Bayer CropScience has appointed turfgrass protection specialist, Dr Colin Mumford as their new Technical Support Manager. He brings a wealth of experience and replaces Dorin Pop who has moved elsewhere within Bayer.
Colin has been involved in the sports turf industry for nearly 25 years. With hands-on, course management experience, Colin was previously Head Greenkeeper at North Weald Golf Club in Essex, before returning to full-time education where he gained a BSc (Hons) in Landscape and Amenity Management from Writtle College, as well as an MSc in Sports Surface Technology and an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) from Cranfield University.
Since completing his studies Colin has worked in New Zealand as the Technical Officer for the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute, which exposed him to a variety of artificial and natural turf sports surfaces.
Colin returned to the UK and spent two years as Technical Manager for an artificial sports surface specialist, where his role was to develop the company's products and services, as well as advising clients on the construction, maintenance, and redevelopment of artificial sports surfaces.
Colin has become a respected authority within the industry and has presented at national and international conferences.
He has had several papers published and has also written numerous articles for trade journals, such as the New Zealand Turf Management Journal, Greenkeeper International, and Pitchcare magazine.
Remarking on his new appointment to Bayer CropScience, Dr Mumford said "This is a very exciting opportunity for me at Bayer CropScience.
It offers me the opportunity to galvanise all the skills and knowledge I have accumulated in the sports turf industry, and I'm looking forwarding to supporting turf managers in developing effective and practicable solutions in crop protection."