Agchem supplier Hutchinsons has entered into an agreement to be the sole supplier of agrochemicals with Velcourt.

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The relationship would improve efficiency and reduce costs, and give Velcourt an increased security of supply, according to David Hutchinson, managing director of Hutchinsons.

Efficacy should improve too, he said, as products would be simultaneously available on farm, helping to improve spray timings.

It would also help reduce the carbon emissions involved in transporting products to farm, as one supplier would make fewer deliveries, he said.