Crop production is becoming more and more reliant on an integrated approach to manage naturally occurring biological processes in soils and the surrounding environment as a means to reduce the pressure on crops from weeds, pests and disease without the use of chemicals.
We can help with the whole farm approach to the planning of your crop production systems. Benchmarking individual processes against industry standards for best practice in crop and soil husbandry whilst considering all the other essential parts of your farming enterprise. This advice is delivered through a one to one farm review with an easy to use follow up report and set of recommendations which highlights areas for improvement to avoid unnecessary loss and maintain yields.
Taking a holistic and whole farm approach to livestock management can improve your farm business.
Livestock systems depend upon a multitude of key functions that, when managed correctly should complement each other and the farming system as a whole leading to better animal welfare, performance and a more efficient use of resources.
We can help with the planning and integration of animal husbandry, health and welfare, taking into account breeding, nutrition, grazing and forage management, soil fertility, manures and farm infrastructure. This advice is delivered through a one to one farm review with an easy to use follow up report and set of recommendations which highlights areas for improvement for your farm business.
Soil is a finite resource and the basis of agriculture and food production. The priority for all farmers must be to conserve and improve soils for future generations.
Livestock and crops rely on soils to provide nutrition for healthy growth and development. Soil also supports many other wider eco-system services, providing a habitat for micro-organisms, filtering fresh water supplies and storing carbon.
We can help you to improve your soil husbandry practices whether part of a livestock or cropping enterprise. Our soil analysis services provide an easy to follow soil management plan which will aim to improve the physical, chemical and biological health of the soils on your farm.
CrownCity Fields offer the farmer a sustainable approach to soil management. Our services follow best practice principles that compliment everyday farming and production. Our best practice soils advice is led by established research into soil management.
Managing your soils correctly with good husbandry can help support a profitable farming system whilst delivering wider ecosystem services.
CrownCity Fields is able to offer practical soil management advice that integrates with farm production. Our team of professionally accredited soil consultants work with science researchers and industry initiatives to provide best practice advice and integrated farm management solutions that meet with current codes of practice and legislation.
Farm businesses require sound management in order to reach successful objectives and to prosper financially.
In order to do achieve this farmers are required to maintain pace with developments in emerging technologies and ever-changing government policy to keep up with the latest advances in modern agriculture.
Making decisions to modify or change a farming enterprise can be risky. Often new and unproven technologies come without guarantees and can come with financial risk but failing to adopt new and emerging farming practices can hinder a business with a competitive disadvantage and effect future profitability.
Our Farm Management Services
We provide farm management and business planning advice to reduce this risk. The requirement to keep farmers up to date and informed with the latest industry developments motivates us, we provide consultancy in the following areas:
- Farming enterprise appraisal
- Business planning, forecasts, budgets
- Finance, credit, insurance
- Business structures, tenancies, contract farming
Rural transport services
Marketing of farm produce requires mobility to access markets and the sale of farm produce. Mobility provided by our transport service enables more efficient farm operations, access to markets from farm to village and/or from rural to urban areas.
This is a critical support factor in developing and enabling smallholders. Transport is an important requirement for the appropriate functioning of the produce supply chain in terms of, for example, storage, processing, and distribution of food products. Transport operations affect the costs of produce supply chains and the prices of the final food products. It is commonly a major cost component in the produce supply chain.
Transport enables rural populations to move, and to benefit from social and educational interactions, and technology transfer. Furthermore, women who commonly carry out much of the burden of farm work – such as weeding the crops, carrying out domestic work, and collecting water collection – can be facilitated and enabled if they have access to transport. This will also improve their access to markets, enable them to become more involved in economic activities and to form networks with other women.
- Mechanization – planting, spraying, harvesting, threshing, drying etc.
- Analysis – soil sampling & recommendations
- Risk Management – Insurance
- Irrigated agriculture program for industrial crops
- Water management technologies for sustainable growing
- Finance – Aggregate working capital needs and create links with financial institutions for the provision of low-cost credit through which farmers can access farm inputs (agro-chemicals and seeds), buy farm equipment to boost production, access Letters of Credit, Guarantees, as well as quick cash on their invoices (factoring).
- Training – We organize training programs to impart knowledge of best agricultural practices for increase yield and profit into farmers