Tom Ward
Technical Officer
Tom Ward

My role in the department

Tom is the newest member at the Manjimup Horticultural Research Institute, having commenced in September 2022.

Tom is a great all rounder, who supports the national apple breeding program by maintaining the apple orchard, assisting with various orchard tasks and farm operations.

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9777 0181

My background

Originally a dairy farmer, Tom changed careers about 10 years ago when he commenced with the Forest Products Commission (FPC) in the Native Seed Division, which later amalgamated to the FPC Nursery. Tom’s tasks included native seed harvesting, native seed orchard maintenance, and caring for pine and native seedlings.

Tom is also a local farmer, which keeps him busy when he’s not at work.  


  • National apple breeding program

Key Expertise

Apple breeding program, Orchard maintenance, Farm operations

My articles

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 - 2:31pm
Wednesday, 7 September 2022 - 11:04am
Wednesday, 25 January 2023 - 9:36am