Wheat Breeder, Australian Grain Technologies
Russell is a wheat breeder with Australian Grain Technologies and has been involved in the release of 17 wheat varieties over 20 years both in the public (DPI Victoria) and private (AGT) sectors.
As an applied plant breeder, Russell has been a user of the wheat quality classification system for the classification of all varieties and therefore has an intimate knowledge of the classification process.
Russell was formerly the President of the Wheat Breeding Society of Australia.
He has a diploma of Applied Science (Agriculture) from Longerenong Agricultural College, and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and PhD from the University of Melbourne.