Membership Schemes

FAST membership comprises of three elements – a general membership based on the number of crop types you require, analysis support from our in-house laboratory and advisory hours.  Each membership package is tailored to match your needs in terms of support, and not based upon the size of your farm.

General membership

  • Membership year runs from March to end of February and is invoiced in quarterly instalments (March, June, September and December).  Invoices can be submitted directly to a producer organisation if required
  • Advisory newsletters are sent via email on a weekly or fortnightly basis, depending upon the crop type and time of year.  FAST offer up to 3 crop memberships: top, soft and stone fruit and members can chose a single type or a combination
  • Telephone/email advice is included, within fair usage, plus support from all technical staff
  • Access to members-only trials results, conferences and online services, plus members only discounts and offers
  • Relevant technical manual and updates

Laboratory analysis:

  • Any analysis required can be supplied and charged separately or a recommended programme of analysis can be worked into your membership to spread the cost

Agronomy advice:

  • Any number of advisory hours can be included - this is recommended as pre-booked hours for either crop walking, pest & disease or management advice which takes priority over ad hoc visits
  • Additional consultancy work (farm or office based) can be supplied at an hourly rate to include travel time; charged in increments of 15 minutes