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Postharvest Showcase

AHDB Potatoes event

Event date :
Event date: 
Thursday, 27 July, 2017 - 09:30
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SUTTON BRIDGE (Potatoes): East Bank, Sutton Bridge, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 9YD

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The AHDB Postharvest Showcase will provide a unique mix of keynote seminar talks, research information and interactive displays that form part of a BASIS knowledge trail, plus trade and exhibition stands.

The seminar programme includes:

Sensors for early warning of soft rot risk in tubers

James Covington is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. For the last 15 years, he has been developing chemical and biological sensors for detecting a variety of environmental pollutants, biological agents and medical diseases. He has also been heavily involved in the design and development of micro-systems that mimic mammalian sensory systems. James has been working on projects to develop ‘electronic nose’ early warning systems for potato diseases, and is also involved with work on sensor development for potato transport and storage systems.

Processors' viewpoint

Jeff Beever is Chair of the Potato Processors Association’s Technical Committee; he has a depth of knowledge in potato storage developed over many years working for McCain in the UK and Eastern Europe. Within the PPA, he is responsible for leading the technical development programme, which links closely with AHDB levy-funded research and development on processing potato production and storage. He will give an overview of the sector's current thinking on postharvest research.

BREXIT: Is your business ready for 2020?

Jack Watts discusses potential scenarios and steps business owners should take before 2020 to cope with BREXIT and likely impact on their trading practices.

Innovative storage of fruit and vegetable crops

Dr Richard Colgan, University of Greenwich, has over 30 years' experience in crop storage research. Richard’s work has centred on identifying mechanisms to extend the storage and shelf life of fresh produce. He will talk on innovative new methods in the field.

Storage 2020: case studies for improved store performance

Adrian Cunnington of AHDB's Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, highlights case studies from commercial storage research studies by SBCSR that could lead to improvements at your business.

​BASIS Knowledge Trail: interactive displays

​A series of displays, with experts on hand to explain ideas and answer questions, will form a BASIS Knowledge Trail. Displays will include CIPC Stewardship best practice and use of positive ventilation in order to effective use CIPC at the new regulatory levels. Come along to boost your knowledge and gather up some useful BASIS CPD points at the same time.

Trade stands:

Over 20 trade stands will be present at the event, all relevant to the post-harvest arena for crop handling and storage.

At a glance:

·         Post-Harvest Showcase, Sutton Bridge CSR,  Thursday 27 July 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

·         Seminars, workshops and interactive demonstrations and displays.

·         BASIS Knowledge Trail

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