The Wynnstay arable sales team are trained to provide high quality, technical advice to their customers to help increase on-farm margins.
To develop their knowledge, our team of specialists and agronomist are provided with high level training and the opportunity to obtain a number of industry-approved qualifications.
This month we are congratulating one of our agronomists, Edward Porter, as he is the latest member of the team to gain his FACTS qualification – enabling him to offer a bespoke and detailed crop nutrition programme service.
“We’re providing a service to our customers to inform them on how to make the most of their soil to produce maximum yields. So, it’s important that we as a team keep up-to-date on the research, advice, and legislation,” he says.
“Being FACTS qualified means that I can give the very best technical help on soil and plant nutrition, and advise on how to apply manures in a targeted and effective way, working with the customer to develop a bespoke plan.”
Ed also acknowledges that these qualifications mean that he is up-to-date on government legislation, such as notifications of NVZ rules.
“Now that I’m FACTS qualified, I’m kept up-to-date on any changes through regular emails, which I can pass on to customers to help with their NVZ plans and manure management.”
The exam also covers the financial benefits of targeted nutritional management, which is becoming increasingly important for customers.
“Post-Brexit, we could begin to see reductions in support payments for food production, so it’s more important than ever to ensure the land is working as efficiently as possible.
“If you get a healthy plant, the yields will follow, so it’s important to provide the nutrients in the soil through best-practice and targeted soil management.”
The Wynnstay team of arable specialists can provide a bespoke service in all aspects of arable production. From soil and plant nutrition to seed, fertiliser and grain marketing.
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