Origin Fertilisers has added to its national team of in-house nutrition agronomists with the appointment of Julia Andrews to cover Scotland and the Borders.
Ms Andrews brings Origin’s team of nutrition agronomists to six covering all corners of the UK providing balanced nutrition advice to farmers.
Hailing from New Zealand, Ms Andrews has been involved in farming all her life and studied for a BSc in Agricultural Science at Lincoln University in New Zealand.
Following this, she gained experience working as an arable advisor for one of New Zealand’s largest agricultural distributors and input suppliers, and her extensive knowledge of production systems, both arable and grassland, will offer UK farmers the opportunity to learn about different techniques.
Ms Andrews says the many similarities between UK and New Zealand farming will allow her to help farmers become more productive with their fertiliser use.
“From the type of climate, livestock and crops, the similarities between the two countries are well-known and this puts me in a strong position to quickly understand a UK farmer’s needs, but also draw on my experience and add value when offering advice.
“The right crop nutrition has never been more essential, and farmers require a deeper understanding of what different nutrients can offer, so our advice needs to make the most of any investment the farmer is making.
“Understanding what a crop needs and tailoring fertiliser to meet these demands is essential,” concludes Ms Andrews.
Ms Andrews is based in Stirling and will offer advice on the benefits of balanced crop nutrition to farmers and growers across Scotland and the Borders.