Staff profile

Dr Jaikirat Singh Gill

Research Associate

Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering
School of Life Sciences
Department of Agricultural Sciences
AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience

Room 209 RL Ried Building, Melbourne (Bundoora)

Qualifications

MSc Soil (Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, India), PhD (University of Western Australia).

Area of study

Agricultural Sciences

Brief profile

Jaikirat did BSc Agr (Hons in soil science) and Masters in soils from Punjab Agricultural University (India) in 1993. He was awarded PhD from the University of Western Australia in 2001 for work on evaluating the effect soil physical conditions on soil microbial activity and rhizoctonia root rot disease development. 

Jaikirat joined Latrobe University as Post doctoral fellow in 2001 on an Australian Centre for International Research funded project to develop and test raised beds for rice and other cash crops in Lombok, Indonesia.

In 2005 Jaikirat started working on a ARC linkage project about subsoil constraints at Ballan, Vic. In this project a subsoil manuring technique was developed to ameliorate hard sodic sub soils with organic manures. In 2010,  GRDC funding was received to test this subsoil manuring technique in south western districts of Victoria. Main area of research is soil physics and water use efficiency.

Research interests

Soil science

- Soil physics, soil plant and water relation, water use efficiency

Recent publications

Gill JS, Peter Sale and Caixian Tang 2009 Changes in soil physical properties and crop root growth in dense sodic sub soil following incorporation of organic amendments.  Field Crop Research 114, 137-146.

M. Ma’shum, J.M. Tisdall, A.K. Borrell, B.M. McKenzie, J.S. Gill, I.G.M. Kusnarta, Mahrup, Sukartono, D.E. Van Cooten 2009 Rice responses to soil management in a rice-based cropping system in the semi-arid tropics of southern Lombok, Eastern Indonesia Field Crops Research, 110, 197-206

Gill JS, Peter Sale and Caixian Tang 2008 Amelioration of dense sodic subsoil using organic amendments increases wheat yield more than using gypsum in a high rainfall zone of southern Australia.  Field Crop Research 107, 265-275.

Mahrup, Andrew Borrell, Mansur Ma’shum, IGM Kusnarta, Sukartono, Judy Tisdall and Jaikirat S Gill 2005 Soil management systems improve water use efficiency of rainfed rice in the semi-arid tropics of southern Lombok, Eastern Indonesia.  Plant Production Science 8, 342-344.

Gill JS, Sivasithamparam K and Smettem KRJ 2003 Effect of rate of root growth influenced by soil compaction on disease severity caused by Rhizoctonia soloani AG 8 on wheat plants.  Australian Journal of Experimental Research Australian Journal of Experimental Research 44, 595–601.

Gill JS, McKenzie BM and Tisdall JM 2002 Soil physical conditions as affected by hot water extracts of different organic materials. In Proceedings of ‘FUTUREsoils’ conference of ASSSI, Perth, WA.

Gill JS, Sivasithamparam K and Smettem KRJ 2002 The size of bare patches in wheat caused by Rhizoctonia solani AG-8 id determined by the soil activity of the pathogen at or preceding sowing.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry 34, 889-893.

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Older publications

Gill JS, Sivasithamparam K and Smettem KRJ 2001 Depth and intesity of soil disturbance affects root growth and rhizoctonia root rot of wheat seedlings.  Soil and Tillage Research 62, 73-83.

Gill JS, Sivasithamparam K and Smettem KRJ 2001 Soil moisture affects colonisation of wheat roots by Rhizoctonia solani AG-8.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry 33, 1363-1370.

Gill JS, Sivasithamparam K and Smettem KRJ 2000 Effect of soil moisture at different soil temperatures on Rhizoctonia root rot wheat seedlings.  Plant and Soil 231, 1-6.

Gill JS, Sivasithamparam K and Smettem KRJ 2000 Soil types with different texture affects Rhizoctonia root rot of wheat seedlings.  Plant and Soil 221, 113-120.

Gill JS, Singh Bijay, Khind CS, Singh Yadvinder 1999. Effeciency of N-(n-butyl) thiophosphoric triamide in retarding hydrolysis of urea and losses due to ammonia volatilization in flooded sandy loam soil amended with green manure and wheat straw.  Nutrient Cycling in Agro Echosystems.  53: 3, 203-207.

Kumar S, Sivasithamparam K, Gill JS and Sweetingham M 1999 Temperature and water potential effects on growth and pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani AG-11 on lipin.  Canadian Journal of Microbiology.  45, 389-395.

Gill J.S., Singh Bijay, Khind CS, Singh Yadvinder 1998.  Ammonia volatilisation under flooded condition as affected by urease activity of soils amended with crop residues on long term basis.  Journal of Indian Socaity of Soil Science.  46: 3. 448-450.

Research projects

Currently Jaikirat is working on a GRDC funded research project to test subsoil manuring effects in different locations in south western districts of Victoria.