19 July 2017 - 19 July 2017
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Phone: 01788 892040
WEST MALLING, KENT
Attracting an increasing number of visitors year on year, Fruit Focus brings together more than 1,300 growers and industry professionals. Over 120 leading suppliers exhibit at Fruit Focus. It showcases all aspects of pre-harvest technology, agronomy, machinery and equipment, business information, post-harvest technology and marketing.
Fruit Focus provides a unique opportunity to update on the latest technologies and industry developments, exchange views and network with fellow producers. As well as soft and orchard fruit, vines also feature at Fruit Focus.
2 CPD points are awarded for attending Fruit Focus.
Up to 4 additional CPD points are available for completing any 4 of the following activities.
NFU Fruit Forums
10am NFU - Securing su?cient labour for the horticulture industry
11am NFU - Horticulture in a post-CAP landscape
12 noon UKVA - Vines to Wines: Yield, quality and pro?tability
EMR Research Tours
9.15am LAUNCH OF WET CENTRE
9.30am WET Centre Tours o Antonio Llorente
2.00pm WET Centre Tours o Antonio Llorente 3.00pm WET Centre Tours o Antonio Llorente
An integrated portfolio of high performance, 'state-of-the-art' trickle irrigation technologies for the soft fruit sector designed to improve water use e?ciency, reduce costs and achieve industry leading yields.
2.00pm CONCEPT PEAR ORCHARD Graham Caspell
In 2016, the Concept Pear Orchard which had one system yielding over 70 tonnes per hectare in 2015, su?ered its ?rst drop in productivity. Find out why.
1.00am RESEARCH VINEYARD o Dr Emma Tilston
2.30pm RESEARCH VINEYARD o Dr Julien Lecourt
Planted in 2015, the research vineyard will produce its ?rst crop this autumn. Tours will demonstrate NIAB EMR'S work on the e?ects of soil health, weeds, crop phenology, microclimate, quality and yield of di?erent soil management practice.
Wine Skills Workshops
10.00am & 1.00pm Canopy management - sunlight into wine o Dr Richard Smart
10.30am & 1.30pm Controlling disease for yield and quality o Duncan McNeill
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