We farm over 2,500 acres of land, producing leeks, onions, wheat, sugar beet and maize. Our leeks are processed in our packing facility, and appear on supermarket shelves the length and breadth of the UK.
We have invested heavily over the last few years, both in plant and machinery and irrigation.
Selecting the right land, and the best varieties, in tandem with our investment has seen our yields rise despite some very challenging weather conditions.
Technology now plays a large role in commercial farming, including the use of GPS equipment. The John Deere Greenstar equipment helps us with many of the land preparation routines, and is especially successful with the variable application of fertilisers, referencing a grid system that pinpoints the exact amount of fertiliser required in that part of the field. This has saved us money on fertiliser, and reduced the environmental impact.
At Allpress we continually evaluate our methods to ensure that we grow a cost effective and sustainable crop.