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.

Grapevine herbicides

A problem that is present in several vineyard areas is the spread of some types of infesting weeds, such as Conyza canadensis, which have developed a certain resistance to the most widely used herbicide in viticulture: glyphosate.

The objective of this Campo Demo is to show alternative products and strategies for controlling these infesting weeds in the vineyards.

Cereal herbicides

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

Grapevine herbicides

A problem present in several vineyard areas is the spread of some types of infesting weeds, such as Conyza canadensis, which have developed a certain resistance to the most widely used herbicide in viticulture: glyphosate.

The objective of this Campo Demo is to show alternative products and strategies for controlling these infesting weeds in the vineyards.

Soybean herbicides

In collaboration with the Sustainable weed management group of
DISAFA department (University of Turin) a trial comparing different soybean weed control lines was conducted.
Photo and report by Prof. Francesco Vidotto, Marco Milan, Silvia Fogliatto and Giulia Papandrea.

Maize herbicides

The Maize herbicides Campo Demo, organized in collaboration with Cooperative Riunite Agricole Bresciane and the Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences of the University of Turin, has the aim of evaluating different herbicide mixtures applied at three different times (pre-emergent, early post-emergence and late post-emergence). In addition, in testing the mixtures there is the desire to reduce the presence of certain active ingredients whose use has been limited. During the event, participating agricultural products companies will present some of their innovative weed control solutions.

This year as well Campo Demo will be replicated in Piedmont in Podere Pignatelli. Here, another herbicides trial will be added in the experimentation in the post-emergence phase after a false sowing, in order to reduce the pressure of infestants before sowing.

Grapevine herbicides

Autumn herbicides is an uncommon practice in viticulture. We tried several residual action molecules combined with active ingredients with contact action and also glyphosate.

Maize herbicides

The theme of this year’s edition will be the evaluation of molecules or strategies that could substitute the use of sulphonylureas in the management of weeds for maize.

The widespread use of these molecules has in fact increased the number or weeds that are resistant to them.