Crookes Brothers is committed to the sustainable production of primary agricultural products in a manner which is economically viable, socially acceptable, and environmentally sound.
The Group see this as a critical component of the long-term commercial sustainability of the operations, ensuring appropriate resources are committed to recording, measuring and mitigating, where feasible, the environmental impact of primary production.
Crookes Brothers follows an irrigated cropping strategy for the large majority of its farming operations. Having irrigation ensures that supplementary irrigation can be supplied during the dry period which is particularly important at specific stages in crop development
Climatically optimal locations
Accurate forecast of climate change is notoriously difficult. To reduce the risk, Crookes Brothers have diversified by identifying a variety of crops which are grown in climatically optimal locations.