Green Crop Information provide the independent insight you need for more intelligent decision-making in crop management.
In crop management, the judgements you make have important consequences. Green Crop Information gives you the independent insight you need for more intelligent decision-making in crop management.
In crop management, the judgements you make have important consequences.
Part of Dyson Farming, we are experts in soil and crop management who help forward-thinking farmers achieve better productivity and enhanced profitability. Through access to the latest science, data, ideas and thinking, we equip decision-makers with the authoritative, independent information needed to adopt a smarter approach to sustainable, successful crop management.
Evidence-based research from academic institutions across the world.
Information on cutting-edge innovation in crop management.
Accessible formats, with clearly presented technical data alongside detailed analysis.
Actionable language designed to support practical decision-making.
An independent, unbiased and unaffiliated perspective.
We equip our members with an authoritative evidence base to add clarity to and optimise all aspects of crop management activity.
You can access our services through a variety of ways:
Our specialist team of researchers understand our clients’ needs and focus their efforts on interpreting complex data, exploring proven thinking, and uncovering valid answers to the challenges facing farmers today.
Through analysis of the available evidence, we draw the key strands together with a view to supporting the delivery of better results, whether that’s maximising yields in the long term or securing short-term marginal gains.
Our work is shaped by a steering group that includes active farming clients, ensuring we stay alert to any emerging trends. With our help, our farming customers are able to adopt the strategies and enact the plans that will deliver benefits in terms of both profits, people and the planet.
We offer two membership types: Combinable Crops and Potatoes.
Explores the science of the management of cereals and combinable break crops. Offering a holistic view of the interactions between the foundations of crop physiology and nutrition, biostimulation, manipulation and crop protection.
Member exclusive variety analysis, putting the right variety in the right place and encompasses all aspects of management, including measurement and monitoring, rotation and sustainability.
per individual farmer member
Understanding physiology provides the basis for crop management. The Potato Review Group explores the science of potato growing, with experiments undertaken for the exclusive benefit of group members.
The group’s potato-specific, science based, nutrient models aid fertiliser decision making for efficient use. Results of 30 years’ research are available via a dedicated website.
per individual farmer member
25% Discount if also joining the Combinable Crop service.
We also provide bespoke Soils and Natural Capital services. These are available to Combinable Crop or Potato members.
This course will cover fundamental soil science through to topical areas of interest such as soil nitrogen, carbon and biology. Concise online presentations provide in-depth but accessible and succinct information on soil science theory and practice for sustainable, profitable crop growth.
Topics include: soil science and its link to ecosystem services; soil structure and water management; soil chemistry (including individual macro-nutrients); and soil health and biology.
– Monthly online seminars discussing individual soils-related topics.
– Quarterly half-day sessions recapping the topics from the previous three months.
– A dedicated area on the GCI website where presentations can be accessed for future reference.
Focus groups to discuss and prepare for transitioning to SFI and ELMS. Initial workshops will focus on soil and grassland standards within SFI for 2022 onwards. Understanding of available capital works programmes and additional grant funding opportunities. Facilitate discussions and learning around carbon accounting, natural capital accounting and biodiversity net gain. Discussion of technology for supporting natural capital surveying and accounting.
– In person meetings every quarter.
– Natural Capital Initiative experts and Dyson Farming team sharing knowledge.
– A dedicated area on the GCI website.
As part of Dyson Farming, we are driven by innovation. We are active and open in our pursuit of better information, smarter technologies and new ideas that can deliver sustainable progress in crop management. We like to challenge ourselves, both in the interests of opening new doors for our customers and achieving real-world progress for the sector as a whole.
How can we help? Get in touch today for more information about Green Crop Information and how we can support better productivity and profitability for you.
Head of Farming Research
Richard joined the Green Crop Information team when he started as Head of Dyson Farming Research in 2022. In this role he is supporting the company’s strategic objective of being a ‘beacon of excellence’ within UK agriculture.
Richard grew up on the family farm in South Herefordshire and then graduated with a degree in Business Management from Bristol. He then managed a contracting and hire services at 7Y Machinery Ring before joining the AHDB from 2012 – 2022, where he was Head of Knowledge Exchange.
Richard is passionate about helping Green Crop Information members to be more resilient in the long term through the sharing of top-class knowledge.