La Poveda Experimental Farm
A 62 ha farm located in Arganda del Rey (Madrid), in the margin of the Jarama river. Numerous experiments are conducted on dry-land and irrigated crops as well as in horticultural crops. Although most of the studies conducted correspond to ICA projects, numerous activities are related with projects in cooperation with other CSIC centres, universities and private companies.
For annual dry-land crops, the services available include all the operations required for the establishment and maintenance of field experiments, including soil tillage, planting, fertilizing, pesticide application, harvest. For annual irrigated crops (or whenever it is necessary to apply supplemental irrigation) additional charges are applied for these services. For perennial crops, specific budgets are prepared for all the operations required in each crop (e.g. planting, pruning, hand harvesting).