Slaney Farms has a long tradition of growing cereal crops in rotation with its potato production.  Some of the main outputs on the farms cereal rotations include Barley, Wheat, Oats, Beans and Oilseed Rape.

Over the years, Slaney Farms has adapted and developed our techniques to achieve high quality cereal crops.

We also operate minimum tillage practices which together with our rotation practices allow us to optimise productivity.

And what is minimum tillage in cereal growing?  It’s a method of sowing a crop without inverting the soil; the soil is not ploughed.  The advantages are many.  It reduces soil erosion, allows for a more natural replenishment and increased number of organisms in the soil, an improvement of the soil nutrient levels, lending itself to better soil structure for the next crop in the cycle, not to mention saving fuel, time and other inputs for the farmer.  All good for the environment and the consumer alike.

Slaney Farms is registered for DAFM’s Green Lowe-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS).