Growing and Harvesting - Scotland
KPL currently grows approximately 2,500 hectares of vegetable and salad crops across Scotland. The main crop production areas are in Fife, Lothians, Perthshire and Angus but early and late crops are also grown in south west Scotland and Aberdeenshire. Our farmers are highly skilled professionals with generations of farming experience who farm some of the best arable land in Scotland.
Our team of specialist agronomists control programming and crop production. By employing decision support tools such as disease forecasting models and pest trapping and inspecting crops regularly the agronomists are able to advise our farmers on all aspects of crop production.These Integrated Crop Management (ICM) techniques provide the cultural and biological control methods that maximise quality and yields.
The crop managers inspect crops frequently and liaise with farmers to ensure that crops are harvested in the peak of condition.
The harvesting of all crops is managed and controlled by a dedicated team of harvesting managers and operators.
Our dedicated farms assurance team works closely with our farmers to ensure strict crop production protocols are followed. These ensure crops are produced using environmentally sensitive methods whilst also guaranteeing food safety standards are maintaine