As 2018 draws to a close, our teams are celebrating a successful year. The dry summer created additional challenges but we worked hard to set the farm up for Harvest 2019. Over 4,000 acres have been drilled, and winter crops are now successfully established. The arable ground is based around a wide rotation of crops. These include winter wheat and cover crops, which enhance crop production, spread business risk and boost biodiversity.
Why Cover Crops?
The introduction of cover crops to the rotation 5 years ago displays our passion for environmentally-responsible farming. The crops provide a valuable habitat for wildlife, improves local water quality Read More
E C Drummond have hit the ground running in 2018 as we kick start the strawberry planting season. Set in some 90 hectares of Herefordshire countryside, The Homme Farm in Ross-on-Wye produces over 1600 tonnes of quality soft fruit. As key suppliers to major supermarkets across the UK, E C Drummond prioritise the strawberry planting season to meet the demand.
Cultivating quality is at the core of all we do. In order to do this, we know that we need to build more than just a thriving business, we need to build a thriving team. The E C Drummond farms are supervised by highly skilled managers who have Read More
Winter is typically a slower season for many as people wind down to Christmas, however this is not the case at E C Drummond! Our dedicated staff work on our Hampshire and Herefordshire farms all year round to preserve and protect our quality produce. Crops are continuously being planted and nurtured to keep a constant supply of soft fruit and arable to major national retailers.
It all starts with the soil
The best way to get the best crops is planting them in good soil. E C Drummond have over 50 years’ experience in arable farming and we go the extra Read More
As the first official month of Autumn, September has seen our staff as busy as ever with harvest across 10,000 hectares of farmland. The E C Drummond farm is split three ways between arable, soft fruit and poultry, and arable definitely takes centre stage each Autumn. Our Hampshire and Herefordshire farms grow wheat, barley and oilseed rape alongside our first-class potatoes. Typical British weather has hit many arable crops hard, however, our harvesting team have worked tirelessly to protect and bring in the best crop yield we possibly can.
Happy New Year from all the team at E C Drummond, and welcome to our first newsletter of 2017. We are well in to the new season already and this year is set to be one of our busiest yet. Read on to get the inside scoop on the plans to increase productivity here on the farm.
New Season, New Plants
January has seen the start of our strawberry planting. The planting process requires precision planning and preparation, and in addition to traditional poly tunnels, we have continued to invest in table top growing systems to increase our crop yield.
New Season, New Systems