Scottish Agronomy operates the largest field trials system in the north of the UK and is one of Scotland’s leading arable research organisations.

We work in three key strands: cereals and oilseeds, potatoes, and the energy crops sector for AD power plants. We’re proud to be the largest supplier of data in the Northern UK for the Recommended List and National List trials series for AHDB and BSPB.

We are recognised as an official efficacy testing organisation (ORETO) by the Chemicals Regulation division (CRD) of the Health and Safety Executive. We offer field trials to plant breeders, agrochemical manufacturers, fertiliser manufacturers and allied trades.

    • We develop agronomic blueprints to optimise variety performance
    • We evaluate fertiliser rates and timings as well as non-chemical agronomic factors, for example, seed rates and sowing dates
    • We investigate the potential for new crops and crop uses, for example rye/triticale
    • We are evaluating new biologically based crop protection products that may provide alternatives to existing synthetic conventional pesticides
    • We use field-scale experiments to test and improve precision farming techniques, for example variable nitrogen application and headland tillage management


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For me the independent advice from Scottish Agronomy is really important, but it’s the combination of this with group discussion which makes this such powerful resource to our enterprise

John Weir, Lacesston Farm, Gateside

Good agronomic advice is the number one controllable influence within our business and so to have the quality of independent information available to us through Scottish Agronomy is essential

Fin Hay, Easter Rhynd, Perth

With Scottish Agronomy and at the group meetings, there is the opportunity to question the science.

Mark McCallum, St. Martins, Culbokie, Dingwall

At group meetings there is scope to hold a wide base of discussion from agronomy and trials to diesel or carbon capture.

Alan Arnot, Hatton Mill Farm, Froickheim

The annual fee is good value for decades of experience both in trials data and agronomy, and there is no pressure to use a product

David Aglen, Balbirnie Home Farms, Freuchie

Scottish Agronomy gives fantastic independent advice. We work together as a partnership to make the most of the crops and yields, and what we do is evolving all the time. We are not aiming for revolution, but valuable cumulative evolution

Donald Ross, Rhynie Farm, Tain

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