New research agronomist at KRS
Millie Lamprecht commenced work with the Department of Primary Industry and Resources. Katherine as a research agronomist working on the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) CRCNA project: Potential for broadacre cropping in the Northern Territory (NT).
The objectives and work program of this two-year project include cotton in the Top End wet season and peanuts in central and southern NT.
An NT local for the past 18 months, Millie previously worked on remote communities managing community stores and collecting bush foods. With a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) from the University of Tasmania, Millie also has experience in field, laboratory and glasshouse work in the hops industry.
Passionate about the environment and sustainable land management, Millie is eager to broaden her knowledge within the agricultural industry. She is excited to have a job where she will be working to develop a sustainable cropping industry for the NT.
Millie will be involved in collecting data to validate crop simulation models and will then work with CSIRO and university researchers to apply the validated models to test broadacre cropping across the NT.
Bringing enthusiasm to learn, Millie looks forward to working with researchers from CSIRO, University of Southern Queensland, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, and the NT Department of Environment and Natural Resources, as well as local farmers and the NT Farmers Association.
Image: Millie on the first soil sampling trips to the project’s Douglas Daly region cotton cropping sites.
Research agronomist, Katherine Research Station