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Dr. Sophie Parks

is a Research Scientist with the NSW Division of Primary Industries and a Conjoint Senior Lecturer with The University of Newcastle.

Her Australian and international research has focused on certain crops under greenhouse and hydroponic conditions, their fertiliser requirements and nutritional disorders and on developing cultivation techniques for these systems.

Research topics include understanding the physiology of nitrate accumulation in hydroponic leafy vegetables, modeling cucumber production under a range of greenhouse environments and the development of new greenhouse crops including Asian melons and blueberries. Sophie is currently the NSW representative of the Australian Society for Horticultural Science.

International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture