Grains Research and Development

GRDC Seed of Light

The GRDC Seed of Light Award was initiated in 1999 and is presented each year to someone who makes a significant contribution to communicating the outcomes of research.

Previous recipients have included:

Year Northern Region Southern Region Western Region
2015 Alison Kelly

Hugh Wallwork
SARDI
Blakely Paynter
DAFWA
2014 Hugh Brier
QDAFF
Dr Mark Conyers
NSW DPI
Dr Ben Biddulph
DAFWA
2013 Mal Ryley
QDAFF
Dr Steve Marcroft
Marcroft Grains Pathology
Jeremy Lemon
DAFWA
2012 Greg Platz
DEEDI
Rob Wheeler,
SARDI
Owen Grieve
ABC Rural
2011 John Cameron
Independent Consultants Australia Network
Col Wellings
Australian Cereal Rust Control Program
Geoff Fosbery
Consultag
2010 Richard Daniel
Northern Grower Alliance
Wayne Hawthorne
Pulse Australia
Stephen Powles
WAHRI
2009 Steven Simpfendorfer
NSW DPI
TJ Higgins
CSIRO Plant Industry
Bill Bowden
DAFWA
2008 Neal Dalgliesh
CSIRO
John Kirkegaard
CSIRO Plant Industry
Peter Newman
DAFWA
2007 Mike Bell
QDPI
Jon Lamb
Jon Lamb Communications
Peter Mangano
DAFWA
2006 John Slatter
Pulse Australia
Peter Hayman
SARDI
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA
2005 Col Mullen
NSW DPI
Nick Poole
Foundation for Arable Research
Cameron Weeks
Mingenew Irwin Group
2004 David Murray/Melina Miles
QDPI
Ian McClelland
Birchip Cropping Group
Peter Nelson
Grainpool
2003 John Doughton
Central Queensland Farming Systems
John Passiour
CSIRO Plant Industry
Ros Jettner
DAFWA
2002 Kevin Moore
NSW DPI
Neil Fettell
NSW DPI
Vanessa Stewart
DAFWA
2001 Graham White
QDPI
Chris Preston
University of Adelaide
Ros Jettner
(not presented an award)
2000 Wayne Strong
QDPI
Nigel Wilhelm
SARDI
Robert Loughman
DAFWA
1999 Peter Hayman
NSW DPI
Di Carpenter
NSW DPI
Frances Hoyle
DAFWA

For further information contact Kylie Dunstan, GRDC Communication Manager on 02 6166 4500.