Ancient wheat trials - Diversifood
Agronomic screening trials at Doves Farm (Hungerford) assessing the suitability of ancient wheat species, Einkorn, Emmer and Rivet for Organic agriculture in the UK. Trials are being carried out as part of the EU funded DIVERSIFOOD project.
Agronomic data such as disease resistance, weed suppression and yield potential will be combined with nutritional and taste profiles to select the best varieties for potential introduction into the UK cereals market.
This project presents a fantastic opportunity to develop"farm to fork" supply chains that satisfy consumer demand; provide niche markets for small farmers, millers, and bakers; and increase agricultural biodiversity, as well as food diversity.
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