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Peter Targett

Peter Targett

Agronomist

Biography

Peter graduated from UTas in 2015 with a first class honours degree in Agricultural Science. His honours project focussed on measuring how light, temperature and oxygen levels interact to affect the rate of aging of walnuts.

Peter has since earned his stripes as an agronomist, having worked for Agronico as an agronomist for 3 ½ seasons. During his career, he has produced numerous crops of brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflowers, carrots, potatoes, seed potatoes, silverbeet, beetroot, swedes, turnips, wheat, barley, onions and leeks.

The experience of growing up nearby his grandparent’s farm that produced apricots, wool, mutton and honey was the experience that sowed the seeds of interest in agriculture, seeds that would eventually bloom into a passion for food production and helping farmers.

“To see a top quality crop leaving the paddock, knowing that it is going to support the farmers family and feed Australia, and to receive a handshake or a high five and a thanks for a job well done, is really what gives me a thrill and makes the time, effort and tears of the season worthwhile.”

I have been buying seed potatoes from Agronico for close to 10 years. I can produce potato crops averaging 65-70 tonnes p/ha and have had seasons in excess of 75 tonnes p/ha. I enjoy the relationship I have with Agronico and find them very easy to deal with. They keep me in the loop throughout the ordering and delivery process. I have no problems recommending Agronico Seed Potatoes.
Nigel WadeTable Cape Alliance
I have been purchasing Agronico seed for the last 5 years and have found that my potato yields have increased to about 62 t/ha on average. The improvements are a combination of factors including seed quality and I am now more confident of producing good crops of potatoes.  The evenness of Agronico's seed has been a great advantage.
Neil JohnsonPotato Grower
Building Agronico's cool storage facility has been as good as it gets! This large scale project went very smoothly.  The sheer size of this building gave Bison the opportunity to showcase our efficient construction processes while utilizing some of our larger construction equipment.  I must say I admire owner Julian Shaw and his team for this bold move and trust the building serves them well in the future of seed production.
David BissetProject Manager Bison Constructions