Welcome to Chris Duyvelshoff, who is joining the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association as crop protection advisor effective September 4, 2018. Most recently, he’s been a sales representative for Syngenta Canada, focussed on fruit, vegetable and ginseng production.
Previously, he worked in agricultural extension in Nova Scotia, spending five years with Perennia as the provincial tree fruit specialist. He has gained practical experience working with growers on product selection and conducting on-farm research trials of new materials. Duyvelshoff has earned a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture with a horticulture major from the University of Guelph as well as a master’s of science in plant agriculture. His thesis focused on the use of plant growth regulators in apple production.