Origin Fertilisers, a nationwide producer and distributor of fertiliser, has added to its staff of in-house vitamin agronomists with the appointment of Julia Andrews.

Andrews, who brings Origin Fertilisers staff of vitamin agronomists to 6, will probably be based mostly in Stirling and can supply recommendation on the advantages of balanced crop vitamin for farmers and growers throughout Scotland and the Borders for the corporate.

She comes from New Zealand with an agricultural background and has studied for a Bachelor’s diploma in agricultural science at Lincoln University in her house nation.

Origin Fertilisers mentioned Andrews then went on to work as an arable advisor for on of New Zealand’s largest agricultural distributors and enter suppliers, offering her with in depth data of each arable and grassland manufacturing programs.

Andrews believes that there are numerous similarities between UK and New Zealand farming that may permit her to assist farmers grow to be extra productive with their fertiliser use.

“From the kind of local weather, livestock and crops, the similarities between the 2 international locations are well-known and this places me in a robust place to shortly perceive a UK farmer’s wants, but in addition draw on my expertise and add worth when providing recommendation,” she mentioned.

“The proper crop vitamin has by no means been extra important, and farmers require a deeper understanding of what totally different vitamins can supply, so our recommendation must take advantage of any funding the farmer is making.

“Understanding what a crop wants and tailoring fertiliser to satisfy these calls for is important.”