Area Manager focus – Slobodan Vujovic
Slobodan Vujovic recently joined BioAg as Area Sales Manager for SE Victoria and Tasmania. He has over twenty-five years experience in Australian agricultural industries within government research organisations, various primary industry associations and the private sector. Slobodan has extensive knowledge in general agronomy, soil health, pest and disease management, ag bio-security, and irrigation.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work for BioAg. They are a company whose products can make a real difference to farm profitability by increasing crop yield, at the same time improving soil health and the farm’s environmental footprint,” he said.
Slobodan started his career in Agriculture with the Victorian Agriculture Department, where he worked as an agricultural
and horticultural researcher and extension officer. He worked on research projects in agronomy of Asian vegetables and integrated pest management in vegetable crops. This included observing pests such as heliothis, lettuce aphids, diamond back moth and diseases such as Septoria, sclerotinia, white blisters and others. He also worked as a technical extension officer.
“I am excited for the opportunity to work for BioAg. They are a company whose
products can make a real difference to farm profitability by increasing crop yield, at the same time improving soil health and the farm’s environmental footprint.”
“This position was multi-faceted. I was involved in communication with horticulture growers and other stakeholders, daily. I was responsible for producing industry newsletters, organising industry meetings, field days, and helping individual growers with a range of enquiries. I handled technical enquiries, such as advice on preventing pest and diseases in vegetables or storage and post-harvest advice. I also handled QA and other farm organisation enquiries regarding OH&S.”
Slobodan also worked with Compost Victoria as a Marketing and Industry Development Officer. He was involved in marketing and promotional activities and working with compost producers providing technical support to improve their composting processes to produce fit-for-purpose compost. The position also involved working with end-users, farmers, and land holders, assisting them in placing compost as a soil amendment in their production system.
Prior to commencing with BioAg, Slobodan worked as an Area Sales and Marketing Manager with Bauer Irrigation Australia. He provided technical, marketing, and logistic support to Bauer Irrigation Australian distributors and dealers throughout Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and Southern NSW.
Slobodan believes that his experience with government research organisations, various primary industry associations and private industries in agriculture coupled with his technical knowledge and networks within the Victorian and Tasmanian agricultural industries will benefit all involved – BioAg, farmers, the environment and consumers.