Our Holistic approach to rotation and cropping allows us to produce healthy crops with minimal environmental impact.
Precision Management using new technologies allows us to use minimum inputs to meet crop needs.
Green Energy is used to power our site in the form of Electric and Heat from our 703kW Biogas Plant (running on our own vegetable waste and energy crops) along with 340kW of electric from solar panels on the roofs of our buildings. By products from the biogas plant in the form of a liquid and solid fraction provide useful fertiliser and soil conditioner.
Water a key resource in vegetable production for both producing a viable crop and ensuring consistent quality is collected in the winter months and stored in lined reservoirs for use in the spring and summer months when our crops are growing actively.
We set aside over 10% of our land to Environmental Focus Areas.
The Brecklands have some key priority areas which we try and focus on; these include priority habitats and species
Nesting plots for stone Curlews These birds like dry open spaces with bare, stony ground where they can nest. We cultivate these plots ahead of their nesting period which begins in March as the onions grow with a very open canopy until the latter stages of the growing season.
Our managers and team understand the importance of identifying nesting birds and once identified we mark the areas, and farm around them
Other focus areas include;