A group of farmers is investigating with Harper Adams University how trap crops such as sticky and African nightshade can be used as a biological management practice.

Find out what the group has learned re planting, establishment and yield.

https://innovativefarmers.org/field-lab?id=7eb1cbe4-9b72-ea11-8181-005056ad0bd4

 

AHDB webinar on the Field lab from January 2021:

 

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Innovative Farmers was established in 2012 by the Soil Association with the aim of bringing scientific rigour to on-farm trials co-designed by farmers and researchers. With a focus on sustainability and resilience groups come together on discrete topics and trials range from six months in duration.  

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Invertebrate pests cause problems in agriculture when the level of injury they cause reaches a point where the crop yield is significantly reduced.   

Potatoes are an important UK crop grown over 140,000 ha producing 5.5 Million tonnes