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Dr Dio Antille

Dr Dio Antille
Name Dio Antille
Position Senior Research Fellow
Section Centre for Agricultural Engineering (Research)
Phone +61 7 4631 2948
Extension 2948
Qualifications BEng UNL , MSc Cranfield , DEng Cranfield
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Agricultural Land Management ( 070101 )
  • Farming Systems Research ( 070107 )
  • Agronomy ( 070302 )
  • Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (incl. Application) ( 079902 )
  • Agricultural Engineering ( 099901 )
  • ( 300401 )
  • ( 300403 )
  • ( 300202 )
  • ( 300411 )
  • ( 409901 )
  • ( 300200 )

Research interests
Conservation Agriculture, Controlled Traffic Farming
Soil Tillage and Compaction, Soil-Tyre Interactions
Soil and Water Conservation, Land Rehabilitation
Irrigated Agriculture
Fertiliser Use Efficiency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Recycling of Organic Materials to Land

Professional memberships
Chartered Engineer (CEng), Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), U.K.
Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), U.K.
Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE), U.K.
BASIS Profesional Register, U.K. Grade: MBPR (Fert) FQA.
BASIS Soil and Water Management Certificate (Certificate No.: SW/333): BASIS Registration Ltd.
FACTS (Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme) Qualified Adviser (Certificate No.: 3957): BASIS Registration Ltd.
IPSS, Institute of Professional Soil Scientists. Grade: Full Member.

Industry affiliations
ACTFA, Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association Inc.
ASA, American Society of Agronomy.
ASABE, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Chair of Soil-Plant-Machine Dynamics Committee (MS-45).
AACS, Association of Australian Cotton Scientists.
BSSS, British Society of Soil Science.
CTF Europe Ltd., Controlled Traffic Farming Europe Ltd.
EurAgEng, European Society of Agricultural Engineers.
IFS, The International Fertiliser Society.
ISTRO, International Soil and Tillage Research Organization.
IUSS, International Union of Soil Science.
The Royal Society of Queensland.
SSSA, Soil Science Society of America.
SWCS, Soil and Water Conservation Society.

USQ Research affiliations

  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture (NCEA)

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Editor, Soil Use and Management.
Chair, Soil-Plant-Machine Dynamics Committee (MS-45), American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
Member of the Executive Board, Australian Controlled Traffic Farming Association Inc. (ACTFA).

Research most recent
Tullberg, J., Antille, D. L., Bluett, C., Eberhard, J., Scheer, C. (2018). Controlled traffic farming effects on soil emissions of nitrous oxide and methane. Soil and Tillage Research, 176: 18-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.still.2017.09.014.

Dang, Y. P., Balzer, A., Crawford, M., Rincon-Florez, V., Liu, H., Melland, A. R., Antille, D., Kodur, S., Bell, M. J., Whish, J. P. M., Lai, Y., Seymour, N., Carvalhais, L. C., Schenk, P. (2018). Strategic tillage in conservation agricultural systems of north-eastern Australia: why, where, when and how? Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(2): 1000-1015. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-8937-1.

Antille, D. L. (2018). Evaluation of fertigation applied to furrow and overhead irrigated cotton grown in a Black Vertosol in southern Queensland, Australia. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 34(1): 197-211. DOI: 10.13031/aea.12519.

Melland, A. R., Antille, D. L., Dang, Y. P. (2017). Effects of strategic tillage on short-Term erosion, nutrient loss in runoff and greenhouse gas emissions. Soil Research, 55(3): 201-214. DOI: 10.1071/SR16136.

Research most notable
Antille, D. L., Godwin, R. J., Sakrabani, R., Seneweera, S., Tyrrel, S. F., Johnston, A. E. (2017). Field-scale evaluation of biosolids-derived organomineral fertilizers applied to winter wheat in England. Agronomy Journal, 109(2): 654-674. DOI: 10.2134/agronj2016.09.0495.

Antille, D. L., Bennett, J. McL., Jensen, T. A. (2016). Soil compaction and controlled traffic considerations in Australian cotton-farming systems. Crop and Pasture Science, 67(1): 1-28. DOI: 10.1071/CP15097.

Antille, D. L., Huth, N. I., Eberhard, J., Marinoni, O., Cocks, B., Poulton, P. L., Macdonald, B. C. T., Schmidt, E. J. (2016). The effects of coal seam gas infrastructure development on arable land in Southern Queensland, Australia: Field investigations and modeling. Transactions of the ASABE, 59(4): 879-901. DOI: 10.13031/trans.59.11547.

Antille, D. L., Chamen, W. C. T., Tullberg, J. N., Lal, R. (2015). The potential of controlled traffic farming to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and enhance carbon sequestration in arable land: A critical review. Transactions of the ASABE, 58(3): 701-731. DOI: 10.13031/trans.58.11049.

Publications in ePrints

Hussein, Mahmood A. and Antille, Diogenes L. and Kodur, Shreevatsa and Chen, Guangnan and Tullberg, Jeff N. (2021) Controlled traffic farming delivers improved agronomic performance of wheat as a result of enhanced rainfall and fertiliser nitrogen use efficiency. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B: Soil and Plant Science. ISSN 0906-4710

Aikins, Kojo Atta ORCID: and Barr, James B. and Ucgul, Mustafa and Jensen, Troy A. and Antille, Diogenes L. and Desbiolles, Jack M. A. (2020) No-tillage furrow opener performance: a review of tool geometry, settings and interactions with soil and crop residue. Soil Research, 58 (7). pp. 603-621. ISSN 1838-675X

Aikins, Kojo Atta ORCID: and Jensen, Troy A. and Antille, Diogenes L. (2020) Three-dimensional scanning of soil surface and furrow profiles using a portable and affordable unit. Biosystems Engineering, 193. pp. 279-289. ISSN 1537-5110

McCabe, Bernadette K. and Harris, Peter W. and Antille, Diogenes and Schmidt, Thomas and Lee, Seonmi and Hill, Andrew and Baillie, Craig (2020) Toward profitable and sustainable bioresource management in the Australian red meat processing industry: a critical review and illustrative case study. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (22). pp. 2415-2439. ISSN 1064-3389

Ngo-Cong, Duc and Mai-Duy, Nam and Antille, Diogenes L. and van Genuchten, Martinus Th. (2019) A control volume scheme using compact integrated radial basis function stencils for solving the Richards equation. Journal of Hydrology, 580. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0022-1694

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Agricultural Land Management ( 070101 )
  • Farming Systems Research ( 070107 )
  • Agronomy ( 070302 )
  • Fertilisers and Agrochemicals (incl. Application) ( 079902 )
  • Agricultural Engineering ( 099901 )