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 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).

Table grape biostimulants

The claim that will be evaluated is the increase in shelf-life.
The tests will be conducted both in the field and in cold storage.
In the field, the degree Brix, the bunch weight and the hardness will be evaluated. In addition, the total acidity will be analyzed.
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In storage, instead, the weight, the drying/desiccation of the rachis and the hardness will all be evaluated at 0, 15, 30 and 45 days.

Grapevine biostimulants

The idea of this Campo Demo is to test the effectiveness of biostimulant products that, applied on the leaves, could interact with the metabolism of the plant, favoring the concentration of solutes. If the results will be interesting enough, this solution could substitute or support the practice of “manual thinning” in order to increase the quality of the product while limiting the production costs.

The targets will be qualitative traits, with the possibility of implementing microvinification.

The analyses that will be conducted are:

  • Maturation curve;
  • Anthocyanins;
  • Polyphenols;
  • Maturation index;
  • Tannins;
  • Sugars;
  • pH;
  • Acidity.

The Grapevine biostimulants Campo Demo is a great opportunity offered to evaluate the effectiveness of different products.

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 biostimulants

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