The Cà Bosco experimental-demonstration farm is located in the heart of Romagna, to the north of Ravenna and to the south of the Comacchio “valleys”.
The farm covers about 220 hectares and specialises in cereals. Hort@ conducts experimental trials on about 20 hectares of different agricultural crops, including wheat, soybean, tomato, energy crops, sorghum and maize, also as cover crops.
Cà Bosco’s mission is to transfer new knowledge and technological innovation from scientific research by involving farmers and technicians with a hands-on and experiential approach.
In more detail at Cà Bosco:
research and experiments are carried out in collaboration with universities, research centres and the main Italian and international companies supplying technical means
DEMOdays are held: these are events where results of experimental trials are illustrated
business meetings dedicated to our clients are hosted, as well as other training events on the use of Hort@’s technical support services
Hort@ carries out experimental trials on:
- agronomic calibration of varieties: adopting increasing seed density and nitrogen doses to analyse the reaction of plants to different growing conditions; agronomic calibration helps identify investments at seeding and the fertilization plans able to maximise the genetic potential of each variety;
- effectiveness on seed treatments and fungicides: the efficacy of seed treatment products and leaf fungicides on the main cereal diseases are assessed;
- fertilizing: fertilizers, their doses and the effect of different administration times on yields and quality are studied.