Director and Owner – Andrew has spent all his working career advising farmers and growers on how to get the best out of their crops. New chemical introductions were prolific in the eighties and nineties with better and stronger actives enabling bigger yields and cleaner crops. Today he is advising growers on how to cope with diminishing chemical options. Andrew has a large portfolio of Organic growers as well as his conventional farming clients. This enables him to give better informed advice in todays environment of resistance, and revoked chemicals. New developments with Biofumigation crops and soil activating microbes are beginning to help protect yields. He quotes ‘ Today we work in exciting times, with innovative solutions developing very quickly!”
One of our BASIS qualified advisers Alex has been working with Harper Adams on advanced field trials for over 4 years sand has developed his interest and speciality in advanced Crop nutrition techniques. Based in Newport Head Office Alex is the pivotal link between the Field and the Future.
Steve is one of the UK’s leading soil nutritionists and fertiliser experts with over 40 years looking after farmers in and around his Uttoxeter and Derby homeland. Steve has joined the Optigro team and is our specialist for all issues relating to soil health and crop nutrition.
Highly qualified in Pesticide application whether it be self propelled application, slug pelleting, knapsack spraying, granule application, seed treating or weed wiping he is a member of NROSO and leads our digital soil sampling services. These enable growers to target the specific required crop nutrients whether organic or conventional.
In charge of finance and credit control
Our Non Executive Business adviser has spent many years working in a wide range of business environments and likes to keep his business hand in helping Optigro meeting the day to day commercial challenges.