Independent Agronomy

Covering the South of England, Crop Advisors Independent Alliance offers independent agronomy and group purchasing for over 600 farmer members, farming in excess of 120,000 hectares.

What is a true Independent Agronomist?

An arable consultant whose advice is solely determined by the actual requirements of the farm rather than agrochemical & fertiliser inputs and timings. Our associate agronomists are also aware of the importance of soil health and management.

Besides covering the aspects of traditional agronomy, such as rotation, variety selection, cultivation method, agrochemical & fertiliser inputs and timings, our associate agronomists are also aware of the importance of soil health and management. We have many farms within the group passionate about the integrated approach of regenerative agriculture incorporating cover crops, manures and composts to enhance the condition of the soil and ultimately maximising the yield and profitability for the long term.

If you are looking for a local independent agronomist, please view our interactive map.

Find a local independent agronomist by county.

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Avon

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Since graduating in 1979 with an honour’s degree in Agriculture with a specialisation in Agricultural Botany from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Steve has worked in a variety of areas in the agricultural advisory field. Initial experience was in Eastern Scotland working largely with seed potatoes followed by 10 years with ADAS in Yorkshire and Lancashire before moving to the Southwest in 1989 where he established his current business, Southwest Agronomy. Steve has a wide-ranging experience of combinable crop agronomy. In the livestock area specialist advice is given on grassland, maize and fodder beet. Steve is a fully qualified member of AICC, BASIS and FACTS including NMP and ICM. Over the last 25 years Steve has developed an expertise in the particular agronomic problems of Southwest England, especially wet weather cereal disease control, and this is reflected in the locally appropriate nature of advice given.

Berkshire

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Ginette has been an independent agronomist since 2002 working with clients in North Hampshire and Berkshire as well as maintaining an active management and agronomy role in her family farm. She is happiest working closely with her farmers to try to grow the best possible crops that the season will allow. Ginette is involved with all aspects of the cropping cycle from varietal selection to harvest management and enjoys the challenge of responding to new technologies, legislation and farm profitability.

Steve has been with Hampshire Arable Systems for over thirty years, delivering all aspects of agronomy advice encompassing rotation planning, variety choice, fertiliser planning and crop protection recommendations. He advises on over 40 farms with advice tailored to the need of the client. Steve graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Crop Science which was followed by a Post graduate Diploma in Crop Protection from Harper Adams and has completed the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. Steve also works part time for NIAB TAG as a regional agronomist for the South, which involves writing updates and strategies, and organising and presenting at field days and local meetings.

Stewart joined Hampshire Arable Systems in 2005, after spending 3 years as a distributor agronomist with Hutchinsons, and currently provides all aspects of agronomic advice to over 40 clients in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Surrey, covering over 20,000 acres. He graduated from Harper Adams in 2002, with a Degree in Crop Protection, and has recently achieved the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. He has also been a member of the AICC since 2005. As well as providing an agronomy service, Stewart has been involved in delivering advice through the Catchment Sensitive Farming Initiative, which involves Soil and Nutrient Management Plans, and Slurry Infrastructure guidance. Each year he provides NRoSO training to over 150 spray operators and has recently taken on the role of AICC Regional Coordinator for the South.

Tony started his career as a farm/Estate manager. Handling all aspects estate management for 18 years, on the Berks Hants border, before moving to Bayer crop science as a commercial manager. With over 30 years of experience in farming, manufacturing, and distribution under his belt, it is fair to say he has not lost his passion for the industry. Working within the independent sector has allowed his knowledge to be fully utilised on farm, giving BASIS and FACTS advice on all crop inputs, while understanding the logistics of farm life. His clients enjoy the rounded holistic approach, that comes with a grounded understanding of crop husbandry.

Buckinghamshire

Crop Advisors

Steve has been with Hampshire Arable Systems for over thirty years, delivering all aspects of agronomy advice encompassing rotation planning, variety choice, fertiliser planning and crop protection recommendations. He advises on over 40 farms with advice tailored to the need of the client. Steve graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Crop Science which was followed by a Post graduate Diploma in Crop Protection from Harper Adams and has completed the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. Steve also works part time for NIAB TAG as a regional agronomist for the South, which involves writing updates and strategies, and organising and presenting at field days and local meetings.

Tony started his career as a farm/Estate manager. Handling all aspects estate management for 18 years, on the Berks Hants border, before moving to Bayer crop science as a commercial manager. With over 30 years of experience in farming, manufacturing, and distribution under his belt, it is fair to say he has not lost his passion for the industry. Working within the independent sector has allowed his knowledge to be fully utilised on farm, giving BASIS and FACTS advice on all crop inputs, while understanding the logistics of farm life. His clients enjoy the rounded holistic approach, that comes with a grounded understanding of crop husbandry.

Dorset

Crop Advisors

Brett joined CCC in 2016 as a trainee agronomist after graduating from the University of Reading with a degree in Agriculture.

After graduating from University, Brett gained on the ground experience working in trials and for a number of different farms. This enabled Brett to understand the practicalities of the farming industry and provided him with an invaluable understanding of a vast variety of crops.

Brett’s wide-ranging background and knowledge make him a pragmatic and strategic agronomist, well respected by his farmers.

Brett advises farmers in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset and continues to successfully expand the business within these regions.

As the son of a farm manager, Dan was bought up on farms in Wiltshire and Dorset. Dan studied Agriculture at Seale-Hayne between 1994-98, including a year in industry, during which time he worked on a large mixed farm in Wiltshire. After which Dan took up a graduate position in 1998 with ADAS as a trainee arable consultant. In 2003 Dan left ADAS and set-up Wessex Agronomy. Qualifications include BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture), BASIS Soil & Water, FACTS (including Nutrient Management Planning).

Stewart joined Hampshire Arable Systems in 2005, after spending 3 years as a distributor agronomist with Hutchinsons, and currently provides all aspects of agronomic advice to over 40 clients in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Surrey, covering over 20,000 acres. He graduated from Harper Adams in 2002, with a Degree in Crop Protection, and has recently achieved the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. He has also been a member of the AICC since 2005. As well as providing an agronomy service, Stewart has been involved in delivering advice through the Catchment Sensitive Farming Initiative, which involves Soil and Nutrient Management Plans, and Slurry Infrastructure guidance. Each year he provides NRoSO training to over 150 spray operators and has recently taken on the role of AICC Regional Coordinator for the South.

East Sussex

Crop Advisors

Gemma has been an independent agronomist since 2018, after working for 4 years as a distributor agronomist with Frontier. She graduated from Harper Adams with a diploma in Agriculture with Crop Management. She worked in field trials with NIAB before pursuing agronomy and passing BASIS and FACTS qualifications. She currently advises on farms in Hampshire and Sussex.

Jonathan joined CCC in 2016 as a trainee agronomist after grading from the University of Reading.

Jonathan excelled in his studies and received a First-Class Honours for his Degree in Agriculture. Jonathan was also a runner up for the Barrie Orme award whilst undertaking the BASIS Certificate, an annual honour awarded to the most outstanding candidate.

Jonathan has worked extensively on arable farms, gaining valuable experience and in particular, a firm understanding of precision farming. Jonathan works closely with his farmers to build a strong awareness of their individual needs and is widely respected for his conscientious and personable approach.

Jonathan advises famers within the West and East Sussex regions.

Richard Cartwright

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Richard is a Senior Agronomist and the Managing Director of CCC.

After beginning his career at ADAS, Richard was given the opportunity to head up CCC as a farmer led cooperative upon its inception in 1985. Under Richard’s direction, CCC has since grown its farmer client base to upwards of 140 farms across the Southeast and is one of the leading independent agronomy services in the region.

Richard has a comprehensive and direct approach and is one of the most widely recognised and respected arable advisors in the region.

Richard works with farmers in both West Sussex and Kent and oversees all managerial aspects of the business.

Sarah joined HAS in September 2012 as a graduate from Harper Adams with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and Crop Management. She has grown up on her family’s arable farm and has been involved in Agriculture all her life. She provides agronomy advice to around 35 farms covering Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. In conjunction with Stewart, she provides NRoSO training to over 200 sprayer operators every winter and writes monthly newsletters which are distributed to all our clients. Sarah works closely with the rest of the team to provide unbiased, cost-effective advice to her clients.

Stephen has his own client base, but also works alongside IOW Grain Ltd to deliver independent agronomy on the Isle of Wight. Stephen has a specific interest in soils, crop nutrition, and provides an independent soil sampling service across the South of England.

Glamorgan

Crop Advisors

Since graduating in 1979 with an honour’s degree in Agriculture with a specialisation in Agricultural Botany from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Steve has worked in a variety of areas in the agricultural advisory field. Initial experience was in Eastern Scotland working largely with seed potatoes followed by 10 years with ADAS in Yorkshire and Lancashire before moving to the Southwest in 1989 where he established his current business, Southwest Agronomy. Steve has a wide-ranging experience of combinable crop agronomy. In the livestock area specialist advice is given on grassland, maize and fodder beet. Steve is a fully qualified member of AICC, BASIS and FACTS including NMP and ICM. Over the last 25 years Steve has developed an expertise in the particular agronomic problems of Southwest England, especially wet weather cereal disease control, and this is reflected in the locally appropriate nature of advice given.

Gloucestershire

Crop Advisors

Jamie was bought up on a farm in Hampshire where his father was a working farm manager. Jamie has over 10 years practical farming experience as a Sprayer, Combine and Drill Operator.

During this time, he completed BASIS Crop Protection which meant he took on part of the agronomy looking after 5000 acres across 3 landowners; this added to his role as Arable Foreman.

Jamie has worked as an Agronomist since, achieving Facts and BASIS Soil & Water Management; putting him in a good position to advise on the whole farming system.

 

After graduating with a degree in Agriculture from Seale-hayne Mike spent four years working with Pennywell Farm Management, based near Oxford. He then moved to the Cotswolds to manage the Gatcombe Estate in the early 90s, where he achieved BASIS, FACTS & ICM qualifications. Following 20 years in arable farm management, Mike set up Cirencester Crop Management Ltd in 2009, and now provides a wide range of arable advisory services to farms in the Cotswold area. Mike is a member of the BASIS professional register, and a member of the AICC. He works closely with other independent agronomists in the Crop Advisors independent alliance.

Gwent

Crop Advisors

Since graduating in 1979 with an honour’s degree in Agriculture with a specialisation in Agricultural Botany from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Steve has worked in a variety of areas in the agricultural advisory field. Initial experience was in Eastern Scotland working largely with seed potatoes followed by 10 years with ADAS in Yorkshire and Lancashire before moving to the Southwest in 1989 where he established his current business, Southwest Agronomy. Steve has a wide-ranging experience of combinable crop agronomy. In the livestock area specialist advice is given on grassland, maize and fodder beet. Steve is a fully qualified member of AICC, BASIS and FACTS including NMP and ICM. Over the last 25 years Steve has developed an expertise in the particular agronomic problems of Southwest England, especially wet weather cereal disease control, and this is reflected in the locally appropriate nature of advice given.

Hampshire

Crop Advisors

Emma Martin

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Emma joined Hampshire Arable Systems as an independent agronomist in 1993. She provides technical agronomy advice on all aspects of crop management from a full agronomy service through to strategy management planning and telephone advice on all combinable and forage crops. All her recommendations are computer generated and she likes to consider all aspects of your arable enterprise and not just chemical recommendations. With this in mind she will compliment her advice with detailed reports which include N-Max calculations, nitrogen, p&k, cropping and drilling plans.

Ginette has been an independent agronomist since 2002 working with clients in North Hampshire and Berkshire as well as maintaining an active management and agronomy role in her family farm. She is happiest working closely with her farmers to try to grow the best possible crops that the season will allow. Ginette is involved with all aspects of the cropping cycle from varietal selection to harvest management and enjoys the challenge of responding to new technologies, legislation and farm profitability.

Howard Nason

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Howard graduated from Seale-Hayne Agricultural College with an HND in agriculture in 1999 and has since achieved qualifications in BASIS, FACTS, ICM and NMP. He is both a director and arable business manager at Crop Advisors and is also an agronomist within the Hampshire Arable Systems business.

Peter joined CCC in 1987 and is a Senior Agronomist and Technical Director.

Peter provides unparalleled advice to the ever-expanding CCC client base and uses his wide breadth of technical expertise to offer his farmers cutting edge advice.

Peter also heads up the R&D for CCC and is an Executive Member of the AICC National Trials Team, having been involved since its inception. Peter has a particular interest in variety, fungicide and nitrogen trials.

Peter has helped deliver Catchment Sensitive Farming advice in Hampshire and Sussex and works closely with local water companies to evaluate the soil and nutrient capture benefits of cover crops.

Peter is a respected and experienced agronomist and brings an innovative approach to his farmers, most of whom are in Hampshire and West Sussex.

Sarah joined HAS in September 2012 as a graduate from Harper Adams with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and Crop Management. She has grown up on her family’s arable farm and has been involved in Agriculture all her life. She provides agronomy advice to around 35 farms covering Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. In conjunction with Stewart, she provides NRoSO training to over 200 sprayer operators every winter and writes monthly newsletters which are distributed to all our clients. Sarah works closely with the rest of the team to provide unbiased, cost-effective advice to her clients.

Stephen has his own client base, but also works alongside IOW Grain Ltd to deliver independent agronomy on the Isle of Wight. Stephen has a specific interest in soils, crop nutrition, and provides an independent soil sampling service across the South of England.

Steve has been with Hampshire Arable Systems for over thirty years, delivering all aspects of agronomy advice encompassing rotation planning, variety choice, fertiliser planning and crop protection recommendations. He advises on over 40 farms with advice tailored to the need of the client. Steve graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Crop Science which was followed by a Post graduate Diploma in Crop Protection from Harper Adams and has completed the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. Steve also works part time for NIAB TAG as a regional agronomist for the South, which involves writing updates and strategies, and organising and presenting at field days and local meetings.

Stewart joined Hampshire Arable Systems in 2005, after spending 3 years as a distributor agronomist with Hutchinsons, and currently provides all aspects of agronomic advice to over 40 clients in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Surrey, covering over 20,000 acres. He graduated from Harper Adams in 2002, with a Degree in Crop Protection, and has recently achieved the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. He has also been a member of the AICC since 2005. As well as providing an agronomy service, Stewart has been involved in delivering advice through the Catchment Sensitive Farming Initiative, which involves Soil and Nutrient Management Plans, and Slurry Infrastructure guidance. Each year he provides NRoSO training to over 150 spray operators and has recently taken on the role of AICC Regional Coordinator for the South.

Tod works as a consultant for CCC alongside advising his own private client base.

Tod’s clients appreciate his down to earth approach to agronomy. In addition to his expertise in combinable crops, Tod is a fully approved BASIS trainer, and is a regular contributor to Farmers Weekly Crop Watch.

Tony started his career as a farm/Estate manager. Handling all aspects estate management for 18 years, on the Berks Hants border, before moving to Bayer crop science as a commercial manager. With over 30 years of experience in farming, manufacturing, and distribution under his belt, it is fair to say he has not lost his passion for the industry. Working within the independent sector has allowed his knowledge to be fully utilised on farm, giving BASIS and FACTS advice on all crop inputs, while understanding the logistics of farm life. His clients enjoy the rounded holistic approach, that comes with a grounded understanding of crop husbandry.

Isle Of Wight

Crop Advisors

Stephen has his own client base, but also works alongside IOW Grain Ltd to deliver independent agronomy on the Isle of Wight. Stephen has a specific interest in soils, crop nutrition, and provides an independent soil sampling service across the South of England.

Tod works as a consultant for CCC alongside advising his own private client base.

Tod’s clients appreciate his down to earth approach to agronomy. In addition to his expertise in combinable crops, Tod is a fully approved BASIS trainer, and is a regular contributor to Farmers Weekly Crop Watch.

Kent

Crop Advisors

Jonathan joined CCC in 2016 as a trainee agronomist after grading from the University of Reading.

Jonathan excelled in his studies and received a First-Class Honours for his Degree in Agriculture. Jonathan was also a runner up for the Barrie Orme award whilst undertaking the BASIS Certificate, an annual honour awarded to the most outstanding candidate.

Jonathan has worked extensively on arable farms, gaining valuable experience and in particular, a firm understanding of precision farming. Jonathan works closely with his farmers to build a strong awareness of their individual needs and is widely respected for his conscientious and personable approach.

Jonathan advises famers within the West and East Sussex regions.

Richard Cartwright

richard.c@cccagronomy.com See More

Richard is a Senior Agronomist and the Managing Director of CCC.

After beginning his career at ADAS, Richard was given the opportunity to head up CCC as a farmer led cooperative upon its inception in 1985. Under Richard’s direction, CCC has since grown its farmer client base to upwards of 140 farms across the Southeast and is one of the leading independent agronomy services in the region.

Richard has a comprehensive and direct approach and is one of the most widely recognised and respected arable advisors in the region.

Richard works with farmers in both West Sussex and Kent and oversees all managerial aspects of the business.

Simon joined CCC in 2021 as a Senior Agronomist and Director.

Simon brings with him a wealth of knowledge from his time at Syngenta where his roles included Trials Officer, Technical Manager and Head of Field Sales. These roles involved working closely with the independent sector and building relationships with R&D organisations, the AICC and buying groups. Simon’s experience gives him a wide breadth of industry knowledge allowing him to make the most of opportunities and meet any challenges.

Simon is known for his collaborative, tailored and technical approach which enables him to build close working relationships with his farms.

Simon advises on all aspects of arable farming and works with farmers within the Kent and East Sussex regions.

Tod works as a consultant for CCC alongside advising his own private client base.

Tod’s clients appreciate his down to earth approach to agronomy. In addition to his expertise in combinable crops, Tod is a fully approved BASIS trainer, and is a regular contributor to Farmers Weekly Crop Watch.

Oxfordshire

Crop Advisors

Steve has been with Hampshire Arable Systems for over thirty years, delivering all aspects of agronomy advice encompassing rotation planning, variety choice, fertiliser planning and crop protection recommendations. He advises on over 40 farms with advice tailored to the need of the client. Steve graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Crop Science which was followed by a Post graduate Diploma in Crop Protection from Harper Adams and has completed the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. Steve also works part time for NIAB TAG as a regional agronomist for the South, which involves writing updates and strategies, and organising and presenting at field days and local meetings.

Tony started his career as a farm/Estate manager. Handling all aspects estate management for 18 years, on the Berks Hants border, before moving to Bayer crop science as a commercial manager. With over 30 years of experience in farming, manufacturing, and distribution under his belt, it is fair to say he has not lost his passion for the industry. Working within the independent sector has allowed his knowledge to be fully utilised on farm, giving BASIS and FACTS advice on all crop inputs, while understanding the logistics of farm life. His clients enjoy the rounded holistic approach, that comes with a grounded understanding of crop husbandry.

Somerset

Crop Advisors

Since graduating in 1979 with an honour’s degree in Agriculture with a specialisation in Agricultural Botany from the University College of North Wales, Bangor, Steve has worked in a variety of areas in the agricultural advisory field. Initial experience was in Eastern Scotland working largely with seed potatoes followed by 10 years with ADAS in Yorkshire and Lancashire before moving to the Southwest in 1989 where he established his current business, Southwest Agronomy. Steve has a wide-ranging experience of combinable crop agronomy. In the livestock area specialist advice is given on grassland, maize and fodder beet. Steve is a fully qualified member of AICC, BASIS and FACTS including NMP and ICM. Over the last 25 years Steve has developed an expertise in the particular agronomic problems of Southwest England, especially wet weather cereal disease control, and this is reflected in the locally appropriate nature of advice given.

Surrey

Crop Advisors

Sarah joined HAS in September 2012 as a graduate from Harper Adams with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and Crop Management. She has grown up on her family’s arable farm and has been involved in Agriculture all her life. She provides agronomy advice to around 35 farms covering Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. In conjunction with Stewart, she provides NRoSO training to over 200 sprayer operators every winter and writes monthly newsletters which are distributed to all our clients. Sarah works closely with the rest of the team to provide unbiased, cost-effective advice to her clients.

Steve has been with Hampshire Arable Systems for over thirty years, delivering all aspects of agronomy advice encompassing rotation planning, variety choice, fertiliser planning and crop protection recommendations. He advises on over 40 farms with advice tailored to the need of the client. Steve graduated from Nottingham University with a degree in Crop Science which was followed by a Post graduate Diploma in Crop Protection from Harper Adams and has completed the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. Steve also works part time for NIAB TAG as a regional agronomist for the South, which involves writing updates and strategies, and organising and presenting at field days and local meetings.

Stewart joined Hampshire Arable Systems in 2005, after spending 3 years as a distributor agronomist with Hutchinsons, and currently provides all aspects of agronomic advice to over 40 clients in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Surrey, covering over 20,000 acres. He graduated from Harper Adams in 2002, with a Degree in Crop Protection, and has recently achieved the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. He has also been a member of the AICC since 2005. As well as providing an agronomy service, Stewart has been involved in delivering advice through the Catchment Sensitive Farming Initiative, which involves Soil and Nutrient Management Plans, and Slurry Infrastructure guidance. Each year he provides NRoSO training to over 150 spray operators and has recently taken on the role of AICC Regional Coordinator for the South.

West Sussex

Crop Advisors

Gemma has been an independent agronomist since 2018, after working for 4 years as a distributor agronomist with Frontier. She graduated from Harper Adams with a diploma in Agriculture with Crop Management. She worked in field trials with NIAB before pursuing agronomy and passing BASIS and FACTS qualifications. She currently advises on farms in Hampshire and Sussex.

Jonathan joined CCC in 2016 as a trainee agronomist after grading from the University of Reading.

Jonathan excelled in his studies and received a First-Class Honours for his Degree in Agriculture. Jonathan was also a runner up for the Barrie Orme award whilst undertaking the BASIS Certificate, an annual honour awarded to the most outstanding candidate.

Jonathan has worked extensively on arable farms, gaining valuable experience and in particular, a firm understanding of precision farming. Jonathan works closely with his farmers to build a strong awareness of their individual needs and is widely respected for his conscientious and personable approach.

Jonathan advises famers within the West and East Sussex regions.

Peter joined CCC in 1987 and is a Senior Agronomist and Technical Director.

Peter provides unparalleled advice to the ever-expanding CCC client base and uses his wide breadth of technical expertise to offer his farmers cutting edge advice.

Peter also heads up the R&D for CCC and is an Executive Member of the AICC National Trials Team, having been involved since its inception. Peter has a particular interest in variety, fungicide and nitrogen trials.

Peter has helped deliver Catchment Sensitive Farming advice in Hampshire and Sussex and works closely with local water companies to evaluate the soil and nutrient capture benefits of cover crops.

Peter is a respected and experienced agronomist and brings an innovative approach to his farmers, most of whom are in Hampshire and West Sussex.

Richard Cartwright

richard.c@cccagronomy.com See More

Richard is a Senior Agronomist and the Managing Director of CCC.

After beginning his career at ADAS, Richard was given the opportunity to head up CCC as a farmer led cooperative upon its inception in 1985. Under Richard’s direction, CCC has since grown its farmer client base to upwards of 140 farms across the Southeast and is one of the leading independent agronomy services in the region.

Richard has a comprehensive and direct approach and is one of the most widely recognised and respected arable advisors in the region.

Richard works with farmers in both West Sussex and Kent and oversees all managerial aspects of the business.

Sarah joined HAS in September 2012 as a graduate from Harper Adams with a BSc (Hons) in Agriculture and Crop Management. She has grown up on her family’s arable farm and has been involved in Agriculture all her life. She provides agronomy advice to around 35 farms covering Hampshire, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. In conjunction with Stewart, she provides NRoSO training to over 200 sprayer operators every winter and writes monthly newsletters which are distributed to all our clients. Sarah works closely with the rest of the team to provide unbiased, cost-effective advice to her clients.

Stephen has his own client base, but also works alongside IOW Grain Ltd to deliver independent agronomy on the Isle of Wight. Stephen has a specific interest in soils, crop nutrition, and provides an independent soil sampling service across the South of England.

Tod works as a consultant for CCC alongside advising his own private client base.

Tod’s clients appreciate his down to earth approach to agronomy. In addition to his expertise in combinable crops, Tod is a fully approved BASIS trainer, and is a regular contributor to Farmers Weekly Crop Watch.

Wiltshire

Crop Advisors

As the son of a farm manager, Dan was bought up on farms in Wiltshire and Dorset. Dan studied Agriculture at Seale-Hayne between 1994-98, including a year in industry, during which time he worked on a large mixed farm in Wiltshire. After which Dan took up a graduate position in 1998 with ADAS as a trainee arable consultant. In 2003 Dan left ADAS and set-up Wessex Agronomy. Qualifications include BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture), BASIS Soil & Water, FACTS (including Nutrient Management Planning).

Jamie was bought up on a farm in Hampshire where his father was a working farm manager. Jamie has over 10 years practical farming experience as a Sprayer, Combine and Drill Operator.

During this time, he completed BASIS Crop Protection which meant he took on part of the agronomy looking after 5000 acres across 3 landowners; this added to his role as Arable Foreman.

Jamie has worked as an Agronomist since, achieving Facts and BASIS Soil & Water Management; putting him in a good position to advise on the whole farming system.

 

Tony started his career as a farm/Estate manager. Handling all aspects estate management for 18 years, on the Berks Hants border, before moving to Bayer crop science as a commercial manager. With over 30 years of experience in farming, manufacturing, and distribution under his belt, it is fair to say he has not lost his passion for the industry. Working within the independent sector has allowed his knowledge to be fully utilised on farm, giving BASIS and FACTS advice on all crop inputs, while understanding the logistics of farm life. His clients enjoy the rounded holistic approach, that comes with a grounded understanding of crop husbandry.

Would you like to become an Associate Agronomist Member?

Associate members of Crop Advisors can concentrate their attention in the field, with confidence that the office team are managing both the supply and logistics of required agricultural products. The buying team consists of qualified (BASIS, FACTS, ICM) staff with an extensive and up-to-date understanding of the commercial aspect of the arable industry.

Supplementary assistance is available by means of spray costings, regular meetings for commercial and technical discussion between associate members and an annual Crop Advisors conference. If you would like to find out more about how Crop Advisors can benefit your agronomy business or for information regarding how to join as an associate member, please contact us.

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