Hutchinsons’ objective is to provide the highest standards of independent agronomic advice to farmers and growers together with the efficient supply of a complete range of agronomic inputs.

Membership type:Agri-Tech East membership A

With a turnover of in excess of £200 million, the business has grown to become the leading national agricultural and horticultural input advice and supply company.

Hutchinsons’ team of over 180 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, BETA, FACTS, The Plant Protection Award and Soil & Water Management qualifications. Continuing professional development is very important and regular training takes place in order to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date service to the farmer.

Long-term grower and agronomist relationships based on mutual understanding and trust ensure agronomy advice is combined with local knowledge and experience. 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 programme across a range of soil types, crops and husbandry within crops.

Hutchinsons have a long history of carrying out research trials, and have ten 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 YEN and new in-house technology such as Omnia.