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Baby leaf – a growing resource from Field to Tunnel

November 8 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Baby leaf – a growing resource from Field to Tunnel

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 Tea, Fruit and pastries

12:05    Introduction and welcome –  Dr Lydia Smith, Director, NIAB Innovation Farm and 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      Comfort break, tea 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?


November 8
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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