SAC Consulting links world leading research with tailored on farm advice, to provide a range of crop services to support growers across Scotland.
Agronomy and crop advice
Our network of advisory offices are unrivalled in their ability to provide local advice specific to your farm. Our BASIS and FACTS qualified advisors can supply independent agronomy advice, ensuring crop health, environmental stewardship and economic profitability. Also, our consultants have access to a huge research programme and recognised experts.
Local crop comments
Crop development and health status changes rapidly, driven by our changeable weather and the pests, weeds and diseases that get in to crops. Here we post regular updates on crop health matters, highlighting any emerging issues in each region of Scotland. Often we get advance warning from more forward areas of issues that are spreading and these can help with your crop protection plans.
You can download the latest issues here. If you need any older issues please request them via the contact form.
Issue 20 (11 November 2021)
Issue 19 (28 October 2021)
Issue 18 (14 October 2021)
Issue 17 (30 September 2021)
Issue 16 (16 September 2021)
Issue 15 (2 September 2021)
Issue 14 (19 August 2021)
Issue 13 (5 August 2021)
Issue 12 (22 July 2021)
Issue 11 (8 July 2021)
Issue 10 (24 June 2021)
Issue 9 (10 June 2021)
Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ)
SAC Consulting are experienced at completing NVZ plans and records for farmers across all 5 NVZ zones in Scotland.
Crop Clinic service
As well as providing in season chemical recommendations, our advisors are supported by a comprehensive lab service and topical research team. Our Analytical Services Department and Crop Clinic service provides weed, pest and disease diagnostics alongside crop and soil analysis.
Crop Protection Report
Along with our one-to-one support we offer in season updates and guidance which can be accessed through Adopt-a-Crop which is our nationwide crop monitoring service available to all and the Crop Protection Report which is a technical news bulletin provided regularly throughout the year to subscribers.
SAC Consulting can also provide enterprise benchmarking and financial analysis to help growers identify and reduce the cost of production. ultimately leading to increased profitability.
To access any of these services please contact your local office.
Find out more about our services
Our consultants in 25 offices across Scotland and northern England turn research into advice and advantage for business and public sector alike.
Vet & laboratory services
Our leading experts provide support to clients in areas animal disease, diagnosis and surveillance.