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Peter Trevorrow
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Cairns
Mr Peter Trevorrow is a Senior Plant Pathologist with the Horticultural Forestry Science team.  His research experience and interests are in developing integrated disease management strategies for tropical crops and his primary crop interests include mango, avocado and banana.  Peter has worked on a range of field and horticulture crops, in the areas of plant disease diagnosis, pre and post-harvest disease management and plant biosecurity.  He will be using his expertise in integrated crop management for mango production.

Associated Projects:

  • HORT/2012/019: Research and development of integrated crop management for mango production in the southern Philippines and Australia
October 14, 2018
Ian Newton
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba
Dr Ian Newton is a Senior Entomologist with the Horticultural & Forestry Science team. He has over 20 years experience as an applied entomologist working in fruit, nut and field crop protection, across a broad range of commodities and pests. Ian’s research work has included: biological, chemical and cultural control and developing IPM systems in tree crops; with specialisation in insect pathology and pheromone trap development. He is using his expertise with a number of mango projects.

Associated Projects:

  • HORT/2012/019: Research and development of integrated crop management for mango production in the southern Philippines and Australia
October 10, 2018
Jodie Cheesman
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba
Ms Jodie Cheesman is a technical officer with the Horticulture and Forestry Science team. Her primary crop interests include mango, avocado and blueberry. Jodie has over ten years of experience as an entomologist, working on identification of pests intercepted at the border and more recently contributing to safer, more sustainable pest control strategies for key pests including fruit spotting bugs and fruit fly. She is using her expertise in a number of mango projects.

Associated Projects:

  • HORT/2012/019: Research and development of integrated crop management for mango production in the southern Philippines and Australia
  • HORT/2015/042: Development of area-wide management approaches for fruit flies in mango for Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
October 10, 2018
Ian Bally
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba
Dr Ian Bally is a Senior Principal Research Horticulturalist with the Horticulture and Forestry Science team. He has 40 years’ experience in tropical fruit tree research, specialising in mango.  Ian’s research has covered a diverse range of disciplines including, breeding, genomics, plant physiology, nutrition, irrigation, canopy and flowering management, fruit and skin disorders, natural disease defense mechanisms and canopy management.  He currently leads the Australian National Mango Breeding Program and the mango component of the Small Tree High Productivity Initiative. In recent years his research has concentrated on improving mango fruit productivity and quality, disease tolerance, lowering tree vigour and developing high density mango orchard systems.
January 9, 2019
Geoff Dickinson
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba
Dr Geoff Dickinson is a Senior Development Horticulturist with the Horticultural Forestry Science team. He has over 30 years research, development and extension experience within the horticulture, forestry, agroforestry and natural resource management disciplines and has previously worked on AusAid/ACIAR funded projects in the Philippines, Pakistan and Vanuatu. His research interests include the development and extension of best management practices for the improved sustainability and profitability of tropical agriculture; orchard intensification practices; canopy management systems; and plant reproductive biology research. His primary crop interests include mango, avocado and lychee. He will be using this expertise in the Mango Information project.  

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/006: Supporting access to mango research information, communication, collaboration and capacity development
February 17, 2018
Ebony Faichney
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba
Ms Ebony Faichney is a graduate Development Horticulturist in the Horticultural Forestry Science team. Following her studies at James Cook University, she was awarded a position with the Queensland Government Greater Graduate Program. Ebony’s broad science degree has seen her gain knowledge in soil properties and processes, sustainability, tropical entomology and hydrology, remote sensing technology, environmental management and climate change. Ebony is enthusiastic about agricultural development to improve sustainability, profitability and production. Her current work is focused on orchard intensification practices and plant training systems, improving cyclone resilience of tropical agriculture and enhancing international exports of Australian mangoes. She is developing her knowledge and experience in the Mango Information project.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/006: Supporting access to mango research information, communication, collaboration and capacity development
February 17, 2018
Stefano De Faveri
Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Mareeba
Mr Stefano De Faveri is a Senior Entomologist with the Horticulture and Forestry Science team. He has over 30 year's research experience in pest management. Stefano has worked on key pests such as fruit fly, fruit piercing moths and fruit spotting bugs in a range of tropical crops. He has extensive experience of mango pests and their management, particularly in the field of fruit fly area-wide management and biological control. Stefano has worked on ACIAR fruit fly projects in Indonesia and the Philippines. He will be using his expertise in the fruit fly area-wide management project.

Associated Projects:

  • HORT/2015/042: Development of area-wide management approaches for fruit flies in mango for Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region
October 10, 2018
Zainuri
Faculty of Food Technology and Agroindustry, University of Mataram, Tenggara Barat
Dr Zainuri is a postharvest and food quality researcher. She obtained Master Degree and PhD from the University of Queensland and is teaching in the Faculty of Food Technology and Agroindustry, University of Mataram. Zainuri has been involved in several projects funded by the ACIAR and has engaged in mango research projects, including: quality management to enhance effective supply chains for mangoes and rambutans; mango off-season for improving dryland use management for climate change; and the early mango flowering practices. She will be using this expertise in the Mango Quality project.

Associated Project:

  • AGB/2016/009: Enhancing mango fruit quality in Asian mango chains
February 28, 2018
Robin Roberts
Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane
Associate Professor Robin Roberts is project leader for the ACIAR Mango Agribusiness Program. Robin is a member of the Griffith Asia Institute, an academic in the Griffith Business School and the principal researcher for Griffith Agribusiness. Her understanding of and interest in the Asia Pacific region underscores her achievements as a highly experienced researcher and project leader. Robin is strongly involved in research studies for consumer decision making for agriculture and food products, market profiling and strategies for agribusiness in emerging economies. She led the scoping study for this program, evaluating the competitive and comparative position of mango trade in regional markets across South East Asia.

Associated Projects:

  • AGB/2016/006: Supporting access to mango research information, communication, collaboration and capacity development
  • AGB/2016/007: Challenges and opportunities for meeting requirements of China mango markets
  • AGB/2016/008: Opportunities and strategies to improve biosecurity, market access and trade for selected mango markets
  • AGB/2016/009: Enhancing mango fruit quality in Asian mango chains
  • AGB/2015/015: Analysis of mango markets, trade and strategic research issues in the Asia-Pacific
  • AGB/2012/061: Improving smallholder farmer incomes through strategic market development in mango supply chains in southern Vietnam
February 7, 2018
Peter Johnson
Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane
Mr Peter Johnson is a Senior Horticulturalist and experienced researcher who has been working with a number of institutions across Southeast Asia for over 25 years. Peter has significant mango export development experience, particularly sea freight and supply chain technology improvements (including extensive work on controlled atmosphere shipping) using an integrated value chain approach. As part of the agribusiness team within Griffith University, he will be involved in planning, training, workshop development and publication outputs of the project. He will be using this expertise in a number of Mango research projects.

Associated Projects:

  • AGB/2016/008: Opportunities and strategies to improve biosecurity, market access and trade for selected mango markets
  • AGB/2012/061: Improving smallholder farmer incomes through strategic market development in mango supply chains in southern Vietnam
March 1, 2018