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 Expert  723904

Expert in Agriculture, Horticulture, Loss Management


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Victoria
Australia
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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A successful twenty eight year career in agricultural chemicals involving retail management, field sales and product development roles. Industry experience with commercial, technical, research and practical hands on experience in a wide range of horticultural and agricultural crops has provided a unique opportunity to develop a wide range of specialised skills within the agrochemical industry.

Involved with the marketing, service and technical support of agricultural chemicals into a diverse range of agricultural and horticultural crops throughout Australia. Identify new products and new market opportunities, and undertake market analysis, prepare business plans and provided technical support and product training.

Actively developed new techniques including: sustainable agricultural pogrammes, conservation tillage & direct drilling, weed, pest & disease monitoring, fee for service, paddock inspections, crop rotations, herbicide resistance management, Integrated Pest Management, sunburn and heat stress management of horticultural crops and the development of improved spray application technology.

Managed agricultural product development portfolios and successfully brought several new products to commercialisation, including Australia's largest selling herbicide with annual sales in excess of $50 million.

Worked with sales and marketing teams Developed the first and unique Stewardship Program for introduction of a new cereal herbicide.

Managed an extensive number of farmer product performance enquiries and complaints involving a wide range of agricultural chemical products in a very diverse range of crops for companies including multi national and many other smaller companies. This included the successful negotiations of complaint resolution with both farmers and Agricultural Chemical Companies and Insurance Companies.

Expert has been involved with the management of large horticultural complaints involving extensive crop damage and extensive financial losses; with ongoing loss assessments, as well as managing and minimizing ongoing damage; including the provision of a comprehensive report in relation to losses sustained. Extensive ongoing negotiations resulted in an amicable and satisfactory resolution for all parties.

Managed plant back issues & crop damage with soil active herbicides including management of Research and Development of soil active herbicides and subsequent plant back issues.

Managed Product Performance Enquiries (PPE's) for southern Australia (WA, SA, Vic, Tas, Sthn NSW) for glyphosate and other ag-chemical products for 6 years.

Extensive experience with agricultural chemcials, including performance factors, compatibilities, water quality, surfactants, application, crop damage, spray drift and resistance.

Research and Development experience assessing crop damage, pest, weed and disease control, growth reduction, plant backs and crop injury symptoms.

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agricultural chemical

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agricultural crop

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agricultural pest

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agricultural pesticide

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agricultural production

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agricultural management

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agriculture

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agronomic

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farming

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horticulture

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pesticide

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tillage

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agricultural accident investigation

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agricultural chemical environmental effect

Project co-ordination and management including Research and Development undertaking and management of small plot replicated trials and co-ordination of commercial demonstration trials. Project management includes data summaries and trial reports, trial design assistance and provision of training material and technical training and support.

Responsible for the Australian Research and Development programs for a wide range of agricultural chemicals including compliance and NRA submissions for crop safety and efficacy. This included managing the trial program, including use of agricultural contractors, site management, data collection and report writing.

The research programme involved working to trial protocols, designing experimental layout, selecting trial sites, managing trial sites with farmers, spraying small plot trials, trial assessments, data analysis, report writing and managing contractural trials. Field trials covered the variables which effect efficacy, safety and residues. The work covered small plot trials to entire development projects including large scale grower evaluations.

Expert undertakes market analysis, market plans, feasability studies and to manage research & development programs in agriculture and horticulture for clients throughout Australia. He works alongside agri-business and corporate clients providing marekting, technical backup, educational and training support to distribution outlets throughout Australia.

Project co-ordination and management including Research and Development undertaking and management of small plot replicated trials and co-ordination of commercial demonstration trials. Project management includes data summaries and trial reports, trial design assistance and provision of training material and technical training and support. Managed and developed a retail agchemical business servicing products into a diverse range of crops including pome and stone fruit, vineyards, citrus, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables, cereals, canola, grain legumes, pastures, rice, summer crops including soybeans, sunflowers and sorghum throughout Northern Victoria and Southern N.S.W.

Involved with marketing through distribution a range of agricultural chemicals into a range of crops througout Australia. Crops including stone and pome fruit, vines, tropical crops, nuts, citrus, vegetables, pastures, cereals, grain legumes, tomatoes, rice and summer crops including soybeans, sunflowers and sorghum.

Actively developed new techniques including: sustainable agricultural pogrammes, conservation tillage & direct drilling, weed, pest & disease monitoring, paddock inspections, crop rotations, integrated Pest Management, development of improved spray application technology, sunburn and heat stress management.

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agricultural development

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agricultural research

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biocompatibility

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experimental agriculture

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field testing

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new product assessment

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new product development

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new product development management

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product testing

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research and development

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research and development management

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marketing

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new product market survey

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loss management


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   Dip Ag Sci   Agriculture   Dookie Agricultural College  
1986   G.D.A.   Agricultural Chemicals   Hawkesbury Agricultural College  
1996   M.App.Sci (Ag)   Agricultural Research   Charles Sturt University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

Managing Director/Ag-Consultant

 

Expert Witness Consulting. Research & Development Product Development Marketing Project Management

1996 to 2002

 

Monsanto Australia

 

Agriculture

 

Product Development Manager

 

Research & Development Project Management Technical Services

1986 to 1996

 

I.K. Caldwell & Co

 


 

Branch Manager/Agronomist

 

Business Management of an ag-chemcial retail business. Customer Service. Field Consulting in agriculture & horticulture.

1978 to 1986

 

Shell Chemicals Aust.

 

Agriculture

 

Area Business Manager

 

Marketing & Sales Customer Service Technical Service Research & Development


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member of Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST).

Awards/Recognition

Monsanto Life Sciences Distinguished Development Award (1998). The DDA is Monsanto's Agricultural Sector's highest honor for sustained outstanding technical contributions to the development of markets and products that enhance Agricultural Sector business results.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • • Investigations in product performance enquiries and complaints have been undertaken involving in field investigations, spray drift, product non performance, crop damage, herbicide carryover, collation, analysis and review of information, loss quantification, incident management and dispute resolution.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Agricultural chemicals, spray drift or over spray, crop damage, product non performance and product failures, spray application and product complaint investigations.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2005   South Africa   Consulting on sunburn and heat stress management in horticultural crops.
2006 to 2006   Indonesia   Consulting on sunburn and heat stress management in horticultural crops.
1998 to 1998   India   Consulting on herbicide marketing and weed control in wheat.

Market Research:
Managed product development portfolios and successfully guided several new agricultural products to commercialisation, including Australia's largest selling herbicide with sales in excess of $50 million. Developed an new and unique stewardship for a new cereal herbicide. Worked with sales and marketing teams to identify new products and new market opportunities, and provided technical support and product training. Managed and developed a retail agchemical business. Marketed agricultural chemicals, fertilizers and servicing products into a diverse range of crops including pome and stone fruit, citrus, potatoes, tomatoes, vegetables, cereals, grain legumes, pastures, rice, summer crops including soybeans, sunflowers and sorghum throughout Northern Victoria and Southern N.S.W.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Biotechnology & Genetically Modified Crops Glyphosate Spray Drift Sunburn & Heat Stress Management. Techncial training & seminars on new agricultural products - herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Safe use of Agricultural Chemicals.

Other Skills and Services

A successful twenty eight year career in agricultural chemicals involving retail management, field sales and product development roles. Industry experience with commercial, technical, research and practical hands on experience in a wide range of horticultural and agricultural crops has provided a unique opportunity to develop a wide range of specialised skills within the agrochemical industry.


 

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