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Researcher: Menary, RC (Professor Robert Menary)

Fields of Research

Horticultural production
Horticultural crop growth and development
Post harvest horticultural technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Horticultural crop improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Crop and pasture production
Forestry sciences
Crop and pasture post harvest technologies (incl. transportation and storage)
Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Marketing
Sustainable agricultural development
Oenology and viticulture
Fertilisers (incl. application)
Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Plant physiology
Zoology
Animal production
Agriculture, land and farm management
Forestry management and environment
Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Crop and pasture nutrition
Immunology
Analytical chemistry
Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
Medical biotechnology
Food packaging, preservation and processing
Crop and pasture biochemistry and physiology
Receptors and membrane biology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Sedimentology
Resource geoscience
Food nutritional balance
Food chemistry and food sensory science
Forest health and pathology
Other chemical sciences
Plant biology
Biochemistry and cell biology
Quality assurance, chemometrics, traceability and metrological chemistry
Soil physics

Research Objectives

Horticultural crops
Other plant production and plant primary products
Linseed
Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Essential oil crops
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit)
Stone fruit (excl. avocado)
Plant extract crops
Harvesting and packaging of plant products
Table grapes
Wine grapes
Softwood plantations
Other animal production and animal primary products
Non-dairy milk
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Hardwood plantations
Field grown vegetable crops
Processed fruit and vegetable products (incl. juices)
Fresh fruits and vegetables (post harvest)
Other mineral resources (excl. energy resources)
Pome fruit, pip fruit
Other environmental management
Other education and training
Nutraceuticals and functional foods

Career Best Publications

C-27 Apocarotenoids in the flowers of Boronia megastigma (Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Effect of Drying Temperature and Air Flow on the Production and Retention of Secondary Metabolites in Saffron; Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
Emission of Volatiles From Brown Boronia Flowers: Some Comparative Observations; Annals of Botany
Production of volatiles in brown boronia flowers after harvest Pilot-scale research; Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Variation during dormancy and the effect of freezing and postharvest incubation on the chemical composition of blackcurrant buds (Ribes nigrum L.); Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology

Research Publications

A Study of the Chemistry and Biology of Crocus Sativus Flowers for Saffron, Fragrance and Healthcare Products
Agronomic Aspects of the Cultivation of Olearia phlogopappa in Relation to Essential Oil Quality and Yield; Journal of Essential Oil Research
Analysis of consumer preferences for apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.); Horticulture for the Future Conference 2011
Analysis of the Contents of Oil Cells in Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C. Smith (Winteraceae); Annals of Botany
Annual Report on the Pyrethrum Breeding Program
Aroma and flavour products from plant waste
Australian saffron: commercialization of drying technology and aroma
Biosynthesis of Volatiles in Brown Boronia Flowers after Harvest: Effect of Harvest Time and Incubation Conditions; Annals of Botany
Boronia Oil; The New Crop Industries Handbook
Bound Volatiles in Brown Boronia Flowers (Boronia megastigma); ACS 219th Conference
C-27 Apocarotenoids in the flowers of Boronia megastigma (Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Chamomile for Oil and Dried Flowers
Chamomile for Oil and Dried Flowers - Confidential Commercial Report - Not for Publication
Changes in some carotenoids and apocarotenoids during flower development in Boronia megastigma (Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Continued development of V. vinifera inflorescence primordia in winter dormant buds; Vitis
Determination of pesticide residue limits in boronia extracts
Determination of Propiconazole Residue in Boronia Extract (Concrete); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Development of a celery oil and extract industry
Development of an Internationally Competitive Saffron Industry
Dissipation of Propiconazole and Tebuconazole in Peppermint Crops (Mentha piperita (Labiatae)) and their Residues in Distilled Oils; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Effect of Drying Temperature and Air Flow on the Production and Retention of Secondary Metabolites in Saffron; Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry
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
Effects of N, P and K on polygodial leaf extract of Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C. Smith; Journal of Essential Oil Research
Effects of tree guards and mulching on plantation establishment of 'Tasmanian Native Pepper' (Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C. Smith); Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Emission of Volatiles From Brown Boronia Flowers: Some Comparative Observations; Annals of Botany
Factors influencing the yield and composition of essential oils; Fourth international meeting: Aromatic and medicinal plants
Feasibility of a Chamomile Oil and Dried Flower Industry In Tasmania; International Symposium on Chamomile Research, Development and Production
Floral extract from four clones ofBoronia megastigama (Nees) throughout flowering; Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Glycosidic Conjugates of C13 Norisoprenoids, Monoterpenoids, and Cucurbates in Boronia megastigma (Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Glycosidic conjugates of monoterpene alcohols, cucurbates and C-13 norisprenoids in Boronia megastigma; 34th International Symposium on Essential Oils
Horticultural ecophysiology of Tasmanian native pepper; XI International Symposium on Integrating Canopy, Rootstock and Environmental Physiology in Orchard Systems
Identification of Glycosides and aroma compounds in Boronia megastigma (Nees) using LC-UV/MS-SPE-NMR' ; XXIVth International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems
Identification of Glycosides of flavour and aroma compounds in Boronia megastigma (Nees) using LC-UV/MS-SPE-NMR; ICMBRS XXIV
Identification of glycosidic conjugates in Boronia megastigma (Nees) using LC-UV/MS-SPE-NMR; 24th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance in Biological Sciences
Improved Oil Quality and Yield from Tasmanian-grown French Lavender
Increased root initiation in cuttings of Eucalyptus nitens by delayed auxin application; Plant Growth Regulation
Increased yields from peppermint crops through improved micro nutrient nutrition
Increasing quality of Olearia phlogopappa essential oil through nutritional management
Inflorescence initiation and floral differentiation in Vitis vinifera L. Pinot Noir; 13th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
Investigation of the Variation in Chemical Composition of Tasmannia lanceolata Solvent Extracts; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Is there potential for a viable Chamomile oil and dried flower industry in Tasmania?; International Symposium on Chamomile Research, Development and Production
Methods for propagating peppermint nursery stock
Micropropagation of New Varieties of Strawberry
Micropropagation of Raspberry
Mineral Nutrition of Olearia Phlogopappa: Effect on Growth, Essential Oil Yield, and Composition; Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis
Native pollinator management may be a key to improving fruit set in Tasmanian Mountain Pepper, Tasmannia lanceolata (Winteraceae), an emerging spice resource; Journal of Crop Improvement
New flavour products from Tasmanian blackcurrant and raspberry fruits
New Saffron Drying Technology : A UTAS Commercialisation Seed Fund Project
NMR Microscopy of Australian sandalwood; ANZMAG2000
Optimisation of Parsley Seed Oil Production
Optimizing Solvent Extraction of Boronia megastigma (Nees) Flowers; Journal of Essential Oil Research
Optimum stand density for maximum essential oil yield in commercial fennel crops; HortScience
Peppermint nursery stock : Rejuvenation of peppermint crops through establishment of quality nursery stock
Photosynthesis and assimilate partitioning during rhythmic growth of green tea (Camellia sinensis var sinensis); Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Plant nutrition, growth and polygodial production of Tasmannia lanceolata; XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: V World Congress on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants and International Symposium on Plants, as Factories of Natural Substances, Edible and Essential Oils
Practical approaches to the analyses for pesticide residues in essential oils
Production of volatiles in brown boronia flowers after harvest Pilot-scale research; Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Production of volatiles in brown boronia flowers after harvest. I: Effect of clonal type and incubation temperature; Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Production of volatiles in brown boronia flowers after harvest. II: Effect of oxygen consumption; Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Quality assurance protocols to minimise pesticide residues in essential oils
Reducing Fennel Stand Density Increases Pollen Production, Improving Potential for Pollination and Subsequent Oil Yield; HortScience
Seasonal changes in some secondary metabolites in leaves of Tasmania lanceolata; 13th International Congress of Flavours, Fragrances and Essential Oils
Sub-critical carbon dioxide extraction of the hexane extract of the leaves of Tasmannia lanceolata; Journal of Essential Oil Research
The development of a native plant (Olearia phlogopappa) as a new essential oil crop
The Dissipation of Tebuconazole and Propiconazole in Boronia (Boronia megastigma Nees); Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
The Effect of Flower Maturity and Harvest Timing on Floral Extract from Boronia megastigma (Nees); Annals of Botany
Variation during dormancy and the effect of freezing and postharvest incubation on the chemical composition of blackcurrant buds (Ribes nigrum L.); Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology
Volatiles in Different Floral Organs, and Effect of Floral Characteristics on Yield of Extract from Boronia megastigma (Nees); Annals of Botany

Research Projects

34th Symposium on Essential Oils, Wurzburg, Germany; AgriFutures (AgFut)
A new commercial product from Tasmannia Lanceolata; AgriFutures (AgFut)
A Study of the Chemistry and Biology of Crocus Sativus Flowers for Saffron, Fragrance and Healthcare Products; AgriFutures (AgFut)
A value chain approach to food product innovation; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
An Improved Flavour and Fragrance Extract from Blackcurrant; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Aroma and Flavour Products from Plant Waste; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Australian Saffron: Commercialization of Drying Technology and Aroma Analysis; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Chamomile Varieties for Essential Oil and Dry Flower Production; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Determination of Enantiomeric Composition of Essential Oils; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Determination of Pesticide Minimum Residue Limits in Essential Oils; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Determination of Pesticide Minimum Residue Limits in Essential Oils; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Determination of pesticide minimum residue limits in essential oils; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Determination of Pesticide Minimum Residue Limits in Essential Oils; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Determination of pesticide residue limits in Boronia extracts; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Development of a Celery Oil and Extract Industry in Tasmania; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Development of an Internationally Competitive Saffron Industry; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Development of an onion oil industry in Tasmania; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Factors affecting macropropagation Eucalyptus nitens; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Factors influencing oil yield in Boronia; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Genetic improvement in pyrethrum; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Improved Oil Quality and Yield from Tasmanian-grown French Lavender; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Improved Quality in Floral Products from Brown Boronia; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Improved Yields from Tasmanian Peppermint Crops through and Improved Micronutrient Nutrition; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Improvement of yield potential in commercial fennel crops through improved fruit set; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Increased Yields from Tasmanian Peppermint Crops through an Improved Micronutrient Nutrition; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Increasing quality of Olearia phlogopappa Essential Oil through nutritional management; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Investigating the Development of Tasmania lanceolata as a Useful Crop for the Tasmanian Essential Oils Industry; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Investigation of factors influencing oil yield and composition of blackcurrant bud extract; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Micropropagation of new varieties of strawberry (Fragaria); Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Micropropagation of raspberry; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
New and Enhanced Floral and Leaf Products Boronia; AgriFutures (AgFut)
New Flavour Products from Tasmanian Blackcurrant and Raspberry Fruits; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Nitrogen and water relations in Boronia; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Optimisation of Parsley Seed Oil Production; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Optimising Yield and Quality of Blackcurrant Oils; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Plant Allergen Sampling; Griffith University (GU)
Pollination and Fruit set in Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare); Australian Research Council (ARC)
Process-Based Prediction of Nutrient Limitations to Plants; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of a Benchtop Triple Quadrupole Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography system with Mass Spectrometry, Ultraviolet and Scintillation detector systems; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Purchase of Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Quality Assurance Protocols to Minimise Pesticide Residues in Essential Oils; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Quality Stabilisation and Registration of Tasmania Lanceolata Extract; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Rejuvenation of Peppermint Crops through Establishment of Quality Nursery Stock; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Saffron Drying Technology; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Seasonal and Regional Variations in Blackcurrant Concrete Composition and Yield; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Tasmanian Lanceolata - A New Natural Flavour Product; AgriFutures (AgFut)
Tea Project; Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Tasmania (DPIF)
The development of a native plant (Olearia phlogapappa) as a new essential oil crop; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Yield and quality of concrete from Boronia megastigma (Nees); AgriFutures (AgFut)
Analytical Analysis of Sandalwood
Analytical Services
Boronia clone
Boronia germplasm collection re-vitalisation
Liquid Carbon Dioxide Extraction of T. Lanceolata
Micro and Macro Propagation of 9 Boronia Clones
Natural Plant Extract Testing
Pyrethrum Licence Agreement
Research and Technology improvement services
Semi Commercial Trial of Five Boronia Clones and the Production of 200 Mother Plants of Four Commercial Boronia Clones
Understanding and manipulating environmental factors for targeted cannabinoid production

Research Candidate Supervision

A study of some factors affecting the yield composition of fennel oil.
An investigation of breeding methods applicable to Tasmanian-grown pyrethrum
Aspects of leaf and extract production from Tasmannia Lanceolata
Aspects of the physiological and chemical control of adventitious root formation in eucalyptus nitens (Deane and Maiden) Maiden
Boronia oil production
Boronia Plant Physiology - the effect of plant density and training on Boronia yield and oil composition
Cu and Zn relations in fertilised eucalypt plantations
Effect of Pre-Harvest Foliar Sprays of Boron and Retain for Improvement of Quality Parameters of Apricots (Prunus armeniaca) in Tasmania
Factors affecting alpha-acid oxidase activity in hops
Growth and quality of green tea (Camellia sinensis var sinensis)
Horticultural science - Some factors associated with fruit set in Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Horticulture - physiology of flowering in Boronia
Horticulture/essential oil of olearia SP
Improving the Yield and Quality of Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) Extracts
Investigating the Development of Tasmannia lanceolata as a Useful Crop for the Tasmanian Essential Oils Industry
Late quaternary Erosion, Deposition and Soil Formation near Grevena, Greece- Chronology, Characteristics and Causes
Nitrogen nutrition of boronia
Process based prediction of nutrient limitations to plants
Saffron (Crocus sativus)- Post Harvest Technology for Optimising Spice Quality - and New Product Potential
Studies on the Carotenoid and Glycosidic Precursors of Aroma and Flavour Compounds in Boronia Megastigma (Nees)
TITLE- Morphological and physiological aspects of flowering in pyrethrum