At Fielder, we are very aware of the role we have to play in acting in an environmentally sustainable way, and are conscious of the resources we use and the natural environment we work in. We understand that farming, which is bound directly to the climate, will feel the effects of climate change more acutely and earlier than others. That is why at the very heart of our sustainable approach is a focus for the long-term, with our company taking progressive steps in acting in a more responsible way.
More sustainable products – We constantly review our product catalogue to look for alternatives that are less harmful to soils, crop health and the wider environment. That is where our slow-release Stretchur N came about. The longer chains mean the N breaks down slower in the soil, with a phased release of N. Not only does this have a positive outcome for yield sizes, but it means less leaching, less applications and a more efficient use of N. We have also been at the forefront of the adoption of biostimulants and silicon-based nutrients, with these products offering an alternative and organic approach to crop nutrition. Further to this, we continue to invest time and resources into bringing new sustainable products into our portoflio.
Working with responsible partners – It is important for Fielder that our partners share the same values as us, and so that is why choose them carefully to reflect our own values.
Healthier Soils – In our agronomy business, we have always advocated healthier soils and have promoted the adoption of more cultural practices used on farm – these include the use of cover crops, moving to a minimum tillage programme and helping our customers choose the most appropriate disease-resistant crop varieties. We encourage an integrated crop management approach and the use of cultural controls.
Environmental Considerations – At Fielder we are able to assess the environmental considerations that are important both economically to our customers as well as to the local ecosystems. That is why we advise on the latest environmental grants, as well as sustainability stewardship and compliance programmes. Further to this, we promote sustainable soil practices, such as reduced soil disturbance and cover crops, and ensure all pesticide guidelines are adhered to.
Crop Nutrition – Our tailored nutritional programmes help to ensure our customers stay within the latest regulations and maximise the use of biological products available to them. This also builds on our knowledge of plant nutrition to trap more carbon and maximise potential yields.
We understand that as a business we must continue to take significant steps forward in our approach to sustainability if UK farming is to achieve its net zero ambition by 2040. You will be able to find updates on our blog and social media platforms.