MR SIMON HALEY – SRH AGRIBUSINESS LTD

Simon Haley has demonstrated that best practice in social media can help to connect farmers across the country.

JAMIE PETCHELL – DEVELOPMENT OF NEW VARIETIES OF ASPARAGUS AND BERRIES FOR GROWERS ACROSS THE WORLD

Jamie Petchell graduated from Hadlow College with a HND in Commercial Horticulture in 1997.

DR. ANDY HIRONS (PHD) – BETTER TREE SELECTION FOR URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

Dr Hirons completed his BSc (Hons) in Arboriculture in 2003 at Myerscough College.

STEPHEN JONES – THE DEVELOPMENT OF QUINOA AS A BRITISH FOOD CROP

Going from a harvest of just 20 tonnes to one of 80 in under 12 months – and with a new food crop – is quite a feat, but it’s one that Stephen Jones, a graduate of Harper Adams University’s BSc in Agriculture with Crop Management, managed to pull off.

DR SHANE ROTHWELL – PLANT-AVAILABLE PHOSPHORUS AND ITS INFLUENCE ON FERTILISER RECOMMENDATIONS

A Higher National Diploma (HND) in Arboriculture at Myerscough College in the 1990s led Shane (now Dr) Rothwell to ground-breaking postdoctoral research in measuring plant-available phosphorous in the soil and the interactions this produces with the plant’s root-toshoot signalling system and carbon assimilation.

WERNER STRYDOM – IMPACT OF STOCKING DENSITY ON THE WELFARE AND PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKENS

Werner was awarded a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture with Business from Writtle University College in 2007.