Andrew Blake
Development Officer
Andrew Blake

My role in the department

I am a Development Officer working on the MyCrop project. The MyCrop products include a suite of diagnostic apps for wheat, barley, canola, lupins and field peas and will soon include oat crops.  These apps can assist growers and agricultural professionals diagnose in-paddock constraints to crop production and identify management options. MyCrop products also include a range of other decision support tools including crop variety selectors and an economic calculator.

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9956 8564

My background

I have 20 years experience in the agricultural industry of Western Australia based in the northern wheatbelt. During that time I have worked as a technical officer in a pulse research and extension project, as a research officer investigating the use of pasture legumes in northern wheatbelt farming systems, as a company agronomist and most recently as a development officer working on a number of extension focussed projects. This range of experience has given a great breadth of knowledge and networks to help me in the MyCrop project.

Projects

  • Diagnostic and Responsive Agronomy West - MyCrop. GRDC funded project - DAW00217
  • Integrated farming systems

Key Expertise

Field trials, pulse research, extension, pasture legumes, agronomy, diagnostic tools, crop agronomy, pasture agronomy, farming systems, saltland agronomy, web development, communications, natural resource management

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Agriculture, University of Western Australia

My articles

Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 11:14am
Tuesday, 5 September 2017 - 11:59am
Thursday, 24 August 2017 - 11:54am
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:05pm
Friday, 17 November 2017 - 9:07am

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