BOKU presented some of the field trial results at SUSFERT’s 10th Consortium Meeting in Catania, Italy where the project’s orange trials are located.
Field trial results exceptional
Postdoc BOKU SUSFERT work package leader, Renate Weiss, presented some of the SUSFERT field trial results on Day 2 of the meeting which were conducted in Austria over the last growing season, including those from the Wotan starch potato field trial in Heinreichs, Austria.
“The results for the crop and quality were extremely good. The yield results were elevated, and the starch content was much higher. Additionally, the tubers were more evenly distributed in size. In fact, these exceptional results were not expected,” Weiss said.
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Farmer shows interest in field trial fertiliser
“The farmer showed a keen interest in this product and wanted to know if it was available on the market,” she added.
AIT Scientific Co-ordinator, Günter Brader, and the other Consortium Members were impressed by these and other results that Weiss presented, including trials containing Agrobiogel, BioAgenasol and other NPK products the project is developing.