Crop protection company Adama Agricultural Solutions UK has appointed Dr Alison Hall as its new product manager for herbicides. Dr Hall is transferring from the Adama regulatory team, where she worked as a regulatory manager. The new appointment follows outgoing product manager Gemma Nokes’ decision to leave the crop protection industry to pursue a career in teaching.

Dr Hall’s career includes spells working at Syngenta as a fungicide resistance research manager, before becoming the company’s European regulatory manager. She has also managed toxicology research programmes for a research council, and was a regulatory consultant for Oxford Agricultural Consultants. Dr Hall completed a doctorate in plant pathology at Oxford University and recently received an MSc degree in Environmental Strategy from the University of Surrey.

Alison Hall

In her new post, she will be responsible for working with Adama’s regulatory, technical and marketing teams to develop and implement tactical product campaigns for the company’s range of herbicides and for communicating key trials results and technical product data to Adama’s key stakeholders.

“Gemma’s energy and enthusiasm will be sorely missed,” says Ali Bosher, Adama’s technical and marketing director, “but I am confident that Alison will more than compensate for her departure.

“Alison has been a key member of Adama’s UK and European regulatory teams for more than three years. During that time she has worked tirelessly and diligently to ensure the ongoing registration of a range of products and active ingredients within Adama’s crop protection portfolio. She has also played a key role in several cross-industry regulatory and stewardship activities, where she has worked closely with growers, agronomists, farm advisors and water authorities to promote the safe and responsible use of key actives such as metaldehyde and metazachlor.”