May Barn Consultancy
May Barn Consultancy
Horticultural and Technical Expertise
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Services We Provide

Crop Consultancy

  • Regular or trouble-shooting visits to nurseries and farms, followed by a full report and recommendations.
  • Provision of reports on plant production techniques, analytical sample interpretation and crop improvement strategies.
  • Fruit quality improvement plans, in conjunction with shelf-life and packing considerations.
  • Advice on research and development and also new product development.
  • Secretarial services supplied to the UK Tomato Working Party since April, 2011.

New Glasshouse Projects

  • Site considerations and organic soil preparation.
  • Hydroponic production systems.
  • Integration of new production techniques, for example nutrient recirculation.

Analytical Result Interpretation

  • Hydroponic solution.
  • Substrate, coir and soil samples.
  • Plant tissue.
  • Nutrient recirculation advice.
  • Input fertiliser recommendations, including hydroponics, substrates and soil.
  • Pesticide residue analysis.
  • Pesticide reduction plans.

Crop Improvement Planning

  • New production techniques.
  • Alternative input strategies, for example water, nutrients and carbon dioxide.
  • Variety trials and on-site research.

Talks and Presentations

  • We regularly run plant nutrition courses for commercial growers and give evening talks on tomatoes and horticultural crops. To find out more, or to book a talk or course, contact us for more details.

Our Qualifications

  • Member of the Royal Horticultural Society (6324622)
  • Member of the Register of Practitioners for Pesticide Advice (BASIS E/1289/H)
  • Registered with the Fertiliser Advisers Certification and Training Scheme which allows us to to sell and advise on fertilisers (FACTS / 01106)