Programme


 Programme details are as follows…

09.00 -10.00

Registration & Exhibitors

Tea/Coffee/Orange Juice/Water & Danish Pastries

Guildhall
10.00 Depart for Corn Exchange
10.15 – 10.30 Introduction from BOPA Chairman & Sponsors Corn Exchange
10.30 – 11.00 Financing the Fresh Produce Industry – Allan Wilkinson, HSBC
11.00 – 11.30 Future of Food 2040 – Andrea Graham, NFU
 

Technical Sessions

Chair of Joint Session – Elsoms Representative

 

11.30 – 11.50 Innovation in disease detection – Joseph Peller, Wageningen University

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Corn Exchange
11.50 – 12.10 AHDB Herbicide future and SCEPTRE Plus overview

Alternative weed control methods – Root wave electric weeding

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12.10 – 1.40 Lunch

 

Guildhall
 

  Split Session:

1.40 – 2.30

Onions Session 

Chair: Sam Rix

  • Update on Fusarium & White Rot – John Clarkson, Warwick University
  • SCEPTRE Plus Update – Key results and findings
  • INNOVEG Project – Lizzie Sagoo, ADAS
  • Results from SceptrePlus herbicide screens in bulb & salad onions – Angela Huckle, AHDB
Corn Exchange

Carrots Session 

Chair: Ian Holmes

  • Results from year 1 INNOVEG Project – Lizzie Sagoo, ADAS
  • Beneficials and Aphid control – Hannah McGrath, Rothamstred PhD
  • Emerger: A new herbicide for carrots. Best practice & key learnings from 2019  – Jack Hill, Bayer

 

Guildhall  Council Chamber
2.40 – 3.00 Rural Urban Divide – Anna Jones, Just Farmers
3.00 – 3.20 Veg Power – Dan Parker
 
3.20 – 3.40  

Break

 

3.40 – 4.30 Markets of the Future

Chair: Michael Barker, Fresh Produce Journal

  • Growing, Processing and marketing vegetables – Simon Pearce, Alfred G Pearce
  • A View from Wholesale – Mark Tate, George Perry
  • Retail Trends – Joe Shaw Roberts, Kantar
  • Panel Discussion
Corn Exchange
4.30 – 4.40 Closing remarks from BCGA Chairman
4.40 – 5.30  

Post Conference Drinks – Onion Bhajis & Beer

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Guildhall
7.00 – 8.00 Pre-Dinner Drinks

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Corn Exchange
8.00 Dinner – 3 course meal

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Dinner wine Kindly Sponsored by

After Dinner Speaker – John Bentley, former English International & Lions Rugby Player

Corn Exchange

 

 

Sponsors

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