My role in the department
I am a Development Officer for DPIRD’s 'Minimising the effect of compaction on crop yield' (DAW00243) GRDC funded project. Soil compaction is estimated to cost WA grain growers about $490 million dollars a year. Through this project we are evaluating new methods of deep ripping and managing compaction including controlled traffic. My role is to assist growers adopt soil compaction management practises providing the latest technical information and support to apply new technologies on farm to increase their profitability.
I have more than 16 years experience in agricultural research and extension in WA working for DPIRD (Katanning and Geraldton) and North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources, a grower group at Borden. Working on GRDC supported soil management projects including controlled traffic farming and precision agriculture, I have developed strong networks across Australia to provide the latest information to growers in the form of extension activites.
- Minimising the effect of soil compaction on crop yield - DAW00243
- Bachelor of Science (Environmental) with honours in Soil Science