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Alan Hunter

Senior Lecturer

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167754
Email: alan.hunter@ucd.ie

Professional

 

Associations

Association: 1982 Member of International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS) , Function/Role:
Association: 1996 Member of British and International Golf Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) , Function/Role:
Association: 1997 Member of Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) , Function/Role:
Association: 1997 Member of Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland (GCSAI) , Function/Role:
                     

Other Activities

I have been a Section Head/Team Leader during the University Summer Examinations in the Royal Dublin Society  2001. Since 2006, I am the Deputy Invigilator in Charge of the examinations for both Semesters 1 and 2.  I made submissions to the examinations office when the document “Regulations for Invigilators in the RDS” I also made submissions to the exams office regarding the examination regulations for candidates. Both these documents are reviewed annually and amended if necessary. I am currently a member of the examinations committee and has a major input into the current examinations process for the University

Publications

Books

Kehoe, E., Maher, M.J. and Hunter, A. ; (2000) The use of digital tensiometers to control the irrigation of nursery stock in containers. Dublin: Teagasc. [Details]
   

Peer Reviewed Journals

Phelan, S; Hunter, A; Douglas, G; ; (2005) 'Bacteria detection and micropropagtion of ten Buddleia cultivars'. Propagation of Ornamental Plants, 5 (3):164-169. [Details]
Hunter, A.; (2004) 'A novel and Effective method of Lysimeter Design and Installation in a USGA Specification Golf green'. ACTA HORTICULTURAE, 661 :573-578. [Details]
Hunter, A.; (2004) 'The influence of Liquid Seaweed Products on Turfgrass growth and Development'. ACTA HORTICULTURAE, 661 :271-277. [Details]
Hunter, A. and Anders, A; (2004) 'The Influence of Humic Acid on Turfgrass growth and development of Creeping Bentgrass'. ACTA HORTICULTURAE, :257-277. [Details]
Hunter, A. Ó'Flaherty, B. and MacGíolla Rí, P. ; (2003) 'N, P and K nutritional balance underIrish conditions in the grow-in year of a golf green built according to the United States Golf Association (USGA) specifications'. ACTA HORTICULTURAE, 627 :117-123. [Details]
Beyene, G.T. and Hunter, A.; (2003) 'Physiological response of tomato from induced sodium chloride stress'. ACTA HORTICULTURAE, 618 :291-298. [Details]

Other Journals

Phelan, S., Hunter, A. and Douglas, G.; (2005) 'Bacterial detection and micropropagation of ten Buddleia cultivars' Propagation of Ornamental Plants 5 (3) :164-169. [Details]
Hunter, A. and Butler, T.; (2005) 'The effects of humic acid, seaweed extract and PHC organic plant feed on the growth and development of Agrostis stolonifera var. Penn A4 grass in a sand based rootzone' International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 10 (2) :937-943. [Details]
Hunter, A. and Kealy, E.; (2005) 'The influence of Bispyribac-sodium on Agrostis stolonifera var. Penn A4 growth and Poa annua L.control' International Turfgrass Society Research Journal 10 (2) :874-878. [Details]
Heavey, C., Hunter, A. and Maher, M. ; (2004) 'Practical Aspects of wavelength selective spectral films on nursery stock and the incidence of pests and disease' Combined Proceedings International Plant propagators Society 54 :188-191. [Details]

Conference Publications

Butler, T., Frank, K.W. and Hunter, A.; (2006) Agrostis stolonifera response to biostimulant and microbial inoculant application ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting Indianapolis, USA, , 12-NOV-06 - 16-NOV-06 [Details]
Phelan, S., Douglas, G. and Hunter, A. ; (2004) Developing technology to re-invigorate,micropropagate, and grow-on nursery stock selections Combined Proceedings International Plant Propagators Society , pp.157-162 [Details]
Butler, T., Frank, K.W. and Hunter, A.; (2006) Metabolic enhancer impact on creeping bentgrass under foliar fertilization on a USGA specification golf green ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting Indianapolis, USA, , 12-NOV-06 - 16-NOV-06 [Details]
Heavey, C., Hunter, A. and Maher, M.; (2006) Evaluation of wavelength selective spectral films on nursery stock production in Ireland 27th International Horticultural Congress& Exhibition Seoul, Korea, , 13-AUG-06 - 19-AUG-06 [Details]
Phelan, S. Hunter, A. and Douglas, G.; (2006) Micropropagation and growth regulation of Tulgabia violaceae L 27th International Horticultural Congress & Exhibition Seoul, Korea, , 13-AUG-06 - 19-AUG-06 [Details]
Butler, T. and Hunter, A.; (2006) Physiological and stress impact of Seaweed extract on turfgrass growth and nutrition on a golf green to USGA specification 27th International Horticultural Congress & Exhibition Seoul, Korea, , 13-AUG-06 - 19-AUG-06 [Details]
Harte, T., Foran, J. and Hunter, A.; (2006) The grassless all sand all weather training surface 27th International Horticultural Congress & Exhibition Seoul, Korea, , 13-AUG-06 - 19-AUG-06 [Details]
Butler, T. and Hunter, A.; (2006) Physiological and stress impact of microbial inoculants and biostimulants on turfgrass 27th International Horticultural Congress & Exhibition Seoul, Korea, , 13-AUG-06 - 19-AUG-06 [Details]
Butler, T. and Hunter, A.; (2006) Agrostis stolonifera var. Penn A4 growth and development under reduced nutrition in Irish Climatic conditions 27th nternational Horticultural ongress& Exhibition Seoul, Korea, , 13-AUG-06 - 19-AUG-06 [Details]
Butler, T. and Hunter. ; (2005) The effects of biostimulants on the growth and development of Agrostis stolonifera Penn A4 Grass in a sand based rootzone Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting , 30-MAR-06 - 01-APR-06 [Details]
Kealy, E. and Hunter, A. ; (2005) The influence of Velocity on Poa annua L. control and seedling growth of Agrostis stolonifera Penn A4 Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting , 30-MAR-06 - 01-APR-06 [Details]
Butler, T. and Hunter, A.; (2006) Impacts of biostimulants on turfgrass growth and nutrition Irish Environmental research Colloquium Dublin, Ireland, , 27-JAN-06 - 29-JAN-06 [Details]
Hunter, A. 2003a ; (2003) Tissue culture in the nursery industry Combined Proceedings International Plant Propagators Society , pp.236-241 [Details]
Hunter, A. ; (2003) The influence of liquid seaweed products on turfgrass growth and development 1st International Conference on Turfgrass Management& Science for Sport Fields Athens, , 02-JUN-03 - 07-JUN-03 [Details]
Hunter, A. ; (2003) A novel and effective method of lysimeter design and installation in a USGA specification golf green 1st International Conference on Turfgrass Management & Science for Sport Fields Athens, , 02-JUN-03 - 07-JUN-03 [Details]
Hunter, A. and Anders, A. ; (2003) The influence of humic acid on turfgrass growth and development of creeping bentgrass 1st International Conference on Turfgrass Management & Science for Sport Fields Athens, , 02-JUN-03 - 07-JUN-03 [Details]
Beyene, G.T. and Hunter, A. ; (2002) Physiological response of tomato from induced sodium chloride stress XXVI th International Horticulture Congress Toronto, Canada, , 11-AUG-02 - 17-AUG-02 , pp.151-152 [Details]
Hunter, A. Ó'Flaherty, B. and MacGíolla Rí, P. ; (2002) Managing Nutrition of United States Golf Associated constructed Greens under Irish Conditions XXVI th International Horticulture Congress , 11-AUG-02 - 17-AUG-02 [Details]
Beyene, G.T. and A. Hunter.; (2002) Influence of common salt on tomato production Proceedings Irish Botanists Meeting (2002) NUI Maynooth, [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Evaluation of wavelength selective spectral films on nursery stock production in Ireland.
Developing technology to re-invigorate, micropropagate and grow-on nursery stock selections.
Modifying plant growth of nursery stock using chemicals and water restriction.
The use and management of native trees and shrubs on golf courses in Ireland.
The use and effects of Biostimulants on turfgrass nutrition.
Plant growth regulators in sportsturf.

Effect of shade, light intensity and photoperiod on sportsturf physiology

Containerised production of Landscape trees

The use of Silicon as a disease suppressant and preventative in nurserystock