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Professor David Coventry
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QualificationsPhD (UWA), MAgSci (Melbourne), BAgSci (Melbourne), Dip Ed (Melbourne),FAIAST.
Teaching InterestsProduction Agronomy; Perspectives on Modern Agriculture
Research InterestsCrop agronomy; sustainable agricultural systems; soil acidity; rhizobial ecology; resource use efficiency; tillage systems
Publications(those listed from the past 5 years)
Jahansooz, M.R., Coventry, D.R. and Tow, P.J. (2006). Agronomic practices associated with cereal and pulse intercropping in South Australia. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture (submitted)
Farhoodi, A. and Coventry, D.R. (2006). Field crop responses to lime in the mid-north region of South Australia. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture (submitted)
Denton MD, Hill CR, Bellotti WD, Coventry DR. (accepted 16/2/2006). Nodulation of annual medics in two pastures of contrasting soil pH and rhizobial populations, Applied Soil Ecology
Choi, E-Y., McNeill, A., Coventry, D. and Stangoulis, J. (accepted 11/1/2006). Whole plant responses of crop and weed species to higher subsoil boron. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 57 (7).
Jahansooz, M.R., Yanusa, I.M. and Coventry, D.R. (2004). Capture and use of water by wheat and chickpea in sole crops and intercrops, under dryland conditions of South Australia. 4th International Crop Science Congress, Brisbane Australia (on line).
Kleemann, S.G.L, Gill, G.S. and Coventry, D. R. (2004). Effects of N-fertilizer rate and placement on wheat (Triticum aestivum) establishment, growth and yield. 4th International Crop Science Congress, Brisbane Australia (on line).
Fleet, B, Koopman, D. and Coventry, D. (2004). Interaction between Ascochyta intensity and sowing arrangement with chickpea. 4th International Crop Science Congress, Brisbane Australia (on line).
Denton, M.D., Reeve, W.G., Howieson, J.G. and Coventry, D.R. (2003). Competitive abilities of common field isolates and a commercial strain of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii for clover nodule occupancy. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 35, 1039-1048.
Xu, R. K. and Coventry, D.R. (2003). Soil pH changes associated with lupin and wheat plant materials incorporated in a red-brown earth soil. Plant & Soil 250, 113-119
Coventry, D.R. Farhoodi, A. and Xu, R.K. (2003). Managing soil acidity through crop rotations in southern Australia. In Handbook of Soil Acidity. (Ed. Z. Rengel), Marcel Dekker, Inc., NY. pp 407-430.
Postlethwaite, Y. L. and Coventry, D.R. (2003). Using grain sorghum as part of a crop rotation in the Wimmera region, Victoria. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 95, 629-637.
Coventry, D.R., Doudle, S.L., Triomphe, B. and Malik, R.K. (2003). A comparison of approaches to farming system research projects. Proceedings of the Australian Farming Systems Conference, Toowoomba , September 2003 (on-line).
Wijaya, G.Y., Bellotti, W.D. and Coventry D.R. (2003). Root biomass production, root distribution, and soil water dynamics of three alternative perennial pasture legumes in comparison with Medicago sativa during their early growth. Proceedings of the 11th Australian Agronomy Conference 2003, Geelong (on-line).
Denton, M.D., Coventry D.R., Murphy P.J., Howieson J.G, and. Bellotti, W.D (2002). Competition Between Inoculated and Naturalised Rhizobium leguminosarum bv. trifolii for Nodulation of Annual Clovers in Alkaline Soils. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 53, 1019-1026
Xu, R.K., Coventry, D.R. Farhoodi, A. and Schultz, J.E. (2002). Soil acidification as influenced by crop rotations, stubble management and application of nitrogenous fertilisers, Tarlee, South Australia. Aust. J Soil Res. 40, 483-494.
Slattery, J.F., Coventry, D.R. and Slattery, W.D. (2001). Rhizobial ecology as effected by the soil environment. Aust. J Exp. Agric. 41 289-298.
Postlethwaite, Y.L. and D.R. Coventry, D.R. (2001). Grain sorghum as a dryland cropping option in the Wimmera region, Victoria Proceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference 2001 (on-line).
Denton, M.D., Coventry, D.R., Bellotti, W.D. and Howieson, J.G. (2000). Distribution, abundance and symbiotic effectiveness of Rhizobium leguminosarum bv trifolii from alkaline pasture soils in South Australia. Aust. J Exp. Agric. 40 29-35.
Professional InterestsDAFF - Eritrea College of Agriculture Development Project (2005-2006)
Board Member, CRC Plant-Based Management of Dryland Salinity (2003-2006)
AW Howard Trust member (1996-2006)
SA Crawford Fund Committee member
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