Latest academic research projects from ICL

ICL Technical Managers Dr Andy Owen and Henry Bechelet discuss the four academic research projects currently sponsored by ICL. The work at Bangor University, Lancaster University and Royal Holloway is being undertaken to provide fundamental knowledge, allowing ICL to create new, scientifically proven solutions to some of the key issues in turf management today.


Dr Andy Owen
ICL | International Technical Manager

Dr Andy Owen is ICL lnternational Technical Manager for its turf and landscape business. Andy is a soil scientist and agronomist with a Ph.D. from the University of Wales in Bangor. Prior to joining ICL he was a sports turf lecturer at Myerscough College developing and delivering industry-focussed degree level courses to distance learning and in-college students.

Henry Bechelet
ICL | Technical Sales Manager - UK and Ireland

Henry Bechelet is Technical Sales Manager in the UK & Ireland for the turf and landscape business. Henry has been in the turf industry for over 25 years. He originally trained as an agricultural agronomist but then joined the turfgrass industry as a trainee agronomist in the early 90’s. Henry has spent roughly half his career engaged in independent consultancy and the other half on the commercial side of the industry. Over the years Henry has built a reputation as being an enthusiastic and entertaining presenter who has always been very progressive in his views.


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