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

Organisation: 
Innovative Farmers
Date: 
September 2019
Copyright: 
Creative Commons Licence
Evidence: 
Farmer experience

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Resource explained: 

This is the second in a series of short films telling the story of Innovative Farmers. 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. This film catches up with them to see how the research has been going - it tells the story of why farmer-led research like this is so important.

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