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Seed Industry Event 2016

Publication Date: 
3 November 2016

Seed Industry Event 2016: Linking seed and supply chain

3 November 2016: Fairmont St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Biennial conference focusing on the issues that matter for those involved in seed potatoes and the supply chain.

Morning Plenaries:

Overview of seed supply chain: protecting our future

Tony Bambridge, Managing Director, B&C Farming

Improving the seed supply chain for potato retail

James Truscott, Managing Director, Branston Ltd

Brexit: implications for the industry

Peter Hardwick, Head of Exports, AHDB

Brexit Panel: Extended Q&A and discussion on this hot topic

Cedric Porter, Managing Editor, World Potato Markets

Workshops:

Workshop 1: Tackling Blackleg: Special extended workshops examining research, best practice and next steps

Prof. Gerry Saddler, Dep. Head, SASA & Prof. Ian Toth, Controlling Weeds, Pests and Diseases Research Theme Leader, James Hutton Institute

Workshop 2: Storage: Storage control and optimisation – a bespoke session for delegates

Adrian Cunnington, Head of Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research

Workshop 3: Sponsored Workshop: Minimising costs and improving efficiency of potato handling – the latest technologies

Nick Woodcock, Sales Manager, Tong Engineering

Afternoon Plenaries:

Insight into consumer markets

Rebecca Gladman, Consumer Insight Analyst, AHDB

Markets, prices, costs and opportunities

Victor Phaff, Secretary of N-W Europe Potato Group (NEPG), and Director, Phaff Marketing

Challenges in developed and developing markets – a first-hand look

Rufus Pilgrim, Commercial Director, R S Cockerills (and AHDB Potatoes Nuffield Scholar)

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