A Whole Farm
All crops are hand harvested daily for maximum freshness, delivered to the London wholesale markets that
night and at the restaurants' kitchen the following morning. Crops are grown in beds which are cultivated using
a spader machine rather than a plough to preserve soil structure. Careful rotation help maintain soil health and prevent
build-up of pests and diseases. Much precision is required in the planning to balance harvesting, growing and rotational
requirements. Regular nutrient testing is another example where attention to detail pays dividends, ensuring the correct
use and placement of nitrogen fertilisers.
Disease and pest control is essential for quality so crops are walked and
checked regularly by qualified consultants. New technology is carefully incorporated to ensure that all resources -
energy, water, nutrients and plant protection products are used only when needed. Such developments include trickle
tape irrigation, GPS soil mapping and band spraying.
B E Bransden & Sons Ltd joined LEAF* in 1997 and
we are also a member of Assured Produce.
Laleham Farm won the National award English Nature Farming for Wildlife
We reached the semi-finals of Operation Lapwing organised by the RSPB in 2003.
Reg No: 968807
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*Linking Environment and Farming
(LEAF) is a charitable organisation working to develop and promote Integrated Crop Management (ICM)-common sense farming practices
that are both financially viable and environmentally responsible.
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