land drainage



Farm Services Limited • Chesterton Estate Yard • Banbury Road • Lighthorne • Warwick • CV35 0AF • UK     Tel: 01926 651540

Rob Burtonshaw
Nuffield Scholarship
Farm Services is owed and managed by its working directors who between them have almost ninety years of experience in the industry.

This experience is matched by the companies foreman all of which have extensive expertise in drainage.

Tel: 01926 651540
Rob Burtonshaw - Director Farm Services

In 2012 Rob was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship providing a truly unique opportunity to study land drainage across the globe, his study title was “Land drainage and its role in Farmings’ future”. During his eighteen month scholarship Rob visited some of the best drainage professionals in the world, both fellow contractors and academics, and gained an unmatched wealth of experience.

His Nuffield report is available via the link below.

Since completing his Nuffield studies Rob has promoted land drainage giving hundreds of talks to farming groups and others, appearing in the press and collaborating with the Environment Agency, Catch Sensitive Farming, the Soil and Water centre at Harper Adams University and others on various projects to promote land drainage and good drainage practice.

Also available to download is a guide to field drainage which Rob worked in partnership with AHDB to produce.

Farm Services Land Drainage contrators leave behind them hundreds of satisfied customers who see increased production almost immediately

Today I have been out in the field you drained in the autumn, the new main is running well. It is like a different field compared to a year ago, I’m confident it will be a big step towards improving yields and getting on of blackgrass. If only the rest of the estates drains were working as well !!’


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Farm Services Limited • Chesterton Estate Yard • Banbury Road • Lighthorne • Warwick • CV35 0AF • email: • Tel: 01926 651540
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