Syngenta has moved Samantha Brooke back to the role of seed and seed treatment manager for the UK and Ireland.
Her return to the position, after a spell as the company’s portfolio manager for genetics and plant growth regulators in the Europe North region, makes Mrs Brooke responsible for seed sales across all the company’s agricultural crops – including cereals, oilseed rape and maize – together with its seedcare range of seed treatments to the UK and Irish seed trade.
“Recent months have seen Syngenta launch a number of high yielding, high profile cereal varieties – including Reflection winter wheat and Hyvido Bazooka and Hyvido Belfry hybrid barleys,” she notes.
“And we have more developments in the pipeline. Going forward, we have a very exciting, new brewing and distilling spring malting barley, Laureate, in development for UK and European markets, as well as a high yielding winter feed wheat variety, Graham.
“We are particularly excited about our new SDHI seed treatment, sedaxane, which is undergoing development – research has shown improvements in rooting. The whole science of root health is something we are very interested in. Improved root health and vigour could be a key to unlocking more of a crop’s true potential,” concludes Mrs Brooke, who has worked with Syngenta for nine years.