Independent laboratory Australian Precision Ag Laboratory (APAL) has welcomed a new partner into the business with the arrival of Sam Bald as co-managing director.
The move sees APAL establishing an office in Melbourne, where Mr Bald is based, adding to its existing offices and labs in Adelaide and Perth.
Mr Bald will focus on business development in the eastern states as well as the technology side of the business, particularly APAL’s signature Farm2Lab app and its APAL Online system for monitoring samples through the analysis process.
An experienced broadacre agronomist, Mr Bald grew up in country WA and has spent much of his career with Landmark, running a profit share in WA before moving to Melbourne where he became the company’s South East Crop Protection Manager and most recently the National Digital Lead.
Mr Bald said buying into APAL was a great opportunity for himself and his family and he hoped to make a significant contribution to taking soil and plant nutrition knowledge further in Australian agriculture.