Pearce Seeds Trials
In Our Trials:
- Winter Wheat
- Winter Barley
- Spring Crops
- Oilseed Rape
- Cover Crops
- Break Crops
- Alternative Crops
- Cover Crops
Pearce Seeds Trials are based at Plumber Farm near Sturminster Newton in Dorset by kind permission of Mrs S E Dibben. Until we started nearly all trials sites in the UK were based in the East, with very few trials being carried out in the South West, for farmers in the South West.
We produce trials specifically to address issues related to the local area e.g. Straw requirement from varieties, high inherit fertility of soils due to livestock, maize in rotation and high septoria pressure from the wetter climate. Our dedicated field trials site was set up in 2009 with the aim to producing information and trials results specific for the South West of England and to be a focal point for farmers.
Since 2009, the trials division has expanded and we now not only run our own independent trials, but also are contracted by plant breeders to test their varieties and by chemical manufacturers to assess efficacy of new products.
Pearce Seeds Trials is ORETO certified (Officially Recognised Efficacy Testing Organisation) to undertake efficacy testing as part submissions made by industry to the Chemical Regulations Directive. Please contact us should you wish to enquire about using our CRD testing services to develop your products.
The trials division conduct trials across a wide range of commodities including cereals, oilseeds, pulses and maize, and are now carrying out many off site trials across the South West to provide more local and relevant information to our agronomists and farmers.
Whats new at the trials farm
- ARM upgraded to 2015 version
- 2 new custom built plot sprayers
- New custom built 14 row trials disc drill
- Upgraded trials combine
- Demonstration field – all commodities, varieties and products displayed in one field. Includes wild flower and cover crop plots to help with your choices for meeting greening regulations. Open to all- give us a call and we can arrange a time to show you around, or organise a discussion group.
- Plans for custom built forage harvester with headers for maize, grass and whole crop
- Grass trials
Data produced from the trials team is used to provide our agronomists with the relevant information they need to keep up to date with which products are really the best for the local situations.
Nicola Harris - Trials Manager responsible for technical aspects of the trials, from assessments to data handling. Mob:07816 783144 Direct: 01935 811417 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivan Brain - Trials Farm Foreman responsible for maintenance of the trials plots and the day to day running of the farm. Mob: 07850 511449 Direct 01935 811416 email: email@example.com
Pearce Seeds Trials is also the base of our high value seed replication sites. Working with breeders, Pearce Seeds multiplies high grade seed including breeders seed, pre-basic and C1. For further information on high grade seed replication please click on the following tab: HIGH GRADE SEED REPLICATION
Please contact us for more information:
Pearce Seeds LLP
Tel: 01935 811 400
Fax: 01935 816 800
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