Project updates as they happen
Crop growth at Cockle Park Farm – May 2019
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 […]
Biosolutions Event – 9th May 2019
In May, Crop Health North featured at the Centre for Crop Health and Protection’s key event on Agricultural BioSolutions hosted by Stockbridge Technology Centre in Selby.
10th July 2018 – Will biocontrol’s work for arable farmers?
Group discussion with farmers and researchers.
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 […]
8th June 2018 – Demonstration Day at Stockbridge Technology Centre
A second day of trial demonstrations took place on the 8th June during Stockbridge Technology Centre’s Procam event. The audience was made up of farmers and agronomists with around 60-70 people, three groups in total, with plenty of interest.
7th June 2018 – Demonstration day at Stockbridge Technology Centre
Members of the operational group went to showcase the trials at the recent Stockbridge Technology Centre demonstration event, it was a great day for it!
The wheat trial is looking good. Septoria still not an […]
22nd February 2018 – Crop Health North Team meet to discuss the trials
(L-R, Holly Jones, Phillip Davis, Emma Bumby, Nicholas Ashtree, Tom King, Roma Gwynn, Rob Edwards, Richard Bramley)
Crop Health North Team meet at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society to discuss the […]
7th February 2018 – Nafferton Farm Spring Wheat trial photos
Progress photos of the Spring Wheat trial site at Nafferton Farm.
7th February 2018 – Cockle Park Farm Spring Wheat trial photos
Progress photos of the Spring Wheat trial site at Cockle Park Farm. The crop growing well. The project team are due to meet on the 22nd […]
11th January 2018 – Trail plots at Stockbridge Technology Centre
Trial sites at Stockbridge Technology Centre. So far the crop has good establishment. The ground is wet but not too bad for this time […]
2nd January 2018 – Trial plot at Nafferton site
The trial plot at Nafferton, University of Newcastle
19th December 2017 – Farmers Guardian
Following our conference last month there was a write up of the project details in the Farmers Guardian: https://www.fginsight.com/news/trials-show-biopesticide-potential-47360
9th December 2017 – Spore diagnostic equipment
Following on from the conference last month, discussions continue as to how the project could utilise spore diagnostic equipment to pre-empt disease periods. The operational group hope to obtain a device to monitor this in the New Year.
The Spore diagnostic […]
23rd November 2017 – Crop Health North Conference
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 […]
23rd October 2017 – Further drilling
The crop was successfully drilled at Stockbridge Technology Centre.
16th October 2017 – Drilling preparations
Nafferton and Cockle Park farms successfully drilled for winter wheat earlier this week. The two wheat varieties the trial will focus on are Skyfall and Leeds. The thousand grain weight (TGW) for Skyfall is 54g and Leeds is 51g. Both […]
4th July 2017 – Spring Wheat Demonstration Day
It was a rather wet and drizzly day for our Spring Wheat Demonstration Day in the North East. The event took place on Tuesday 4th July near Morpeth and was open to all who were interested to learn about the progress of the […]
5th June 2017
Progress image from Stockbridge Technology Centre trial plot.
4th June 2017
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 […]
1st June 2017
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.