Alex Schultz

Research interests

  • Water productivity
  • Remote sensing
  • Rice farming systems
  • Irrigation management of rice and winter cereals
  • Irrigation system design
  • Internet of Things (IoT) in agriculture


Alex Schultz is a Research Development Officer with the NSW Department of Primary Industries based at Deniliquin. He joined the Water and Irrigation Unit in 2016. Having worked in agronomy and farm management before his role in research and development, Alex has extensive experience in irrigated broadacre farming. His special interests lie in water productivity, scheduling and irrigated system design.

His research interests also extend to technologies and sensing equipment such as remote sensing, which has been previously used for showing variability in crops and is now showing great potential to predict yields in tree crops.


BSc Agronomy – Charles Sturt University 2008

Current projects

  • Multi-scale monitoring tools for managing Australian tree crops: Phase 2, key partners in this are the University of New England, Central Queensland University.
  • Smarter irrigation for profit 2, key learning sites southern – making the most of water. Key partners are Central West Farming Systems, Irrigation Research and Extension Committee, Southern Growers Inc and Irrigated cropping council.

Recent Publications  


Professional associations and activities

Soil Science Australia

Contact details

Phone: 0429 952 854
Location: Deniliquin