Agriculture and Food Systems - Theses
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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 ...
Protecting the Australian Capsicum industry from incursions of Colletotrichum pathogens
Anthracnose of chili (Capsicum annuum) causes serious production loss globally wherever chili plants are grown especially in the subtropical and tropical regions of Asia and Australia. Anthracnose is caused by a complex ...
Soft drinks, obesity and corporate power: the Australian soft drink industry’s political strategy to position itself as “part of the solution” to obesity
Background Soft drink corporations face scrutiny from governments and public health experts for the contribution of their products to obesity and non-communicable diseases. Historically, the soft drink industry sought to ...
Evaluation of fat, nitrate and 3-nitrooxypropanol for reducing enteric methane emissions from ruminants
Enteric methane produced by ruminants is a dietary inefficiency that contributes to global warming. Feeding diets containing starch to ruminants has been reported to decrease enteric methane emissions. The feeding of methane ...
Identification and characterisation of potential sources of resistance to Ascochyta blight within the exotic germplasm of lentil
Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus. ssp. culinaris) is high value cool season legume staple food and cash crop, cultivated globally including in Australia. However, the crop is often challenged by biotic and abiotic stresses ...
Microbially mediated nitrogen conservation and loss in low and high nitrogen input rice paddies
High rates of fertilizer nitrogen (N) application in rice paddies is a common practice in the majority of the rice-producing countries. However, more than 60% of the applied fertilizer-N is lost to the atmosphere and other ...
Understanding and mitigating the impacts of major dietary changes on dairy cows
Four experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of major dietary changes on ruminal pH, ruminal fluid composition, eating behaviour, feed intake and milk production of dairy cows. The impacts of both diet ...
Functional aspects of root and leaf development in dryland crop water use under elevated CO2
Atmospheric CO2 concentration ([CO2]) is rising due to anthropogenic activities and is expected to reach ~550 μmol mol-1 by 2050 and exceed ~700 μmol mol-1 by the end of this century. As the main substrate of photosynthesis, ...