MSP can offer growers advice

Proud agronomists ' Matthew Curry (r) from Morpeth and Robert Ord from Alnwick
Proud agronomists ' Matthew Curry (r) from Morpeth and Robert Ord from Alnwick

McCreath Simpson & Prentice, a trading division of Simpsons Malt Ltd, is demonstrating its commitment to providing expert advice to growers by training its staff on crop protection.

Two members of the sales team from the company, based in Berwick, have recently passed their BASIS examinations.

Now, the newly qualified agronomists – Matthew Curry, 28 and Robert Ord, 27 - can work with growers to help them deliver high quality, high yield crops.

McCreath Simpson & Prentice is involved in cereal and grass seed, fertilizer, livestock feeds and grain merchanting throughout Scotland and the North of England.

Their aim is to train key staff so they can support growers from seed through all its growing stages.

Simpsons managing director, Tim McCreath, said: “Presenting well-qualified, knowledgeable staff who can advise growers correctly is one of McCreath Simpson & Prentice’s key objectives.

“Our clients are looking for more that just seeds, fertilizer or weed and pest control products – they want recommendations on the best products to use and this can only come from qualified individuals who have both knowledge and experience.”