Dr Michael Bange

Cropping Systems Agronomist

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Dr Bange has been involved in cropping systems research for over 25 years. His research has significantly influenced understanding of cotton physiology in the areas of: identifying differences in genotypes and relating these differences to maturity and yield; environmental and crop growth effects on fibre quality; high and low temperature effects on cotton phenology and physiology; cotton water relations in rain fed and waterlogged conditions; improved understanding of the relationships of crop level physiology in the areas of radiation use efficiency and canopy light interception dynamics; and successfully leading a number of teams that have employed physiology to develop new improved crop agronomic recommendations, development and application of cotton crop models, and cotton decision support systems.

Other Interests

Cricket, Bike riding, Farming

Current Roles

  • Group Leader
    Integrated Cotton Management

  • Project Lead
    WaterWise Digiscape

  • Research Cropping Systems Agronomist
    Novel research into use of plant growth regulators and management of cotton fibre quality

Academic Qualifications

  • 1995

    • PhD Agronomy/ Crop Physiology
    The University of Queensland

  • 1991

    • B. App. Sc. (Hons I) (Agronomy/Land Resources)
    The University of Queensland

Professional Experiences

  • -2012

    Diploma Company Directors Course
    Australian Insititute of Company Directors

  • Adjunct Associate Profesor
    The University of Sydney

  • Adjunct Associate Profesor
    Western Sydney University

Achievements and Awards

  • -2004

    Fulbright Scholar (Coral Sea Award in Business and Industry)
    Australian American Fulbright Commission

  • -2009

    Cotton Researcher of the Year
    Cotton Australia

  • -2017

    Cotton Physiology Award
    USA Beltwide Cotton Conference

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2013-2017

    Elected President of the Association of Australian Cotton Scientists

  • 2016-Present

    Executive Member of the International Cotton Research Association

  • 1999-2005

    Program leader in Australian Cotton Cooperative Research Centre (Northern Program)


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