Potato manager for Certis

Certis has appointed Nick Badger to the post of UK potato product manager, based at the company’s Cambridge office. He will focus on promoting quality crop protection solutions for the crop, and building relationships with key industry partners. Mr Badger’s previous...

Blackgrass research wins BASIS’ Singleton Award

Bioagronomist Jamie Stotzka, of the Plantworks consultancy, has won the annual BASIS Paul Singleton Project of the Year Award for her research into the role of microbial inoculants in blackgrass control. She received her award at last week’s Cereals 2018 event. Ms...

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...

New grain trading standards from the AIC

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has launched a new initiative to help grain traders achieve a professional status in a similar way to the BASIS, FACTS and FAR registers for the respective agrochemical, fertiliser and feed sectors. Developing Standards...

New sector manager for AIC

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) has appointed Catherine Barrett to the newly created post of sector manager. Ms Barrett will focus on the grain and oilseed sectors, as well as seeds.  Ms Barrett’s career has included spells working as a researcher in...