Plant Impact Plc announces the creation of a new Scientific Advisory Network. This network will bring together world-renowned academics and foremost authorities on soybean and wheat crop physiology, biostimulants, agchem, biochemistry and formulation chemistry. Together they will act as scientific advisers to the Plant Impact R&D team as part of a collaborative network of experts with diverse industry and specialism backgrounds and a shared goal to help advance innovation in crop enhancement.
Collaborating for results
Plant Impact’s success in bringing novel and thoroughly tested crop enhancement products to growers quickly and cost effectively, has in part been enabled by thriving collaborations between Plant Impact scientists and world-leading universities, researchers and academics. This new network replaces the previous Scientific Advisory Board with a dynamic and diverse group, linking each member to a specific Plant Impact R&D team scientist. This approach will help take the company’s product pipeline to the next level and maintain a flow of fresh and innovative ideas to help advance crop enhancement globally.
A global academic network focussed on enhancing yields of key world crops: soybean and wheat
(see our Team page for biographies)
Professor Larry Purcell, University of Arkansas, USA
Altheimer Endowed Chair for Soybean Research, Dept of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
Dr Felix Fritschi University of Missouri, USA
Associate Professor of Crop Physiology, Division of Plant Sciences. Expert in soybean plant responses to environment and Associate Editor of Crop Science
Dr Matthew Reynolds, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Mexico.
Distinguished Scientist and Head of Wheat Physiology
Professor Patrick Brown, Dept of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, USA.
Chair of the Biostimulants World Congress Scientific Committee
Dr Martin Battersby, Independent Consultant, ex-Head of R&D Integrated Solutions and Head of Seed Technology at Syngenta
Dr David Evans, Independent Consultant, UK, and ex-Head of Research & Technology, Syngenta International AG
Professor Steve McGrath, Independent Consultant and Senior Principle Scientist, Rothamsted Research, UK.
Head of Sustainable Soils and Grassland Systems Department
Professor Ian Burns, Independent Consultant in Soil Science and Crop Nutrition.
Emeritus Professor at the Crop Centre, Warwick University and previously Head of Nutrient and Pesticide Dynamics Team at Horticulture Research International
Professor Graham Buckton, Independent Consultant, UK.
Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal Society of Chemistry. CEO of Pharmaterials Ltd until 2012
Dr Tim Hunter, School of Chemical & Process Engineering, Leeds University, UK.
Lecturer and joint winner of the IChemE Core Chem Eng. Award, 2012