Following the Agronomics Innovate UK project from 2014 to 2017 with a range of partners including BGS and BASF, ADAS has been conducting around 200 Line Trials per year with farmers and clients using the protocols, software and statistics developed. The Agronomics approach allows robust scientific comparison of farm inputs in real commercial situations and across a the wide range of variation both within and between fields.
ADAS offers Agronomics line trials as a service to the agricultural industry. We can oversee the full process from finding suitable sites and designing trials, through site visits and in-season assessments, to data analysis and reporting, or alternatively ADAS can contribute just to specific tasks, to run trials in collaboration with other organisations.
Agronomics line trials have been successfully used in cereals, oilseeds, pulses and forage crops, and development is underway for potatoes and other field vegetables. The approach can be used to test any type of farm input, and has particular value for treatments which cannot easily be tested at a small plot scale such as cultivations, cover crops and variable rate applications. For more information contact [email protected].