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Southern Cross Plant Science

Dr Terry Rose

Senior Research Fellow

t: +61 2 6620 3457
f: +61 2 6622 2080
e: terry.rose@scu.edu.au

Education:
BSc in Agr ( University of Sydney)
PhD in Plant Nutrition (University of Western Australia)

Research interests/background

Dr Terry Rose I am an agronomist with a strong interest in the mineral nutrition of crop plants. I have a particular interest in phosphorus and developing crop cultivars with tolerance to nutrient deficiency stress. Current projects involve:

  • Internal nutrient utilization efficiency in crops - what does it really mean and can we exploit genotypic differences?
  • Physiology and regulation of phosphorus loading into developing grains?
  • Rhizosphere processes in lowland rice production - how do efficient genotypes acquire phosphorus?
  • Nutrient stress tolerance traits in Australian native rice
  • Agronomy and nutrition of tea tree
  • Greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation options in subtropical crops (rice, sugarcane, tea tree, coffee, avocado, blueberries, bananas)
  • The impact of composts and biochar on nutrient cycling and soil biology
  • The impact of herbicides on soil biology

Prior to undertaking a PhD, I worked as an extension agronomist with NSW Department of Agriculture in Wagga Wagga and then the Hunter Valley, and worked for a private agronomic company in the United Kingdom. From April 2010 until August 2011, I worked in plant biosecurity for Plant Health Australia, a not-for-profit company funded by industry and government based in Canberra.

Grants/Awards

  • $1,250,000. Grains Research and Development Corporation "A consortium approach to assessing risk and biological impacts of herbicides in the grains industry" 2013-2017 (Dr L. van Zwieten, Dr M. Rose, Dr N. Seymour, Dr G. McGrath, Dr T. Vancov, Dr T. Rose, Dr A. Baten, Mr S. Kimber, Prof. I. Kennedy, Dr A. Crossan, Dr T. Cavagnaro, Ms A. Jenkins)
  • National Synchrotron Radiation Research Centre (Taiwan) and Australian Synchrotron Research Program. "X-ray absorption spectroscopy to determine phosphorus speciation and potential bioavailability in biochar made from rice straw, poultry manure and wheat straw" 2013 (Dr L. Liu, Dr T. Rose, Assoc. Prof. A. Rose)
  • $703,459. Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Carbon Farming Initiative Action on the Ground program Round 2 "The Fruit Salad Project: Soil amendments in fertigated melons, blueberries and banana production" 2013-2017 (Ms J. Cox, Dr L. van Zwieten, Mr S. Kimber, Dr T. Rose)
  • $476,204. Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Carbon Farming Initiative Action on the Ground program Round 2 "Reducing N2O emissions in subtropical plantation crops using inter-row legumes" 2013-2016 (Dr T. Rose, Dr L. Liu, Dr C. Raymond)
  • $90,000. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building soil carbon in the rice industry through stubble and water management" 2013-2015 (Dr T. Rose, Mr A. Bomm, Dr L. van Zwieten, Mr R. Ford)
  • $697,514. Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Carbon Farming Initiative Action on the Ground program Round 2 "Rice stubble, fertiliser and water management options to reduce N2O emissions and build soil C" 2013-2017 (Mr A. Bomm, Dr T. Rose, Dr L. van Zwieten, Mr S. Kimber, Dr D. Erler, Mr R. Ford)
  • $737,904. Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Carbon Farming Initiative Action on the Ground program Round 2 "Nitrogen management to mitigate N2O in sugarcane- a high input industry" 2013-2017 (Mr R. Quirk, Dr L. van Zwieten, Dr T. Rose, Mr S. Kimber, Mr G. Butler, Dr S. Donne)
  • $397,000. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation "Defining the link between rice grain protein profiles and rice grain quality" 2013-2016 (Dr D. Waters, Prof. G. King, Dr C. Raymond, Dr T. Rose, Dr L. Liu, Dr R. Ward)
  • US$750, 000. Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) Round 1"Enhancing the sustainable use of phosphorus (P) in rice systems through the development of varieties with reduced grain P concentrations" 2012-2015 (Dr M. Wissuwa, Dr F. Mussgnug, Dr T. Rose, Dr S. Heuer, Dr R. Rabeson, Dr A. Rangel) Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) Round 1(US$750, 000)
  • $368,000 Rural Industries Development Corporation "Utilising tea tree residues and legume cover crops to develop a low-emission tea tree industry" 2012-2015 (Dr T. Rose, Dr L. Van Zwieten, Prof. L. Sullivan)
  • National Synchrotron Radiation Research Centre (Taiwan) and Australian Synchrotron Research Program. "X-ray absorption spectroscopy to determine phosphorus speciation and potential bioavailability in rice crop residue". 2012. (Prof. L. Sullivan, Dr T. Rose)
  • $220,000. Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 'Investigation into physiological mechanisms and molecular biology of P-deficiency tolerance in rice' 2008-2010 (Dr T. Rose and Dr M. Wissuwa)

Publications

Scholarly Book Chapters

  • Vinod K K, Wissuwa M, Rose T J, Chin J H, Heuer S, Krishnan S G, Singh A K (2013) Nutrient homeostasis and breeding for nutrient starvation tolerance in rice. In Ahmed (Ed) Physiological mechanisms and adaptation strategies in Plants under changing environment. Springer NY, In press.
  • Koide Y, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Rose T J, Fukuo A, Konisho K, Yanagihara S, Fukuta Y, Wissuwa M (2013) QTLs for phosphorus-deficiency tolerance detected in upland NERICA varieties. Plant Breeding. In press.

Journal Articles

  • Rose TJ, Liu B, Wissuwa M (2013) Improving phosphorus efficiency in cereal crops: Is breeding for reduced grain phosphorus concentration part of the solution? Frontiers in Plant Nutrition In Press.
  • Rose T J and Bowden B (2012) Matching soil nutrient supply and crop demand during the growing season. In Zed Rengel (ed.) Improving water- and nutrient-use efficiency in food production systems. In press.
  • Shepherd M, Rose T J, Raymond C (2013) Rejuvenation of mature native tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betche) Cheel) for vegetative propagation. Propagation of Ornamental Plants 13, 103-111.
  • Koide Y, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Rose TJ, Fukuo A, Konisho K, Yanagihara S, Fukuta, Wissuwa M (2013) QTLs for phosphorus-deficiency tolerance detected in upland NERICA varieties. Plant Breeding 132, 259-265.
  • Liu B, Waters D L E, Rose T J, Bao J, King G J (2013) Phospholipids in rice: Significance in grain quality and health benefits: A review. Food Chemistry.
  • Rose T J, Impa S M, Rose M T, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Mori A, Heuer S, Johnson-Beebout S E, Wissuwa M (2012) Enhancing phosphorus and zinc acquisition efficiency in rice: A critical review of root traits and their potential utility in rice breeding. Annals of Botany in press doi:10.1093/aob/mcs217.
  • Rose TJ, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Rose MT, Mori A, Wissuwa M (2012) Seeds of doubt: Re- assessing the impact of grain P concentrations on seedling vigor. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 175:799-804.
  • Rose T J, Wissuwa M (2012) Rethinking internal phosphorus utilization efficiency (PUE): A new approach is needed to improve PUE in grain crops. Advances in Agronomy. 116, 185-217.
  • Rose, M T, Rose, T J, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Yoshihashi T, Neuweger H, Goesmann M, Wissuwa M (2012) Root metabolic response of rice (Oryza sativa L.) genotypes with contrasting tolerance to zinc deficiency and bicarbonate excess. Planta. 236, 959-973.
  • Rose T J, Rose M T, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Heuer S, Wissuwa M (2011) The frustration with utilization: why have improvements in internal phosphorus utilizationefficiency in crops remained so elusive? Frontiers in Plant Nutrition 2, 1-5. ERA unranked.
  • Rose M T, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Rose T J, Wissuwa M (2011) Bicarbonate tolerance of Zn-efficient rice genotypes is not related to organic acid exudation, but to reduced solute leakage from roots. Functional Plant Biology 38, 493-504. ERA A.
  • Rose T J, Damon P, Rengel Z (2010) Phosphorus-efficient faba bean (Vicia faba L.) genotypes enhance subsequent wheat crop growth in an acid and an alkaline soil. Crop and Pasture Science, 61, 1009-1016. ERA A.
  • Rose T J, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Rose M T, Fukuta Y, Wissuwa M (2010) Genotypic variation in grain phosphorus concentration; and opportunities to improve P-use efficiency in rice. Field Crops Research 119, 154-160. ERA A.
  • Widodo, Broadley M R, Rose T J, Frei M, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Yoshihashi T, Thomson M, Hammond J P, Aprile A, Close T J, Ismail A M, Wissuwa M (2010) Response to zinc deficiency of two rice lines with contrasting tolerance is determined by root growth maintenance and organic acid exudation rates, and not by zinc-transporter activity. New Phytologist 186, 400-414. ERA A.
  • Pariasca-Tanaka J, Satoh K, Rose T J, Mauleon R, Wissuwa M (2010) Stress response versus stress tolerance: A transcriptome analysis of two rice lines contrasting in tolerance to phosphorus deficiency. Rice 2, 167-185. ERA unranked.
  • Rose T J, Hardiputra B, Rengel Z (2010) Wheat, canola and grain legume access to soil phosphorus fractions differs in soils with contrasting phosphorus dynamics. Plant and Soil 326, 159-170. ERA A.
  • Rose T J, Rengel Z, Ma Q, Bowden J W (2009) Deep- placement of P fertiliser improves canola yields compared to conventional topsoil placement in a Mediterranean-type climate. Crop and pasture Science 60, 1-8. ERA A.
  • Ma, Q, Rengel Z, Rose T J (2009) The effectiveness of deep placement of fertilisers is determined by crop species and edaphic conditions in Mediterranean-type environments: a review. Australian Journal of Soil Research 47, 19-32. ERA A.
  • Rose T J, Rengel Z, Ma Q, Bowden J W (2009) Crop species differ in root plasticity response to localised P supply. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 172, 360- 368. ERA B.
  • Rose T J, Rengel Z, Ma Q, Bowden J W (2008) Hydraulic lift by canola plants aids P and K uptake from dry topsoil. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 59, 38-45. ERA A.
  • Rose T J, Rengel Z, Ma Q, Bowden J W (2008) Post-flowering supply of P, but not K, is required for maximum canola seed yields. European Journal of Agronomy 28, 371-379. ERA A.
  • Rose T J, Rengel Z, Ma Q and Bowden J W (2007) Differential accumulation patterns of phosphorus and potassium by canola cultivars compared to wheat. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 170, 404-411. ERA B.

Conference Proceedings

  • Bloomfield JA, Rose TJ, Kawamata A, Nock CJ, Hopkins C, Kurup S, Wang J, Baten A and King GJ. (2013). "Epigeneitc Profiling During Brassica rapa Reproductive Development." International Plant and Animal Genome Asia Conference, https://pag.confex.com/pag/asia2013/webprogram/Session1668.html.
  • Wissuwa M., Rose T. J., Rose M. T., Impa S. M. Beebout-Johnson S. E., Gregorio G., Pariasca-Tanaka J. (2012) "Maintaining nodal root development under stress: A key tolerance mechanism in rice". Poster presentation at "Roots to the future", 8th Meeting of the International Society of root research, Dundee Scotland, 26-29th June 2012.
  • Rose M. T., Cavagnaro T. R., Patti A. F., Rose T. J., Wissuwa M. (2012) "Influence of glucose on phosphorus mobilisation by citrate in soil". Poster presentation at "Eurosoil 2012: Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankind and Environment", 4th International Congress of the European Confederation of Soil Science, Bari, Italy, 2- 6th July 2012.
  • Wissuwa M, Pariasca-Tanaka J, Rose TJ, Akutsu M, Heuer S, Gamuyao R (2010) Breeding of P efficient crops: Target traits and underlying genes. Fourth International symposium on phosphorus in the plant-soil continuum. Beijing, 2010.
  • Rose T J, Wissuwa M (2009) Root hairs: a causal mechanism of phosphorus efficiency in rice? American Society of Plant Biology Conference, Honolulu 2009.
  • Rose T J, Rengel Z, Ma Q (2008) Matching soil P and K supply with P and K demand of canola in Western Australia. Proceedings of Agribusiness Crop Updates 2008, Perth, Australia. Pp 46-49.
  • Rose T J, Rengel Z, Ma Q, Bowden J W (2007) Phosphorus and potassium accumulation by Brassica napus L., and effects of phosphorus and potassium deficiency late in the season. Proceedings of 12th International Rapeseed Congress, Wuhan, China, 2007. pp 194-197.
  • Rose T J, Rengel Z, Ma Q (2006) Accumulation of P and K by canola plants. Proceedings of Agribusiness Crop Updates 2006, Perth, Australia. pp 41-43.