Donovan Family Investments Named 2022 Syngenta Grower of the Year

Donovan Family Investments is renowned in avocado production, known not just for their vast orchards, but also for their top-notch quality. At Hort Connections 2022, Lachlan and Annaleise Donovan were honored with the esteemed Syngenta Grower of the Year Award, showcasing their expertise in the industry.

Excellence in Action

The Donovans’ dedication shines through every aspect of their business, from planting to packaging. Over decades, they’ve nurtured a thriving enterprise, spanning macadamias, avocados, and citrus, with their sons Miles and Clayton playing pivotal roles.

Partnerships That Propel

Success isn’t just about hard work; it’s also about forging strong relationships with suppliers like Syngenta. Collaborations have enabled them to utilize advanced solutions like AMISTAR® fungicide and GRADUATE® A+ to enhance produce quality and yield.

Innovation and Growth

Beyond farming, the Donovans have spearheaded ventures like Hort-IT and Avolution, leveraging technology to streamline processes and boost marketing efforts. These initiatives mark them as true innovators in the industry.

Stewardship and Recognition

Their commitment to sustainability is recognized through accreditation with Fair Farms and Reef Certification. Their influence extends beyond their farms, serving on industry boards and driving initiatives for market expansion.

Looking Forward

Syngenta ANZ Country Head, Paul Luxton, applauds the Donovans’ vision and environmental consciousness. Their journey to the Syngenta Grower of the Year Award epitomizes their dedication, innovation, and love for agriculture. As they continue to lead in horticulture, their legacy is poised to endure for generations.