Agronomy Solutions conducts independent research and provides quality results for the agricultural industry in the areas of soil and plant nutrition.
Our services include trial design and evaluation, research and project management and new technology evaluation.
We work with industry, partner research organisations, universities, agronomists, advisers and growers to deliver outstanding research solutions which ultimately improve the prosperity of Australian farmers.
Trial design and evaluation
Our team have a proven track record of designing and evaluating laboratory, field and glasshouse trials. We provide expertise in experimental design and rigour which ensures robust data. We provide expert consultancy and can operate as the principle investigator, lead, manager or as part of a collaborative team on funded research projects.
Research and project management
Our extensive knowledge and experience give Agronomy Solutions the capability to consult as scientific advisers for research projects. Our service focus is to deliver flexibility, quality and integrity in all the research work we undertake. The focus on strong client relationships, quality experimental design and communication ensures outcomes are delivered on time and on budget.
New technology evaluation
Agronomy Solutions has the capability to undertake and manage robust research projects, evaluating new technologies, products and innovations. We work with agencies, businesses, Government and university departments to independently review, test or trial their new product/technology or innovation.
Meet the team
Research Agronomist – Director
Dr Sean Mason has considerable experience in the soil and plant nutrition.
While working at the University of Adelaide, he was involved in validating and commercialising the DGT soil test for phosphorous.
Dr Mason has a proven track record in leading several GRDC/SAGIT funded projects, delivering vital information to the agricultural industry. He has significant experience in the design and analysis of replicated field and glasshouse trials, including glasshouse trials that use radioisotopes.
Dr Mason’s ability to translate research results and influence practice change also lends expertise to the communication of research work to researchers, advisers and growers through a vast range of media including GRDC’s Ground Cover magazine, More Profit from Crop Nutrition initiative meetings, GRDC Updates, conferences, field days and international literature.
Sam Bald hails from Western Australia’s wheatbelt where he grew up with a strong appreciation for agriculture. An experienced broadacre agronomist,
Sam spent much of his career with Landmark, running a profit share in WA before moving to Melbourne where he became the company’s South East Crop Protection Manager and most recently the National Digital Lead.
Sam joined Agronomy Solutions’ lab partner APAL as Co-Managing Director in July 2019.
Ryan Walker, director of Australian Precision Ag Laboratory (APAL), is passionate about sustainable agriculture. Working alongside the team at Agronomy Solutions, he is driven to help clients make informed decisions and achieve healthy balanced soils, plants and produce, as well as environmentally responsible solutions.
Ryan Walker grew up on a mixed cropping and livestock farm in South Australia’s Mallee region. After working on the family farm, Ryan moved to Adelaide to study biotechnology at Flinders University.
He then undertook an Honours in Agriculture at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide, before completing his PhD in Plant Genetics.
After research and farming, Ryan pursued a career in agronomy, covering industries including broadacre cropping, pasture, dairy, horticulture and viticulture while working in South East SA.