The correct agronomic decisions are essential for us, our growers and Kettle Foods Ltd, in order to achieve optimum yield and quality from our specially selected potato varieties. To achieve this end, the Agronomy department is headed up by expertly trained and fully qualified staff, who are able to offer advice on agrochemicals (BASIS) and nutrient requirements (FACTS).
We provide a complete agronomy package tailored to the needs of each individual grower. In collaboration with regular field Agronomists, we work alongside our growers to guide them through the process, and pride ourselves on offering the best advice at all times from seed to store.
We offer help and advice in the following agronomic and product management areas:
Input seed inspections, including surface disease advice and plant spacing recommendations
Field testing and suitability for production
Soil pest management
Soil nutrient requirements
Soil disease evaluation and recommendations
Herbicide advice and suitability
Complete tailor-made fungicide program
Aphid monitoring and control, along with other insect pests