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Martin Barbetti

Professor Martin Barbetti

Agriculture and Environment, School of

Contact details
School of Agriculture and Environment
The University of Western Australia (M084)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 3924
+61 8 6488 1108
Room 1.104, Agriculture Central Wing Building, Perth campus
MSc(Agric) DSc(Agric) W.Aust., GradCertBusAdmin NSW
Strong research skills in mycology/fungal taxonomy and in plant pathology. Investigated and published on a wide range of fungal diseases of oilseed Brassica, pasture legume, pulse and cereal crops and experience with the diagnosis of a very wide range of fungal taxa that contain important fungal soilborne and foliar pathogens of pastures, field and horticulture crops in Australia. Investigated and published on the causes of many previously undiagnosed root and foliar disorders of pastures and field crops in Australia, involving extensive taxonomic studies.
Key research
Plant Pathology and Mycology
200 scientific publications resulting from 30 years as a research scientist in applied mycology and plant pathology, including 80 scientific papers published in refereed international scientific journals and 7 international scientific reviews
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
30 years of experience with disease epidemiology and aetiology and experimentation in plant-fungal interactions to identify host resistance to a wide range of diseases of oilseed Brassica, pasture legume and pulse crops.
Future research
Plant Pathology and Mycology of agricultural and horticultural crops
Funding received
New appointee to the University of Western Australia in 2004
Industrial relevance
High relevance to management of diseases important to agricultural industries in Australia
English; working knowledge of Italian
Australasian Plant Pathology Society;
Technical Expert, Oilseeds Committee of the Australian Crop Accreditation Scheme (ACAS);
Member, F.A.O. European Co-operative Research Network on Pastures and Fodder Crops;
Executive of “Oilseeds WA”;
Association for Research between Italy and Australia (ARIA)
Previous positions
Principal Plant Pathologist, Department of Agriculture Western Australia until end of 2003
Teaching and training of undergraduate and post graduate students at the University of Western Australia in mycology, plant pathology, and pest management methods
Current external positions
Executive of “Oilseeds WA”
New and noteworthy
Joined UWA in January 2004
Current projects
ACIAR (CS1/1999/072) - Oilseed Brassica improvement in China, India and Australia;
GRDC and University of Melbourne - Strategies to ensure longevity of blackleg disease resistance genes in canola.
Research profile
Research profile and publications

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