Pranoy is an experienced scientist with expertise in diverse scientific areas such as agricultural entomology and insect toxicology, soil nutrient losses, greenhouse gas emissions and fumigant science. In his most recent roles (at Landcare Research; Plant and Food Research), he has led a range of $200-400k projects that included scientific decision-making, liaising with the client and the funding body and timely delivery of the outputs.
After finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science, Pranoy gained a Master’s degree from India in Agricultural Chemistry that investigated pesticide residues in processed food commodities and its toxicology counterparts. He also has a PhD in Soil Science specialising in biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen and carbon in agri-pastoral systems from Lincoln University, New Zealand. Pranoy’s intent at Start Afresh is to ‘connect the dots’ of the on-orchard practices using his scientific background while addressing the issues in the pre- and post-harvest kiwifruit industry.
Pranoy.Pal@startafresh.co.nz 0210 294 1254