Daniel Suddaby, Territory Sales Manager Otago & Southland

Daniel Suddaby has a territory that stretches from Invercargill to Oamaru and it is one that includes some extreme crop growing conditions in terms of both soil type and climate. All require a high level of contact and product knowledge to help get the most out of the varied crops grown in those conditions.

While the Southland region is experiencing increasing areas of fodder beet plantings, the Otago area has its own unique challenges with extensive grape and stone fruit orchards. Across the two regions cereal crops also feature.

As fodder beet has grown in popularity Daniel has found he is committing more time to working with merchants and farmers helping ensure they get the best out of Bayer’s herbicide range for weed control in beet.

His experience with fodder beet is indicating 75% of the crop’s success stems from effective seed bed preparation, drilling and weed control.

Having spent four years with Bayer Crop Science in addition to earlier experience with a grain and seed merchant in North Otago, Daniel has developed an intimate knowledge of the demands the varied crops bring.

He finds the most rewarding aspect of his position is ensuring growers have the most effective controls and treatments to get the most from their crops.