September 22

British Tomato Conference to take place as in-person event again

Join the British Tomato Growers’ Association for this years’ Tomato Conference The 2022 British Tomato Conference.

Due to take place at Warwick University Conference Centre in England, this will be our first in-person conference for several years and is set to be a fantastic event covering some of the most important aspects of protected crop production around themes of sustainability, profitability and technological development. The day will include:

  • An update from NFU’s Lee Abbey on labor issues & current government policy from a Horticulture perspective
  • Energy issues and insights from NFU Energy’s Jon Swain
  • Opportunities for making profit from waste in the supply chain from Dr. Lilly De Gama at WWF/WRAP
  • Tess Howe from The Institute of Agriculture and Horticulture - Succession planning and education in Protected Horticulture
  • Professor Jim Dunwell from the University of Reading will discuss CRISPR and gene editing and its potential for use in GB protected horticulture
  • The future of robotics & automation in GB protected horticulture - where are we, what needs to be done and when will automation be a reality, will be presented by Professor Simon Pearson from the University of Lincoln
  • The challenges and results of 4 years of research into using the ‘native’ bumblebee for pollination in commercial tomato production will be presented by Professor Dave Chandler, Dr Rob Jacobson; Dr. Ken Cockshull
  • Dr. Adrian Fox from Fera Science will update us on the global pandemic of Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus from a GB perspective and demonstrate the latest analytical techniques for growers 

There will also be plenty of opportunities to visit trade stands, network with colleagues and enjoy an evening meal with industry friends old and new.

Register here.

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