This year’s BPOA conference will take place on 17th January at the NFU Conference Suite, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2TZ (following the AGM and dinner held at the Stratford Manor Hotel and you can see the programme below: Download by clicking this link:
EVENT PROGRAMME- BPOA 2018 SPRING CONFERENCE Spring Conference 2018v2
Technical Seminar Agenda 17/01/18
|9:15-9:30||Welcome||Minette Batters||Deputy President, NFU|
|9:30- 10:00||Using greenhouse climate to improve shelf life and garden performance.||Albert Grimm||Production Manager, Jeffery’s Greenhouses,
|10:30- 11:10||Top crop monitoring and greenhouse management.||Peter Kamp||Priva.bv|
|Coffee 11:10- 11:30|
|11:30-12:00||Vendor Managed Inventory and production management.||Albert Grimm||Production Manager, Jeffery’s Greenhouses|
|12:00- 12:20||Current labour supply statistics||Amy Gray||NFU Horticultural Adviser –Ornamentals, Fruit and Glasshouse Crops|
|12:20-12:50||Labour Supply issues and resolving problems for the season.||Sam Zubaidi||Operations and Development Manager- Concordia|
|12:50- 13.10||Labour questions/ discussion|
|Lunch 13:15- 13:55|
|14:00- 14:20||Testing for water borne pathogens||Tim Pettitt||University of Worcester|
|14:20- 14:40||Plant trialling at RHS- Past, Present and Future||Sabatino Urzo||RHS
|14:40-15:00||What’s happening at BPPC this season||Jill England||ADAS|
|15:00- 15:20||Plant health threats to UK horticulture: Xylella and the RHS response.||Gerard Clover||RHS
Head of Plant Health
|Meeting close – 15:30|
Albert Grimm of Jeffrey’s Greenhouses to open Spring Conference
We are delighted that the Spring conference 2018 will be opened by Albert Grimm, head grower/ production manager of Jeffery’s greenhouses, Jordan, Ontario. Jeffery’s is one of the largest producers of pot and bedding plants in this area and they send their plants across the border into the US. (This is one of the organisations that the AHDB / BPOA pot plants study tour visited in October).
Albert will speak about the production of plants to supply this competitive market and how they deal with marketing over long distances, vendor managed inventory (VMI) and, in a separate talk, how they manage greenhouse environment to produce top quality plants for their market.
You can read more here http://www.jefferysgreenhouses.com/about-us/
In addition we are going to hear from speakers on a range of topics including Labour supply and management, Xylella, Glasshouse environment management; Testing water for pathogens and variety testing with the RHS.