Tony Napier

Research interests

  • Integrated Pest Management
  • On-farm trials and demonstrations
  • Cropping systems


Tony Napier has worked in the agricultural industry for over 30 years and joined the Southern Cropping Systems Program at the Yanco Agricultural Institute as a Research and Development Agronomist in 2014.

Tony has spent the previous 15 years with NSW DPI working with the Horticultural Industry as an advisory officer for vegetables.

As a District Horticulturist, Tony delivered a high quality advisory program and managed industry funded projects.

Since joining the Southern Cropping Systems Unit as a Research and Development Officer, Tony has been working on two GRDC co-funded projects.

The first project is aimed at increasing irrigated cereal and canola production by developing variety specific agronomic packages for the different southern irrigated growing regions.

The second project is evaluating the agronomic and management factors required to best manage double cropping and crop sequencing under irrigation.


Bachelor Applied Science (Agriculture), Charles Sturt University, 1993

Current projects

  • Southern irrigated cereal and canola varieties achieving target yields
  • Correct crop sequencing for irrigated double cropping

Recent publications

Napier T, Gaynor L, Slinger D, Graham N and Podmore C (2015). Drivers of high yielding irrigated wheat production. Proceedings of the 17th Australian Agronomy conference 2015, 21 – 24 September 2015, Hobart, Tas.

Napier T, Graham N, Podmore C, Gaynor L and Slinger D (2016). High yielding irrigated cereal and canola production. Proceedings of the 2016 Irrigation Australia conference, 24 – 26 May 2016, Melbourne, Vic.

Napier T, Podmore C, Graham N, Johnston D and Morris G (2016).Achieving 10 t/ha of irrigated wheat and 4 t/ha of irrigated canola – latest research from Murrumbidgee Valley trial sites. GRDC Update – Griffith. 27 July 2016, pp9-17.

Napier T, Gaynor L, Johnston D, Morris G and Rollin M (2016).Crop sequencing for irrigated double cropping – Murrumbidgee Valley site. GRDC Update – Moama. 28 July 2016, pp95-99.

Contact details

Location: Yanco Agricultural Institute