Is it the end for agrichemical spraying?
Prof Rob Edwards and Dr Roma Gwynn were among the speakers at this year’s CropTec Show 2018. The event was held at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. Rob and Roma spoke to an audience of 200 over the two-day event. They set the scene for a changing industry moving away from traditional spraying due to environmental and health concerns and looking to the future, focussing on how biological products strengthen a plants resistance to disease and pests as a result of the trials. They were able to share their findings on the benefits of using alternatives and explore whether they will be value for money/commercially viable. Two years of trial results were also shared comparing the effectiveness of synthetic and biological products on disease resistance, yield and quality for different wheat varieties.
You can see the presentation here: Biologicals for disease and pest control: a farmer-led case study