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4th June 2017

2017-06-06T18:39:44+00:00

Nafferton and Cockle Park were sprayed today. Cockle Park has had some slug damage but should be ok once it catches up with the Nafferton site. Not enough damage that is worth treating. Still plenty of crop there though for results and yield.

1st June 2017

2017-06-06T18:37:11+00:00

Images of the Nafferton site making good progress after some much needed rain. The trial site has thickened up well and is slightly further on than the Cockle Park site.

Discussions amongst the team about the potential for aphids.

22nd May 2017

2017-06-13T20:03:21+00:00

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?’

11th May 2017

2017-06-13T20:02:42+00:00

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.

8th May 2017

2017-06-13T20:01:01+00:00

All Discussed on fertiliser and irrigation due to dry weather.
Roma Gwynn and Holly Jones took part in an independent evaluation of the EIP-Agri Programme on behalf of the RPA.