Drummonds Ltd

Drummonds are the only independent merchant in Ireland with their own dedicated trial site. We use this trial site to avail our agronomists and customers full access to the newest technologies in terms of cereal and OSR varieties, along with the newest chemistry available to tillage farmers in terms of fungicides and herbicides. We have over 150 varieties of cereals on trial each year. We use replicated plots to give us accurate results. The information obtained from these plots are invaluable to our agronomists as it helps to identify different variety traits such as, straw height, straw strength and disease susceptibly. Armed with this information our team can confidently advise growers how to maximise yields from their crops.

Drummonds have been the leaders in OSR production in Ireland for two decades. At present we have 25 varieties in trial. We have used different methods of sowing to see what works best in the north east. Our OSR trials also include a number of nutrition trials. These trials will show optimum timing for major and trace elements at different growth stages of OSR throughout the year. We also conduct trials on different methods of canopy management. Again all these trials are aimed at our agronomy team making to most informed decisions while out in the field.

Drummonds also have a full barley and wheat replicated fungicide trial site. All new and old chemistry is tested side by side with full statistical results produced at the end of the year. These trials are based around our own commercial fungicide programmes using different rates and timings to identify the most cost effective programmes to produce top results for our growers.