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GRDC honour for research agronomist

Rohan Brill and Roy Hamilton[283]

NSW research agronomist Rohan Brill has been named the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s 2020 Northern Region Emerging Leader Award.

He was recognised for his significant contribution to the successful Optimising Canola Profitability project, as well as his effective communication skills when working with researchers, agronomists and growers.

Mr Brill started as a technical officer with NSW DPI in 2007, then research agronomist at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre before becoming district agronomist in the Coonamble region.

From 2013 until 2019 he worked from the Wagga Agricultural Institute. He received the award at the annual GRDC Grains Research Update in Wagga this week.

GRDC Northern Panel member Roy Hamilton said: “In recent years Rohan has become a well-respected researcher in his field and shown he has the professional skills to manage research projects, implement agronomy trials, analyse trial data and effectively engage and share findings with his peers in the research world, as well as with growers and advisers in the paddock.”

Mr Brill said he was still determining the best way to use his financial scholarship, but was interested in visiting regions within Australia and internationally that were pushing the boundaries sowing crops into minimal moisture and maximising water use efficiency.