Watercress; trials; covid-19

Trials of conducting trials in a global pandemic -by Lauren Hibbert


Was this as a familiar sight for you as it was for me during peak lockdown?

If anything, the outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of the global food chain in keeping our supermarkets stocked. My research focuses on the base of this food chain, working on developing nutritionally-dense and environmentally-friendly varieties of watercress. Despite the pandemic’s best efforts to keep me out of the field, I was able to start a UK field trial at a watercress farm in June this year.

The trial: what and why?