Agronomy – Meet the Team

Elders are proud to be leaders in the field of technical services.

With over 130 agronomists nationwide, our extensive network is built on sharing information and harnessing innovation to ensure we provide the best possible solutions for our clients.

Meet some of our cream of the crop below.

Name: Helen Wyatt

Role: Agronomist

Location: Narrogin, Corrigin and Hyden, WA

Time at Elders: 3 years

Areas of specialty: Broadacre cropping (cereals, canola, lupin) and pasture agronomy

The most rewarding part of my role is: Working with growers to improve their farming systems and seeing them have a good season as a resul

Wearing a pink shirt means: I am an approachable member of the agricultural community, representing a reputable Australian company and am
always happy to chat and offer support

Name: Courtney Piesse

Role: Senior Agronomist

Location: Midland, WA

Time at Elders: 9.5 years

Areas of specialty: Broadacre cropping and pasture, horticultural root, and leaf and tree crops

The most rewarding part of my role is: Adding value to my clients business

Wearing a pink shirt means: Being part of a reputable, Australian owned ag company

Name: Heath McWhirter 

Role: Agronomist

Location: Griffith, NSW

Time at Elders: 6 years

Areas of specialty: Cotton 

The most rewarding part of my role is: Working within a business that supports the agronomy team to enable us to deliver the best agronomic advice to meet the growers production goals

Wearing a pink shirt means: Having a national network with expertise in all cropping, pasture, livestock farming systems to draw on others experience and get the best advice for my clients and peers.


Name: Jason Cappello

Role: Horticulture Agronomist

Location: Riverina, NSW

Time at Elders: 2 years

Areas of specialty: Tree and vine crops along with potatoes, melons and garlic

The most rewarding part of my role is: Working with high level and various intensive cropping systems that bring new challenges each and every day

Being able to solve problems through experience and by researching solutions – then seeing the results through crop
development – is the most rewarding part

Wearing a pink shirt means: Being recognised as part of a well respected and long standing organisation in the rural services sector, with a strong support network around us

Name: Jordan McDonald

Role: Agronomist

Location: Dalby, Qld

Time at Elders: 10 years

Areas of specialty: Grain and cotton

The most rewarding part of my role is: Helping farmers improve their production and achieve high yields in a variety of seasons

Wearing a pink shirt means: Being part of a proud company with a long history in Australian agriculture

Name: Emma Ayliffe

Role: Consulting and R&D Agronomist

Location: Riverina, NSW

Time at Elders: 8 months

Areas of specialty: Cotton, irrigated cropping, andd research

The most rewarding part of my role is: Helping farmers improve their production and achieve high yields in a variety of seasons

Wearing a pink shirt means: Being part of a proud company with a long history in Australian agriculture


Name: Noel Jansz

Role: Agronomist

Location: Gippsland, VIC

Time at Elders: 7 years

Areas of specialty: Horticulture

The most rewarding part of my role is: Seeing happy clients when they get good returns on their investments

Wearing a pink shirt means: Being part of a national icon with a long history of supporting Australian agriculture from the ground up

Name: Cameron Searle

Role: Agronomist

Location: Dubbo – NSW Central West & Western Plains

Time at Elders: 6 years

Areas of specialty: Broadacre cropping & pasture production

The most rewarding part of my role is: Working closely with clients to enable their business to achieve its desired outputs through sustainable farming practices and advances in technology

Wearing a pink shirt means: Being part of a nationwide team that represents a trusted source of information and advice to our clients and a supplier of reliable and reputable inputs for their business

Name: Gregory Teske

Role: Horticultural Agronomist

Location: Gatton

Time at Elders: 12 years

Areas of specialty: Horticulture

The most rewarding part of my role is: Bringing new technology and information to clients., then implementing this into their cropping programmes

Observing increased quality and yield in the clients crops and having client’s tell you that they are getting top dollar for their produce is the greatest reward

Wearing a pink shirt means: Being honest, reliable, punctual, and respectful


Name: Adam Dellwo

Role: Agronomist

Location: Deniliquin, Southern Riverina, NSW

Time at Elders: 14 years

Areas of specialty: Broadacre and irrigation, summer and winter crops and pastures, soils, and liquid fertilisers.

The most rewarding part of my role is: No two days are ever the same. The diversity of the Deniliquin region along with seasonal variability, keeps me on my toes!

Wearing a pink shirt means: I am representing a company that has been associated with Australian Agriculture since 1839. Elders is an iconic agricultural brand.