Public company INTIA analyzes the drought resistance of 200 cereal varieties besides legumes in a campaign like the current one, which focuses on water scarcity in the fields.
This Friday a hundred people have met in an experimental plot located in Orcoen, where the matter has been discussed. In this way, the agricultural sector has been witness to comparative tests of different crop varieties: in this case, more than 200 types of wheat, barley or oats, as well as legumes – broad beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils, vetch or yarrow. , These trials are part of the LIFE NAadapta project, implemented by INTIA, to adapt the region to climate change.
“These tests allow knowledge to be transferred to a later primary area”
Itziar Gomez, Minister of Rural Development and Environment, attended the event and recalled that “the current drought situation leads to research on varieties that are better adapted to the climate and then to pass that knowledge on to farmers.” transfers”.
The research work in these plots covers not only variety selection but also cultivation techniques and strategies for the control of pests and diseases.
Natalia Belostas, Managing Director of INTIA, said: “The new PAC will require subscriber planning adjusted to crop and edapho-climatic conditions in order to use fertilizers efficiently. For this reason, these trials show fertilization strategies based on diversity which identify the optimal varieties for using nitrogen. Options for applying biostimulants have also been tested in trials aimed at complementing the use of mineral fertilizers.
“The new PAC will require a subscription plan adjusted to the crop”
This public society has also indicated the need to use herbicides judiciously; And the problem of fungi in cereals, legumes or oilseeds has been resolved, although their incidence is decreasing this season.
240 field test
The Department of Rural Development and Environment funds the applied experiment activities within the framework of the Agreement for the Promotion of Research, Development and Innovation in the Agricultural Sector and for Experimentation in Agricultural Production Technologies.
participants of this meeting.
Through this agreement, INTIA has established more than 240 field trials in organic and conventional production in Navarra, both in agriculture and livestock, in which crop management strategies are tested.
On open days like this Friday, the public society shows the experiences the agriculture sector has with recommendations on a wide range of winter crops under cool dry weather conditions.