Syngenta Crop Protection has appointed well renowned turf specialist, Simon Barnaby, to the company's new role of Turf Business Technical Manager. With his in-depth industry knowledge and extensive practical experience of turf agronomy, Mr Barnaby will be working within the Syngenta Professional Products team to provide a higher level of service to customers and launch a number of new products over the coming seasons.
Mr Barnaby has over 20 years experience in the turf industry, from practical golf course management, to consultancy with the Sports Turf Research Institute and commercial roles with the UK's leading turf product retailers, Scotts. "Syngenta has an outstanding range of products to enable turf managers to consistently achieve excellent results and produce the highest quality playing surfaces. There are some very exciting new additions to be launched in the next two years," he said.
"The launch of Primo MAXX last year was a major success and built on the reputation of Syngenta for providing innovative solutions and high quality products. We will be seeking to identify other opportunities and ventures where our products can help turf managers to achieve great results at economic costs and with complete environmental sustainability."
Mr Barnaby will be responsible for the specialist portfolio development of the company's new products, as well as ensuring turf managers make best use of Syngenta added-value services, including disease forecasting systems for targeted fungicide use and application technology for improved results.
Syngenta Professional Products Manager, Simon Elsworth, added: "Simon's appointment to the dynamic and dedicated Professional Products team gives us an unrivalled understanding of the highly specialised turf industry, and the ability to ensure we can best meet its needs."