Agriculture and Food Systems - Theses
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Effect of Irrigation, Glycine Betaine and Kaolin Particle Film on the Performance of Vitis Vinifera L. ‘Shiraz’
Environmental stresses, such as heat and water stress, are a current and emerging challenge to wine grape production in Australia. In Southern Australia, where wine grape production is predominately located, Global Circulation ...
Development and implementation of novel sensory evaluation procedures of consumer acceptability towards chocolate based on emotions and biometric responses
Chocolate is a condensed suspension of different particles, with a continuous phase containing cocoa butter and milk fat, and a diffused phase containing cocoa particles, sugar, and non-fat milk solids. Chocolate is the ...
Implementation of non-invasive biometrics to identify effects of chocolate packaging towards consumer emotional and sensory responses
Due to the high volume of new products introduced to the market, food manufacturers face a challenge to differentiate themselves from competitors and avoid high failure rates. Traditional sensory responses require cognitive ...
Genomics and population biology of the anthracnose pathogen (Colletotrichum tanaceti) of pyrethrum in Australia
Colletotrichum tanaceti, is an emerging fungal pathogen of pyrethrum (Tanacetum cinerariifolium) in Australia. This thesis investigated the evolutionary potential and the molecular bases of sexual reproduction and pathogenicity ...
Engineering disease resistance and frost tolerance in canola (Brassica napus L.) using ACYL-COENZYME A-BINDING PROTEINS
Fungal diseases and low temperature stress (freezing and frost) are major stresses faced by the canola (Brassica napus L.) industry in Australia. The potential for use of plant ACYL-COENZYME A-BINDING PROTEINS (ACBPs) in ...
Physiological and biochemical responses of lentil to silicon mediated drought tolerance
Lentil has become one of the most important grain legumes grown in the arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Lentil production is challenging in these environments due to various sources of biotic and abiotic stresses. ...
Effect of Microwave Soil Treatment for Weed Management on Cereal Productivity
The evolution of herbicide-resistant weeds has encouraged the development of new non-herbicidal weed management technologies for sustainable food production. Agricultural pests are enormously reducing the sustainability ...
Risk perceptions & decision-making in the water industry
Water shortage issues as a result of drought and population increases have been documented frequently in Australia. Decisions that planners and practitioners make in the future water security arena are imperative in ensuring ...
The role of social norms in collective action for weed management across rural private property
Australian legislation and policies have historically framed rural weed management as the responsibility of individual land managers. However, because weeds can spread across boundaries, successfully managing weeds requires ...
Effect of elevated carbon dioxide and high temperature on major micronutrients in strawberry
In this study, four different folate derivatives (tetrahydrofolic acid – THFA, 10-formylfolic acid – 10FFA, 5-formyltetrahydrofolic acid – 5FTHFA, 5-methytetrahydrofolic acid (5MTHFA)) were identified in fresh and freeze-dried ...