BASF Crop Protection has appointed Mike Green as Environmental Stewardship Manager for its UK and Ireland operations.
Mike brings with him 30 years of agronomy and environmental experience, including from his most recent role as National Specialist Arable Farmland Conservation at Natural England and prior to this as a consultant at ADAS.
Mike’s role at BASF will focus on leading and implementing the agri-environmental aspects of the BASF Crop Protection Sustainability Strategy for the Crop Protection UK and Ireland business.
Mike, who will operate from East Yorkshire, said: “This is a fascinating time to be involved in the agri-environmental sector and I am really looking forward to my new role at BASF.
“We are at a pivotal point, where the demands for more food production need to be balanced more than ever against sustainability and effective environmental management across the whole farm business.”
Mike’s previous roles have demanded innovation and technical expert leadership, and he also brings extensive experience in technical agronomy, environmental stewardship and building partnerships with stakeholders.
Rob Gladwin, Head of Business Development & Sustainability, Crop Protection UK/IRE, said of the new appointment to his team: “Mike has an extensive network of trusted and respected contacts across the agricultural and environmental policy arena and will bring a new momentum to our activities.
“Mike will build on the sustainability activities to date and is passionate and enthusiastic to move the topics forwards to meet the challenges our business and the industry will face in the future.”
Mike, whose work has resulted in important environment objectives being integrated into government policy, added: “I am excited by the opportunity to proactively shape and respond to developing agri-environmental trends as part of a progressive multinational company.
“I look forward to building on BASF’s track record as market leaders in whole farm sustainability and agri-environmental solutions, and its important work in supporting both profitable farming and delivering on environmental principles.”
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company, offering intelligent solutions for customers and a sustainable future. BASF Crop Protection works with key stakeholders, including agronomists and farmers to provide sustainable and efficient solutions for farming and food production, offering expertise, advice and innovative services and technologies.
Mike Green will start his new role at BASF on 24th April.