In 2018, 3 field experiments were carried out at the participating arable farmers:
- Field experiment 1 compares compost yields on a light clay plot and on a heavy clay plot. Strips with different amounts of compost were placed on these plots.
- Field experiment 2 analyses a plot that is given a sabbatical ‘rest’ year. To optimise the soil, various types of cover crops are sown.
- Field experiment 3 consists of a plot in which 3 strips are laid. One strip will only be treated with trace elements, the next strip will be treated partly with plant protection products and partly with trace elements, and the third strip will be treated in its entirety with the regular crop protection products.
The effects of these field tests on, among other things, yields, soil and use of crop protection were examined by means of various analyses.
Report Field Meeting - News item July 2018
Effects of compost in seed potato cultivation - Newsletter December 2018
Seed potatoes with less chemistry - Newsletter December 2018
Second Field Season Announcement - February 2019 Newsletter
Report Field Meeting - News item June 2019
Extra year – News item January 2020
Final project - News item March 2020
Monitoring in making seed potato cultivation more sustainable
This project was made possible by:
“European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe invests in its countryside”