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Celebrated chef Galton Blackiston officially opens Payne Crop Nutrition plant in Fakenham

PUBLISHED: 14:24 14 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:24 14 June 2017

Galton Blackiston speaks to guests at the official opening of Payne Crop Nutrition's new fertiliser plant at Fakenham. Picture: Charles Macdowell

Galton Blackiston speaks to guests at the official opening of Payne Crop Nutrition's new fertiliser plant at Fakenham. Picture: Charles Macdowell

Charles Macdowell

A new crop nutrition company has celebrated the official opening of its factory with hundreds of invited guests.

Payne Crop Nutrition’s fertiliser blending and bagging plant in Fakenham can handle up to 50,000 tonnes a year, mixed to fit specific crops and soil types.

Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston formally opened the plant during an event on Friday, June 9, which was attended by more than 250 guests from farms and the agricultural sector across East Anglia and Lincolnshire.

Guests were also treated to an aerobatic display and a hog roast.

The team of fertiliser industry veterans behind the new plant have 120 years of collective experience.

Commercial director David Harrod said: “The fertiliser needs of each farm can vary enormously – field by field, and crop by crop.

“We are convinced that this cannot be serviced properly by ever-larger producers with ‘one size fits all’ solutions.”

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