Vegetable Consultancy Services (VCS) is an independent agronomy group providing agronomic advice for over 15,000ha of vegetables in the UK and abroad. They service the production of all vegetable species (both in conventional and organic systems), however they specialise in onions, potatoes, carrots, parsnips, red beet, asparagus and herbs.
Alongside their specialist agronomists, VCS has a fully equipped, ORETO accredited support trials team providing both in-house and contracted trials services. A full range of support services including GPS field mapping, drone services, full laboratory services, soil moisture monitoring, pest trapping, crop sampling and store management services are also available. For full details contact James Howell on +44(0) 7585 801338.
VCS has particular interests in rotational management of production issues, developing truly integrated systems, specialised implements and store controllers.
Key agronomists at VCS include:
Tom Will (Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Red Beet, Brassicas and niche crops): +44(0) 7774 997415
Graham Tomalin (Potatoes, Onions and niche crops): +44(0) 7768 030003
Colin Noble (Carrots and Parsnips): +44(0) 7774 220925
Chris Nottingham (Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Asparagus and herbs): +44 (0) 7525 863828
Tim Martin (Onions, Carrots, Parsnips and arable crops): +44 (0) 7768 288718