Angelo has expertise in pasture legumes, seed ecology, farming systems, pasture agronomy, biserrula, serradella, clovers and pasture establishment. He has spent the past 20 years studying the complexity of the southern Australian Mediterranean farming systems and ways to improve its sustainability.
Active in sourcing and collecting annual pasture legumes and their root-nodule bacteria for potential roles in WA agriculture since 1993, Angelo has been involved in several collection missions in the Mediterranean Basin.
Angelo has been responsible for the domestication and selection of new species to world agriculture - biserrula, eastern star clover, bladder clover, and Lotus ornithopodioides. Wider collaborations have also resulted in cultivars of serradella and gland clover.
Surveys in 2004/05 showed over 60% of new sown pastures incorporated these alternative pasture legumes, demonstrating great success in identifying suitable types for WA agriculture.