Crop Protection Australia® Services
Crop Protection Australia key services include:
- Strategic leadership, industry facilitation and advice on crop protection technology development and commercial delivery
- Strategic biotic trait gene deployment advice for conventional and transgenic breeding programs
- Pesticide use regulatory support and advice
- Education and training in crop protection to agricultural industries
- Pesticide and crop genetics stewardship
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
|Senior Manager Plant Health||Grains Research and Development Corporation|
2006 - 2014
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:
|Principal Consultant||Rainbow and Associates Pty Ltd|
2001 - 2006
Executive support and strategy for industry development associations, state and federal government consultancy, contract R&D, Industry magazine publication and conference management
|Senior Research Scientist||South Australian Research and Development Institute|
1990 - 2001
Farming systems research on no-tillage seeding technology, nutrition and weed management.
Key research collaborations:
|Research Agronomist||Victorian Department of Agriculture|
1988 - 1990
Farming systems and pulse agronomy research
|Farmer||Rainbow Family Farm Partnership|
1983 - 1988
Cropping and livestock farm operations - Part time during tertiary studies 1985-1987