Strategic Cereal Farm East – Harvest 2020 Demonstrations Summer Update Videos
Watch your selection of videos below to see an update on the trials and demonstrations happening at the Strategic Cereal Farm East for harvest 2020. Scroll down this page to view all the videos.
For graphs, data and full information about 2019/20 Strategic Cereal Farm East programme view the Strategic Cereal Farm East handout.
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Hear from Emily Pope, AHDB with an overview of the demonstrations on the ground for harvest 2020 at the Strategic Cereal Farm East.
A summary of harvest 2020 so far
Host, Brian Barker, talks through the season so far at the Strategic Cereal Farm East.
Cover crops and water quality
Brian Barker’s introduction to this trial and the results so far from Kate Smith, ADAS (starting at 04:19). This demonstration is looking to determine the role of cover crops in reducing nitrate leaching losses.
Early crop biomass
Hear from Brian Barker about the establishment of these strips, put in place to determine the effect of perennial flower strips on beneficial insect and pest populations
Very low inputs
This demonstration is looking to determine the effect of reduced input applications on pests and diseases, crop yields and gross margins. Hear from Brian Barker how it is going on the ground to-date.
Pests and natural enemies
This research is looking to monitor selected invertebrate pests and natural enemies to investigate natural variation in species and abundance. Mark Ramsden talks us through how this is working on the Strategic Farms.