Contact the R&D team
Scientists with practical knowledge and commercial understanding
As with every part of the Fruitfed Supplies business, it’s the people that make the difference. Our R&D team members each have relevant scientific training and a talent for sharing their knowledge in a way that’s directly applicable to commercial horticultural operations.
Research and Development Team Leader
Originally from Blenheim, Paul Hassan graduated from Lincoln University with a BSc (Honours) in 2000. He started with Fruitfed Supplies as a Research Assistant based in Richmond that same year. In 2004 he became a Regional Technical Adviser, in which he undertook further extension responsibilities alongside his applied research.
In November 2007, Paul took on a dual role within the company, combining his original role as a Regional Technical Adviser with that of Crop Monitoring Coordinator for the southern region. Appointed Research and Development Team Leader in 2011, Paul's main areas of focus in this role are to manage the R & D agenda for Fruitfed Supplies, link with Fruitfed’s suppliers and horticulture industry bodies at a technical level (both locally and globally) and to oversee technical extension to our customers and company staff.
Paul is based at Fruitfed Supplies Richmond.
Ph: 03 543 5609Fax: 06 544 5507
Mob: 027 476-4364
Technical Research Assistant (Northern Region)
Originally from Central Otago, Tayah Johnston graduated with a BSc (Honours, First Class) from Massey University in 2011. She started with Fruitfed Supplies in Bay of Plenty that same year, taking on a Technical Research Assistant role for the northern region.
Tayah’s primary role is managing field research trials within subtropical (kiwifruit, avocados, citrus) and vegetable crops. In conjunction with this, she remains in close technical contact with key industry bodies, and provides technical support to kiwifruit clients and company staff.
Tayah is based at Fruitfed Supplies Katikati.
Ph: (07) 549 1316
Mob: (0274) 877 125
Technical Research Assistant (Southern Region)
Hannah Goulter join the Fruitfed Supplies’ Technical Services division at the end of 2012 and has a joint role, splitting her time between assisting with PGG Wrightson Seeds’ production programmes and conducting various Fruitfed agrichemical trials.
Originally from Lumsden in Southland, Hannah grew up in Marlborough and spent a year working in a vineyard before attending the University of Canterbury to complete a Bachelor of Science, majoring in biological sciences. She then completed a graduate diploma in laboratory technology from Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology.
Hannah conducts agrichemical trials with a number of crops, in particular potatoes and onions, wine grapes and stonefruit, and is based at PGG Wrightson Seeds’ Kimihia Research Centre in Lincoln.
Ph: (03) 325 3557
Mob: (0274) 334 644