About Agronomy Solutions
Agronomy Solutions is a private, independent company providing agricultural research and advice in the area of soils and plant nutrition. Our service extends to industry, partner research organisations, universities, agronomists, advisers and growers.
Our young team of passionate staff are innovative in promoting and evaluating the latest innovations and technologies in agriculture.
The company endeavors to ensure quality research outcomes and extension are delivered to improve the agricultural industry’s knowledge and integrity.
Dr Sean Mason
Research Agronomist - Director
Throughout his research career at the University of Adelaide, Dr Sean Mason has gained considerable experience in the area of soil and plant nutrition. He has been extensively involved in validating and commercialising a new soil test for phosphorous (DGT) in addition to being a part of the larger project team for the Better Fertiliser Decisions for Crops (BFDC) project. Dr Mason has a proven track record in leading several GRDC/SAGIT funded projects, delivering vital information to the agricultural industry. He has gained significant experience in the design and analysis of replicated field and glasshouse trials, including glasshouse trials that use radioisotopes. Evidence of the ability to translate research results and influence practice change has occurred through the validation and commercialisation phase of the DGT soil test. He has significant experience in the communication of research work to researchers, advisors 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 has 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.
Dr Ryan Walker
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. Ryan is passionate about sustainable agriculture and alongsidethe 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.