Crop Protection Australia® Services

Crop Protection Australia key services include:

Dr Rohan Rainbow is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Parent company Rainbow & Associates Pty Ltd is a provider of executive services, strategic planning and leadership development support to non-profit agricultural organizations and companies.

The Company has previously serviced major corporate clients from 2001-2006 including the South Australian No-Till Farmers Association (SANTFA) and the Southern Precision Agriculture Association (SPAA). Rainbow & Associates Pty Ltd, the parent company of Crop Protection Australia has serviced over 1500 grower and advisor members and directly administered an annual budget and assets on loan of over $1 million pa. Dr Rainbow as a Theme Coordinator with the Grains Research and Development Corporation has also administered an international research budget in crop protection of over $30 million pa.

Rainbow & Associates Pty Ltd has delivered numerous crop protection, no-till and precision agriculture technology field days and conferences of up to 800 delegates at the state and national level in the grains and viticulture industries. The company has provided grower industry representation in the field of crop protection, agricultural production and precision agriculture.

Company Director Experience

Contact Crop Protection Australia® Company Director Rohan Rainbow on LinkedInDr Rohan Rainbow

Senior Manager Plant HealthGrains Research and Development Corporation

2006 - 2014
(7.5 years)

Strategic leadership in crop protection research and development in the Australian grains industry. GRDC 'Protecting Your Crop' Theme coordinator - Includes plant genetics, cultural management, pesticide and biosecurity RD&E $40 million pa investment programs

GRDC representative to:

  • PISC RD&E National Plant Biosecurity Steering Committee
  • Plant Health Australia
  • Plant Biosecurity CRC
  • Invasive Animals CRC
  • National Working Party on Pesticide Applications
  • National Mouse Management Working Party
  • RIRDC Advisory Committee National Weeds and Productivity Research Program
  • Monsanto Herbicide Resistance Consultative Group
  • Grain Protection Gene Steering Committee
  • Australian Glyphosate Sustainability Working Group
  • Australian Cereal Rust Control Program Steering and Consultative Committees
Principal ConsultantRainbow and Associates Pty Ltd

2001 - 2006
(6 years)

Executive support and strategy for industry development associations, state and federal government consultancy, contract R&D, Industry magazine publication and conference management

Key clients:

  • South Australian No-Till Farmers Association
  • Southern Precision Agriculture Association - Grains, viticulture and horticulture industries
  • SARDI
  • PIRSA Rural Solutions
  • CSIRO
  • ABB Grain, (now Viterra)
  • Ag Consulting Co
  • Allan Mayfield Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Croplands
  • Case New Holland
  • Grains Research & Development Corporation
  • DAFF – National Landcare Program
  • gps-Ag
  • KEE Technologies (now TOPCON)
  • Nufarm
  • Rural Directions
  • South Australian Grains Industry Trust
  • University of SA - Agricultural Machinery Research and Design Centre
Senior Research Scientist South Australian Research and Development Institute

1990 - 2001
(11 years)

Farming systems research on no-tillage seeding technology, nutrition and weed management.

Key research collaborations:

  • Grains Research & Development Corporation
  • South Australian Grains Industry Trust
  • University of SA - Agricultural Machinery Research and Design Centre
  • University of Adelaide - Department of Agronomy & Farming Systems
  • Allan Mayfield Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Agrichem Agricultural Rubber and Plastics
  • CNH - Flexi-Coil
  • Dow Agrosciences
  • Incitec-Pivot
  • Manutech
  • Nufarm
  • Primary Sales Australia
Research Agronomist Victorian Department of Agriculture

1988 - 1990
(2.5 years)

Farming systems and pulse agronomy research

Farmer Rainbow Family Farm Partnership

1983 - 1988
(4 years)

Cropping and livestock farm operations - Part time during tertiary studies 1985-1987

Crop Protection Australia® is a business and registered trademark of
Rainbow & Associates Pty Ltd
(ACN 095 948 324) (ABN 80 095 948 324)