Investigating the interactions between scion and rootstock with respect to fertiliser use in early establishment almond orchards
Future nut orchard establishment for sustainable production – higher density plantings and the suitability of new almond varieties and dwarfing rootstocks.
12 years of research, project management and industry experience in perennial horticulture.
Research focused on quantifying the magnitude of soil evaporation within viticultural soils in the MIA, the development of a proximal method for the determination of soil evaporation through soil surface temperature and involvement in irrigation projects in Iraq.
5 years industry experience as technical officer and irrigation manager for a large-scale mixed horticulture production farm. This included facilitating research conducted by various institutions (DAFF, CSIRO, NSW DPI and Agriculture Victoria) on avocadoes, citrus and wine grapes.
PhD in Irrigation and water relations (full CRC for Irrigation Futures scholarship, based at CSIRO, Griffith) – The nature, impact and implications of soil evaporation in vineyards for irrigation efficiency and management.
9 publications in irrigation and agronomy within perennial horticulture.