Agricultural Consultancy

James Machin – JKM Agronomy Ltd

BSc (Hons) Env Chem MBPR (Agric)

Agricultural & Environmental Consultant

James studied Environmental Chemistry at Northumbria University for 3 years before graduating in the summer of 2004. After 18 months working for Norwich Union and Nestle he returned to his more rural roots taking his current role with Arable Advisor in January 2006.

His role includes general farm management specialising in crop management. In addition James completes agricultural planning applications, including to scale building drawings and all the associated plans and paperwork. He is also involved in agricultural impact assessment field work for major road and pipeline schemes.

In 2008 James gained his BASIS qualification in Crop Protection. In 2009 he took part in and successfully completed the Bayer Cropscience Knowledge Academy. In 2011 James gained FACTS qualified adviser status and completed his NMP CPD training in 2013.


  • Fortnightly/Monthly farm visits/crop walking
  • Disease, weed and pest identification
  • Agronomy spray recommendations
  • Spray price sourcing and ordering
  • Crop variety and rotation advice
  • Fertiliser and nutrient advice


  • NVZ Reports
  • Soil Protection plans
  • Nutrient Protection plans
  • Manure Management plans
  • Soil sampling and pH testing
  • Assistance with BPS Greening Rules


  • General Purpose buildings, Grain-stores, Livestock buildings and Slurry Lagoons
  • To scale building and site plans
  • Completion of application forms and design & access statements
  • Assistance in building screening projects


Arable Advisor
Swainsea House
Middleton Road
North Yorkshire • YO18 8NH

Office Tel: 01751 477104

James’ Mobile: 07976 294573

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