Cereals

The “variety” section dedicated to field trials is a fundamental support for a scrupulous choice of barley, triticale, soft and durum wheat, and blends.

Different varieties bring different performances; therefore, it is important and essential that the information obtained by yield tests is able to give results useful for choosing the varieties that adapt best to the sowing areas.

Campo Demo presents itself as the connection between farmers and seed production companies; to the latter this initiative offers several possibilities for experimentation:

An exhibition space called Showcase Field to welcome interested farmers, technicians and retailers, describing as well as possible the genetic potential of the presented materials.
An area dedicated to parcel plot trials for comparing varieties related to the cultivation of soft wheat, barley and tritical for the production of wheat.
A space for forage crops in pure stands, in a mixed pasture system or the production of biogas/biomethane.

Cereal variety

The “variety” section dedicated to field trials is a fundamental support for a scrupulous choice of barley, triticale, soft and durum wheat, and blends.

Different varieties bring different performances; therefore, it is important and essential that the information obtained by yield tests is able to give results useful for choosing the varieties that adapt best to the sowing areas.

Campo Demo presents itself as the connection between farmers and seed production companies; to the latter this initiative offers several possibilities for experimentation:

An exhibition space called Showcase Field to welcome interested farmers, technicians and retailers, describing as well as possible the genetic potential of the presented materials.
An area dedicated to parcel plot trials for comparing varieties related to the cultivation of soft wheat, barley and tritical for the production of wheat.
A space for forage crops in pure stands, in a mixed pasture system or the production of biogas/biomethane.

Cereal fungicides

The fungicides Campo Demo aims at evaluating innovative strategies to contain Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), one of the main pathogens for wheat.
Specifically, the volume of water used and different types of nozzles will be evaluated.

Cereal herbicides

Evaluation of different products and strategies proposed by the main agrochemical companies for controlling monocotyledons and dicotyledons on winter wheat.

Cereal biostimulants

The focus of this year’s edition of CAMPO DEMO cereals will be the nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). NUE is often defined as the conversion rate of the input of N (for example, fertilizing N applied and/or N of the soil) in the total biomass of the plant or the specific biomass of the plant organ (for example, the wheat yield).

Wheat will be cultivated at three different levels of nitrogen: 100% (as the industry practice), 25% and 50% less. In conditions with reduced nitrogen, several biostimulants will then be applied to evaluate their each specific contribution to the growth of the crop in terms of chlorophyll content, yield and qualitative traits (proteins, starch, gluten, sedimentation value through the Zeleny test, hectoliter weight and hardness).

Cereal variety

The “variety” section dedicated to field trials is a fundamental support for a scrupulous choice of barley, triticale, soft and durum wheat, and blends.

Different varieties bring different performances; therefore, it is important and essential that the information obtained by yield tests is able to give results useful for choosing the varieties that adapt best to the sowing areas.

Campo Demo presents itself as the connection between farmers and seed production companies; to the latter this initiative offers several possibilities for experimentation:

  • An exhibition space called Showcase Field to welcome interested farmers, technicians and retailers, describing in the best possible way the genetic potential of the presented materials.
  • An area dedicated to parcel plot trials for comparing varieties related to the cultivation of soft wheat, barley and tritical for the production of wheat.
  • A space for forage crops in pure stands, in a mixed pasture system or the production of biogas/biomethane.

Cereal biostimulants

The focus of this year’s edition of Cereal Campo Demo will be nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). NUE is often defined as the conversion rate of the input of N (for example, fertilizing N applied and/or N of the soil) in the total biomass of the plant or the specific biomass of the plant organ (for example, the wheat yield).

Wheat will be cultivated at three different levels of nitrogen: 100% (as the industry practice), 25% and 50% less. In conditions with reduced nitrogen, several biostimulants will then be applied to evaluate the specific contribution of each to the growth of the crop in terms of chlorophyll content, yield and qualitative traits (proteins, starch, gluten, sedimentation value through the Zeleny test, hectoliter weight and hardness).

Cereal fungicides

In the field, several protection strategies were tested. Regarding conventional treatments, the most widely used class of molecules was triazoles, while the biological treatments were focused on copper and sulfur-based products, as well as on antagonistic fungal agents.

Cereal biostimulants

A demonstrative field where many of the products used on cereals can be appreciated.