Farming has changed significantly over the past century. Technology, including mechanical modernisation, and the intelligent research available to the market, optimises efficiencies and increased yield opportunities. Consumers want to know more about the provenance of the food they eat, so farmers consistently monitor and review their farming methods, as well as broadening their knowledge of the ever-growing ag-chem market and its increasingly advanced programmes. British farming is always driven by external factors, including the world market controlling price, and most importantly, the weather, which drives the day to day on site decision making and is a factor no one can control.
Yields and efficiencies have improved vastly, but the fundamentals of farming have not changed much since 1918; farms still rely upon the up-to-date technology available, and a team of men or women who are committed to the aim of producing high end crops which meet the specifications outlined by the end user.
A good team and moving with the agricultural times is key to Strutt and Parker (Farms) Ltd’s ideology. Being forward thinking and driven, propels the continued investment in the business which enables it to grow crops to the very high standards of quality demanded by the market.
Strutt and Parker (Farms) Ltd grows a full range of crops including wheat, sugar beet, oilseed rape, potatoes, linseed, oats, barley, lucerne and rye.
Strutt & Parker (Farms) is committed to making a difference to the environment, the company is a strong supporter of national countryside stewardship schemes, and all the farms are signed up to either Entry Level Stewardship or Higher Level Stewardship. Strutt and Parker (Farms) Ltd has always placed a high priority on its stewardship of the environment. Furthermore, it is involved in a number of initiatives including working with the RSPB to improve the nesting of bird species, protecting sensitive grazing land by limiting application of fertilizers, putting land down to buffer strips to encourage biodiversity, and creating field corners and skylark strips again to encourage birds and biodiversity.