HDC students engaging with TGA

A major focus of HDC’s work is investing in and securing the future skills of our industry. Since its inception in 2000, the HDC PhD Studentship Scheme has helped to deliver practical scientific developments that are both relevant and beneficial to the industry’s priorities. Crucially, the scheme has helped to develop the next generation of technical experts, and delivered high-calibre individuals to the horticulture industry for employment within both the commercial and academic horticultural arenas.

To find out more about the studentship projects funded through the HDC PhD Studentship scheme, please visit www.hdc.org.uk/hdc-studentships

HDC Studentship Conference

The annual HDC Studentship Conference provides the opportunity for HDC funded students to meet with one another, as well as representatives from industry, to discuss and share their horticultural work and get an idea of the types of industry careers that exist.

As well as providing the opportunity for students to visit growers and to learn more about the practical challenges of crop production, the wider industry is welcomed at the Conference which is primarily focused on student/industry liaison and an update on current studentship research progress.

This year’s conference will take place in York on the 16th September. To find out more information and to register your attendance, please click here

HDC students engaging with TGA

This year for the first time, the 2014 UK Tomato Conference will feature a selected number of HDC funded students in a bid to ‘look to the future’ and encourage industry liaison and discussions. The morning session will conclude with a selection of HDC students giving a brief insight into their work, followed by a poster session, and will provide an opportunity for all to meet some of the future innovators in the industry.

HDC continues to fund research to enhance grower business competitiveness and sustainability. If you have research needs that are not currently addressed in HDC projects please contact Dr Phil Morley at the TGA or Dr Debbie Wilson (HDC Research Manager for Protected Edibles) at debbie.wilson@hdc.ahdb.org.uk or on 2047 647 8882. Gracie Emeny has joined the sector as a trainee knowledge transfer manager – for communication matters you can contact her at gracie.emeny@hdc.ahdb.org.uk or on 02476 478 886

Source: TGA's newsletter, written by Julie Woolley julie@britishtomatoes.co.uk

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