Alan is a plant breeder contributing to the Australian rural economy through improvement of important crops, such as sorghum and peanuts.
Senior Plant Breeder
For nearly 30 years Alan has worked as a plant breeder contributing to the Australian rural economy through improvement of important crops, particularly peanuts and sorghum. After working with industry to introduce improved yield, shelf-life and disease resistance to Australian peanuts, Alan moved into the sorghum pre-breeding team and has overseen the licensing of hundreds of improved lines.
His particular interests in the sorghum research are grain quality improvement and wide crosses for diversification.
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