CROP SCIENCE IS CHANGING RAPIDLY. WE PROVIDE FARMERS WITH PROFESSIONAL ADVICE AND ACCESS TO ALL OF THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS

Twelve independent, UK-wide specialists with a combined turnover of £40 million and a staff of over 90 agronomists

Whilst each Crest member operates as a separate business, all companies in the Group work towards common goals and share ideas, experience and expertise to provide farmers with a range of services that help tackle the key issues facing agriculture today.

The Crest approach is based on building long-term partnership relationships with farmers through the implementation of our Integrated Crop Management System, a method of working that balances the need to run a profitable business with environmental responsibility. It involves a wide range of practices developed to deal with matters such as improving energy efficiency, reducing pollution and minimising waste.

Completely independent advice

We deal with all of the major crop protection companies, through whom we have access to the very latest crop science developments, but are not tied to any of them.

This means that when you talk to us, you can be sure you are getting trustworthy, scientific advice from a completely independent source.

Our sole concern at all times is to develop a programme of activity that is exactly right for your individual farm, one that will deliver the best possible results season after season.

All Crest purchases are managed by one central co-ordinator.

Crest at a glance

  • Committed to improving farmers’ yields and profitability, minimising environmental impact and respecting bio-diversity
  • Low-cost operation
  • No middle management
  • First-class financial controls
  • Excellent IT skills including budgeting for farmers
  • Committed to crop assurance schemes and environmental protection
  • On-going involvement with leading British universities and research establishments
  • Trial facilities
  • Members are geared to providing a tailored, individual service to each farmer
  • Committed to building long-term relationships with both farmers and partner companies
  • Highly reactive management allows fast, direct decisions to be made