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Non-visual common root rot disease detection using NIR spectrum and machine learning methods
Xiong, Yiyi, McCarthy, Cheryl, Humpal, Jacob and Percy, Cassandra. "Non-visual common root rot disease detection using NIR spectrum and machine learning methods." 2023 11th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics (Agro-Geoinformatics). Wuhan, China 25 - 28 Jul 2023 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). https://doi.org/https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/10233256/proceeding

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Digital strategies for nitrogen management in grain production systems: lessons from multi-method assessment using on-farm experimentation
Colaco, A.F., Whelan, B.M., Bramley, R.G.V., Richetti, J., Fajardo, M., McCarthy, A.C., Perry, E.M., Bender, A., Leo, S., Fitzgerald, G.J. and Lawes, R.A.. 2024. "Digital strategies for nitrogen management in grain production systems: lessons from multi-method assessment using on-farm experimentation ." Precision Agriculture. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11119-023-10102-z

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Tactile sensing for tissue discrimination in robotic meat cutting: A feasibility study.
Aly, Basem Adel, Low, Tobias, Long, Derek, Brett, Peter and Baillie, Craig. 2024. "Tactile sensing for tissue discrimination in robotic meat cutting: A feasibility study. " Journal of Food Engineering. 363. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2023.111754

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Two-phase anaerobic digestion in leach bed reactors coupled to anaerobic filters: A review and the potential of biochar filters
Collins, B.A., Birzer, C.H., Harris, P.W., Kidd, S.P., McCabe, B.K. and Medwell, P.R.. 2023. "Two-phase anaerobic digestion in leach bed reactors coupled to anaerobic filters: A review and the potential of biochar filters ." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 175, pp. 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2023.113187

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Biosolids-derived fertilisers: A review of challenges and opportunities
Marchuk, Serhiy, Tait, Stephan, Sinha, Payel, Harris, Peter, Antille, Diogenes L. and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2023. "Biosolids-derived fertilisers: A review of challenges and opportunities." Science of the Total Environment. 875, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.162555

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Effectiveness of narrow tyne and double-discs openers to overcome shallow compaction and improve soybean yield in long-term no-tillage soil
Ferreira,Camila Jorge Bernab´e, Tormena, Cássio Antonio, Severiano, Eduardo da Costa, Nunes, Márcio Renato, de Menezes, Carlos Cesar Evangelista, Antille, Diogenes L. and Preto, Vívian Ribeiro de Oliveira. 2023. "Effectiveness of narrow tyne and double-discs openers to overcome shallow compaction and improve soybean yield in long-term no-tillage soil." Soil and Tillage Research. 227, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2022.105622

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Improving nitrogen use efficiency in irrigated cotton production
Scheer, Clemens, Rowlings, David W., Antille, Diogenes L., Migliorati, Massimiliano De Antoni, Fuchs, Kathrin and Grace, Peter R.. 2023. "Improving nitrogen use efficiency in irrigated cotton production." Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 125 (2), pp. 95-106. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-022-10204-6

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Artificial Intelligence: what is it and what does it mean for cotton?
McCarthy, Alison. 2023. "Artificial Intelligence: what is it and what does it mean for cotton?" 2023 Australian Cotton Research Conference. Toowoomba 05 - 07 Sep 2023 Australia.

Keynote

Variable-rate irrigation: hardware and software tools for improved infield irrigation
McCarthy, Alison and Foley, Joseph. 2023. "Variable-rate irrigation: hardware and software tools for improved infield irrigation." GRDC Grains Research Update: Irrigation efficiency. 30 - 30 May 2023 Australia.

Presentation

Research and industry engagement for Ag tech development
McCarthy, Alison. 2023. "Research and industry engagement for Ag tech development." Scenic Rim Agricultural Workshop. Aratula 22 - 22 Mar 2023 Australia.

Presentation

Cover cropping impacts on soil water and carbon in dryland cropping system
Zhang, Hanlu, Ghahramani, Afshin, Ali, Aram and Erbacher, Andrew. 2023. "Cover cropping impacts on soil water and carbon in dryland cropping system." PLoS One. 18. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0286748

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A review on common root rot of wheat and barley in Australia
Xiong, Yiyi, McCarthy, Cheryl, Humpal, Jacob and Percy, Cassandra. 2023. "A review on common root rot of wheat and barley in Australia." Plant Pathology. 72 (8), pp. 1347-1364. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13777

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Land Application of Biosolids-Derived Biochar in Australia: A Review
Sinha, Payel, Marchuk, Serhiy, Harris, Peter, Antille, Diogenes L. and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2023. "Land Application of Biosolids-Derived Biochar in Australia: A Review." Sustainability. 15 (14). https://doi.org/10.3390/su151410909

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Direct comparison of runoff of residual and knockdown herbicides in sugarcane using a rainfall simulator finds large difference in runoff losses and toxicity relative to diuron
Silburn, D. Mark, Fillols, Emilie, Rojas-Ponce, Samuel, Lewis, Steve and McHugh, A.D.. 2023. "Direct comparison of runoff of residual and knockdown herbicides in sugarcane using a rainfall simulator finds large difference in runoff losses and toxicity relative to diuron." Science of the Total Environment. 863. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160976

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Nitrogen dynamics and biological processes in soil amended with microalgae grown in abattoir digestate to recover nutrients
Shayesteh, Hajar, Jenkins, Sasha N., Moheimani, Navid R., Bolan, Nanthi, Buhlmann, Christopher H., Gurung, Sun Kumar, Vadiveloo, Ashiwin, Bahri, Parisa A. and Mickan, Bede S.. 2023. "Nitrogen dynamics and biological processes in soil amended with microalgae grown in abattoir digestate to recover nutrients." Journal of Environmental Management. 344. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.118467

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Assessing the performance of techniques for disaggregating daily rainfall in South Africa
Ramlall, R and Smithers, Smithers. 2023. "Assessing the performance of techniques for disaggregating daily rainfall in South Africa." Water SA. 49 (3), pp. 199-210.

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Evaporative loss and environmental impact of covers on water storages: A review
Pittaway, Pamela, Scobie, Michael and Schmidt, Erik. 2023. "Evaporative loss and environmental impact of covers on water storages: A review." Journal of Environmental Quality. 52 (2), pp. 241-257. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20454

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Evaluation of a new apple in-field sorting system for fruit singulation, rotation and imaging
Pothula, Anand Kumar, Zhang, Zhao and Lu, Renfu. 2023. "Evaluation of a new apple in-field sorting system for fruit singulation, rotation and imaging." Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2023.107789

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Design and analysis of a low-cost potentiostat for application with microbial electrochemical sensors
Hill, Andrew, Tait, Stephan, Harris, Peter, Baillie, Craig, Virdis, Bernardino and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2023. "Design and analysis of a low-cost potentiostat for application with microbial electrochemical sensors." Electrochimica Acta. 468. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2023.143201

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Pesticide extraction from soil into runoff under a rainfall simulator
Silburn, D. Mark. 2023. "Pesticide extraction from soil into runoff under a rainfall simulator." Soil Research. 61 (5), pp. 468-483. https://doi.org/10.1071/SR22115

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Lactic acid production from food waste at an anaerobic digestion biorefinery: effect of digestate recirculation and sucrose supplementation
Buhlmann, Christopher H., Mickan, Bede S., Tait, Stephan, Batstone, Damien J. and Bahri, Parisa A. 2023. "Lactic acid production from food waste at an anaerobic digestion biorefinery: effect of digestate recirculation and sucrose supplementation." Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2023.1177739

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Food and Garden Organic Waste Management in Australia: Co-Benefits for Regional Communities and Local Government
Blanchard, Christine, Harris, Peter, Pocock, Celmara and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2023. "Food and Garden Organic Waste Management in Australia: Co-Benefits for Regional Communities and Local Government." Sustainability. 15 (13). https://doi.org/10.3390/su15139901

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Discrete Element Method Simulation and Field Evaluation of a Vibrating Root-Tuber Shovel in Cohesive and Frictional Soils
Awuah, Emmanuel, Aikins, Kojo Atta, Antille, Diogenes L., Zhou, Jun, Gbenontin, Bertrand Vigninou, Mecha, Peter and Liang, Zian. 2023. "Discrete Element Method Simulation and Field Evaluation of a Vibrating Root-Tuber Shovel in Cohesive and Frictional Soils." Agriculture. 13 (8). https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture13081525

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Robotics and sensing technologies in red meat processing: A review
Aly, Basem Adel, Low, Tobias, Long, Derek, Baillie, Craig and Brett, Peter. 2023. "Robotics and sensing technologies in red meat processing: A review." Trends in Food Science and Technology. 137, pp. 142-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2023.05.015

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Review of Discrete Element Method Simulations of Soil Tillage and Furrow Opening
Aikins, Kojo Atta, Ucgul, Mustafa, Barr, James B., Awuah, Emmanuel, Antille, Diogenes L., Jensen, Troy A. and Desbiolles, Jacky M. A.. 2023. "Review of Discrete Element Method Simulations of Soil Tillage and Furrow Opening." Agriculture. 13 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture13030541

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Availability of Nitrogen in Soil for Irrigated Cotton Following Application of Urea and 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate-Coated Urea in Concentrated Bands
Pittaway, Pamela A., Antille, Diogenes L., Melland, Alice R. and Marchuk, Serhiy. 2023. "Availability of Nitrogen in Soil for Irrigated Cotton Following Application of Urea and 3,4-Dimethylpyrazole Phosphate-Coated Urea in Concentrated Bands." Plants. 12 (5), pp. 1-14. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants12051170

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Resource recovery for environmental management of dilute livestock manure using a solid-liquid separation approach
Grell, Torben, Marchuk, Serhiy, Williams, Ian, McCabe, Bernadette K. and Tait, Stephan. 2023. "Resource recovery for environmental management of dilute livestock manure using a solid-liquid separation approach ." Journal of Environmental Management. 325 (Part A), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116254

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Field evaluation of automated site-specific irrigation for cotton and perennial ryegrass using soil-water sensors and Model Predictive Control
McCarthy, Alison, Foley, Joseph, Raedts, Pieter and Hills, James. 2023. "Field evaluation of automated site-specific irrigation for cotton and perennial ryegrass using soil-water sensors and Model Predictive Control." Agricultural Water Management. 277, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2022.108098

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Controlled traffic farming effects on productivity of grain sorghum, rainfall and fertiliser nitrogen use efficiency
Hussein, Mahmood A., Antille, Diogenes L., Kodur, Shreevatsa, Chen, Guangnan and Tullberg, Jeff N.. 2021. "Controlled traffic farming effects on productivity of grain sorghum, rainfall and fertiliser nitrogen use efficiency." Journal of Agriculture and Food Research. 3, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jafr.2021.100111

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Potential for machine vision of grain crop features for nitrogen assessment
McCarthy, Alison, Colaco, Andre, Richetti, Jonathan and Baillie, Craig. 2022. "Potential for machine vision of grain crop features for nitrogen assessment." 20th Australian Agronomy Conference (2022). Toowoomba, Australia Toowoomba, Australia.

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Tyre Configuration and Axle Load of Front-Wheel Assist and Four-Wheel Drive Tractors Effects on Soil Compaction and Rolling Resistance under No-Tillage
Rivero, David, Botta, Guido F., Antille, Diogenes L., Ezquerra-Canalejo, Alejandra, Bienvenido, Fernando and Ucgul, Mustafa. 2022. "Tyre Configuration and Axle Load of Front-Wheel Assist and Four-Wheel Drive Tractors Effects on Soil Compaction and Rolling Resistance under No-Tillage." Agriculture. 12 (11), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture12111961

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Efficient water management and irrigation on farms
Reardon-Smith, K., Mushtaq, Shahbaz, Scobie, M., Eberhard, J. and Maraseni, T. N.. 2022. "Efficient water management and irrigation on farms." Sims, Ralph E. H. (ed.) Energy-smart farming: efficiency, renewable energy and sustainability. United Kingdom. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. pp. 102-134

Edited book (chapter)

Future farming: Machine vision for in-season nitrogen assessment of grain crops
McCarthy, Alison and Baillie, Craig. 2020. "Future farming: Machine vision for in-season nitrogen assessment of grain crops." 2020 Precision Agriculture Symposium Webinar. Virtual 30 Sep 2020 Sydney, Australia.

Presentation

Future farming: Machine vision for nitrogen assessment in grain crops
McCarthy, Alison and Baillie, Craig. 2020. "Future farming: Machine vision for nitrogen assessment in grain crops." GRDC Grains Research Update: Driving Profit Through Research. Goondiwindi, Australia 03 - 04 Mar 2020 Australia.

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Smartphone apps under development to aid pest monitoring
McCarthy, Alison, Long, Derek and Grundy, Paul. 2020. "Smartphone apps under development to aid pest monitoring." GRDC Grains Research Update: Driving Profit Through Research. Goondiwindi, Australia 03 - 04 Mar 2020 Australia.

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Lactic acid from mixed food waste fermentation using an adapted inoculum: Influence of pH and temperature regulation on yield and product spectrum
Buhlmann, Christopher H., Mickan, Bede S., Tait, Stephan, Batstone, Damien J., Mercer, George D. and Bahri, Parisa A.. 2022. "Lactic acid from mixed food waste fermentation using an adapted inoculum: Influence of pH and temperature regulation on yield and product spectrum." Journal of Cleaner Production. 373, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133716

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NIR sensing and machine learning to rapidly assess crown rot in wheat
Humpal, Jacob, McCarthy, Cheryl, Percy, Cassandra and Thomasson, J. Alex. 2020. "NIR sensing and machine learning to rapidly assess crown rot in wheat." GRDC Grains Research Update: Driving Profit Through Research. Goondiwindi, Australia 03 - 04 Mar 2020 Australia.

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Detection of crown rot in wheat utilising near-infrared spectroscopy: towards remote and robotic sensing
Humpal, Jacob, McCarthy, Cheryl, Percy, Cassy and Thomasson, J. Alex. 2020. "Detection of crown rot in wheat utilising near-infrared spectroscopy: towards remote and robotic sensing." Thomasson, J. Alex and Torres-Rua, Alfonso F. (ed.) Autonomous Air and Ground Sensing Systems for Agricultural Optimization and Phenotyping V (SPIE 2020). Online 27 Apr - 08 May 2020 United States. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2557949

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Detection of early infestations of Fall armyworm (FAW) in sweet corn and maize
McCarthy, Alison and Humpal, Jacob. 2021. Detection of early infestations of Fall armyworm (FAW) in sweet corn and maize. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Project report

Review of Technologies, Regulations and Operating Standards for Field Based Autonomous Agricultural Machinery
Baillie, Craig, Torrance, Logan, Long, Derek, Brett, Peter and Humpal, Jacob. 2020. Review of Technologies, Regulations and Operating Standards for Field Based Autonomous Agricultural Machinery. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Technical report