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3D Thinking brings innovation to growers nationally and regionally.


Frontier's 3D Thinking concept is a research, innovation and development programme comprising a number of crop production trial sites across the UK.

The programme is designed to find solutions for UK farmers in response to the challenges often presented, helping Frontier's experts to continually develop their knowledge from the latest research while ensuring customers always receive the best possible advice.

The programme consists of the following three areas:




  • Frontier's Discovery programme works with new and emerging technologies to discover solutions for future challenges
  • Yield estimation, weed or nematode mapping and crop monitoring
  • The long-term implications of resistance
  • The potential benefits of cultivations and rotations to control grassweeds
  • Soil health, structure and vitality
  • Managing the impact of legislation and the withdrawal of active ingredients.




  • Frontier's Development programme includes work on varieties, crop protection, nutrition and precision agronomy techniques.
  • Replicated trials at eight sites nationwide.
  • 13,000 plots over 40 hectares.
  • Close links with manufacturers, breeders and other research organisations.
  • Trials data is shared to keep our own agronomists up to date and help our growers make decisions.


  • The most extensive Demonstration site network in UK agriculture, open for visits all year.
  • Key varieties demonstrated in conditions that match your own.
  • Precision crop production, conservation crops, nutrition and crop protection demonstrations at each site.
  • 21 demonstration sites managed by highly skilled local agronomists.
  • 3D Thinking is about answering the questions of the future in a way which our growers can easily access.

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