David Troldahl, Agronomist

Research interests

  • Agronomy in all crops particularly rice.


David Troldahl is a Research and Development Agronomist in Southern Irrigated Cropping Systems at the Yanco Agricultural Institute.

David works closely with the rice industry and other irrigated crops, and has been involved in the publication of various rice factsheets and the ‘Rice Field Guide to pests, diseases and weeds in Southern NSW’. Previously he has been the NSW DPI, Riverina Fruit Fly Campaign Coordinator as well as the District Horticulturist (vegetables).

Prior to this David worked for over 20 years in the NSW DPI Rice Breeding Program, which involved working with the rice industry and coordinating rice variety trials on site at Yanco and throughout the NSW rice growing region. During this time he was a Project Leader with the Rice Cooperative Research Centre investigating the effects of salinity on rice varieties.

David has an excellent knowledge of the Riverina area and its diverse agricultural industries.


  • Bachelor Applied Science
  • Graduate Diploma (Secondary Teaching)
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment

Current projects

Modernising Rice Data collection (RIRDC)

Recent publications

NSW DPI Rice Extension and Research Team 2013, Rice Field Guide to pests, diseases and weeds in Southern New South Wales, NSW Department of Primary Industries.

McDougall, S, Watson, A, Stodart, B, Napier, T, Kelly, G, Troldahl, D & Tesoriero, L 2013, Tomato, capsicum, chilli and eggplant: a field guide for the identification of insect pests, beneficials, diseases and disorders in Australia and Cambodia, ACIAR Monograph No. 157, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research: Canberra.

Professional associations and activities

Australian Pacific Extension Network

Contact details

Location: Yanco Agricultural Institute