Strategic Cereal Farm West – Harvest 2020 Trials Summer Update Videos
Watch the videos below to see an update on the trials happening at the Strategic Cereal Farm West for harvest 2020. Scroll down view the videos.
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Hear from Richard Meredith, Head of Arable KE, who welcomes us to the Strategic Cereal Farm West team and update for harvest 2020.
Hear from Emily Pope, AHDB, with an overview of the trials for harvest 2020 at the Strategic Cereal Farm West, hosted by Rob Fox near Leamington Spa.
Hear an introduction to this trial and the results so far from Anne Bhogal and Frances Pickering (03.36), ADAS. See Rob’s update from the field (07:17). This trial is looking to determine the impact of different cultivation practices on soil quality and health, crop rooting and yield.
Pests and natural enemies
Emily Pope’s introduction to this trial and the field update from Rob Fox (02:23). This trial looks to determine the effect of perennial flower strips on selected invertebrate pests and natural enemies to investigate variation in species and abundance.
Summer catch crops
This demonstration is looking to determine the effect of a summer catch crop on soil nitrogen supply, soil structure and the performance of the following crop in the rotation. Hear from Emily Pope on the trial layout and assessments and a field update from Rob Fox.