The British Crop Protection Council (BCPC) has appointed Barrie Hunt, currently technical development manager for Monsanto’s crop protection business in northern Europe, to its board of management.
Mr Hunt has extensive experience of agriculture and crop protection gained during his long career. He has worked in field development, regulatory issues, marketing and sales - both regional and global - for national and multinational agrochemical companies. His particular focus has been on herbicides and plant growth regulators. Mr Hunt has been chairman of the BCPC expert working group on weeds and a member of the European Herbicide Resistance Committee since 2012. He is also a trustee of the Heather Trust, which promotes integrated upland management.
Dr Colin Ruscoe, chairman of BCPC, comments: “At a time when BCPC is revising and extending the utility of its range of hard copy and particularly on-line publications and databases such as The UK Pesticide Guide, Barrie's experience will provide a particularly valuable addition to the BCPC Board.”
Mr Hunt says: “I am honoured to be joining the BCPC board of management and I am looking forward to contributing to the work of this well respected and influential organisation.”