News

01 Mar 2021

Goodbye seeds, hello retirement!

DLF has announced one of the most well-known names in the seed industry, John Hughes, has retired.

After spending most of his working life at some of the country’s leading seed providers to the golf and sports turf markets, John has made many contacts who will be sure to miss his invaluable support, knowledge and advice.

Having obtained a BSc Hons in Applied Biology from the University of Salford, John worked at the Welsh Plant Breeding Station (Aberystwyth), and in Plant Pathology at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB). He also spent some time teaching biology. This love of knowledge-sharing set John up for a long career in the professional amenity market where he enjoyed positions at Germinal Seeds and Cebeco Seeds before this was acquired by DLF in 2002.

For the last 18 years, he has been a fundamental part of the sales team for DLF Seeds in his role as Regional Technical Manager for the north.

John said: “The last year has been challenging for the obvious reasons which has also meant that, sadly, I have not had the opportunity to say my farewells in the traditional way. I wish to thank all of my customers for their ongoing support and help over the years.”

DLF Seeds wish John all the very best for a long and fulfilling retirement!