Drummonds operate their their own independent arable trials programme, focusing on cereals and oilseed rape. The trials are fully replicated and professionaly managed and are used to test the complete range of commercialy available cereal and oilseed varieties. They also act to evaluate new lines of cereals and oilseeds submited to us by EU plant breeders, their performance is evaluated prior to submission into the official Department of Agriculture testing programmes.
The trials evaluate a full range of husbandry factors including
Optimum seeding rates
Plant growth regulation
Fungicide and herbicide performance
We have over 150 varieties of cereals on trial each year. We use replicated plots to give us accurate results. The information obtained from these plots are invaluable to our agronomists as it helps to identify different variety traits such as, straw height, straw strength and disease susceptibly. Armed with this information our team can confidently advise growers how to maximise yields from their crops.
Drummonds trials, together with DAFM and HGCA multi site data, form the basis of our agronomy service for growers. Growers are always welcome to visit our trial site, this can be arranged by contacting any of the staff at the our Drogheda office.