Seed of Light Award

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:

YearNorthern RegionSouthern RegionWestern Region
2017Barry HaskinsEd Hunt Stephen Davies
2016N/A Dr James HuntGarren Knell
ConsultAg
2015Alison KellyHugh Wallwork
SARDI
Blakely Paynter
DAFWA
2014Hugh Brier
QDAFF
Dr Mark Conyers
NSW DPI
Dr Ben Biddulph
DAFWA
2013Mal Ryley
QDAFF
Dr Steve Marcroft
Marcroft Grains Pathology
Jeremy Lemon
DAFWA
2012Greg Platz
DEEDI
Rob Wheeler,
SARDI
Owen Grieve
ABC Rural
2011John Cameron
Independent Consultants Australia Network
Col Wellings
Australian Cereal Rust Control Program
Geoff Fosbery
Consultag
2010Richard Daniel
Northern Grower Alliance
Wayne Hawthorne
Pulse Australia
Stephen Powles
WAHRI
2009Steven Simpfendorfer
NSW DPI
TJ Higgins
CSIRO Plant Industry
Bill Bowden
DAFWA
2008Neal Dalgliesh
CSIRO
John Kirkegaard
CSIRO Plant Industry
Peter Newman
DAFWA
2007Mike Bell
QDPI
Jon Lamb
Jon Lamb Communications
Peter Mangano
DAFWA
2006John Slatter
Pulse Australia
Peter Hayman
SARDI
Bill Crabtree
WANTFA
2005Col Mullen
NSW DPI
Nick Poole
Foundation for Arable Research
Cameron Weeks
Mingenew Irwin Group
2004David Murray/Melina Miles
QDPI
Ian McClelland
Birchip Cropping Group
Peter Nelson
Grainpool
2003John Doughton
Central Queensland Farming Systems
John Passiour
CSIRO Plant Industry
Ros Jettner
DAFWA
2002Kevin Moore
NSW DPI
Neil Fettell
NSW DPI
Vanessa Stewart
DAFWA
2001Graham White
QDPI
Chris Preston
University of Adelaide
Ros Jettner
(not presented an award)
2000Wayne Strong
QDPI
Nigel Wilhelm
SARDI
Robert Loughman
DAFWA
1999Peter Hayman
NSW DPI
Di Carpenter
NSW DPI
Frances Hoyle
DAFWA

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