School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Michael Botha

Technical Botanical Support


Originally from an agricultural background living in South Africa I moved to the UK in 2008. I studied Countryside Environment and Agriculture at Kirkley Hall college in Northumberland for three years.    

I have now been with NU Farms for four years as the crop technician primarily based at Cockle Park Farm

Qualifications/NPTC courses 

Diploma in Countryside and Environment

National diploma in agriculture

RHS Certificate in the principles of plant growth, propagation and development

Lantra  PA 1 & PA 2 spraying certificate

Telescopic Forklift (RTV) Handling