|Professor Siddique has 25 years experience in agricultural research, teaching and management in both Australia and overseas. He has developed a national and international reputation in the fields of farming systems, production agronomy, crop physiology, genetic resources, breeding and market research in cereal, grain and pasture legumes and oilseed crops. Professor Siddique’s publications are considered as key papers in the above fields and are widely cited. As a result of Professor Siddique’s personal research and with others with whom he collaborates, Australia has become one of the major grain legume exporting nations in the world. His pioneering research on chickpea has contributed enormously to the Australian chickpea industry which is currently valued at more than $250 million per annum.|
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• He has published 28 book chapters, 140 refereed journal papers and more than 180 technical and conference papers. Selected 12 are:
1. Siddique, K.H.M. and Sedgley, R.H. (1986). Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) a potential grain legume for south-western Australia: Seasonal growth and yield. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 37: 245-261.
2. Siddique, K.H.M. and Sykes, J. (1997). Pulse production in Australia past, present and future. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 37: 103-11.
3. Loss, S.P. and Siddique K.H.M. (1994). Morphological and physiological traits associated with wheat yield increases in Mediterranean environments. Advances in Agronomy, 52: 229-276.
4. Siddique, K.H.M. and Whan, B.R. (1994). Ear: stem ratios in breeding populations of wheat: Significance for yield improvement. Euphytica, 73: 241-254.
5. Siddique, K.H.M., Belford, R.K., Perry, M.W. and Tennant, D. (1989). Growth, development and light interception of old and modern wheat varieties in a Mediterranean-type environment. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 40: 473-487.
6. Siddique, K.H.M., Loss, S.P., Pritchard, D.L., Regan, K.L., Tennant, D., Jettner, R. and Wilkinson, D. (1998). Adaptation of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) to Mediterranean – type environments of Western Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 49: 613-626.
7. Siddique, K.H.M., Loss, S.P., Regan, K.L. and Jettner, R. (1999). Adaptation of cool season grain legumes in Mediterranean- type environments of south-western Australia. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 50: 375-387.
8. Siddique, K.H.M., Regan, K.L., Tennant, D. and Thomson, B.D., (2001). Water use and water use efficiency of cool season grain legumes in low rainfall Mediterranean – type environments. European Journal of Agronomy, 15: 267-280.
9. Thomson, B.D. and Siddique, K.H.M. (1997). Grain legume species in low rainfall Mediterranean – type environments. II. Canopy development, radiation interception and dry matter production. Field Crops Research, 54: 189-199.
10. Siddique, K.H.M., Brinsmead, R.B., Knight, R., Knights, E.J., Paull, J.G. and Rose, I.A. (2000). Adaptation of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) and faba bean (Vicia faba L.) to Australia. In: “Linking Research and Marketing Opportunities for Pulses in the 21st Century”. (Ed. Knight, R.) Kluwer academic Publishers.pp.289-303.
11. Turner, N.C., Wright, G.C. and Siddique, K.H.M. (2001). Adaptation of grain legumes (Pulses) to water – limited environments. Advances in Agronomy, 71:193-223
12. Siddique, K.H.M. (2003). Development of water deficits. In: Encyclopedia of plant and crop science. Mercel Dekker, Inc, pp. 1284-1287.