Harrell’s Expands Their Roster of Agronomic Experts with New Director of Agronomy

Posted on June 9th, 2021

Lakeland, Florida, June 7, 2021– Employee-owned Harrell’s, LLC is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Giordano has joined the Harrell’s family as a new Director of Agronomy.

Dr. Giordano has been involved in the turfgrass industry for over 18 years, developing extensive experience in both applied and basic turfgrass research while working in both public and private gold clubs in the United States. After earning his Bachelor of Science in crop and Soil Sciences, he went on to earn his master’s degree, focusing on plant Pathology, and a Ph.D. in Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences from Michigan State University. After earning his doctorate, Dr. Giordano headed north to work for Bayer Environmental Science, in Canada, as their Technical Lead and Development coordinator for several years. In this role, he provided technical expertise to golf course turf managers, helped with the transition of new products from development to market, and provided scientific thought, leadership, and education to the industry.

As a Director of Agronomy, Dr. Giordano joins a team of agronomists who are focused on customer success through the testing and development proprietary products, expanding the Harrell’s portfolio while providing technical support to our sales representatives and customers. “We are excited to add Dr. Paul Giordano to our R&D team. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and will be a perfect fit to accompany Dr. Raymond Snyder and Dr. Jeff Atkinson. We have one Ph.D. whose background is in fertility, one Ph.D. whose background is in weed science and now with Paul, we have a Ph.D. whose background is in Plant Pathology. We feel that this addition is not just great for the Harrell’s family, but also to continue to serve our customers with cutting edge innovations and solutions.“ Said Jack Harrell III, regarding Paul joining Harrell’s.

About Harrell’s, LLC- In addition to being one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, Harrell’s produces top-quality, custom blended fertilizers, specialty liquids, and wetting agents. Harrell’s guarantees stringent quality control procedures, tight manufacturing specifications and careful selection of raw materials for each product that carries the Harrell’s name. They are also the owner, world-class formulator and sole world distributor of POLYON®, the industry’s superior controlled-release fertilizer technology.


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