IRTA tomato demo site planting


At IRTA - the Research and Technology Institute for Food and Agricolture in Catalonia, Spain - the demonstration tomato field trial in greenhouse has just been planted in order to be tested in the 2019 season. As in the previous trial, IRTA will compare a crop that includes innovative solutions developed in EUCLID (WP1 and WP2) with a crop managed according to the conventional procedures of the local area.

The EUCLID innovative solutions that are going to be tested include the pre-planting release of the predatory mirid bug Dicyphus errans for the control of Tuta absoluta, and a specific formulation containing calcium (ANT-Ca) for spraying against powdery mildew.

In the first week of March, also the demonstration lettuce field has been planted to also be tested in the 2019 season. EUCLID plot includes the use of a suppressive compost to mitigate Sclerotinia, sprays with a yeast strain of Metschnikowia pulcherrima (MACH1) for Botrytis, and ANT-Ca for downy mildew control.

During the time that crops testing will be running, appointments for visiting the field trials can be made to Judit Arnó (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)