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 Research & Agronomy team

Andreas
Andreas Neuhaus - Agronomist (Data Analysis & Modelling)

Andreas joined CSBP in 2008 and brings 30 years’ experience in technical and scientific agricultural research and development to the role. Working closely with the research and agronomy teams his data analysis and modelling expertise has been an integral part of the development of NuLogic.

Andreas is actively involved in national and regional agronomy research projects, CSBP innovation projects and represents CSBP as a subject matter expert at industry conferences as well as writing technical articles for scientific publications.

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.
Garan Peirce
Garan Peirce - South West District Manager
Garan joined CSBP in 1999, and has since worked across a variety of roles throughout both the fertilisers and chemicals businesses, most recently in a mentor and training role for the sales team and distribution network. 

Bringing over 20 years of industry experience and, more specifically, an industry recognised experience in high quality nutrition agronomy advice, Garan holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from UWA, a Masters in Business from the University of Melbourne, and in 2015 he was awarded the Fertcare High Achiever of the Decade from Fertiliser Austalia, for his “longstanding advocacy of optimum fertiliser use and care for the environment among Western Australian Farmers and Agronomists.” 

In his role as District Manager – South West, he looks forward to working with and having a most positive impact on farmers in the South West Agricultural Region. 
Graham Murray
Graham Murray - Senior AgTech Services Specialist
Graham comes from a strong and varied farming background having worked in the dairy, horticulture, broadacre grain and livestock production sectors. However, for the last six years, his focus has been on the development of precision agriculture solutions; as an Integrated Solutions Manager for a major John Deere dealer in WA before joining CSBP as a Services Specialist in 2017. In his current role, Graham combines his practical understanding of farming systems with advanced technical knowledge, allowing CSBP to implement precision agriculture from a plot to a paddock scale.
James Easton
James Easton - Senior Agronomist
James joined CSBP in 1988 and has over 30 years’ experience in agriculture.

James has been involved in Field Research through various roles as an Agricultural Officer, Area Manager, Regional Agronomist and Field Research Manager and is now Senior Agronomist. As Senior Agronomist he works with the CSBP Research and Agronomy 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. 
Jaxon
Jaxon Carter - Fertiliser Services Specialist

Jaxon joined CSBP in 2017 to support the adoption and efficient use of CSBP's AgTech and Precision Agriculture services.

He completed a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science at the University of Western Australia in 2015. 

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 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, Keith continues to share his knowledge and experience with growers to help them make informed decisions about fertiliser use.

 
Luigi
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.
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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.

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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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