Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr Guangdi Li

Dr Guangdi Li

BAgrSc and MAgrSc (China), PhD (New Zealand)

Dr Guangdi Li obtained his Bachelor (1982) and Master degrees (1985) at Gansu Agricultural University, China and completed his PhD at Massey University, New Zealand, focused on response of chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) to defoliation during 1993-1997. Dr Guangdi Li joined the NSW Department of Primary Industries since 1997. He has extensive research experience in Australia, China and New Zealand. Over the last 10 years he has published more than 60 refereed journal papers across a wide range of research areas in pasture agronomy, crop and pasture management, pasture species evaluation, soil chemistry and physics, and acid soil management. Currently, he is leading a multi-disciplinary research team across 4 research organisations in partnership with 4 leading growers groups, focusing on innovative approaches to managing subsoil acidity in the southern grain region in Australia.

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  • Innovative approaches to managing subsoil acidity in the southern grain region (GRDC 2015-2020)
  • Options for reducing nitrous oxide emissions from the NSW dryland grains industry (Federal Department of Agriculture 2012-2015)
  • Facilitating increased on-farm adoption of broadleaf species in crop sequences to improve grain production and profitability (GRDC 2010-2015)

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  • Acid soil management
  • Crop and pasture agronomy
  • Pasture species evaluation and improvement
  • Grazing management

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Clark SG, Nie ZN, Culvenor RA, Harris CA, Hayes RC, Li GD, Norton MR and Partington DL (2016). Field evaluation of cocksfoot, tall fescue and phalaris for dry marginal environments of south-eastern Australia. 1. Establishment and herbage production. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 202, 96-114.

Li Q, Yu PJ, Li GD and Zhou DW (2016). Grass-legume ratio can change soil carbon and nitrogen storage in a temperate steppe grassland. Soil and Tillage Research 157, 23-31.

Guo Y, Du Q, Li GD, Ni Y, Zhang Z, Ren W and Hou X (2016). Soil phosphorus fractions and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi diversity following long-term grazing exclusion on semi-arid steppes in Inner Mongolia. Geoderma 269, 79-90.

Hayes RC, Li GD, Conyers MK, Virgona JM and Dear BS (2016). Lime increases productivity and the capacity of lucerne (Medicago sativa L.) and phalaris (Phalaris aquatica L.) to utilise stored soil water on an acidic soil in south-eastern Australia. Plant and Soil 400, 29-43.

Conyers M, Liu DL, Kirkegaard J, Orgill S, Oates A, Li GD, Poile G and Kirkby C (2015). A review of organic carbon accumulation in soils within the agricultural context of southern New South Wales, Australia. Field Crops Research 184, 177-182. 

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