ProCam is extending its commitment to crop production research by adding new trials hubs in Cambridgeshire and Dorset that will operate alongside its existing industry leading facility at the Stockbridge Technology Centre at Cawood, North Yorkshire.
Located near Bassingbourn near Royston and Blandford Forum respectively, the two new research hubs will share common product testing protocols with Cawood whilst bringing the benefits of wider geographical coverage.
“We shall be testing the performance of fungicides as well as alternative products such as biostimulants and crop nutritional supplements,” says ProCam northern region technical manager Nigel Scott. “By operating with a unified approach across all three sites we can gather more data and increase the depth and breadth of our knowledge.
“Furthermore, we can take account of the differing disease threats and pressures that occur across these three regions of the country. This will provide ProCam agronomists with bespoke information that will allow even more tailored recommendations for growers.”
At the Stockbridge Technology Centre, ProCam will continue with its wide ranging programme of research alongside its product efficacy testing trials. This includes cereal variety trials; studies on the impact of drilling date on varieties, diseases and yield; and work on the performance of different cover crops.
With the absence of open days in 2020 and the likelihood of continuing restrictions into 2021, ProCam is releasing a series of videos from its research hubs in order to provide important knowledge transfer. Videos are accessible at www.procam.co.uk/knowledge