Rob Plaice

Global Development Manager Gowan Co.


Rob Plaice grew up on a farm in the North of England and developed a strong interest in agronomy after graduating from college and starting a career in farm management. Subsequently, he spent ten years providing farm-based agronomic advice. He become one of just over 200 UK agronomists to hold the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy, incorporating BASIS certificate in crop protection, Fertilizer Advisors Certification & Training Scheme (FACTS), Biodiversity & Environmental Training for Advisors (BETA), Soil and Water Management certificate, Plant Protection Award (PPA) & Advanced cereals module. He  worked within Monsanto for 8 years in various development and commercial roles before joining the Gowan Company in 2014, working initially in the UK before relocating to Yuma in 2019. Currently, he is Director of Global Development at Gowan.