Darryl McClements
Senior Technical Officer
Darryl McClements

My role in the department

I provide technical support for the pasture group. This involves me coordinating and assisting in a range of activities with field and glasshouse experiments, including planning the trials through to establishing and maintaining them. Through all these phases, detail and precision is of critical importance leading to accuracy of data. 

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9368 3633
+61 (0)428 931 471

My background

I have 35 years of experience in agricultural research, working on pasture legumes breeding, agronomy and field evaluation through to commercial release of new varieties. I also have expertise in monitoring the soil water use of pasture plants, screening and evaluation for pest and disease resistance and salt tolerance. Some of my key responsibilities have been the seed multiplication for commercial release of new varieties and maintaining working genebanks and seed storage.


  • Pasture Agronomy - Putting the Focus on Profitable Break Crop and Pasture Sequences in WA. DAW 213

Key Expertise

Pasture legume breeding, field /glasshouse evaluation. Seed multiplication, storage and data collation for maintaining national pasture legume genebank.Establishing field trials to investigate pasture varieties and management options regarding cereal rot


  • Certificate 4 in Workplace Training and Assessment 2005
  • Diploma of Agricultural Technology 1982