Agronomy Team

Our team of agronomists are experienced in improving the performance of both arable and forage crops, ensuring that you get the optimal results from your input. Our specialists are listed on the BASIS Professional Register, and their advice is compliant with crop assurance schemes. Our team is always on hand to offer advice, and can be requested to carry out a full crop walking service.

Simon Pope


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 FACTS and BASIS 

m: 07773 378789

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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 is both FACTS and BASIS qualified.

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

Edward covers Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.


Charlie Dolphin

Charlie Dolphin

m: 07775 663088

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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

m: 07807 832421

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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 who is BASIS and FACTS registered. 

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

Chris covers the Pembrokeshire area.

Tony Morris


m: 07866 125680

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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 Pembrokeshire area.

Gareth Mitchell

Gareth Mitchell

m: 07810 444946 

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Gareth joined the Wynnstay sales team in spring 2015 providing farmers in the Llyn and Anglesey area with specialist agronomy advice. He can offer advice on cereal, grass and maize seed along with silage additive and crop inspections. 

Rebecca Shrimpton

Rebecca Shrimpton

Arable Specialist

m: 07768 831868

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Rebecca deals in all aspects of arable and forage farming, covering areas such as varietal selection, soil nutrition and fertiliser advice.

Rebecca joined Wynnstay in 2018 having previously worked for Agrii (Formerly Dalgety) initially in the Seed Department. She later gained promotion to South West Seed Manager and then qualified as a seed inspector. Rebecca has since gained her FACTS and BASIS qualifications. With her vast agricultural knowledge, Rebecca is able to offer advice on all aspects of arable and forage farming including variety selection, fertiliser advice and crop recommendations in the South West region.

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Lillian Wozencraft

Store Manager at Welshpool Store

m: 01938 552591

Lillian comes from a Sheep and Beef background and graduated from Harper Adams University in 2012 with BSc (Hons) in Agri-Business.

She joined Wynnstay in 2009 as a part time store assistant in Newtown, progressing to Agritrader in 2012 and then Store Manager in Welshpool in 2015.

Lillian obtained her BASIS qualification in Grassland and Forage crops in 2015.

Lillian is based at the Welshpool store in the role of Store Manager.

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Agronomy Services

Rebecca joined Wynnstay in 2018, to cover the South-West of England as an Arable Sales Specialist. Since then, sales have continued to grow across the whole of the Wynnstay arable product range.

Rebecca deals in all aspects of arable and forage farming, covering areas such as varietal selection, soil nutrition and fertiliser advice