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Agronomy

Grower Collaboration

31 July 2015

"Putting Research into Practice"

Take a research result from a conventional research establishment, recruit a high profile grower relevant to subject to undertake a commercial scale trial to evaluate a “Modified” practice against the growers “Conventional” practice.

The trial would be supervised by the originating research establishment monitoring key elements of the crops development.

A report of the trial would be produced by the research establishment and successes disseminated to Industry with the endorsement of the host Grower.

Success to be judged by improvements in:

  • Marketable Yield from the modified practice.

  • Input Cost Savings.

The ultimate evaluation of the project will be the adoption across Industry of the modified practice principles of a piece of research which by necessity improves the competitiveness of the GB industry.

Growers validate Research

2014 Crop Year Report Now Available!

The 2014 project included 5 growers evaluating the following varieties for optimal Seed Rate rates and Nutritional strategy.

  • Lady Rosetta
  • Lady Claire
  • Challenger
  • Innovator
  • Golden Nugget
  • VR808
  • Marfona
  • Marabel

2013 Crop Year Report

The 2013 project included 5 growers evaluating the following varieties for optimal Seed Rate rates and Nutritional strategy.

  • Maris Peer
  • Markies
  • VR808
  • Vivaldi
  • Russett Burbank