In order to assist you with your Horticultural, Viticulture and Cropping requirements, we have expert agronomists who are able to deliver a wide range of on-farm services and can offer technical support.

Our Agronomist’s:

Simon Piccini 

Simon Piccini graduated from The University of Queensland (Lawes Campus) in December of 1994 with Associate Diplomas in Agronomy (Field Crops and Pastures) and Animal Production (Grazing Animal Systems). He was a Broadacre Agronomist based in Millmerran on the Darling Downs for 5 years before commencing with Texas & Mingoola Rural Traders in October 2000. In 2012 Simon started with Wilshire and Co following their acquisition of the Texas and Mingoola stores.

Since then Simon has continued to develop his special interests in irrigated and dryland cropping and pasture systems. He consults extensively with local feedlot operations helping them to enhance their production systems. He is an important contact for all producers for advice on farm management systems including speciality rotations such as high moisture corn, lucerne and crops destined for silage. Government departments have taken note of some of the rehabilitation trials that have been undertaken under Simon’s close supervision regarding the removal and reduction of unwanted species in pasture situations such as ‘African Love Grass’ and ‘Heliotrope’.

Peter  Biddulph 

Peter Biddulph joined the Wilshire & Co team as an Agronomist in 2005 with a primary focus on vegetable production systems. Peter holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Agriculture from Curtin University and also holds Analysis Systems Accreditation with Incitec and is a Fertcare Accredited Advisor with FIFA. In the 1990’s Peter held an agronomy position with a local reseller with major responsibility for orchard clients. He has a strong rural background and is proficient in all aspects of optimising crop production. Peter is involved in the crop monitoring service provided by Wilshire & Co within the region serviced by the group and happy to help existing and new clients with their agronomy requirements.

Peter Rickard

Servicing Goondiwindi, Yelarbon, Inglewood, Texas, Peter has 9 years experience in the Agronomy industry. Specializing in all services relating to broadacre food and fibre crops and pastures.


Head Office - Stanthorpe PH  07 46812 055 FAX  07 46812 624 ADDRESS 93a Folkestone Street Stanthorpe QLD 4380