Prof. Ian Yule
Professor Ian Yule started his career as a lecturer in Agricultural Engineering at Durham Agricultural College in the UK before moving to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he initiated research on precision agriculture. He came to Massey University as a Senior Lecturer in 1997. In 2000 he became the Director of the New Zealand Centre for Precision Agriculture and was made Professor in Precision Agriculture in 2011. Ian has spent the last 10 years concentrating his research efforts on developing remote sensing and imaging. He has extensive knowledge on theory of spectroscopy and the ways of its implementations to improve management of agricultural crops, hill county farms and dairy farms. He is currently the research director at PlantTech research institute.
Dr Rajasheker Pullanagari
Dr Pullanagari Reddy was born and raised in an agricultural family in Mahabubnagar district located in the state of Telangana, India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Acharya a NG Agriculture University (ANGRAU), Telangana, Inida, and a Master's degree in Agriculture from University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He the earned a PhD degree in an area of remote sensing from the Institute of Agriculture and Environment (IAE), Massey University. Since the completion of his PhD, he has been working in the same group as a senior research officer.
Spearhead was established to unlock the latent potential for business and industry growth throughout the wider Manawatu region. I use my 13 Years of General management along with a long sales and marketing background to work closely with decision makers on fixing problems or maximising opportunities. The core principle of Spearhead is developing and maintaining high trust relationships.