2014 Trial Programme

Trial Title Trial Details Trial objectives
Alstroemeria aurantiaca – Planting date – week 22 Evaluation of older high
indoor trial Location – Protech yielding cultivars as a
tunnel natural season spot crop in
Plot size – 2 metres
Density – 5 plants per
sq/m
Harvesting date – week
  31 

 

 
Alstroemeria aurantiaca – Planting date – week 23 Evaluation of older high
outddoor trial Location – outside beds yielding cultivars as a
Plot size – 1 metres natural season spot crop
Density – 5 plants per
sq/m
  Harvesting date – 

 

 
Aster ericoides season Planting date – week 18 Examination of season
extension trial (as a pinched potted extension using blackout .
cutting)
Location – Protech
tunnel
Plot size – 1 metres
Density – 34 plants per
sq/m
  Harvesting date – 

 

 
Breanthus and spray The autumn gales The evaluate the possibility
carnations variety trial destroyed the cover on of two flushes
this tunnel hence the in year 2.
trial was abandoned. This
tunnel will now be used
for a late sowing of
  ‘fillers’ and sunflowers. 

 

 
China “bloom” asters Grower assessments of Trials to find an alternative
the 2013 trials did not to Krallen for protected
find any varieties worth
further investigation in
2014 so the search
continues for new
genetics to include in
  future trials. 

 

 
Column stocks (Matthiola Planting date – week 28 Continuation of trials to
incana) Location – Protech find control measures for
Plot size – 4 x 5lt pots per Fusarium wilt.
Treatment
Density 3 plants per pot.
Harvesting date – 

 

Eryngium variety trials. Planting date – 2012 To evaluate varieties of
and 2013 eryngium for field
Location – outside beds
Plot size – 2 metres
Density – 25 plants per
sq/m
Harvesting date – week
 

 

23 through to week 30 

 

 

 

Hardy foliage production Planting date – 2011 Demonstration of range of
and 2012 species suitable for UK
Location – outside beds
Plot size – various
Density – various
Pruning – heavy prune in
week 12
Harvesting date – Cotinus
the first to be harvested
in week 29 

 

Herbicide trials on Sowing date – week 20 ADAS directed herbicide
transplanted asters. Location – outside beds trial to find a replacement
Plot size – 3 meters for Ronstar.
Density – 64 per sq/m
  Harvesting date – 

 

 
Herbicide trials on Planting date – week 20 ADAS directed herbicide
direct drilled asters. Location – outside beds trial to find a replacement
Plot size – 3 meters for Ronstar.
  Harvesting date – 

 

 
Herbicide trials on direct Sowing date – week 27 ADAS directed herbicide
drilled sweet willams. Location – outside beds trial to find a replacement
Plot size – 3 meters for Ronstar.
Harvesting date – 

 

Herbicide trials on direct Sowing date – week 27 ADAS directed herbicide
drilled wallflowers. Location – outside beds trial to find a replacement
Plot size – 3 meters for Ronstar.
Harvesting date – 

 

Herbicide trials on soil Planting date – week 20 ADAS directed herbicide
grown lilies Location – Protech trial to find suitable
tunnel herbicides for use on
Plot size – 3 meters lilies grown in the
Density – 24 per sq/m border soil.
  Harvesting date – 

 

 
Lily alternative growing Boxed – week 21 and To evaluate alternatives to
media put in cold store peat for boxed lily
Housed – week 24 production including Coir,
Pot size – 9 boxes per AD waste and green
 treatment  waste
Density – 18 bulbs
per crate
  Harvesting date – 

 

 
Seed raised fillers – outdoors Sowing date – week 21 An evaluation of the
to 26 performance and vase life
Location – outside beds of a number of seed raised
Plot size – 3 metres fillers including Ammi
Density – variable majus. Ammi
Harvesting date – Dill visnaga, Anthriscus
harvested in week 29 sylvestris, Anethum
graveolens, Bupleurum
griffithii, Cathamus
tinctorius, Euphorbia
oblongata and Ridolfia. 

 

Seed raised fillers – indoors Sowing date – week 27 An evaluation of the
and week 30 performance and vase life
Location – Haygrove of a number of seed raised
tunnel fillers including Ammi
Plot size – 3 metres majus. Ammi
Density – variable visnaga, Anthriscus
Harvesting date – sylvestris, Anethum
graveolens, Bupleurum
griffithii, Cathamus
tinctorius, Euphorbia
oblongata and Ridolfia. 

 

Dwarf sunflower variety Sowing date – week 27 Evaluation of new dwarf
trial and week 30 sunflowers for production
Location – Haygrove in cold glass poly tunnels.
tunnel
Plot size – 3 metres
Density – 10cm apart
Harvesting date – 

 

Zinnia variety trial Planting date – week 18 Evaluation of Benarys
& 22 varieties
Location – Protech for stem strength and
tunnel enhanced vase life
Plot size – 1.5 metres
Density – variable
Harvesting date – week
26 onwards 

 

Trachelium trial Planting date – week 22 Demonstration of the
Location – Protech potential of the crop.
tunnel for stem strength and
Plot size – 2 metres enhanced vase life
Density – 64 per sq/m
Harvesting date –