Crop production specialists Hutchinsons has appointed Lewis McKerrow as digital farming manager. Mr McKerrow will join Hutchinson’s precision and field-based IT team to provide technical, IT and services support to the regional agronomy teams and their clients in Scotland and Northern England.
As part of the Precision Farming team, Mr McKerrow will help to optimise the planning, development and implementation of Omnia Nutrition, Omnia Precision and Omnia Connect planning systems. He will be a key member of the IT Innovation Strategy Group to guide the future development of Hutchinsons field-based IT systems.
Mr McKerrow has a farm management background, followed by more than 10 years of experience as an agronomist. Since 2012 Mr McKerrow has led a precision technology team, with responsibility for precision farming initiatives including mapping, sampling, digital information delivery, weather stations, decision support and technology management throughout the arable, vegetable and fruit sectors.
“My aim is to help develop the next generation of digital solutions,” he said.