Agrovista invests in fruit agronomy service with new team appointments

Agrovista has strengthened its national fruit agronomy team with two new appointments covering the West Midlands and south of England.

Warren (left) and Taylor - image: Agrovista
Warren (left) and Taylor - image: Agrovista

David Taylor will service top and soft fruit customers, mainly in the West Midlands, but also nationally. He has previously worked as general manager of Withers Fruit Farm, Ledbury, as grower manager for S & A Produce in Herefordshire for four years, and as an agronomist at Berry Gardens.

He said: "I really like Agrovista's approach to delivering results for its customers, which gives me plenty of scope to set and achieve my own goals and directions while achieving the best results for my clients."

Simon Warren will cover the south of the UK from his base in Kent, having previously worked as a propagation manager at Edward Vinson Plants, and also as a growing manager for S & A Produce in Herefordshire.

He said: "I will also eventually cover top fruit and stone fruit at Agrovista. I am looking forward to improving my knowledge in these sectors and working within the team to achieve this."

Agrovista's commercial head of fruit Mark Davies added: "Both Simon and David have a wealth of soft fruit experience. They will focus on building support in the use of our range of bees and biological control products in the field, whilst developing their knowledge of tree-fruit crops.

"This investment illustrates Agrovista's long-term commitment to the fruit business in the UK."


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