Crop Research Lead-Wheat, Longreach Plant Breeders
Dr Bertus Jacobs was appointed, Senior Wheat Breeder for LongReach Plant Breeders in 2003. Bertus was instrumental in initiating and developing the LongReach Wheat Breeding program.
Over the previous 16 years Bertus has successfully developed and commercialised 38 new wheat varieties in Australia. He has extensive knowledge and understanding of the wheat industry, including technical aspects such as agronomy, pathology and wheat quality.
Prior to working for LongReach, Bertus spent seven years as a winter wheat breeder for PANNAR Seeds in South Africa. Bertus holds a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding.