Andrew McShane is new AIC chair

Biennial board elections at the Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) have resulted in a new chairman and four new board members. Andrew McShane, managing director of Hutchinsons, becomes AIC chairman. He succeeds Nick Major, corporate affairs director of...

Declan Giblin to lead Origin South America

Origin Enterprises, parent to the Agrii agronomy services business, has appointed Declan Giblin as chief executive of its new Latin American division. The Group has formed the new division – alongside its UK & Ireland and Continental Europe divisions – following...

Origin expands into Brazil

Agronomy services group Origin Enterprises has made its first acquisition outside Europe through its investment in two companies in Brazil. The Dublin-headquartered company originated from the IAWS group, establishing its agronomy interests through the acquisition of...

Late spring holds back Origin at Q3

The cold, wet weather that delayed spring fieldwork and planting across much of the northern hemisphere has affected Origin Enterprises’ third quarter results, but the Agrii parent business is confident the ground will be made up in the final three months of its...

Agrovista agronomist wins Orme Shield

An Agrovista agronomist is the winner of this year’s Barrie Orme Shield for the outstanding performance in the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection. Ed Meek was one of 18 shortlisted from the 250 candidates who achieved the BASIS certificate in 2017. Runners up were...