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BCPC NEWS: Outstanding contributions to UK crop production earn BCPC Awards

15 February 2017

 

For the full press BCPC press release click here.

Since the inception of the BCPC Awards in 1985, BCPC has been pleased to present over 50 awards for outstanding contribution to UK crop production. The Awards seek to recognise achievements, particularly in technological innovation and transfer, advisory and extension, education and training, regulation and knowledge transfer to benefit crop production.

This year the two recipients of BCPC awards are Dr David Cooper and Mr Jim Orson. BCPC Executive Chairman, Dr. Colin Ruscoe presented the awards at AAB/BCPC’s conference Crop Production in Southern Britain conference, held at the Peterborough Arena, 15 – 16 February 2017.

Jim Orson
“For once I am rather lost for words at receiving a BCPC award and being recognised for doing work that I have thoroughly enjoyed throughout my career,” said Jim. “I have worked with some fantastic people that populate this industry, which has been a joy, and I am looking forward to continuing to work with BCPC in various activities as it celebrates 50 years in supporting UK crop production.”

Jim’s full citation can be accessed here.