The company was established in 1981 in the centre of the UK’s main fruit growing area in Kent and now covers all the UK from three centres in Faversham, Kent; Woodbridge, Suffolk; & Ledbury, Herefordshire.Crop Technology Centre
The service is built on three principles:-
A strong team philosophy which allows individual advisers to develop their own interests and skills, whilst working together to assist the members.
Independence from manufacturers and other organisations enables us to serve our growers better by providing unbiased advice.
Growers are seen as more than clients – becoming members of a unique organisation dedicated to their successes and willing to contribute to the development of new ideas and techniques for the good of the membership.
Within our overall aim of providing up to the minute advice, FAST works closely with growers to achieve their own objectives in:-
Good Agricultural Practice encompassing Integrated Crop Management and sustainable growing systems including organic production
Optimising crop performance
Improving all aspects of fruit quality
Developing more efficient growing systems
Reducing reliance on conventional crop protection methods