Syngenta appoints Sean Loakes as technical manager

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Sean Loakes has been appointed as Syngenta Professional Solutions Technical Manager for the UK and Ireland.

In the role, Mr Loakes expands the existing Syngenta technical and business team, to offer further specialist trials expertise and developing new integrated solutions for pest control, turf & landscape and ornamentals production.

A qualified biologist, he has had a career in environmental science and research through practical field trials and laboratory studies, primarily focused on pesticide efficacy and best practice.

He said: “With the increasing importance of biopesticides within integrated management programmes, there’s an exciting opportunity to develop new strategies to meet the evolving challenges for customers.

“Syngenta has an exciting pipeline of R&D products and services. I look forward to working with customers, researchers and the industry to develop new solutions.”

Daniel Lightfoot, Syngenta’s business manager for North West Europe, said: “Syngenta is committed to developing its unrivalled technical solutions. Sean’s science and research background brings further experience and innovation to support customers with new products and achieving the best possible results.”

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