Our expertise is deep and varied because we built Agrii by combining specialised companies over the last 30 years

Let's find out more about how Agrii helps with more about sustainable farming and the production of safe, affordable and healthy food

Agrii adviser is first fruit adviser to gain graduate diploma

News - 09.08.23

Long-term fruit agronomist Gary Saunders has become the first non-arable adviser to gain the Harper Adams University graduate diploma in agronomy with environmental management.

 

A member of the Agrii fruit team since 2014, Gary has specialised in fruit since completing BASIS diploma in crop protection after graduating from Wye College with a BSc (hons) in horticulture in 2000.

Serving fruit and vine growers across the south-east of England, Gary’s career has spanned commercial production, research and agronomy.

Gaining the diploma, which builds on the certificate in crop protection (commercial horticulture) received in 2016 and the BASIS diploma in agronomy awarded in 2021, involved promoting a wider understanding of the farmed environment.

“Modern agronomy involves far more than just good crop protection and I am increasingly called on to advise on problems for which the solution cannot be found in a bag or can,” says Gary Saunders.

“The gradate diploma reflects the scope of the modern job with modules on soil and water management, conservation and waste to land, among others. As an adviser to some of the biggest names in the industry, I recognise that to best serve their needs I need to constantly develop my skills and breadth of knowledge,” he adds.

Gary Saunders

Join Our Community

Agrii Card X Twitter

Agrii X

We love engaging with clients and partners. Give us a follow and let's share stories for the community.

Visit Account
Agrii Card Community Instagram

Agrii Instagram

A picture paints a thousand words. Follow us on Instagram to see what we are up to.

Visit Account
Agrii Card Community Linkedin

Agrii LinkedIn

If you are all about the business, connect with us on LinkedIn to build your network

Visit Account