The event organized by INTIA in its Cadreita farm became, as every year, a forum for meeting between technicians from various sectors, seed companies, phytosanitary and farmers, hosting a hundred people.
At the field day, held on 8 September, INTIA technicians Inmaculada Lahoz and Ricardo Biurrun presented the different summer horticultural works tested this season.
The day began with the exhibition of tomato varieties (peeled, all meat, cherry and other uses), in which Inmaculada Lahoz, highlighted the particularities of each one. They then presented the varieties of pepper and the padding technique in this species, whose good results are being repeated in recent years.
All the varieties were collected in different trays, so that the image167tes assist them to verify the particularities of each fruit..
Lahoz then presented the different varieties of courgette and aubergine, explaining the characteristics of each of them and answering the questions that were raised by the attendees.
In the same field of trials, the technician Ricardo Biurrun presented the experiences on 6 varieties of zucchini within a study with zero residue level compared to a disease very common in the crop, powdery mildew. Of these 6 varieties, 2 of them were resistant to the fungus. Of the products tested for disease control, it was found that there were no differences with conventional fungicides in terms of efficacy.
Biurrun then presented the technique of flowering bands between crops. Once again, the cultivation of peppers, aubergines, courgettes and tomatoes confirms the important maintenance of auxiliary insects that house these bands, which facilitates a good biological control of pests as common in these crops such as aphids and caterpillars.
These experiences are part of one of the objectives of the European project LIFE AGROintegra in the demonstration of sustainable alternatives to chemical control in crop protection in Europe, a project led by the Government of Navarre and whose technical direction is the responsibility of INTIA.