Horticulture researcher Dr Jenny Ekman wins Bayer Researcher of the Year Award

Ashley Walmsley
By Ashley Walmsley
June 29 2021 - 2:00am
HONOURED: Winner of the Bayer Researcher of the Year Award, Dr Jenny Ekman with Bayer national sales manager - horticulture, Scott Ward. Photo: Andrew Beveridge

HAVING been a leading postharvest physiologist, food safety expert and science communicator for more than 20 years, there was no doubting Dr Jenny Ekman's worthiness as the recipient of this year's Bayer Researcher of the Year Award.

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Ashley Walmsley

Ashley Walmsley

Editor, Good Fruit & Vegetables

For more than a decade, Ashley Walmsley has written about Australian agriculture. Having grown up on his parents smallcrops, cane and cattle property in Queensland, but clearly unable to grow anything himself, it was a natural progression for him to pursue a career writing about rural industries. He is currently the editor of Fairfax Media’s only national, fresh produce magazine, Good Fruit & Vegetables, while also covering horticulture stories for the agricultural papers and websites. When not writing about vegetables, fruits and nuts, Ashley enjoys playing and discussing video games from a simpler time, and doing impersonations of ABC radio presenters.

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