Baby leaf – 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 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?