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.

Grapevine fungicides

The objective of this Campo Demo is to show and compare every fungicidal strategy against Plasmopara viticola (downy mildew).

It is a particular fungus that develops in hot and humid environments. Symptoms include irregular yellow spots on the upper surface of the leaves (that can brown because of necrosis) and white and dusty spots on the bottom surface. On the bunches, the fruit is covered by a white/grey dust and changes color from purple to a reddish-brown.

We have tried several strategies and products, both biological and synthetic, to evaluate their effectiveness in controlling this pathogen.

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.

Strawberry fungicides

One of the main pathogens for strawberries is Botrytis cinerea (grey mould). The goal of this Campo Demo is to show and compare every fungicidal strategy against this pathogen.

Botrytis cinerea, the causative agent of grey mould in strawberries, is a particular fungus that develops in a humid environment. The symptoms consist of grey-brown lesions and white powdery spots on the fruits.

We have tested different strategies with biological products to test their effectiveness in the management of this pathogen.

Table grape fungicides

The project for spreading techniques to optimize and improve the management of the main fungal diseases in table grapes, such as downy mildew, powdery mildew, and grey mould, continues. As for the previous editions, the need to add the grey mould as a focus for 2022 has emerged from the requests of the producers of quality table grapes. Therefore, the location for the 2022 edition of the Table grape fungicides Campo Demo will be a vineyard in the Palagiano countryside, of the “Italia” variety, which is suited for a longer commercialization window thanks to techniques that extend the time the bunches can stay on the plant and their subsequent cold storage in specialized structures.

Grapevine fungicides

The fungicide Campo Demo will be held in the Asti province, in the center of the viticultural area. The variety considered will be the White Muscat, among the most representative of the area and very sensitive to the main cryptogamic diseases.
Products with different mechanisms of actions, for biological agriculture and widespread use in the containment of downy and powdery mildew will be tested.
In order to be able to see the effectiveness of the different solutions tested, field visits are scheduled during the second half of July.

Grapevine fungicides

Evaluation on cv. Chardonnay and white Moscato of the effectiveness of protection strategies for containing downy mildew on grapevines.

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.