Film: Farmer led research into hot water seed treatment at Riverford

The second in the series of films telling the story of Innovative Farmers is now out. 

In 2016 Riverford suffered high disease pressure in their leafy green crops. They had an idea that this disease could be managed if they tackled the seed borne pathogens coming into their fields.

So they joined up with the Organic Research Centre and set up a field lab with Innovative Farmers to test non-chemical ways of treating seed and see if it was effective.

We caught up with them to see how the research has been going. This video tells the story of why farmer led research like this is so important.

Watch the film [mobile users] to find out more:

Get involved in your own farmer-led research

To keep informed of how this field lab and others are progressing sign up and become a member of the Innovative Farmers network. Got your own idea for a field lab? Then contact the team to find out how to get involved.

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