Our agronomy advice covers fertiliser, seed variety, crop rotation and establishment. Crop protection products are selected from independent trials, which evaluate new varieties, new chemistry and agronomic practices, taking into account NVZ and environmental practices.
P K and Nitrogen requirements are tailored to individual fields taking into account field history and FYM that has been applied and is recorded using Planet Nutrient Management software (we can do this for you or advise on how to do it yourself). Planet download available from www.planet4farmers.co.uk. This is backed up with written recommendations based on RB209, FACTS qualified advisors, grain protein content and regular field inspections. Trace element requirements are monitored closely on a field-by-field basis taking into account variety requirements.
This takes up the majority of time but is necessary to evaluate and monitor the season by looking for disease and pest patterns across individual crops and varieties. This helps us target our recommendations for season, not what we should have done the previous year.
Advice given on Environmental Stewardship Schemes including ELS, HLS and Cross Compliance.
Customers can access their own personal data storage area, which holds their blank maps, LERAP and NRoSO forms, and spray costs. This is a free service. We can also store NVZ information including up-to-date maps, however there will be a fee charged for this service.
All Personal data storage files are password protected and encrypted to provide secure connection and transmission of private data online.
Our services also cover:
Because we are truly independent, our aim is the same as the grower, which is to provide peace of mind that we will only give advice on the products that are needed, at exceptionally competitive rates, as we do not sell or take commission on the products we recommend.
Because of the Buying Group's purchasing power, J K Senior & Sons are able to secure competitive prices, which are passed directly to our members. Savings of up to 20% can be achieved.
We are the only company in the North that can provide this service under one roof.
A staffed office dedicated to providing and serving our fast, efficient computerised ordering service and independent Buying Group.
We have a good working relationship with all manufacturers. All manufacturers products are available (both service and non service products).
Advice is based on independent trials work and experience (NIAB, AICC, RR, FACTS, ADAS, HGCA, BCPC, Natural England) backed up by our benchmarking outputs.