Project Timeline2019-09-16T11:27:19+01:00

Project Timeline

Project updates as they happen

December 2019

June 2019

Cockle Park Farm – June 2019

Aerial image of trials at Cockle Park Farm, Morpeth, June 2019

May 2019

November 2018

July 2018

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 […]

June 2018

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 […]

February 2018

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 […]

January 2018

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

December 2017

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 […]

November 2017

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 […]

October 2017

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 […]

July 2017

June 2017