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  • Ross Ballard | Sub-program Leader, Beneficial Microbes

    PIRSA-SARDI | Sustainable Systems | Biology & Diagnostics

    Phone: (08) 8429 2217

    Email: ross.ballard@sa.gov.au

    Ross Ballard Capability Statement (PDF 420.6 KB)

    Ross Ballard manages a portfolio of projects focussed on the application and management of rhizobia and other beneficial micro-organisms to improve the nitrogen fixation and root health of pasture, pu…

    Ross Ballard manages a portfolio of projects focussed on the application and management of rhizobia and other beneficial micro-organisms to improve the nitrogen fixation and root health of pasture, pulse and cereal crops.

    Qualifications

    BAgSc, MAgSc

    Related Case Studies

    • Food safety

      Securing South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Industry. The Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Food Safety Program was established to administer a legislative framework that applies food safety regulation to primary industry sectors.

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    • Great Australian Bight

      Great Australian Bight Research Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is working with BP, CSIRO,  the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on a 4 year, $20 million research program to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

      Read More about Great Australian Bight Research Program
    • Field of canola with a old barn in the background

      New Horizons

      The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.

      Read More about New Horizons
    • close up of green crop

      National Oat Breeding Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) leads the National Oat Breeding program, developing high quality export hay varieties along with improved milling oats – including improved nutritional value.

      Read More about National Oat Breeding Program
    • Woman testing soil in a lab

      Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests

      DNA-based soil testing developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is helping to prevent crop losses which cost growers an estimated $300 million a year across Australia.

      Read More about Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests
    • Green crop closeup

      What to sow - vital advice for growers

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers relevant, timely and independent advice on all major broadacre crops grown in South Australia, and also provides growers with disease and pest solutions.

      Read More about What to sow - vital advice for growers
    • Golden wheat field closeup

      Pasture seed bank prepares for the future

      Australia’s first national pasture and forage genetic resource centre is managed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

      Read More about Pasture seed bank prepares for the future
    • piglets walking

      Better production for chicken and pork

      South Australia is a national research leader in improving the production of intensive livestock production industries – poultry and pork.

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  • Dr C. Simon Bawden | Research Scientist

    PIRSA-SARDI | Livestock & Farming Systems | Livestock Innovation & Welfare

    Phone: (08) 8313 7604

    Email: simon.bawden@sa.gov.au

    Dr C. Simon Bawden Capability Statement (PDF 390.2 KB)

    Dr Simon Bawden is Leader of the Livestock Innovation and Welfare Science Program within SARDI Livestock and Farming Systems. He is responsible for oversight of new research programmes with a focus on…

    Dr Simon Bawden is Leader of the Livestock Innovation and Welfare Science Program within SARDI Livestock and Farming Systems. He is responsible for oversight of new research programmes with a focus on innovative solutions to livestock production efficiency and improvement of the welfare of production animals. The Science Program utilises multidisciplinary approaches which rely upon high level in-house expertise in contemporary livestock production systems, assisted reproduction, genetics, genomics and molecular biology and has strong national and international collaborations and funding.

    Qualifications

    Bsc (Hons), PhD, Grad Dip Ed.

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  • Amanda Cook | Senior Research Officer

    PIRSA-SARDI | Livestock & Farming Systems | Farming Systems

    Phone: (08) 860 6217

    Email: amanda.cook@sa.gov.au

    Amanda Cook Capability Statement (PDF 396.4 KB)

    Amanda Cook is a Senior Research Officer based at Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SARDI and is responsible for the research and extension of several industry funded projects. 

    Amanda Cook is a Senior Research Officer based at Minnipa Agricultural Centre, SARDI and is responsible for the research and extension of several industry funded projects.

    Qualifications

    B Agricultural Science, Dip Agribusiness Management

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    Publications

    Jenkins, G., Keough, M., Ball, Cook, P., Ferguson, A., Gay, J., Hirst, A., Lee, R., Longmore, A., Macreadie, P., Nayar, S., Sherman, C., Smith, T., Ross, J. and York, P. 2015. Seagrass resilience in Port Phillip Bay: Final report to the seagrass and reefs program for Port Phillip Bay. University of Melbourne. p. 42.
    Seagrass Resilience in Port Phillip Bay Download (2.9 MB)

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  • Jim Cox | Acting Research Chief Sustainable Systems

    PIRSA-SARDI | Sustainable Systems | Water Resources Viticulture & Irrigated Crops

    Phone: (08) 8429 2277

    Mobile: 0418 818 657

    Fax: (08) 8303 9669

    Email: jim.cox@sa.gov.au

    Jim Cox Capability Statement (PDF 392.8 KB)

    Prof Jim Cox is Principal Scientist, Water Resources, Viticulture and Irrigated Crops (WRVIC) within SARDI's Sustainable Systems Division. Jim is Science Leader of WRVIC research and holds Adjunct Pro…

    Prof Jim Cox is Principal Scientist, Water Resources, Viticulture and Irrigated Crops (WRVIC) within SARDI's Sustainable Systems Division. Jim is Science Leader of WRVIC research and holds Adjunct Professor status at Adelaide University.

    Qualifications

    PhD, BSc(Hons)

    Related Case Studies

    • Food safety

      Securing South Australia’s Premium Food and Wine Industry. The Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) Food Safety Program was established to administer a legislative framework that applies food safety regulation to primary industry sectors.

      Read More about Food safety
    • Great Australian Bight

      Great Australian Bight Research Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is working with BP, CSIRO,  the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on a 4 year, $20 million research program to improve our understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight.

      Read More about Great Australian Bight Research Program
    • Field of canola with a old barn in the background

      New Horizons

      The New Horizons program aims to improve poor quality soils and increase broad acre crops and pasture production.

      Read More about New Horizons
    • close up of green crop

      National Oat Breeding Program

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) leads the National Oat Breeding program, developing high quality export hay varieties along with improved milling oats – including improved nutritional value.

      Read More about National Oat Breeding Program
    • Woman testing soil in a lab

      Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests

      DNA-based soil testing developed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) is helping to prevent crop losses which cost growers an estimated $300 million a year across Australia.

      Read More about Know before you sow - SARDI soil tests
    • Green crop closeup

      What to sow - vital advice for growers

      The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) delivers relevant, timely and independent advice on all major broadacre crops grown in South Australia, and also provides growers with disease and pest solutions.

      Read More about What to sow - vital advice for growers
    • Golden wheat field closeup

      Pasture seed bank prepares for the future

      Australia’s first national pasture and forage genetic resource centre is managed by the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

      Read More about Pasture seed bank prepares for the future
    • piglets walking

      Better production for chicken and pork

      South Australia is a national research leader in improving the production of intensive livestock production industries – poultry and pork.

      Read More about Better production for chicken and pork
    View all Primary Industries and Regions SA case studies

    Read
  • Jessica Crettenden | Research Officer

    PIRSA-SARDI | Livestock & Farming Systems | Farming Systems

    Phone: (08) 8680 6227

    Mobile: 0428 103 792

    Email: jessica.crettenden@sa.gov.au

    Jessica Crettenden Capability Statement (PDF 405.4 KB)

    Jessica Crettenden is a Research Officer based at Minnipa Agricultural Centre within the SARDI Livestock and Farming Systems division. Her main role is focused around research, development and extensi…

    Jessica Crettenden is a Research Officer based at Minnipa Agricultural Centre within the SARDI Livestock and Farming Systems division. Her main role is focused around research, development and extension of mixed farming systems and sheep production.

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Agriculture, Dip Agribusiness Management

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