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  • Assessing variety performance under different crop management systems
  • Disease inoculated and controlled environment trials
  • Customised trials to suit your requirements e.g. multiplication
  • Crop nutrition and agronomy studies
  • Crop Variety evaluation and demonstration trials
  • Agrochemical efficacy, registration, screening, residue and demonstration trials
  • Seed treatment/seed dressing trials



  • Well established regional trial centres providing a range of geographical and Environmental situations
  • Extensive database of UK farmers/growers willing to host NIAB trials
  • Specialist and standard equipment, Haldrup harvester for forage crops
  • BASIS and FACTS qualified members of staff
  • Field, glasshouse and controlled environment facilities


Crop capability

- Oats - Rye - Maize
- Bayley - Triticale - Millet
- Wheat - Durum Wheat - Wholecrop


Service Support

  • Trials are supported by NIAB’s scientific laboratory and research services
  • Seed handling services; treatment and packeting of seed for trials
  • Drying and storage facilities on site
  • Dry matter determination
  • Evaluation and characterisation of germplasm
  • Produce quality analysis including Malt analysis
  • Data handling and statistical analysis
  • Training courses provided by experts
  • Market influence through publications, press releases and demonstrations