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Crop growth at Cockle Park Farm – May 2019

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Currently low disease present and trial plots at growth stage 32. Biological applied twice due to low disease pressure with further applications planned going forward for general disease/crop health unless mildew or rust become an issue.

Crop growth images taken at Cockle Park farm this week:

Biological plots and IPM at Cockle Park farm (May 2019)

Conventional plots at Cockle Park farm (May 2019)

Crop growth at Cockle Park Farm – May 20192019-05-16T10:36:47+01:00

CropTec Show 2018

2021-06-09T11:03:24+01:00

Prof Rob Edwards and Dr Roma Gwynn were among the speakers at this year’s CropTec Show 2018. The event was held at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. Rob and Roma spoke to audience of 200 over the two day show. Their topic focussed on how biological products can help to strengthen a plants resistance to disease and pests as a result of the trials. In addition they focussed how much benefit do they provide; are they value for money and what about public perception? In conclusion, Rob and Roma shared two years of trial results comparing the effectiveness of synthetic and biological products on disease resistance, yield and quality for different wheat varieties.

You can see the presentation here: Biologicals for disease and pest control: a farmer-led case study

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Great Yorkshire Show – Will biocontrol’s work for arable farmers? 10th July 2018

2021-06-09T11:41:09+01:00
Dr Roma Gwynn, Biorationale and Prof Rob Edwards, University of Newcastle, led discussions at this year’s 160th Great Yorkshire Show, on whether biocontrol’s were the future for farmers, what was the perception of these bio-agents and would they would be cost effective for farmers to use. Discussions linked in the trials currently underway through Crop Health North.

To view the event E-Flyer, visit: Biocontrols E-Flyer

Group discussion with farmers.

 

 

Great Yorkshire Show – Will biocontrol’s work for arable farmers? 10th July 20182021-06-09T11:41:09+01:00

Crop Health North Conference, 23rd November 2017

2021-06-09T10:58:44+01:00
Crop Health North held a conference on Thursday 23rd November aimed to inspire farmers and agronomists to think differently about how biopesticides for wheat could have a role to play in the future.

The audience learnt why biopesticides have been used and what effect they have on the plant’s health. This was an opportunity to explore different methods of practice sharing ideas on how to develop the project further. Following the presentations explaining the spring wheat trail findings, the biological product that is being used and the trial design for next year’s winter wheat trials, the audience had an opportunity to participate in a round table discussion.

 

Themes included;

  • Can the project analysis conventional timings vs. optimum biological timings.
  • Can the project use spore capture technology to identify when spores land?
  • Can the project demonstrate financial viability?
  • Can the project access crop monitor farm data as a comparison?
  • Can the biological add value through nutrition uptake?
  • What is the perception of biologicals with farmers and the general public?

 

You can view the presentations here:

Crop Health North Overview by Prof Rob Edwards

IPM and Biopesticide use in Arable Crops by Dr Roma Gwynn

Trials Overview by Tom King

An Introduction to Bayer Biologicals by Tim Lacey

Tom talks through the spring wheat trials and plot designs for next year’s winter wheat.

 

You can view the E-Flyer here: Whats available for Broadacre

You can view the agenda of the conference here: Whats available for Broadacre_Agenda

Link to the right up in the Farmers Guardian here: Trials show biopesticide potential – News – Farmers Guardian (fginsight.com)

Crop Health North Conference, 23rd November 20172021-06-09T10:58:44+01:00
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