Abigail Jenkins

Abigail Jenkins is a Development Officer (soils) at NSW DPI, based in Wollongbar in the Northern Rivers of NSW. With a record working in soils spanning over two decades, she has produced a number of publications and tools and presented at conferences on soils communication approaches. Abigail has worked with […]

Dr Chris Dowling

Dr Chris Dowling is the Technical Services Manager and a Director of Back Paddock Company. He is responsible for technical oversight of development of the Back Paddock Company’s decision support systems and crop nutrition training courses, and has managed a range of industry and privately funded consulting projects. Chris’ current […]

Dr Ken Peverill

Dr Ken Peverill is the senior editor of the Australian reference book “Soil Analysis: an Interpretation Manual”.  With more than 40 years experience in the soil science and plant nutrition fields, he is also the author of several chapters in other technical books, numerous refereed journal papers, technical reports, and […]

Dr Nigel Wilhelm

Dr Nigel Wilhelm has been a Research Leader at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) for many years and now manages a farming systems unit within SARDI containing nearly 20 R,D and E staff.  He is a holder of the GRDC Seed of Light award for communication to the […]

Louisa Ferrier

Louisa Ferrier is a Project Manager at BCG. She previously worked at Southern Farming Systems, in the Victorian Western District, where she worked in research and extension in a range of areas including Canopy Management and Fungicide trials, the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Farms program and Grain and Graze I. […]

Rob Norton- CoP Chair

Rob Norton is the Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand for the International Plant Nutrition Institute. Prior to this, he spent 30 years lecturing and researching in agronomy at The University of Melbourne. Rob is an Associate Professor (Honorary) in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University […]

Roger Armstrong

Roger Armstrong is a Senior Scientist with Agriculture Victoria Research (AVR) based at Horsham and an Adjunct Professor with LaTrobe University. Roger’s research interests focus on managing soil constraints (nutritional and physicochemical) that limit water use efficiency in grains and pastures. He is the custodian for AVR’s long-term rotation/tillage experiments […]

Therese McBeath

Therese McBeath is a Research Scientist in CSIRO’s Integrated Agricultural Systems program at Waite Campus Adelaide. She has expertise in soil and crop nutrition and works on a range of largely industry funded projects that test strategies to improve productivity and profit-risk outcomes for growers across the Southern cropping region

Tim Weaver

Tim Weaver (formerly NSW DPI) is a Research Scientist with CSIRO Agriculture & Food based at the Australian Cotton Research Institute at Myall Vale, NSW. Tim has worked on a range of projects related to soil quality, soil drainage, profitability and crop rotations in cotton farming systems at the Narrabri […]

Tony Cox

Agronomist with Tocal College/Leader ExtensionAUS with NSW DPI. Tony managed the More Profit from Crop Nutrition and Better Fertiliser Decisions for Cropping Systems projects  2014-2017. Prior to this, he worked for NSW DPI as a District Agronomist in Pastures and Cropping. He had ten years running the Crop Evaluation Unit […]

Wayne Pluske

Wayne Pluske is the founder of Equii, an independent consultancy advising on soils, plant nutrition, and fertiliser, with an aim to improve clients’ profits while reducing risks and hassles. Equii provides evidence-based, practical advice and services to farmers, other trusted advisers, agribusinesses and industry organisations, specialising in the collation, mapping, […]