In presenting the awards at this year’s BCPC Congress event in Harrogate, BCPC Advisory Board Member Jim Orson said: “Both recipients, in different organisations, are at the very centre of training and support for Integrated Pest Management withinthe sector, carefully and brilliantly ensuring that farmers receive informed advice on managing their crops. Not only do they do that, but they also give of their time to support other industry initiatives.”
Sarah Cowlrick, AICC CEO, has been active throughout her career in promoting the role of independent agronomy in successful and sustainable crop production. The annual AICC Conference is a regular in many agronomists’ calendar and is just one of the many initiatives to share valuable knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, Sarah has been active in bringing new recruits into the sector though the establishment of the AICC Academy.
Helen Doonan, Head of Crop Protection and Agronomy at AIC is responsible for the management and coordination of the crop protection and agronomy sector for the organisation, an industry body she has been with for almost two decades. Previous to her AIC role, she worked in the crop protection industry for 18 years as a BASIS-qualified agronomist and was also responsible for managing a regional agrochemical department with a national distributor.
The BCPC Award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the areas of scientific advance, technology innovation, advisory and extension, education and training and regulatory affairs.
The BCPC Award
The award recognises outstanding contribution to the crop protection industry, in one or more of the areas of scientific advance, technology innovation, advisory and extension, education and training and regulatory affairs
- 2022 - Fiona Fox and Colin Ruscoe
- 2021 - Jayne Wilder
- 2018 - Anne Thompson
- 2017 - Dr David Cooper and Jim Orson
- 2014 - James Clarke and Stephen Moss
- 2012 - Dr Bob Froud-Williams, Mike May and David Richardson
- 2011 - Bill J Angus, Dr John Fisher, Dr Richard J Godwin and Dr Peter JW Lutman