In the midst of our harvest and analysis preparations we are very pleased to announce our new R&D team led by Chief Breeder Steve Reid and Research Agronomist Adam Probst.
Steve Reid is 44 years old and has been employed by the firm since 2002. For the past three years, Steve has successfully been in charge of the establishment of our R&D office in Kentucky. He has created the basis for testing turf and forage grasses in the Eastern part of the US. Because of its location, in an area with hot and humid summers and cold winters, the station in Kentucky is an optimal place to test our grasses and clovers for disease and stress tolerance.
Steve will be moving back to DLF’s breeding station near Corvallis, Oregon where he will be responsible of the entire US R&D program.
Adam Probst has taken over the responsibility for the trial station in Kentucky. He is 25 years old and has a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky. After finishing his degree, Adam was employed at the University as a researcher with a primary focus on practical field trials. Concurrently with his studies, Adam managed his own farm with plant production in Kentucky. In spite of his young age, this has given Adam a technical and practical knowledge of the planning and execution of practical growth testing.
Steve and Adam, together with the rest of our R& D team, will continue to supply the US market with high-quality turf and forage varieties and a level expertise that is second to none.