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Jo Townshend

Midlands Seed
R&D Manager
Jo Townshend is the R&D Manager for the Midlands Group, based in Ashburton. Midlands is an export-oriented company specialising in stockseed re-multiplication for northern hemisphere seed companies as well as the production of arable foods and oils for domestic and international consumption. Midlands run an integrated business from planting to shipping. Jo is a Research Agronomist by trade and has over 20 years’ experience in applied agronomic research trialling for grain and seed production in more than 30 species. Jo has been the R&D Manager for Midlands for the past 13 years, every year of which Industrial Hemp trials or productions have been conducted. Jo’s work aims to produce Best Crop Management guidelines covering all aspects of crop production for growers. Jo has published peer review papers with the likes of the Agronomy Society of NZ, NZ Plant Protection and the American Phytopathology Society. Jo is currently Vice President of the Agronomy Society of NZ after being Treasurer for several years.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, July 5
 

13:45 NZST