Grains Research and Development

Regional Cropping Solutions Networks

The purpose of the GRDC's Regional Cropping Solutions (RCS) initiative is to provide essential on ground linkages between growers, farming systems groups, agribusiness and researchers complementary to the National Grains Industry R, D & E Strategy to better plan and design local activities of greatest benefit.

The network involves skilled and informed facilitators and coordinators that link, support and inform regional planning groups participating in these networks.

Refer to the annual reports for more information on RCS activities in each region.

Annual Reports

  • From the Ground Up Southern Regional Cropping Solutions Network 2013-14 Annual Report
  • From the Ground Up: Western Region | Annual Report, Regional Cropping Solutions Networks 2013-14
  • Annual Report Regional Cropping Solutions Networks 2014 15

Southern Region Facilitators

Name Contact Phone Email Address RCSN Region
Tony Craddock 0417 809 317
tcraddock@ruraldirections.com  Medium 
Jen Lillecrapp
0427 647 461  hrznetwork@bigpond.com
High & Medium
Trent Potter 0427 608 306  trent@yeruga.com.au
High
Nigel Wilhelm 0407 185 501 nigel.wilhelm@sa.gov.au Low
Naomi Scholz 08 8680 6233 Naomi.Scholz@sa.gov.au Low
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Southern Region Network Map

Southern RCSN Map

Southern Region Network Members

First Name Surname Town State

High Rainfall Zone RCSN

Phil Bowden Cootamundra NSW
Mark Branson Stockport SA
Michael Chilvers Nile TAS
Philip Hawker Derrinallum VIC
Terry Horan Carrick TAS
Ben Leditschke Huonville TAS
Rob Norton Horsham VIC
Rowan Paulet Flynns Creek VIC
Lawrence Richmond Newington VIC 
Lachie Seears Lucindale SA
Michael McLaughlin Glen Osmond SA
Jon Midwood Inverleigh VIC
Mark Stanley Port Lincoln SA
Kate Wilson Hopetoun VIC

Medium Rainfall Zone RCSN

Rohan Brill Wagga Wagga NSW
Matt Dare Clare SA
Mick Faulkner Penwortham SA
Roy  Hamilton Rand NSW
Mark Harris  Wagga Wagga NSW
Jeff Hoffmann Lockhart NSW
Grant  Hollaway Horsham  VIC
Glenn McDonald Glen Osmond  SA
Mark Modra North Shields SA
Andrew  Russell Rutherglen VIC
Peter Taylor  Lubeck VIC
John Bennett Lawloit VIC
Bill Long Ardrossan SA
Rob Sonogan Swan Hill VIC

Low Rainfall Zone RCSN

Russell Amery Wycheproof VIC
Andy Bates Streaky Bay SA
Danny Conlan Sea Lake VIC
Barry Haskins Yoogali NSW
Bruce Heddle Minnipa SA
Chris Kelly Woomelang VIC
Rick Llewellyn Glen Osmond SA
Michael Moodie Mildura VIC
Barry Mudge Pt Germein SA
Peter Kuhlmann Mudamuckla SA
Rohan Mott Ninda VIC
Keith Pengilley Conara TAS

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Western Region Facilitators

Name Contact Phone Email Address Areas Covered
Julianne Hill 0447 261 607 regionalcroppingsolutions@gmail.com WA's Kwinana east, Kwinana west, Geraldton
Albany and Esperance zones
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Western Region Network Map

RCSN west map

Figure 1: Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) port zones for the western region and the distribution of RCSN group members as at April 2016. Source: GRDC.

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Western Region Network Members

Kwinana West Zone Location
Tony White Miling 
Jemma Sadler Goomalling
Ben Whisson Quairading
Graeme Mcconnell Northam 
 Trevor Syme Bolgart
Gary Lang Wickepin
Roger Newman Cuballing
Rob Dempster Northam
Ty Fulwood Northam
Bill Moore Belmont
Blayn Carlshausen Wubin
David Sermon Perth

Kwinana East Zone Location
Bob Nixon Kalannie
Caroline Peek Merredin
 Clint Della Bosca Southern Cross
Matt Steber Doodlakine
 Darren Kilminster Bruce Rock
 Dave Stead York
 Nick Gillet  Bencubbin
Ty Henning Badgerin Rock
Ty Kirby Beacon
Scott Dixon Kellerberrin
Cathy Cooke Koorda
 Glen Brayshaw Northam

Albany Zone Location
Mark Pearse Lake Grace
Jeremy Lemon Albany
Ben Ball Boyup Brook
Trent Parsons Jerramungup
Scott Smith
Kojaneerup
Mark Lawrence Kojonup
Stuart Witham Tambellup
Daniel McDougall Datatine
Mark Sullivan Katanning
Kent Stone Kojonup
 Mae Connelly Lake Grace 

Esperance Zone Location
Ryan Meldrum Esperance
Bevan Tuckett Ravensthorpe
Colin Penny Lake King
Quenten Knight Esperance
Holly Meiklejohn Esperance
Peter Daw Ravensthorpe
Phil Smyth Esperance
Leon Bowman Grass Patch
Andrew Fowler Esperance
Craig Brown Perth
 Kirk Jetiz Coomalbidqup

Geraldton Zone Location
Karl Suckling Northampton
Chad Eva Three Springs
Jason Stokes Mt Erin
Kathryn Fleav Morawa
Rohan Ford Binnu
John Flannagan Mullewa
Greg Creasy Nolba
Andrew Sandison Geraldton
Dale Pearse Geraldton
Tony Rosser Geraldton
Craig Topham Geraldton
Geoff Fosbery Northam