The farmers with whom we work have always been highly dynamic and open to new challenges arising on a daily basis. Especially in fruit cultivation, changes are quick and adaptation to new plant material, or even the introduction of new cultivation techniques, raises several doubts, as the cultivation area and climatology varies a lot amongst production areas.
In 1995, the Experimental Field Station was created, as a result of the close collaboration amongst the Department of Agriculture, the former Carlet Savings Bank (now with the collaboration of the Fundación Caixa Carlet) and the cooperative itself.
The target goal is to be able to assess, in our climatic and geographical conditions, the main varieties and/or cultivation techniques that may be of interest for our farmers and that are taking place in other production areas, whether national or international. In order for the task of field tests to fulfil its purpose, all the information generated has to be conveyed to producer partners. In order to do so, a series of guided visits to the field tests is arranged, where the campaign data collected is conveyed: phenology, calibre, yields, performance improvements, post-harvest and handling data.