Ian McGowen

Research interests

  • Temperate high rainfall pasture and crop agronomy.
  • Agricultural applications of spatial information systems, including
    • precision agriculture
    • mapping and monitoring of weed, pest and disease infestations
    • mapping of agricultural land
    • mapping of dryland salinity
    • mapping of seepage from earthen supply canals
    • general data analysis, manipulation and mapping
    • use and analysis of seasonal climate forecasts for agricultural production


The communication of information on climatic and production outlooks and current conditions, to assist producers to make informed operational decisions and to manage climate variability.


  • 2017 Cert IV Christian Ministry & Theology- Vocational Bible College
  • 2001 MAppSc - Charles Sturt University
  • 1981 DipEd - Sydney Teacher’s College
  • 1980 BScAgr (Hons) - University of Sydney


Recent publications

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Contact details

Phone: (02) 6363 7841
Location: Orange Agricultural Institute, Orange