Nominees announced for 2019 Corteva Young Grower of the Year Award

Anthony De Ieso Age 30, Adelaide, SA

Business Thorndon Park Produce
Expertise Growing vegetables!
Crop Focus Bunch Line vegetables
Methods Intense outdoor horticulture
  Commercial methods and others such as IPM

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Stephanie Tabone Age 23, Kalbar QLD

Business Kalfresh
Expertise Production Manager
Crop Focus Carrots

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Christopher Maisel Age 25, Dimbulah, QLD

Business Maisel Ag Pty Ltd (Trading as Rocky Top Farms)
Expertise Bachelor of Agribusiness and Applied sciences
Crop Focus Pawpaw/Papaya, Limes
Methods IPM, pulse irrigation, natural biological control
  and constant pest and dsease monitoring

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Daniel Jackson Age 35, Glasshouse Mountains/Beerwah, QLD

Business Jackson Agricultural Company
Expertise Grower
Crop Focus Custard Apples and Macadamias
Methods Hybrid of natural sequence farming and
  IPM adapted to horticulture

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John Hearman Age 33, Donnybrook, WA

John Hearman
Business Hearman, Ag Orchard and Nursery
Expertise Fruit grower and nurseryman
Crop Focus Large tonnage with high packout.Big trees for nursery.
Methods Conventional

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Josh Langmaid Age 31, Forth (Devonport), TAS

Josh Langmaid
Business Langmaid Harvesting
Expertise Horticulture, Contract harvesting (Grain/Seed crop)
Crop Focus Vegetables (Cauilflower, Beans, Peas, Potatoes,
  Poppies, Pyrethrum, Cabbage, Parsley, Carrot)
Methods Integrated Pest Management

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Michael Evans Age 35, Bairnsdale, VIC

Expertise                 Corn and beans
Crop Focus Tropical Fruits, Vegetable Production
Methods Finding alternate inputs to the conventional way.
  Utilising alternate nutritional sources. Improving soils

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Daniel Hoffman, Age 35, Penfield, SA

Daniel Hoffman
Business Hoff Family Trust
Expertise Plant nutrition and fertiliser. Pest and plant health management.
Crop Focus Tomatoes, capsicums, eggplant, cucumber, bunch lines
Methods IPM/Biodynamic
Current Focus Harvesting, planting, pest/disease management and irrigation

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Stephanie Corrigan Age 28, Clyde, VIC

Business Corrigan Produce Farms
Expertise Farming
Crop Focus Baby Cos, Celery, Kale, Leeks, Silverbeet, Celeriac, Pak Choy, Onions
Methods Integrated Pest Management
Favourite Beneficial Bug Lady Bugs - They're cute!

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Carl Young Age 29, Wemen, VIC

Business Redgold Pty Ltd
Expertise Co-ordination of cropping
Crop Focus Spinach and lettuce
Methods Farm with love
Favourite Beneficial Bug Lacewing