Baby leaf salad – a growing resource from field to tunnel
November 8 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Evolving salad genetics, innovation in hydroponics, field cultivation of baby leaf, novel cultivation practices and market trends are to be discussed in this interactive workshop hosted by NIAB.
11:45 Registration and refreshments
12:05 Introduction and welcome – Dr Lydia Smith, Director, NIAB Innovation Farm and Eastern AgriTech Innovation Hub
12:20 Evolving salad genetics for leafy markets – Elsoms
12:45 Commercial field cultivation of rocket and spinach
1:10 Innovation in Hydroponic and soil- free cultivation – Saturn Bioponics
1:40 Break, refreshments and networking
2: 10 Hy4Dense Dutch Belgian and UK partnership to design novel growing systems – Graham Taylor, NIAB
2:35 Maximising growth and photosynthesis under novel cultivation practices – University of Essex
3:05 Changing face of cultivation practices under cover – Hilary North, NIAB
Discussion: Where is the market growing? Are new crops and practice likely to emerge?
4 Basis CPD points will be available for attendees of this event.
Registration for this event is via NIAB bit.ly/BabyleafATW19