Bayer wins AUSVEG innovation award

ausvegBayer has won the AUSVEG Innovation Partner Award at the 2016 National Awards for Excellence – a leading awards body within Australian horticulture.

Bayer, an international life science company offering solutions for farmers in crop protection, pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology, in turn sponsored the Research of the Year joint industry award during the event. Northern Territory researcher Dr Lucy Tran-Nguyen has received this award, which recognises research development or extension work that has advanced the industry and offered long-term benefits.

Meanwhile, South Australian vegetable grower Thang Hoang Le, affectionately known as ‘Aussie Kev’, has been presented with the AUSVEG Young Grower of the Year Award, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.

“Aussie Kev is a well-respected figure in the South Australian vegetable industry who is very active in representing young growers and getting them involved in research and development,” said AUSVEG national marketing manager Nathan McIntyre.

Other award winners include Queensland-based vegetable producer Kalfresh, Innovative Marketing Award; Queensland vegetable grower Rob Hinrichsen, Grower of the Year Award; Victorian vegetable grower Tony Croft, Environmental Award; South Australian grower Wayne Cornish, Lifetime Achievement Award; Queensland vegetable grower Sharron Windolf, Women in Horticulture joint industry award; Jill Briggs, Industry Impact Award; Northern Territory vegetable industry member Greg Owens, DuPont Community Stewardship Award; and Queenslander Jacob Parrish, Rising Star of the Year Award (sponsored by Coles).

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