Scope for farmer trials widens, Farmers Guardian - 2 May


Here is an update from @Roger Sylvester-Bradley describing new grant funding (EIP Agri – European money administered through Defra) for crop trials to encourage improved farm productivity. Great new chance for YEN farmers to get involved with scope for 48 new trials by the end of 2019.

ADAS is about to publish a 20-page guide for farmers on how to do farmer trials, according to Prof Sylvester Bradley. “It is not straightforward. There is a process you need to go through – a lot do trials casually or even by mistake, such as a spray miss.

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