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28th CUPGRA Annual Cambridge Potato Conference

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Wednesday, 13 December, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, 14 December, 2017 - 16:00
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Wednesday 13th December – Robinson College, Cambridge
09:30–11:00 Registration and Coffee
11:00–11:10 Welcome John Chinn, CUPGRA President
Session 1 Forecasting the changes Chairman: John Chinn, CUPGRA President
11.10–11:40 Changes in store for agriculture. Peter Kendall, Chair AHDB
11:40–12:10 Policy reform. Allan Buckwell, Institute for European Environmental Policy
12:10–12:40 A view from a food-service perspective. Peter Garbutt, McDonalds
12:40–12:55 Panel Discussion
13:00–14:00 Lunch – Robinson College Dining Hall
Session 2 Opportunities and threats Chairman: James Lee, Honorary Secretary, CUPGRA
14:00–14:40 The marketing outlook for potato products. David Hughes, Emeritus Professor, Imperial College, London
14:40–15:00 Consistency of product. Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF
15:00–15:25 Flavour. Mark Taylor, James Hutton Institute
15:25–15:50 Chemical regulation. Julian Little, Bayer CropScience Ltd
15:50–16:00 Panel Discussion
16:00–16:30 Tea
Session 3 How businesses will cope Chairman: James Harrison, CUPGRA
16:30–16:55 The future for farming. William Martin, ex. NFU Sugar Beet Chairman
16:55–17:20 A German business perspective. Frank Nordmann, Grimme Landmaschinenfabrik GmbH
17:20–17:50 The next generation. Sophie Bambridge, B & C Farming & William Love, Rookery Farm (Walcott) Ltd
17:50–18:00 Panel Discussion
18:00–18:05 Housekeeping
19:15 Potato Barons’ Christmas Feast – St John’s College Dining Hall
After-dinner speaker: Cedric Porter, Supply Intelligence

Thursday 14th December – Robinson College, Cambridge
09:00–10:45 Workshops* - Groups to change at 09:50
10:45–11:15 Coffee
11:15–13:00 Workshops* - Groups to change at 12:05
13:00–14:00 Lunch – Robinson College Dining Hall
Session 4 Mitigation through science Chairman: Philip Kingsmill, CUPGRA Chairman
14:00–14:25 Genetic mapping of agronomic traits in potato. Zewei Luo, University of Birmingham
14:25–14:50 Advances in post-harvest technology and implications for storage. Leon Terry, Cranfield University
14:50–15:15 Future research opportunities. David Firman, NIAB CUF
15:15–15:25 Panel Discussion
15:25 Tea and disperse
*Workshops: the following topics are offered to delegates who should indicate their preferred four when booking.
1. Varietal selection. David Firman, Simon Smart & Richard Webster, NIAB CUF
2. Crop modelling. Marc Allison, NIAB CUF
3. Irrigation scheduling and application. Mark Stalham, NIAB CUF & Andrew Francis, Elveden Farms Ltd
4. Future products and legislation. Stephen Humphreys, Bayer CropScience Ltd & Debbie Winstanley, DWA

Booking site live in September, to register interest please contact Mark Stalham