Simon Watson has joined Syngenta UK Professional Products as the new Technical Manager. He join's the Syngenta team from the Sport Turf Research Institute, where he has been Turf Agronomist for Scotland and north east England for the past six years.
Simon has a strong science background, combined with the practical application of his knowledge on golf courses, sports pitches, stadia and racecourses with the STRI. He obtained his degree in Environmental Sciences at Coventry University, followed by a PhD and post-doctoral studies, specialising in weed science, at Reading University.
He holds a BASIS certification for Amenity Turf and is listed on the Register of Independent Professional Turfgrass Agronomists.
Simon will be responsible for providing the renowned technical support for the industry leading range of Syngenta turf products, including Primo MAXX and new Instrata, along with the launch of a number of innovative new turf products planned from Syngenta over the coming months.
"With the rapidly increasing number of Syngenta products for the turf and amenity industry it is an exciting time to be joining the business," reports Simon. "There has always been a significant benefit for turf managers in using quality products, and in developing the optimum ways to get the best results within Integrated Turf Management programmes, which we will seek to further enhance and grow."
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