Hutchinsons are one of the leading agronomy companies and provide the highest standards of independent agronomic advice to farmers and growers, together with the efficient supply of a complete range of agronomic inputs.
With a turnover of in excess of £220 million, the business has grown to become the leading national agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply company. Hutchinsons takes a dynamic, forward-thinking approach to supporting grower clients in the production of quality crops and food in a sustainable and responsible manner.
The Hutchinsons team of over 200 arable agronomists are located throughout the UK. These technical specialists know how important it is to provide the best advice and are highly qualified professionals holding BASIS, FACTS, Conservation Management, The Plant Protection Award and Soil & Water Management qualifications. Continuing professional development and regular training take place, in order to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date technical service to the professional grower.
Long-term grower and agronomist relationships, based on mutual understanding and trust, ensure agronomy advice is combined with local knowledge and experience, including specialist precision and soil assessments. Decisions taken are based on sound business principles, practical implementation and what is right for individual growers.
Advice is completely independent of manufacturers and is supported by an in-house research and development programme across a range of soil types, crops and inputs. Hutchinsons have a long history of carrying out research trials, and have a growing number of Regional Technology Centres (RTC’s) all around the country, which form the central hubs for investigative work, as well as The National Blackgrass Centre of Excellence at Brampton.
Hutchinsons work with all the major agrochemical research and development manufacturers, investing significant amounts of capital and resource in trials and new projects. The Regional Technology Centres’ open days are an opportunity for farmers and growers to benefit directly from the findings of the Hutchinsons team.
Hutchinsons commitment to the future is demonstrated by the Foundation, which recruits and trains new agronomists, along with its support of new initiatives such as the Yield Enhancement Network (YEN).
For more information please contact Stuart Hill (Head of Technology and Innovation) or find out more from the website at www.hlhltd.co.uk. You can follow us on Facebook @HLHutchinsons and Twitter at @hutchinsons_ag