Guide to Farmers' Crop Trials

ADAS believes that by working together with other farmers, suppliers, agronomists and scientists, farmers can use their own trials to bring fast learning, new findings and best practice for themselves and the industry at large.  We are now seeking to promote and support this approach internationally; we call it ‘Agronōmics’.

GPS and other modern technologies, along with thorough trial protocols, can make farm trialling straight forward and routine.  Decisions and innovations can then become thoroughly validated and tailored to real farming conditions.

This guide outlines processes leading to successful farm-trialling and how to avoid the pitfalls. The guide covers trials conducted with ADAS Agronōmics support, trials using yield mapping technology without ADAS support, and trials where the yields are assessed by weighbridge.