Wayne Parker
Development Officer
wayne parker

My role in the department

I am a research and development officer for numerous DPIRD projects delivering to clients throughout the state. I enjoy working with growers, grower groups and the GRDC to develop solutions to agronomy challenges.

Contact information

+61 (0)8 9956 8511
+61 (0)429 080 074

My background

I have been building my professional knowledge since 2002 with DPIRD. My areas of expertise include relationship building and developing consequential extension. Current interests include soil compaction, lime incorporation, effective leadership, weed seed removal and development of tactical farming systems.


  • Minimising the impact of soil compaction on crop yield (Project leader) GRDC funded project - DAW00243
  • Leader of NACC Innovative methods for ameliorating sub soil pH
  • Grower group liason officer, Putting the focus on profitable crop and pasture sequences

Key Expertise

Extension practices, lupin, chickpea and field pea agronomy, soil pH amelioration, video recording and production, group dynamics, grains research and development, tactical farm systems


  • BSc Agriculture (Hons), The University of Western Australia 2001