Agronomy Team

Simon Pope

Dr Simon Pope BASIS FACTS BETA

m: 07990 578545 | t: 01939 210555

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After graduating from UCW Aberystwyth with BSc Hons in Agricultural Botany, Simon went on to achieve a PhD from Imperial College London, researching the Sclerotinia Diseases of Arable Crops.

His career began in 1984 on a field trials station in Wiltshire, before moving to the Pathology department of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge.

In 1990 Simon took on a more commercial role as a crop protection specialist covering Cheshire and North Shropshire.

Since joining Wynnstay in 2000, he has been responsible for the company’s crop protection activities and also fulfils the roles of Maize Product Manager and Silage Additive Product Manager.

Edward Porter

Edward Porter

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After graduating from Plymouth University with a BSc in Geography, Ed went on to study for an MSc in Sustainable Crop Production: Agronomy at the University of Warwick.

He has gained practical farming experience in both the UK and Australia.

In June 2015 after completing his MSc, Ed took up his current role with Wynnstay and, after passing his FACTS qualification, is now working towards obtaining BASIS qualifications to become a fully qualified agronomist.

Edward provides high quality, technical advice to farmers on all aspects of crop management.  

Edward covers Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

 

Charlie Dolphin

Charlie Dolphin

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Charlie joined Wynnstay in 2014 having completed a degree in Agriculture at Harper Adams University.

Charlie is an Arable Sales Specialist and is currently working towards his FACTS and BASIS qualifications.

Charlie has been involved in agriculture from a young age, previously working on arable and livestock farms prior to joining Wynnstay.

As a specialist, Charlie provides arable and forage inputs advice on-farm – from soil analysis to fertiliser planning, seed selection and agronomy advice. 

Charlie covers the West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.

 

 

Chris Pashby

Chris Pashby

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Chris joined the Wynnstay Arable Team in August 2017.

He previously worked in Staffordshire as a Sprayer Operator and Arable Operator, gaining a wealth of experience.

During this time, he also successfully completed his BASIS qualification at Harper Adams University – looking to pursue a career in Agronomy. 

As a Wynnstay specialist, Chris provides agronomy advice on grassland, maize, wholecrop, roots and cereals.

He also provides bespoke guidance on soil nutrition and fertiliser programmes, as well as cereal and forage seed advice.  

Chris covers Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Chris Thomas

Chris Thomas

m: 07879 841671 | t: 01267 231341

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Chris joined Wynnstay in 2012 after achieving a FdSc Agricultural Degree from Harper Adams University.

Chris is an Arable Sales Specialist, training towards his BASIS and FACTS qualifications.

He is a farmers son from Llandovery and has always been involved with agriculture.

Chris covers the Pembrokeshire area.

 

 

 

Tony Morris

Tony Morris BASIS FACTS AMTRA

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Tony joined Wynnstay in 2009 and now works as an Animal Health Manager in the Three Counties region.

Alongside his AMTRA SQP qualification, Tony is also BASIS registered and provides advice on all forage crops including fodder beet, brassicas, maize, grassland, wholecrop cereals.

Tony has many years’ experience in the agricultural industry having been a dairy farmer for over 30 years.

Tony covers the Worcestershire and the Cotswolds area.

 

 

 

 

Cefin Evans

Cefin Evans FACTS

m: 07879 841673 | t: 01239 711084

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Cefin joined Wynnstay 15 years ago from Agtek (Kemira Fertilisers) where he trained as a technical Sales Representative.

Cefin is FACTS registered and specialises in advice for any size enterprise and for all types of systems - dairy, beef, sheep, arable and mixed farming.

Cefin covers the Ceredigion/North Pembrokshire area.