Andrew Storrie

B. Sci Agric. (UNE) SMARTtrain AQF 5

B. Sci Agric. (UNE)
SMARTtrain AQF 5

Twitter: @AgronomoOz

Email address: andrew@agronomo.com.au

Phone: 0428 423 577

Areas of Interest and Experience

Current area of research interests: Andrew has 36 years of research and extension experience in Australian agriculture in fields including: dryland cropping and pastures; irrigated cropping and pastures; rangeland management; environmental and agricultural weed management; herbicide use and registration; herbicide drift, pesticide application; comprehensive extension and mass media skills; small group training and evaluation, writing press releases, radio and television interviewer experience; extensive experience in working in teams to achieve desired outcomes; task-orientated and committed to delivering realistic outcomes within an economically and environmentally sustainable framework.

Geoff Woodall

Dr Geoff Woodall with members of the Mid West Aboriginal Groups, harvesting  Ipomoea calobra  tubers

Dr Geoff Woodall with members of the Mid West Aboriginal Groups, harvesting Ipomoea calobra tubers

Email address: geoff.woodall@uwa.edu.au

Phone: 9842 0855
Mobile: 0427 449 644

Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management

Dr Woodall works part time for CENRM and is interested in the biology of native plants and the development of new native plant-based industries for sustainable rural development. He is interested in research and development of profitable revegetation options using native species, focusing on Santalum spicatum (sandalwood), brushwood, native poplar, native pine, native legumes and new native root vegetable crops for human consumption. Geoff is also interested in reducing the cost of native plant establishment via field sowing seeds and improving the reliability and uniformity of direct seeding. Geoff also runs a small farm and works as a native plant agronomist.

Key research:

  • Improving the performance of cultivated Santalum spicatum

  • Developing new products from the nuts of Santalum spicatum

  • Improving the establishment of commercial and non-commercial native plants in agricultural lands

  • Developing new root vegetable crops.

Tim Overheu

Current area of interest

Land use planning and policy; soil science. Enthusiastic about disseminating soil and landscape information. Well experienced in linking soil type to land use, having been involved in multiple small and large scale soil-landscape assessment projects, including international soil survey projects, national soil assessment and soil health programs and several vineyard and horticulture development consultancies in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia. Experienced in soil health community extension, farm planning, soil and landscape assessment, soil organic carbon measurement, monitoring and verification; agricultural and local government land use planning - strategic and statutory.

Walter Anderson

Dr Walter Anderson HDA (1960, Hawkesbury), BScAgr. (Hons 1, 1968, Sydney), MScAgr. (1970, Sydney), PhD (1977, New England)

Dr Walter Anderson
HDA (1960, Hawkesbury), BScAgr. (Hons 1, 1968, Sydney), MScAgr. (1970, Sydney), PhD (1977, New England)

Plant Biology, University of Western Australia

Biography

I have research and extension experience in both rainfed and irrigated cropping systems in Australia, especially in the Great Southern, on crops including wheat, barley, oats, lupins, canola, sunflowers, sorghum and triticale. The crop agronomy research and development team that I led prior to retiring contributed to major increases in the on-farm yield of wheat in Western Australia. I have also worked extensively on aid and research projects in Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon and Iran. I am currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Plant Biology at the University of Western Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.

Summary of research interests:

The agronomic aspects of the cropping systems of dryland areas in winter-rainfall climates.