Meet the team - Surveys of the agri-environment

  • Dave Garthwaite: Pesticide Usage Survey Manager
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    A member of the pesticide usage survey team since 1986 with responsibilities for sample selection, farm visits, report production and the answering of ad-hoc queries on pesticide usage. Main areas of work include co-ordination of surveys of pesticide usage in the United Kingdom and surveys of environmental stewardship. Recent work has included the collection and management of European pesticide usage, operator, worker and sprayer practice surveys on behalf of EFSA. Other experience includes database design and SQL data extraction from both Informix and MySQL databases. Member of the Governments Pesticide Forum.

  • Ian Barker: Agricultural Surveyor
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    Visiting farmers and growers in England and Wales to collect pesticide usage data on a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops. Experienced in farm management including field experimental work and practical agronomy. Interests include agri-environmental schemes and sheep production systems.

  • Gillian Parish: Administrative Support
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    Providing accurate data entry for the Agricultural Survey Team and assists other teams within the group with ad hoc surveys, to enable reports to be produced on time for customers. This includes mail merge documents to farmers and growers, assisting with the writing up of computerised pesticide usage information and inputting and error checking data accurately and in a timely manner. Also provides administrative support to the Agri-surveys team.

  • Stuart Frost: Agricultural Surveyor
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    Visiting farmers and growers in England and Wales to collect pesticide usage data on a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops. Experienced farm spray operator and agricultural trials officer.

  • Abigail Mace: Agricultural Surveyor
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    Visiting farmers and growers in England and Wales to collect pesticide usage data on a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops. Experience of disease assessment surveys and laboratory trials of agrochemicals.