Wilfred Walter Bryan [1907-1974]

By September 6th, 2018

Dr. Wilfred W. Bryan was a leading agricultural scientist.

Originally with CSIRO’s Division of Plant Industry, Dr. Bryan later transferred to Tropical Agronomy specialising in plant breeding and tropical pasture development.

His work over 40 years was recognised by the University of Queensland which awarded him his doctorate in agricultural science. He was also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science.

At Gatton Agricultural College he produced a hybrid maize which gave 20% increase in yield.

During his association with CSIRO, Dr Bryan played a major role in developing tropical pastures in the coastal lowlands of southern Queensland.

Honours and awards

1964 Fellow of the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science


Adapted from a submission by to CoResearch, CSIRO’s staff newsletter (no. 179, April 1974), p. 4

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