Salle Farms Co is a Norfolk estate, owned by Sir John White and his family for the last 100 years. They farm in excess of 2,000 hectares, including the neighbouring Heydon Estate as well as three other local farms. At Salle they crop winter and spring cereals, sugar beet, spring beans and oilseed rape on a seven year rotation.
The Estate has been actively involved in crop research and development for many years. They are currently hosting the Wensum DTC project for catchment sensitive farming, exploring mitigating measures and their effect on water quality and economic performance. The Estate works with other partners including Morley Research Centre, UEA, NIAB TAG, BBRO and the Broadland Catchment Partnership, adopting precision farming technology to improve farming practices and achieve above average yields.
Diversification projects include growing and retailing Christmas trees and cold pressing oilseed rape for the production of high quality cooking oils, salad dressings and granola.
Since 2005 a further 900 hectares of arable land has been farmed in Northern Poland and this successfully produces a range of combinable crops and potatoes.