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Staff profiles

Andrew Taylor
Research Scientist

Andrew has over 18 years of experience as a regionally-based horticultural plant pathologist across several horticulture commodities, including both perennial and annual crops. He has been involved in numerous projects...

Andrew van Burgel

Andrew is a biometrician (statistician) and works with staff from a wide range of projects to support the design of experiments and accurate analysis and interpretation of data. He currently manages the biometrics...

Angelo Loi
Senior Research Scientist

Angelo conducts research in pasture agronomy, developing new pasture legume cultivars and species. He works with growers to increase the sustainability of the medium and low rainfall mixed farming zone of southern...

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Research Scientist

Anna is a bieconomic modeller working in DPIRD's Crop Protection portfolio, developing decision support tools for foliar disease management in broadacre crops. Existing tools that Anna has contributed to are YellowSpotWM...

Annie van Blommestein
Carnarvon Research Station Manager

Annie manages the team and trials at the Carnarvon Research Station, overseeing the facility’s technical service delivery teams. The research station hosts several projects designed to boost industry transformation and...

Babita Tewatia
Software Tester and Developer

Babita is working on analysing requirements for the eConnect+ Project's - Extrata Data Sharing Platform, focusing on how the end user utilses the system. She was also involved in the implementation, testing and...

Ben Biddulph
Chief Scientist, Primary Industries and Development

Dr Ben Biddulph is the Primary Industries Chief Scientist. His work involves working internally and externally with DPIRD’s grains, farming systems, livestock, horticulture and aquacultures strategic partners in the WA...

Bindi Isbister
Research Scientist

Bindi is a Research Scientist for two Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) funded projects. Her role is to assist growers to adopt soil management practises, providing the latest technical information and...

Blakely Paynter
Senior Research Scientist

Blakely Paynter is a Senior Research Scientist. He currently leads and participates in barley and oat agronomy research projects in Western Australia. His research is focused around helping growers select suitable barley...

Bob French
Manager Crop Science and Grain Production

Bob has been Manager of the Grains Crop Science and Grain Production portfolio since 2019. This includes wheat, barley, oat, pulse, and oilseed agronomy research and industry development activities. During his various...

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