Agronomy team

Leading the way in agronomy

To ensure we’re providing leading plant nutrition advice, we’ve put together a team of agronomists across the state. 

Our agronomy team supports customers locally with fertiliser and farm planning recommendations. Our agronomists also run local field trial programs to help us give you better fertiliser recommendations. 

CSBP Field trials

Meet our agronomy team

Angus McAlpine
Angus McAlpine - Sales Support Agronomy
Angus McAlpine grew up on his family’s farms in Maya and at Badgingarra. 

He completed a Bachelor of Agribusiness at Muresk before joining the company’s field research team and has since worked as a Trainee Area Manager, Dalwallinu Area Manager, worked as the Agronomist for the Central Midlands area and is now the Sales Support Agronomist. Angus has a keen interest in crop nutrition.
James Easton
James Easton - Senior Agronomist
James has 30 years’ experience in agriculture since joining CSBP in 1988.

James has been involved in Field Research through various roles as an Agricultural Officer, Area Manager, Regional Agronomist, Field Research Manager and now Senior Agronomist. As Senior Agronomist he works with the CSBP Agronomy and Field Research teams to further our understanding of crop and pasture fertiliser requirements under constantly evolving farming systems and practices.

James is passionate about plant nutrition and sharing this knowledge with work colleagues and farmers as well as with the broader industry. 
Justin Mercy
Justin Mercy - Field Research Manager
Since graduating from UWA in 1995 Justin has had several roles in the Agriculture industry mainly focusing on agronomy, research and product development.

Justin has been with CSBP for 6 years as the Product Manager and has recently taken on the position as Research Manager.  

Justin has a wide range of experience in Agriculture and is passionate about developing new products and services to help growers increase their efficiencies. 
Keith Gundill
Keith Gundill - Albany Agronomist

Keith comes from a family farming background near Three Springs in the northern agricultural region of Western Australia. Since joining CSBP over twenty years ago, he has held agronomy, field research trials and sales roles in Dalwallinu, Perenjori, the Eastern Wheatbelt and Albany. As a result, Keith has extensive plant nutrition knowledge in high and low rainfall environments for broadacre crops and pastures. 

In his current role as Regional Agronomist and Key Account Manager, Keith continues to share his knowledge and experience with growers to help them make informed decisions about fertiliser use.

Luigi Moreschi - Northern Agronomist
Luigi is from a family farm at Lake King and has always had a passion for agriculture. 

He is a highly respected agronomist for CSBP and has been based at Dongara for nearly 20 years.
Luke Dawson - Senior Agronomist
Luke was raised on the family farm at Warralakin east of Mukinbudin before completing a degree at the Muresk Institute of Agriculture. 

Luke started with CSBP in 2005 as a trainee Area Manager and has since worked as an Area Manager based in Hyden, Esperance, and Dalwallinu and District Manager for the Central Midlands District, now based in Kwinana as the Senior Agronomist. 

Luke brings a strong nutritional background to the role, as well as a focus adding value through CSBP's services. 
Nichola Jones
Nichola Jones - Agricultural Officer

Nichola joined CSBP in 2017 after completing her Diploma in Agriculture at the Muresk Institute of Agriculture. Previously she worked in mining exploration and completed her Certificate II & III in mining/field exploration and Certificate III in mine emergency response and rescue.

Fascinated with soil and plant nutrition, Nichola is competent in all facets of managing a CSBP trial and has an outstanding work ethic that has enabled the trials team to take on more challenging projects.

Ryan Guthrie
Ryan Guthrie - Senior Agricultural Officer

Ryan, a CSBP employee for over 20 years, has been an integral part of the trials team throughout this period. Every year, Ryan helps manage over 40 trial sites across the Wheatbelt to explore the importance of balanced nutrition and fertiliser impact on crop and pasture profitability.

Ryan has an unparalleled knowledge of small scale trials machinery and a reputation for the high quality of trials he produces. He has recently designed a new trial plot seeder with state of the art features.

Scott Nelson - Agronomy Lead
Scott was raised in Narrogin on a farm at Nomans Lake. 

After a stint on the family farm, Scott also worked for several local rural and merchandise businesses and his own retail sporting business before joining CSBP in 2010, as an Esperance Area Manager. Scott’s knowledge and passion for crop nutrition has seen him move into his most recent role of Agronomist for the Esperance and Eastern regions.
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