Hello James Hopwood! With an honours degree in Agriculture, Land and Farm Management, James’s career to date has focused on both the commercial and technical elements of crop production and the agricultural supply chain. James is currently Head of Agriculture at Wholecrop Marketing Ltd and is driving innovation, efficiency and sustainability in the sector through […]
What a whirlwind start to a trading season as late crops, quality issues and Brexit play a major part on ware grower prices across the UK. The European statistics indicate many supply and quality issues creating massive Export opportunities for many UK suppliers. The current trade situation is well documented with all packers very wary […]
So the 27th July came and went, but what a very enjoyable and successful charity golf day it was. The weather was glorious as well, which kept everyone in high spirits… even the losers! We had a fantastic turn out this year too! During the day we had 16 teams playing golf and a total […]
Well, the seed harvest is well underway with half of our crops already lifted. The yields are back compared to last year however, the quality is very good. The popular varieties are selling out fast so early orders are really a necessity. Plans are also under way for the 2017 planting area.
As the maximum dose rates for CIPC have been decreasing under the ‘Be CIPC Compliant’ campaign since 2012 from the maximum level that was originally 63.5g/tonne. The CIPC Stewardship Group announced in August 2015 that the new legal limits for the 2015-2016 season would be 30g/tonne for the fresh market and 50g/tonne for the processing, […]