THERE'S new top man at the helm of Bayer’s Crop Science division in the UK – Michael Muncey has taken over from the outgoing managing director, Andrew Orme.

Having started in sales in the UK, Michael spent a number of years in Lyon, France, with responsibility for crop science activities in the Ukraine and Russia, then a stint as Bayer's top man in Hungary.

He commented: “This is an exciting time to be returning to the UK. Over the past 14 years Bayer has built an industry-leading business thanks to our exceptional and dedicated team and a successful pipeline of ag-chem products, such as the herbicides Liberator and Atlantis, the cereals seed treatment, Redigo Deter and the prothiconazole-based fungicide range.

“My job is to build on that success and continue to make sure growers have access to new innovations in ag-chem, as well as exciting new advances through new breeding techniques, biopesticides and digital technologies.

“But, with the uncertainty over Brexit and the challenging regulatory environment we face that will require collaboration across the industry with a range of stakeholders and I look forward to

working with them to make sure farmers will continue to produce the high quality, affordable food that we are so thankful for.”