Agronomy Team

Our experienced and qualified agronomists specialise in on-farm crop protection advice, on all arable and forage crops, to ensure efficient and targeted inputs produce optimal returns.

A full crop-walking service is provided by BASIS and FACTS qualified agronomists, which compliments the resources provided by our network of country stores. Our specialists are listed on the BASIS Professional Register and advice and recommendations are fully compliant with crop assurance schemes.

Our team of agronomists use their knowledge and experience to target inputs (be they agrochemical, fertiliser or seed) to specific situations to achieve full crop potential. Whether it is the latest SDHI cereal fungicide or brand new chemistry for use on newly sown leys, Wynnstay supply plant protection products from all the major manufacturers.

All our country stores have BASIS approved chemical storage facilities from where sprays can be collected. If a product is required that is not in stock, we can supply from our central chemical store.

Dr Simon Pope BASIS FACTS BETA

t: 01939 210555 | m: 07990 578545

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After graduating from UCW Aberystwyth with BSc Hons in Agricultural Botany, Simon went on to achieve a PhD from Imperial College London, researching the Sclerotinia Diseases of Arable Crops.

His career began in 1984 on a field trials station in Wiltshire, before moving to the Pathology department of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, Cambridge.

In 1990 Simon took on a more commercial role as a crop protection specialist covering Cheshire and North Shropshire.

Since joining Wynnstay in 2000, he has been responsible for the company’s crop protection activities and also fulfils the roles of Maize Product Manager and Silage Additive Product Manager.

Charlie Dolphin

West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire

m: 07775 663088

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Charlie joined Wynnstay in 2014 having completed a degree in Agriculture at Harper Adams University.

Charlie is an Arable Sales Specialist and is currently working towards his FACTS and BASIS qualifications.

Charlie has been involved in agriculture from a young age, previously working on arable and livestock farms prior to joining Wynnstay.

As a specialist, Charlie provides arable and forage inputs advice on-farm – from soil analysis to fertiliser planning, seed selection and agronomy advice. 

Tony Morris BASIS FACTS AMTRA

Worcestershire and the Cotswolds area

m: 07866 125680

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Tony joined Wynnstay in 2009 and now works as an Animal Health Manager in the Three Counties region.

Alongside his AMTRA SQP qualification, Tony is also BASIS registered and provides advice on all forage crops including fodder beet, brassicas, maize, grassland, wholecrop cereals.

Tony has many years of experience in the agricultural industry having been a dairy farmer for over 30 years.

Cefin Evans FACTS

Ceredigion/North Pembrokeshire area

t: 01239 711084 | m: 07879 841673 

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Cefin joined Wynnstay 15 years ago from Agtek (Kemira Fertilisers) where he trained as a technical Sales Representative.

Cefin is FACTS registered and specialises in advice for any size enterprise and for all types of systems - dairy, beef, sheep, arable and mixed farming.

Rebecca Shrimpton

South West

m: 07768 831868

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Rebecca deals in all aspects of arable and forage farming, covering areas such as varietal selection, soil nutrition and fertiliser advice.

Rebecca joined Wynnstay in 2018 having previously worked for Agrii (Formerly Dalgety) initially in the Seed Department. She later gained promotion to South West Seed Manager and then qualified as a seed inspector. Rebecca has since gained her FACTS and BASIS qualifications. With her vast agricultural knowledge, Rebecca is able to offer advice on all aspects of arable and forage farming including variety selection, fertiliser advice and crop recommendations in the South West region.

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Wynnstay's Agronomy Services

Crop Protection

Wynnstay’s Agronomy service offers practical and strategic advice on all aspects of crop management. We will provide the most cost-effective and efficient solutions by developing an understanding of specific customer requirements. The service will offer technical and strategic advice on all aspects of crop management. This will include advice on fertiliser planning, crop selection and crop husbandry to help improve on-farm profitability.

Wynnstay provides the most cost-effective and efficient solutions by developing an understanding of specific customer requirements.  This, in turn, will help to maximise output - whilst lowering production costs.

Grassland Crop Protection

Grassland management is often overlooked for new leys, but by prioritising weed control early during establishment, you will achieve cost-effective, long-lasting control, resulting in a better quality crop in the long term.

Correct product choice, an appropriate rate and timely application are crucial. ‘Clover-safe’ herbicides can be usefully employed. However, when there is a particularly challenging weed problem, it may be advisable to forget about saving the clover and use more effective ‘non clover-safe’ products. It is a straightforward process to re-establish clover at a later date. Early treatment not only allows you to get on top of weeds, but also allows the new sward to get a good, clean start without weed competition, so sown species persist for longer. The approach needs to be field specific in terms of the product recommendations, so talk to one of the Wynnstay agronomists, who can advise on the best approach for you.

Crop Nutrition Services

Wynnstay are able to offer a complete crop nutrition package from product supply through to fertiliser strategy and planning advice. The supply of product is fully supported by an expert advisory service — based on the bespoke needs of each customer. The Fertiliser Department, Agronomy Team and Arable Specialists can use their extensive technical knowledge to develop a fertiliser programme specific to each customers’ requirements. Wynnstay recognises the importance of analysing individual conditions to increase the efficiency of fertiliser – with the aim of maximising productivity and minimising expenditure.

A strategic approach requires in-depth examination and planning. Wynnstay’s team of specialists will use a number of methods to gather crucial insight to help make the best decisions on crop nutrition. This bespoke analysis will include an understanding of:

  • Soil analysis results
  • End use of the crop
  • Previous cropping and management
  • Environmental factors
  • Legislative requirements

Comprehensive Crop Nutrition Planning and NVZ Compliance

Wynnstay offer a comprehensive NVZ and nutrient management service using cutting edge software that generates accurate crop nutrition plans and field records. As well as producing field-specific Nitrogen recommendations, the software also takes into account Sulphur requirements and balances P and K off-takes or builds reserves. The fertiliser value of manures, slurries and other organic inputs will also be included in the calculations.

The reports generated are fully compliant with NVZ legislation.

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