Dr Glenn McDonald

Associate Professor

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training at the University of Sydney and the at the IA Watson Research Station, Narrabri. For some time I worked for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Horsham. I am a generalist with broad interests spanning agronomy, crop physiology and crop nutrition. I joined the Waite Agricultural Research Institute in 1987

Date Title Investigators Funding Body
2015-2020 Improving tolerance to sodic, magnesic and dispersive soils

Glenn McDonald

Rhiannon Schilling

GRDC
  Improving phosphorus use efficiency in wheat and barley

Glenn McDonald

Xue Gong

GRDC
2017-2020  

Sean Mason

Glenn McDonald

SA Grains Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT)
2017-2018 Use of drones to non-destructively assess wheat varieties Rhiannon Schilling SA Grains Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT)
2012 Increasing carbon storage in alkaline sodic soils through improved productivity and greater organic carbon retention

Glenn McDonald

Pichu Rengasamy

Ehsan Tavakkoli

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF)
2012-2105 Manipulating seed nutrient content to improve vigour and yield in wheat Glenn McDonald SA Grains Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT)
2012-2105 Evaluating the agronomic and financial benefits of P-efficient cereal varieties Glenn McDonald SA Grains Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT)

 

I teach into the Bachelor of Agriculture program. I coordinate Agricultural Systems 1A in first year and Soil and Plant Nutrition in third year as well as teach into Agronomy III in third year

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 Co-Supervisor The Application of Precision Agriculture Tools To A Wheat Breeding Program Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time James Douglas Walter
    2011 Principal Supervisor Biofortification of Cereal Grain Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr Christopher Gondwe
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The Physiological and Genetic Basis of Yield Improvement in an Elite Barley Line Adapted to Australian Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Kenton Dean Porker
    2011 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Understanding the contribution of root traits for phosphorus responsiveness of wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Kamrun Nahar
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Overcoming yield limitation of canola by improving water use efficiency. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amritbir Singh Riar
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Effect of calcium (Ca) and boron (B) nutrition on grey mould of capsicum (Capsicum annuum L.) and fruit quality Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Duc Thong Le
    2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Adaptation of wheat to a tropical environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Akhmad Zubaidi
    2009 - 2014 Co-Supervisor Physiological studies on the response of wheat to short-term heat stress during reproductive development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr A.S.M. Hasim Morshed Talukder
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Functional Characterisation of the Barley ZIP7 Zinc Transporter Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jingwen Tiong
    2007 - 2011 Principal Supervisor Limitations to yield in saline-sodic soils: Quantification of the osmotic and ionic regulations that affect the growth of crops under salinity stress Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ehsan Tavakkoli
    2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Agronomy of Irrigated Tea in Low Elevation Growing Areas of Sri Lanka Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shyamantha Bandara
    2005 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Genetic and Environmental Control of Yellow Pigment in Durum Wheat (Triticum Turgidum Durum) in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Michael Quinn
    2004 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Toward Map-Based Cloning of a Na+ Exclusion Gene from Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alireza Rivandi
    2003 - 2006 Principal Supervisor Genetic Analysis of Tissue Culture Responses in Barley (Hordeum vulgareI L.) Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr Marei Al-Nahdi
    2003 - 2009 Co-Supervisor Genetic Variation in Triticum aestivum and T. turgidum ssp. durum for Bicarbonate Toxicity Associated with High pH Soils in South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alison Phillips
    2003 - 2010 Co-Supervisor Strategic Applications of Nitrogen Fertiliser to Increase Wheat Yields and Grower Returns through Improved Nitrogen use Efficiencies Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr Peter Hooper
    2003 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Ecology of Wild Radish (Raphanus raphanistrum): Crop-Weed Competition and Seed Dormancy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Seyed Eslami
    2000 - 2007 Principal Supervisor Physiological Attributes of Drought-Adaptation and Associated Molecular Markers in the Seri-Babax Hexaploid Wheat (Triticum aestivum, L.) Population Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Juan Olivares Villegas
    2000 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Screening Wheat Seedlings for Heat and Drought Tolerance by In Vivo Chlorophyll Fluorescence Master of Agricultural Science Master Full Time Mr Muhammad Mufti
    1998 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Effects of Zinc Nutrition and High Temperature on the Growth, Yield and Grain Quality of Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Alison Graham
    1995 - 2004 Co-Supervisor PHYSIOLOGICAL & AGRONOMIC EVALUATION OF RESPONSES OF FABA BEAN (Vicia faba L.) GENOTYPES TO WATER & HIGH TEMPERATURE STRESSES: DEVELOPING SCREENING TECHNIQUES Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Shambhu Bhat
    1993 - 2004 Co-Supervisor Breeding Durum Wheat for South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brenton Brooks
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83137358
  • Email: glenn.mcdonald@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Waite, floor GE
  • Room: GE 04
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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