• Soils and Agronomy
  • Group Extension
  • Farming Systems
  • Project Management
  • Variable Rate Farming
  • International Rural Development
  • Agricultural Extension Training


Chris McDonough is a Farming Systems Consultant with over 32 years’experience agronomy, soils, natural resource management, agricultural extension and project management across South Australia and Internationally.

Chris has current and recent projects with Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF), both the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and SAGIT, working with many farmer groups with practical farm based trials, demonstrations, harvest report meetings and field days.

Chris has a PhD in International Agricultural Extension, a Graduate Diploma in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Natural Resource Management.


Farm Management Planning

  • Variable Rate Technologies (VRT) farming advice to better target the right inputs into the right areas in the right years to maximise profitability and manage risk
  • Surface and deep soil testing and management advice
  • General farming systems advice on planning rotations, fertilisers, crops, pastures and pests and diseases

Land Rehabilitation and Catchment Planning

  • Understanding mallee seeps, targeting practical higher water use options to rehabilitate productive land and stop their spread
  • Ameliorating sandy soils to improve production long term.

Agricultural Extension Expertise

  • Group facilitation, adult learning and training in participatory extension approaches.
  • Extension of agricultural ideas, solutions and technologies through local and state wide farmer networks.
  • Working with farmers and communities to develop practical answers that help bring about real change.

Current and Past Projects

Contact Details

Insight Extension for Agriculture
C/o Post Office,
Loxton North, SA 5333
Mobile: 0408085393
Chris McDonough
c...@gmail.com (click to view)
ABN 52 811 745 010