Ian Pritchard
Project Manager, Field Research Portfolio
Ian Pritchard

My role in the department

Ian is the the Field Research Manager for a project delivering technical services and equipment to research projects. Research teams are regionally based in Geraldton, Wongan Hills, Northam, Merredin, Katanning and Esperance. These teams allow the Agronomy, Genetic Improvement, Soil Productivity and Crop Protection programs to deliver world class research aimed at increasing sustainable production and improved profitability to the WA grains industry.

Contact information

+61(0)8 9368 3515
+61 (0)429 684 406

My background

Ian has more than 30 years experience in agricultural research and industry development of pulse crops in Australia at DPIRD. His experience combines a background in project management, grains/pulse research, development and communication and research administration.


  • Managed Environment Facility, Merredin
  • New Genes for New Environments, Merredin and Katanning

Key Expertise

Field pea, chickpea, lupin, faba bean and lentil breeding and agronomy, pest and diseases of pulses, pulse industry development, cropping systems, project management, planning, communications


  • Diploma of Project Management, Central Insitute of Technology Perth
  • BS in Agriculture with Honours, The University of Western Australia