BRILL, Rohan

Rohan Brill, Agronomist

Research interests

The development of cropping systems adapted to climate variability across a range of crops (focussing on canola, wheat and barley), early sowing, improved establishment, nitrogen and plant population management, and variety selection.

Background

Rohan Brill commenced employment with NSW DPI as a Technical Officer in 2007.

He soon became a Research Agronomist at the Trangie Agricultural Research Centre before taking on the NSW DPI District Agronomist position at Coonamble (2008–2013).

Rohan has the professional skills to manage research projects across a wide range of disciplines, source research funding, implement research projects, manage agronomy trials, analyse trial data and report findings to audiences from growers to researchers.

Rohan’s recent achievements include delivering regular presentations at GRDC updates for advisors and growers (QLD, NSW and Vic.), presenting at the Australian Barley Technical Symposium–2013, and a regular presenter at agribusiness pre-season planning meetings.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture), Charles Sturt University, 2005

Current projects

  • Optimised Canola Profitability
  • Farming Systems to Improve Crop Tolerance to Frost
  • Variety Specific Agronomy Packages
  • Southern Barley Agronomy Project

Recent publications

Brill, R, Gardner, M, Jenkins, L, Bambach, R & Haigh, B 2014, ‘Effect of genotype choice and agronomic management on canola performance in Northern NSW–2012 and 2013’, conference presentation, 18th Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas, Tanunda, SA.

Brill, R, Gardner, M & Jenkins, L 2014, ‘Canola establishment–does size matter?’, GRDC Grains Research Update for Advisors (Ballarat, Victoria) 2014, GRDC.

Brill, R, Gardner, M & Jenkins, L 2014, ‘Canola establishment–does size matter?’, GRDC Grains Research Update for Advisors (Temora, NSW) 2014, GRDC.

Brill, R, Orchard, B 2013, ‘Improving barley yield in western New South Wales – the case for early sowing’,Proceedings 16th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, Melbourne. (Contact author to access these proceedings).

Brill, R, Gardner, M, Graham, R & Fettell, N 2013, ’The Research View: Will low protein become the new norm?’, Australian Grain, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 14–21.

Brill, R, Gardner, M, Fettell, N, Martin, P, Haskins, B & McMullen, G 2012, ‘Grain protein concentration of several commercial wheat varieties’, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy: Proceedings 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, 14–18 October 2012, Armidale, NSW.

Brill, R, McMullen, G & Gardner, M 2012, ‘The effect of sowing depth on the establishment of several commercial wheat varieties’, Capturing Opportunities and Overcoming Obstacles in Australian Agronomy: Proceedings 16th Australian Agronomy Conference, 14–18 October 2012, Armidale, NSW.

Professional associations and activities

  • Member of the Australian Society of Agronomy

Contact details

Email: rohan.brill@dpi.nsw.gov.au
Location: Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute, Wagga Wagga