Conference
Rain-Reduced Sweet Cherry Fruit Cracking; National Cherry Conference, Innovation in Production ... Growing our Future
Re-commercialisation of the PNG pyrethrum industry to improve the harvested yields in Australia
Reducing the impact of late season rainfall - Rain and cracking; Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference
Relationship between growth rate and the development of hollow stem broccoli; Crop & Pasture Science
Rhizome dormancy and shoot growth in myoga (Zingiber mioga Roscoe; Scientia Horticulturae
Seed dormancy, germination and plant juvenility studies in Papaver bracteatum; National and Trans Tasman Horticultural Science Conference
Seed Ecology of Apiaceae Weeds in Pyrethrum; Seed: Biology, Development and Ecology
Soil carbon and greenhouse gas emissions in Tasmanian high rainfall temperate systems
Splitting Headaches; Fruit Growers Tasmania Annual Conference
Study of some factors affecting carrot taproot size and uniformity; 10th Australian Agronomy Conference
Study of some factors affecting the growth and development of myoga (Zingiber mioga Roscoe); Scientia Horticulturae
The effect of time of harvest, irrigation treatments and kilning temperature on Eucalyptus globulus seed germination response to high temperature stress; Seed Science and Technology
The impact of flower density and irrigation on capsule and seed set in Eucalyptus globulus seed orchards; New Forests
The latex capacity of opium poppy capsules is fixed early in capsule development and is not a major determinant in morphine yield; Annals of Applied Biology
The relationship of the female reproductive success of Eucalyptus globulus to the endogenous properties of the flower; Sexual Plant Reproduction
The relative contribution of the male and female to the variation in reproductive success in Eucalyptus globulus; Silvae Genetica
Tree water relations: flow and fruit; Agricultural Water Management
Variation in Green Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Yield and Harvest Maturity Between Crops Grown in Southern Tasmania
Vascular flow of water induces side cracking in sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.); Advances in Horticultural Science
Vegetables are a major part of the diet in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and demand for temperate vegetables is growing from the emerging middle class and increasing expatriate population; 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014

Research Projects

A New View of Cherry Cracking; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Alternative Strategies to Managing Rain Induced Cherry Cracking; Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR)
ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products: Adding value to horticulture value ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Aspects of Commercial Production of Echinacea in Tasmania; Botanical Resources Australia Pty Ltd (BRAPL)
Attendance at the International Horticulture Congress - Lisbon, Spain - 2010; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Commercial Implementation of Innovative Carrot Production Technologies; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Crawford Fund Training Award - Enopa Lindsay; Crawford Fund Limited (CF)
Determining the Constraints of Frost and Salinity Tolerance to the Expansion of Commercial Pyrethrum; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Developing a Mechanised Harvester for Brassica Oleracea Seed Crops; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Developing a New Product for Enhancing Dormancy and Storage Qualities of Potatoes; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Enhancing the Germination of Eucalyptus Globulus Seeds at Supraoptimal Temperatures; SeedEnergy Pty Ltd (SE)
Evaluation of Potential for Chitosan to Enhance Plant Disease Defence; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Factors Affecting Fruit Set in Eucalyptus Globulus; SeedEnergy Pty Ltd (SE)
Factors Affecting Green Pea Yields in Southern Tasmania; Simplot Australia (SIMPLOT)
Factors Controlling Broccoli Inflorescence Development and Architecture; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Factors Controlling the Regulation of Broccoli (Brassica Oleracea) Inflorescence Development and Architecture; Simplot Australia (SIMPLOT)
Global master class in horticulture; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improving Marketable Yield of Premium Quality Cherries; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improving Reliability of Flowering in Bolting Resistant Carrot Seed Crops; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improving the Reliability of Vegetable Seed Yields; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Increasing Vegetable Production in Central Province, Papua New Guinea, to Supply Port Moresby Markets; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Investigation and Manipulation of the Onion Skin Formation Process; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Mitigation of N2O Emissions in the National Vegetable Industry; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Molecular Tools for Understanding, Predicting and Managing Flowering and Reproductive Development in Brassica Oleracea; Australian Research Council (ARC)
National PhD Program: Horticulture; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
New Onion Protocols to Assure Viability of European Exports; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Physiology of Onion Bulbs Destined for Export Markets; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Postgraduate Research Scholarship - Cover; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Precision seeding benefits for processing pea production; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Re-Commercialisation of the PNG Pyrethrum Industry to Improve the Harvested Yields in Australia; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
Short Term Effluent Retention; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Soil Organic Carbon Balances in Tasmanian Agricultural Systems; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
The National Biochar Initiative II - A country wide approach to Biochar systems (DAFF); Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Variation in Green Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Yield and Harvest Maturity Between Crops Grown in Southern Tasmania; Simplot Australia (SIMPLOT)
Water Relations, Hydraulics and Tissue Extensibility in Plant Storage Tissue; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Characterisation of Onion Skin Quality and Bulb Respiration During Field Curing of Brown Onions
Evaluation of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in a vegetable rotation
Reproductive Biology, Seed Development and pyrethrin Accumulation in Pyrethrum
Robust modelling approaches for predicting responses to climate change
Tasmanian Alkaloids Agricultural Science research donation - Supervisor Dr Alistair Gracie
Variation in Green Pea (Pisum Sativum L.) Yield and Harvest Maturity Between Crops Grown in Southern Tasmania

Research Candidate Supervision

Aspects of the Biology of Papaver bracteatum Lind, a New Crop for Tasmania
Aspects of Vitis vinifera L. cv Pinot Noir Fruitfulness in Tasmania
Biological Limitations to the Production of Processed Broccoli in Tasmania
Characterisation and Management of Flower Abortion in Inbred Male Sterile Onion Parental Line ON019A
Export Quality Cream Gold Onion Nutrition Research Project- "From the Ground up".
Factors Affecting Capsule and Seed Set in Eucalyptus globulus Seed Orchards
Factors Affecting Dry Matter Yield and Pyrethrin Content in Pyrethum in Tasmania
Genetic and Environmental Factors Affecting the Germination of Eucalyptus globulus Seeds
Germination Issues in the Cultivation of Echinacea angustifolia in Tasmania
Impacts of Wildlife Grazing on Pastures in the Midlands, Tasmania
Laticifers and Latex in Papaver somniferum L.; Capacity, Development and Translocation
Rain-Induced Fruit Cracking in Sweet Cherry (Prunus avium L.)
Short Retention Time Effluent Management
Understanding and Improving Seed Set in Pyrethrum Crops
Understanding Onion Skin Formation Processes