The operational group met to discuss progress on the farms. Both Nafferton and Cockle Park trial sites have had help from some rain last week following a dry spell and that the plants are doing ok. There was about 20mm of rain. Cockle Park benefitted from some nitrogen. There won’t be any spraying taking place for at least another 3 weeks if not a little longer, weather dependant. The final protocol has been circulated for any final comments. All agreed that as the project approaches one of its key milestones to host the first demonstration day on Tuesday 4th July, Cockle Park Farm, Newcastle. All agreed to host a symposium in October 2019. Title: ‘Biologicals and alternatives to bio-agrichemicals for cereals – What’s available for broadacre?’
Roma Gwynn, Tom King and David Watson met at Cockle Park to discuss the crop protection plans, irrigation and fertiliser inputs, this will be circulated to the group. Holly Jones met with the website company The Floating Frog who now have the relevant information for the website build for the project.