Posted on May 1st, 2022

We’re happy to announce our open day on the 7th of July 2022. Please register your interest below. More information of what you’ll be able to see on the open day coming soon!




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Metaldehyde Amnesty

Posted on September 29th, 2021

Anglian Water are offering a free Metaldehyde replacement service, administered by CROPCO.

For more information read Anglian Water’s info sheet here.

Are you in the Catchments of the Upper Wensum or the Upper Wissey? If so call CROPCO on 01787 238200 or, AF members call 01603 881906.

Please have the following information when you call:

  • Farm or land location to verify catchment inclusion
  • Product name
  • Weight of product in their containers
  • Collection address
  • Contact details for farmer/landowner

Collection Contact Details

AF Group members

07436 077304

CROPCO Limited

01787 238200

Check your catchment

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Your farmland or chemical store must fall within the required catchments. Offer is limited between the dates specified and limited to an undisclosed number of applicants. It is based on a first come first served basis. It is only open to farmers and growers. It is not open to commercial firms engaged in waste disposal or for the disposal of waste. Any waste which is collected and found not to be covered by the scheme will not qualify for free disposal or ferric phosphate replacement. The contact window closes 31st January 2022 but may be extended after this date at Anglian Water’s discretion.

Elsoms & Saaten Union UK arable trials event

Posted on June 16th, 2022

Jack & Sam on Tuesday the 14th of June went out to see the Elsoms & Saaten Union UK arable trials event. Most interested in seeing the treated and untreated plots of the AHDB Recommended List varieties. Some Group 1 varieties underperforming with brown and yellow rust taking over however, the new group 2 variety Mayflower looks like a possible candidate for milling with it’s high protein content & Hagberg Falling Number test scores as well as its agronomics… One to watch.


Posted on April 8th, 2022
SKYFLD digital agricultural maps

SKYFLD maps showing Biomass, Seed, Fertilisation & PGR all easily generated on this digital agriculture platform. Working with HELM to bring British farmers an affordable digital platform – for more info talk to us.

Spring has sprung

Posted on March 21st, 2022

Its starting to look as if Spring has sprung, taken by one of our locals farmers over the weekend. Have you got what you need for the busy season ahead? If not talk to us for crop protection and seed! This season its more important than ever to plan ahead.

T0 Biostimulants

Posted on March 1st, 2022

Within the UPL range of biostimulants are two that stand out from the rest.

The first is a laminarin based product, used at T0 to control Septoria tritici and Powdery mildew. The labels application rate is 1l/ha however from independent trials 0.75l/ha provides best value for control. The way the laminarin based product works is by eliciting the plants natural defence mechanism. The reason it must be used at T0 and no later is at this stage it can provide protection for the crop throughout all of the following growth stages. One of the most exciting features of this product is it has no known resistance.

The second is a product called Vitalroot, which improves both nutrient and water access as well as translocation. This means the crops have better uptake of nutrient and in times of high N prices could potentially lead to an increase in efficiency of N. The improvement in root mass is evident in the attached photos. This is also applied at T0.

For more information on our biostimulant range, don’t hesitate to get in contact.

UPL trial (Vitalroot) image comparison.
UPL trial (Vitalroot)