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The Team

Graham Harris

Principal Development Extension Officer

Graham is currently working in projects aimed at improving water use efficiency in irrigated cotton and grains farming systems.

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Lance Pendergast

Development Extension Officer

Lance has been working closely with irrigators to increase the sustainability and water use efficiency of irrigated farming systems.

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Past Team Members

Bec Raymond

Development Extension Officer

Bec has been working in the Border Rivers region in cotton and grains since 2006, prior to this, in the Central Queensland region. She is currently working as the Development Extension Officer in the WUE Investment in Healthy HeadWaters project, funded by the Healthy HeadWaters Water Use Efficiency project..

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Dr Jose Payero

Principal Research Scientist

Jose has worked in irrigation and agricultural research, extension and teaching in the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, United States of America and Australia. He returned to a position with the University of South Carolina in May 2012.

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Dr Simon White

Senior Research Scientist (Irrigation)

Contact details [email protected] Qualifications Bachelor of Science (Rural Technology), Hons (1st Class) PhD (Irrigation) Areas of expertise Simon has over 15 years’ experience in soil & water management in broad acre agriculture. He holds expertise and hands-on experience in farming systems research with a major focus being in irrigated agriculture. Simon also has expertise in […]

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Duncan Weir

Senior Development Extension Office (Cotton Grains Farming Systems)

Duncan is experienced in producing a wide range of summer crops including sorghum, corn, sweet corn, sunflower canola and soybean as well as the production of winter cereals and legumes.

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Geoff McIntyre

Principal Development Extension Officer

Geoff jointly leads the Irrigated Farming Systems Team in the state Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. He represented the department in the development of the first two CRC partnerships and has been a program leader in both CRCs – CRC for Sustainable Cotton Production (1993 – 1999) and the Australian Cotton CRC (1999 – 2005).

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Gina Mace

Development Extension Officer

Gina is experienced in extension and technical support in the areas of natural resource management and grazing land management. She worked as a Development Extension Officer in the WUE Investment for Healthy HeadWaters Project, part of the Healthy HeadWaters Water Use Efficiency (HHWUE) before departing in May 2012.

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Grant Cutler

Technical Officer (Irrigation) Contact details [email protected] Qualifications Bachelor of Agricultural Science Areas of expertise Grant has a number of years’ experience in the agricultural sector working in Queensland, Southern NSW and the Northern Territory. He has experience in a range of summer crops including sorghum, sunflowers, peanuts, lucerne and rice. Background Grant worked for HSR […]

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Jenelle Hare

Senior Technical Development Officer

Janelle Hare was a key extension officer within the Irrigated Farming Systems Team. She resigned from the Queensland Government on the 23 March 2012.

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Mark Hickman

Principal Development Extension Officer

Mark has 16 years experience in crop agronomy and extension methodology for cotton based irrigated farming systems. This experience relates to systems from southern NSW to Central Queensland.

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Mary Philp

Economist

Mary is the Economist for the WUE Investment in Healthy HeadWaters project, funded by the Healthy HeadWaters Water Use Efficiency project to assess economics of investment in WUE technologies.

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