New CSO Appointment
Dr. Colin Fleming appointed as Chief Scientific Officer
As the role of biostimulants becomes more and more critical within amenities, agriculture and horticulture so does the need for continued research and development. Our growth and reputation in this field is built on a robust scientific approach with an ambitious research and development programme.
We are excited to announce that this has now been strengthened further through the appointment of Dr. Colin Fleming as our Chief Scientific Officer.
Colin’s reputation in agricultural and amenity circles comes from his ability to share and impart crucial knowledge and information that enables positive outcomes in a way that is easy to understand and to act on. Most people who have worked with Colin would use the word ‘generous’, not only to describe his willingness to share his wisdom but in his approach and the time he devotes to individuals and projects.
He is excited and looking forward to adding his intellectual weight to this innovative commercial proposition.
“I have been studying the management abiotic and biotic stresses in plants using biostimulants since 1989 and today I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the world leading Maxstim team and contribute to the development of novel solutions for growers and turfgrass managers.”
As a plant pathologist and a world renowned nematologist, Colin has worked with many of the most prestigious sports venues in Europe and beyond. He is the first person to be called by many of the UK’s Premiership football clubs and world class golf venues if there is a problem that his knowledge of turf matters can resolve.
With over 150 publications to his name he is recognised as one of the leading plant disease specialists in the UK. Graduating from Queen’s University, Belfast in Zoology and completing a PhD in Biological Sciences Colin spent some time researching in plant pathology at the University of Nebraska. More recently he has been a Principle Investigator at the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute and a senior lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast. Working with DEFRA and the European Union, Colin has also been instrumental in contributing to plant disease protection policies creating food security for the UK.
We are delighted to welcome him to Maxstim and look forward to accelerating our exciting plans through 2021.