January 25, Peterborough

UK: Brassica and Leafy Salad Conference & Trade Exhibition

The UK Brassica Growers’ Association and British Leafy Salad Association are joining together again to hold their next combined Conference on Wednesday 25 January 2017. Visit the conference website www.brassicaandleafysaladconference.co.uk to book trade stands, delegate and dinner places.

For further information contact: brooke.lovelock@britishgrowers.org or call on 01507 353 792



Programme details
  • 08.30: Registration, coffee, bacon rolls & view trade exhibition Morning chairman – Jack Ward, CEO British Growers
  • 09.55: Welcome and Introduction by Tim Lacey, Campaign Manager for Horticulture Bayer CropScience Ltd
  • 10.00: Opening Address – George Eustice MP. Minister of State, Food, Farming & Marine Environment
  • 10.20: Working with NIAB: Plant Science for your Business – Dr Tina Barsby, CEO NIAB/EMR
  • 10.40: The what, why how and where of biological crop protection – Dr Tim Lacey, Campaign Manager for Horticulture, Bayer CropScience Ltd 11.00: Brassica delegates move upstairs to Carmichael Room Leafy Salad Technical Session—Chair: Dr Jim Monaghan, HAUC
  • 11.10: Managing pest caterpillars in leafy salad crops – Dr Rosemary Collier, Warwick Crop Centre, The University of Warwick 11.30: Lettuce crop in-field variability; where does it come from? – Yara Boubou, HAUC – CP121 11.50: Pros and cons of alternatives to chlorine for effective water treatment – Dr Tim Pettit, Institute of Science & the Environment, University of Worcester – CP 128
  • 12.10: Key factors for working with spinach downy mildew – Sierra L. Hartney Ph. D, Sakata Seed America, INC. Brassica Technical Session—Chair: Andrew Rutherford, BGA R&D Committee Chairman
  • 11.10: Diamond back moth a global view on its pest status and the development of integrated pest management tools and strategies – David Grzywacz, NRI, University of Greenwich
  • 11.30: Developing An Automated Broccoli Harvester – Sarah McWilliam, KMS Projects Ltd – CP 153a.
  • 11.50: State of our soils and potential for precision farming to improve soil & nutrient management – Dr Lizzie Sagoo, ADAS UK Ltd – CP 107c.
  • 12.10: Managing aphids with precision application – Simon Jackson, Vegetable Field Technical Manager, Syngenta 12.30: Lunch & view trade exhibition Welcome from the afternoon Chairman – Matthew Rawson, BGA Chairman
  • 14.15: The food supply chain post- Brexit, Justin Urquhart Stewart, Head of Corporate Development, Seven Investment Management,
  • 15.05: Challenges and opportunities for UK food and drink – Ian Wright, Director General, Food & Drink Federation
  • 15.35: How to improve employee performance through health, motivation and focus (case studies will be shared from leading employers) – Maria Bourke, Let’s Get Healthy
  • 16.05: Closing remarks by Charlie Kisby – BLSA Vice Chairman
  • 16.15: Tea, cake & view trade Exhibition
  • 17.00: Goody bags to be handed out
  • 17.30: Conference closes.
Source: AHDB

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