Truly independent agronomy
We provide a personal, efficient and practical service across combinable crops, maize and grassland. We do not sell or supply seed, fertiliser, agrochemicals, therefore we are able to provide advice that is always ‘truly independent’.This is unquestionably always in the best interest of our clients business. The ultimate aim is grow client’s margins and set-up a sustainable and resilient cropping system for long term gain.
Dan Dines BASIS FACTS
As the son of a farm manager, Dan was bought up on farms in Wiltshire and Dorset. Dan studied Agriculture at Seale-Hayne between 1994-98, including a year in industry, during which time he worked on a large mixed farm in Wiltshire. After which Dan took up a graduate position in 1998 with ADAS as a trainee arable consultant. In 2003 Dan left ADAS and set-up Wessex Agronomy. Qualifications include BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection (Agriculture), BASIS Soil & Water, FACTS (including Nutrient Management Planning).
Julian Lewis BASIS FACTS
Having studied agriculture at Harper Adams, Julian moved to Hampshire in 1983. He currently runs a farming operation covering 440 ha for 10 landowners in Hampshire. He passed the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection and FACTS in 2000 and 2001 and has since achieved the BASIS Diploma in Agronomy. Alongside his wife, Julian runs Octopus Agronomy Training, which prepares new candidates for the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection. Julian has been crop walking with Wessex Agronomy since 2012 and as well as his agronomic input his practical farming background adds a useful additional dimension.
Sophie Wiles BASIS FACTS
Having grown up in a farming family, Sophie graduated from the University of Exeter in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) Geography. She then spent time gaining experience as a farm trading assistant, in grain forwarding and field trials. Sophie joined Wessex Agronomy in 2018 in collaboration with Crop Advisors and AICC.