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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 […]

Bede O’Mara

Bede is an Agronomy professional & crop nutrition specialist with a passion for crop nutrition and farming/machinery. He completed studies at UQ Gatton then went on to complete a Graduate Certificate of Rural Science, Sustainable Grains Production with the University of New England in 2007. Currently and agronomist for Incitec […]

Beth Penrose

Dr Beth Penrose is a lecturer in pasture science at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA). Her research focuses on improving soil and plant nutrition for human and animal health, whether that is increasing concentrations of beneficial nutrients, or reducing concentrations of contaminants. She works on a whole suite of […]

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 […]

Dr Richard Bell

Dr Richard Bell is a Professor at Murdoch University. He is a specialist in Soil Fertility and Land Management with lecturing and research experience in Australia and around the world. His interests include plant nutrition in problem soils, soil management, management of sandy soils, diagnosis and correction of mineral disorders […]

Eddy Pol

Eddy is the Regional Manager for the Northern region at Summit Fertilizers. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Western Australia. Eddy has held a number of roles providing nutrition and crop agronomy advice to growers in Western Australia, including managing and training agronomy teams for […]

Graeme Schwenke

Graeme Schwenke is a senior research scientist based at the Tamworth Agricultural Institute, working in a range of soils-related research and extension activities focused on dryland grains and irrigated cotton production in northwest NSW. With 25 years scientific research experience in Australia, as well as overseas soil and crop research […]

Howard Cox

Howard Cox is a Senior Agronomist with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Toowoomba, QLD. Howard has over 30 years’ experience in R,D & E as a cropping systems agronomist specialising in crop nutrition, crop simulation modelling, and farming systems research. He led projects that developed the WhopperCropper decision-support […]

James Easton

James Easton is the Senior Agronomist for CSBP based in Perth. James has been involved in Field Research through various roles as an Agricultural Officer, Area Manager, Regional Agronomist, Field Research Manager and now Senior Agronomist. As Senior Agronomist, he works with the CSBP Agronomy and Field Research teams to […]

Jeff Kraak

Jeff Kraak is the Program Manager at Fertilizer Australia. A large proportion of his time is focused on Fertcare, the industries environment and food safety stewardship program. Jeff has a long history in the Australian fertilizer industry in a range of sales, marketing and technical support roles. Having worked across […]

Jeremy Lemon

Jeremy Lemon has 40 years’ experience in the southern areas of WA in a variety of agronomy research and extension roles. He has worked with grower groups to identify learning priorities and develop activities to address them. He has experience with small plot and paddock scale experiments, reviewing current information […]

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. […]

Mike Bell

Mike Bell is a Professor and Principal Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, and the Chair in Tropical Agronomy. He has led research into the development of sustainable cropping systems in grains, sugar and cotton industries, as well as research into soil-plant interactions and exploration of interactions between soil […]

Mike McLaughlin

Mike McLaughlin is a researcher with the University of Adelaide at the Waite campus. He specialises in soil fertility and crop nutrition, as well as contaminants in fertilisers, wastes, soils and crops. Mike currently manages the Fertiliser Technology Research Centre at the University of Adelaide and has a wide network […]

Penny Heuston

Penny is a former independent Agronomist with a demonstrated history of working in the farming industry and in particular with farming families. She is a strong research professional with advanced skills in negotiation, business development, farms, crop protection, and soil science. She has been based in Warren for the last […]

Rob Norton – CoP Chair

Rob is the Chair of the GRDC Crop Nutrition Community of Practice. He now undertakes national and international agricultural consultancies after retiring as the IPNI Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand and has nearly 30 years’ experience lecturing and researching in agronomy. He has taught at the University of […]

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, […]