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Field and Business Development Manager for SynTech North America announced

Dr. Jasper Barnes

Dr. Jasper Barnes has been appointed Field and Business Development Manager for SynTech North America (USA/Canada/Mexico). Dr. Barnes comes from Syngenta and will join SynTech on 1 March 2018.

Jasper is an agronomist, and started his career as a field researcher in 1990 at the ICI Northern Regional Technical Center in Champaign, Illinois later moving on to roles in project management, technical marketing. He managed the company’s Eastern Regional Technical Center in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, before taking an international assignment in Basel, Switzerland as Global Head of the R&D Non-Selective Herbicide Team. He later established a team of global R&D project managers and implemented the global process for managing Seeds and the Crop Protection product development portfolio worldwide.

Dr. Barnes can be reached at jbarnes@syntechresearch.com from 1 March 2018.


SynTech EU Managers meet to drive excellence in GEP trials processes

SynTech EU Managers at European Regional Workshop

SynTech Managers from the UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary met last month in Tenerife, Canary islands for the 2017 European Regional Workshop,

A key focus of this year’s event was harmonization and further improvement of SynTech’s EU GEP trial processes, aimed at surpassing our customers’ expectations in this area.

The meeting covered the spectrum of activities involved, but there was particular emphasis on achieving quality control of protocol production and final reporting.

The team also reviewed and updated SynTech’s in European strategy, particularly on expansion of its core businesses – GEP, GLP, Seeds, Ecotoxicology and Regulatory services.


A European first – SynTech Research Spain delivers GLP Flux study

SynTech Research Spain conducting GLP flux study

SynTech Research Spain has again demonstrated its capability to meet a new challenge, having just completed the 1st GLP Flux Study for a Plant Protection Product to be made in Europe.

The aim of the study was to provide evaporative flux measurements during and after application, according to GAP under open field conditions.

The test system comprised inhalation personal air sampler dosimeters (air filters) evaluated at several heights, in order to cover both adults and children bystanders’ exposure. The study was done in a major representative area for the PPP applications in Spain during May 2016.

The rate of fumigant movement from the treated area to the atmosphere (field flux) is back calculated from these samplers, based on the measured fumigant concentrations around the plot boundaries and meteorological data. The results obtained will be used as supporting data for risk assessments.

GLP flux study equipment

The trial sponsor was impressed with SynTech’s deployment of technical and human resources and the high quality of the work done.


SynTech North America present at the CAPCA event, Reno

From left to right: Mariana Kruger, Milo Lewis and Dave Marsden at the CAPCA event in October

SynTech North America was present at the 43th California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) Conference and Ag Expo Reno, NV in October. CAPCA represents more than 75% of the nearly 4,000 California EPA licensed pest control advisers who provide pest management consultation for State production of food, fiber and ornamental crops.

The event was a great opportunity for SynTech to meet current and potential new clients, to present its range of services, and expand its knowledge by interacting with crop protection experts and vendors.

SynTech staff present were Mariana Krugner, Sanger Station Manager, Milo Lewis, NAM Bioefficacy Lead, and Dave Marsden, Global Account Manager for Efficacy.


SynTech attends BCPC Congress 2017

Dr. Cristina Benros-Ythier represented SynTech at the BCPC Congress

SynTech Research was present at the 2017 BCPC Congress which took place in Brighton UK on 31 Oct – 1 Nov 2017. Dr Cristina Benros-Ythier attended the event which focussed on achieving both productivity and safety improvements through better regulation.

This year’s event, attended by over 100 industry delegates,  was chaired by Dr. Colin Ruscoe who welcomed the UK Secretary of State for Agriculture, the Rt. Hon George Eustice MP to hear what his vision was for the UK’s agricultural future.

As well as a comprehensive programme for the delegates this was an ideal networking opportunity for SynTech.