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A/Prof. Wendy Quayle

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Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env Sciences

Campus

Griffith, NSW

Contact

w.quayle@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68383; 96904

Biography

I hold a PhD in organic geochemistry from Newcastle University, UK on the diagenesis of organic nitrogen in lake sediments. I have previously worked as a biogeochemist at the British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, completing three Summer seasons in Antarctica. I have since moved into applied agricultural science in Australia, first with CSIRO and now in the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures (CeRRF), Deakin University. My research is conducted both nationally and internationally in the field of sustainable irrigated agriculture with a focus on nutrient use efficiency and greenhouse gases from organic amendments for optimised sustainability and crop productivity. I work closely with irrigators and extension providers, conducting my research on commercial farms to ensure outcomes can be directly communicated to and adopted by industry. Previously I have led projects in the National Nitrous Oxide Reduction Programme and on the sustainable management of straw residues and livestock wastes for the Australian rice and cotton industries. Currently, I am leading a team investigating chicken manure as an alternative fertilizer in cotton and am a principal investigator in the National Landcare Programme (NLP) Smarter Farms Initiative with collaborations across universities, research institutions and industry. I also supervise higher degree students and engage in outreach with local community high school students.  

Research Interest

  • Sustainable irrigated agriculture
  • Organic amendments
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Irrigation water quality
  • Soil nutrition
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Research interests

Sustainable irrigated agriculture - soil organic amendments, nutrition, greenhouse gases, organic residues in soil and water.

My research involves working with farmers, using on-farm field trials, combining field monitoring techniques and lab analysis to measure soil and crop management practises mainly for improved resource use efficiency and also to inform industry compliance and sustainability targets.

Knowledge areas

Sustainable irrigation; soil nutrient cycling, soil chemistry and fertility, organic amendments, greenhouse gases, irrigation water quality  

Publications

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2023

Poultry litter increased irrigated cotton N uptake with limited improvement on 15N-labelled urea recovery over one season

J Webb, R Awale, W Quayle

(2023), Vol. 125, pp. 137-152, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, C1

journal article

Using Poultry Litter for Cotton Phosphorus Nutrition in Australia

R Awale, J Hornbuckle, W Quayle

(2023), Vol. 115, pp. 909-931`, Agronomy Journal, C1

journal article

Semi-arid irrigation farm dams are a small source of greenhouse gas emissions

J Webb, W Quayle, C Ballester, N Wells

(2023), Vol. 166, pp. 123-138, Biogeochemistry, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article
2021

Effects of three frequencies of irrigation and nitrogen rates on lint yield, nitrogen use efficiency and fibre quality of cotton under furrow irrigation

C Ballester, J Hornbuckle, J Brinkhoff, W Quayle

(2021), Vol. 248, Agricultural Water Management, C1

journal article

A review of indirect N2O emission factors from artificial agricultural waters

J Webb, T Clough, W Quayle

(2021), Vol. 16, Environmental Research Letters, C1

journal article

Evaluating strategies to improve water availability and lateral root growth of plants grown in the rice-growing lowlands of the lower mekong basin

C Ballester, J Hornbuckle, T Inthavong, V Lim, J McCormick, A Molesworth, C Oeurng, W Quayle, V Seng, P Sengxua, V Sihathep, V Touch, C Vote, P Eberbach

(2021), Vol. 11, Agronomy, C1

journal article
2019

Monitoring the effects ofwater stress in cotton using the green red vegetation index and red edge ratio

C Ballester, J Brinkhoff, W Quayle, J Hornbuckle

(2019), Vol. 11, Remote Sensing, C1

journal article

Effects of frequency of irrigation on dry-season furrow-irrigated maize and peanut production in the rice-growing lowlands of the lower mekong basin

C Ballester, C Vote, J Hornbuckle, T Inthavong, V Lim, C Oeurng, W Quayle, V Seng, P Sengxua, V Sihathep, V Touch, P Eberbach

(2019), Vol. 9, Agriculture (Switzerland), C1

journal article
2017

Assessment of in-season cotton nitrogen status and lint yield prediction from unmanned aerial system imagery

C Ballester, J Hornbuckle, J Brinkhoff, J Smith, W Quayle

(2017), Vol. 9, Remote Sensing, C1

journal article

Effect of reduced deficit irrigation and split urea application on N2O production and emissions in a sorghum crop: a lysimeter study

H Jamali, W Quayle, C Scheer, J Baldock

(2017), Proceedings of the 18th Australian Agronomy Conference, Ballarat, VIC, E1

conference

WiField, an IEEE 802.11-based agricultural sensor data gathering and logging platform

James Brinkhoff, John Hornbuckle, Wendy Quayle, C Ballester Lurbe, Tom Dowling

(2017), pp. 1-6, ICST 2017 : Proceedings of the 2017 Eleventh International Conference on Sensing Technology, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2016

Effect of soil texture and wheat plants on N₂O fluxes: a lysimeter study

H Jamali, W Quayle, C Scheer, D Rowlings, J Baldock

(2016), Vol. 223, pp. 17-29, Agricultural and forest meteorology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Mitigation of N₂O emissions from surface-irrigated cropping systems using water management and the nitrification inhibitor DMPP

H Jamali, W Quayle, C Scheer, J Baldock

(2016), Vol. 54, pp. 481-493, Soil research, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal article
2015

Reducing nitrous oxide emissions and nitrogen leaching losses from irrigated arable cropping in Australia through optimized irrigation scheduling

H Jamali, W Quayle, J Baldock

(2015), Vol. 208, pp. 32-39, Agricultural and forest meteorology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2012

The relative effects of sodium and potassium on soil hydraulic conductivity and implications for winery wastewater management

M Arienzo, E Christen, N Jayawardane, W Quayle

(2012), Vol. 173-174, pp. 303-310, Geoderma, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2011

Evaluation of the effects of cation combinations on soil hydraulic conductivity

N Jayawardane, E Christen, M Arienzo, W Quayle

(2011), Vol. 49, pp. 56-64, Soil Research, C1-1

journal article
2010

Winery wastewater treatment using the land filter technique

E Christen, W Quayle, M Marcoux, M Arienzo, N Jayawardane

(2010), Vol. 91, pp. 1665-1673, Journal of environmental management, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2006

Field dissipation and environmental hazard assessment of clomazone, molinate, and thiobencarb in Australian rice culture

W Quayle, D Oliver, S Zrna

(2006), Vol. 54, pp. 7213-7220, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, Columbus, Ohio, C1-1

journal article
2005

Preliminary Modeling of Pesticide Fate in Drainage Channels Using the RIVWQ Model

S Chung, E Christen, W Quayle

(2005), pp. 2644-2650, MODSIM 2005: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION: ADVANCES AND APPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, E1-1

conference

Simulating the Herbicide Molinate in Rice Paddies Using the RICEWQ Model

E Christen, S Chung, W Quayle

(2005), pp. 2636-2643, MODSIM 2005: INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MODELLING AND SIMULATION: ADVANCES AND APPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT AND DECISION MAKING, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA, E1-1

conference
2002

The biology and evolution of Antarctic saline lakes in relation to salinity and trophy

J Laybourn-Parry, W Quayle, T Henshaw

(2002), Vol. 25, pp. 542-552, Polar biology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article
2001

Life on the edge: the plankton and chemistry of Beaver Lake, an ultra-oligotrophic epishelf lake, Antarctica

J Laybourn-Parry, W Quayle, T Henshaw, A Ruddell, H Marchant

(2001), Vol. 46, pp. 1205-1217, Freshwater biology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Optimising the management of manures in Southern NSW Cotton production

A/Prof Wendy Quayle

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2018: $29,979
  • 2017: $97,500
  • 2016: $92,500
  • 2015: $45,000

Maximising on-farm irrigation profitability - southern connected systems

A/Prof Wendy Quayle, Prof John Hornbuckle, A/Prof Lloyd Chua

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2018: $160,000
  • 2017: $410,000
  • 2016: $180,000

Improving water and nutrient management to enable double cropping in the rice lowlands of Lao and Cambodia

Prof John Hornbuckle, A/Prof Wendy Quayle

ACIAR Grant - Research - Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

  • 2017: $190,751
  • 2016: $542,261

Optimising the management of manures in southern cotton production II

A/Prof Wendy Quayle

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2022: $25,000
  • 2021: $25,000
  • 2020: $100,000
  • 2019: $100,000
  • 2018: $50,000

Unlocking the true value of organic soil amendments, an innovative farm-ready tool for the effective management of manures and composts into farm fertilizer budgets.

A/Prof Wendy Quayle

Dept of Agriculture and Water Resources

  • 2022: $177,770
  • 2021: $189,805

Quantifying the greenhouse gas emission and carbon co-benefits of on-farm irrigation dams

Dr Jackie Webb, Dr Carlos Ballester Lurbe, A/Prof Wendy Quayle

AgriFutures Australia

  • 2023: $9,996
  • 2022: $9,996
  • 2021: $79,974

Optimising irrigation performance in bankless channel cotton layouts to improve water management and nitrogen use efficiency.

A/Prof Wendy Quayle, Prof John Hornbuckle, Dr Carlos Ballester Lurbe, Dr Jackie Webb

CRDC Grant - Research - Cotton Research and Development Corporation

  • 2024: $100,000
  • 2023: $149,999
  • 2022: $99,999

Baseline greenhouse gas emissions from conventional flood and more water efficient Australia rice production systems.

A/Prof Wendy Quayle

AgriFutures Australia

  • 2024: $250,000
  • 2023: $314,910

Other Public Sector Funding

Assessing opportunities for mitigating greenhouse gas emission from irrigated bradacre cropping systems in the Southern Murray darling basin

A/Prof Wendy Quayle

CSIRO

  • 2015: $19,550

Alternative management of rice straw

A/Prof Wendy Quayle

CSIRO

  • 2015: $5,454

Unlocking the true value of organic soil amendments, an innovative farm-ready tool for the effective management of manures and composts into farm fertilizer budgets.

A/Prof Wendy Quayle

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

  • 2020: $159,040
  • 2019: $141,776

Industry and Other Funding

MI algae and drainage management project

A/Prof Wendy Quayle, Ms Leonie Williams

Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited

  • 2015: $30,000

Scoping study on aquatic weed management in channels of Murrumbidgee Irrigation

Prof John Hornbuckle, A/Prof Wendy Quayle

Murrumbidgee Irrigation Limited

  • 2018: $25,000
  • 2017: $25,000

Supervisions

Executive Supervisor
2020

Anika Molesworth

Thesis entitled: Optimising poultry litter as an organic amendment in cropping systems

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2021

Aydin Enez

Thesis entitled: Bacterially derived siderophore improves metal stress tolerance of Brassica napus

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences