The experimental field trials are constantly changing each year as different ideas are put to the test. Current trials include:
A 5 year SARIC diverse ley trial (2016-20) looking at which forage plants provides the best feed value, together with benefits for the soil, environment and livestock production. (BBSRC-NERC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC) project led by the University of Reading and in collaboration with Duchy College, Rothamsted North Wyke, and Cotswold Seeds/Honeydale Farm.)
A microbe and cover crop plot comparing cereal/cover crop rotations with microbes applied using compost tea.
Cotswold Seeds mixtures trials looking into assessing the bird cover and feed value of spring planted seed bearing species including red and white millet, radish, mustard and various cereals.
Spring barley control plots for comparing soil health and structure between these and the herbal ley/sainfoin plots.