I am an Albany based research officer working in crop and soil science in the southern WA wheatbelt. Over more than 20 years I have accumulated a wide range of skills and experiences including research methodology, oat agronomy, cereal physiology (waterlogging, drought), soil health, developing practical tools for growers and group facilitation.
With project colleagues and collaborators from across WA and other states, the research I do is aimed at providing practical, relevant and reliable information to growers and industry to improve the profitability and long term sustainability of Western Australian grain growers. My current research focusses on developing agronomic and management options aimed at reducing the effect of soil water repellence, managing sub-soil constraints and minimising the effects of compaction. These projects are supported by the WA Government and industry through GRDC investment.