Grow Green
Farming for a Plant-Strong Future

11th April 2019, The British Library, London

Roger Vickers, CEO, PGRO

Since November 2012 Roger has been CEO of the Processors and Growers Research Organisation. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Plant Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in the 1980s and has spent the majority of his career in the agricultural seed and seed technology industries. Taking on a range of commercial roles, he has travelled extensively, picking up valuable insights from different markets, cultures and technologies across the sectors of forage, combinable and horticulture crops. Establish in the 1940s, PGRO is funded by grower contributions, grants and commercial research contracts and is focussed heavily on applied research and knowledge transfer for grower advancement in the production of pulse crops and vegetable legumes.