Walberton nursery employee honoured with Peter Rowlandson award

James Munro, who works at Sussex-based Walberton nursery, has been recognised with an award by his local growers' group.

The crop protection supervisor was the recipient of the Peter Rowlandson Award at the West Sussex Nursery Stock Discussion Group AGM last Friday. He was presented with a cup and a cheque for £200.

Munro was given the accolade for his report on the herbicide trials at Walberton, which was used to compile the HDC Grower Handbook.

Discussion group chairman elect Graham Bryant said:

"Supporting our local nurseries is key to what we are about. That is why we are so pleased to be the custodians of the Peter Rowlandson Memorial Fund. Peter was a great nursery person, mentor and educator, well known to many here in West Sussex."

The award is named after Peter Rowlandson, who was a well-respected figure in the Sussex horticulture industry. Rowlandson lectured at Brinsbury College and worked in the commercial nursery sector, latterly as a consultant.


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