Jamie has been working in the land based industries for the last 21 years, moving towards a focus on commercial horticulture and arable farming since 2012. Joining PlantWorks from East Malling Research (NIAB EMR) in 2014, Jamie has become an expert in beneficial soil microbes and their use as inoculants in farming systems. In her role as a Bioagronomist, Jamie remains involved in the research activities at PlantWorks as well as working with farmers and agronomists and sharing her knowledge on the uses of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) and nitrogen fixing, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) through both on-farm consultations and talks and seminars.
Jamie is passionate about keeping an open and ongoing dialogue with the farmers involved with PlantWorks. Playing a key role in product development, this has allowed her to directly take into account farmer feedback in the design of the Smart Rotations bio-fertiliser range for the arable sector. Jamie is BASIS and Facts qualified and has a particular research interest in the impact of common pesticides and conventional farming practice on mycorrhizal communities.