Pasture First Research is owned and operated by Nigel Johnston, a Research Agronomist with over 20 years’ experience in the New Zealand and Australian seed, agrichemical, and bio-stimulant industries, specialising in pasture agronomy, research and product development.

Nigel has extensive experience in running and managing seed, agrichemical and fertiliser field trials throughout New Zealand and Australia and has international experience throughout Europe and North and South America.

Nigel Johnston Career Summary

Commenced - Finished
Nov 2011 -
Managing Director, Christchurch
Pasture First
April 2010 - Nov 2011
Business Manager – Agronomy, Christchurch
Donaghys Industries
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
Australia/NZ Business Development Manager and Research Agronomy Manager, Christchurch
Cropmark Seeds
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009
Australia/NZ Research Agronomy Manager, Christchurch
Cropmark Seeds
Nov 2005 - Jan 2007
Northern North Island (NZ) Research Agronomist, Hamilton
Cropmark Seeds
June 2002 - Nov 2005
Southern Australia Research Agronomist, Melbourne
Cropmark Seeds
May 1998 - June 2002
Northern North Island (NZ) Research Scientist, Hamilton
Dow AgroSciences