Technical Trials

How to decide which seed variety, sowing date, and the subsequent crop protection products, programmes and sequences to choose from can be confusing

Contact us to see how we can help on 0115 939 0202 or enquiries@agrovista.co.uk

 

Trials and technical developments

The unique Agrovista trials series is designed to take the guesswork out of those choices, by utilising the information from the independent and widely based series of plot trials conducted on a yearly basis. More than 400 high quality replicated trials - comprising thousands of individual plots - are conducted each year, and monitored through to harvest.

This wealth of impartial information is relayed to you through in-field agronomy advisors. The ultimate aim of the Agrovista trials series is to give you the unbiased answers you need to optimise returns.

Rotational crop trials

Oilseed rape is an important crop in arable rotations, with the potential to produce the best gross margin of any break crop.

Our trials are held at sites around the country to develop aspects of oilseed rape establishment and agronomy which will help you to improve the consistency of yields and margins, as well as identifying ways to cope with any new restrictions you may have to contend with.

So far we have investigated:

  • Precision sowing of oilseed rape
  • Row width and plant population 
  • Seed rate in conjunction with band establishment
  • Band application of nutrients and herbicides
  • Inter-row application of non-selective herbicides
  • Zero-till establishment
  • Nutrient seed treatments and primed seed
  • Grassweed control strategies

    Trials meetings across the UK

  • Meetings are held at the various sites during the course of the year. As well as our technical team, other industry experts will be on hand to discuss different aspects of growing oilseed rape. There will also be the opportunity to visit during the year and regular updates will be available to all growers who register.

    If you would like to be involved in your local group please contact Agrovista via email or register your interest through the Events page.

    Chris Martin, Technical ManagerMark Hemmant, Technical ManagerSoil Structure and Soil Health

    The key features of the Agrovista Trials are:

     

    • Independent choices of products and varieties to give the most profitable crop
    • Cost-effective solutions to cropping problems
    • Based on a range of crops, soil types and climatic variations on over 50 farms throughout Britain
    • Existing and new products from all the major manufacturers
    • Co-ordinated to develop an ICM (Integrated Crop Management) approach with environmental.
    • Unbiased results to maximise your profits.

    Growcrop Gold trials meetings across the UK

    Meetings are held at the various sites during the course of the year. As well as our technical team, other industry experts will be on hand to discuss different aspects of growing oilseed rape. There will also be the opportunity to visit the Grow Crop Gold sites during the year and regular updates will be available to all growers who register.

    If you would like to be involved in your local group please contact Agrovista via email or register your interest through the Events page.

    22/03/2019

    Unique opportunities from Under 40s Fruit Growers Conference – a sponsor’s view

    Alex Radu, fruit technical manager at Agrovista, reviews the recent Under 40s Fruit Growers’ Conference trip to Chile.

    21/03/2019

    Case Study - Undersowing Maize in Shropshire

    We speak to farmer Barry Jones about the impact of in-field trials on his maize crop

    28/02/2019

    Keep early N in the rooting zone to cut losses

    Much of the early nitrogen applied to cereal and oilseed rape crops across the country during the mild late-February spell could go to waste

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