The Leek Growers Association Agronomy Day

Hougham, Lincolnshire

Leek Growers’ Association Agronomy Day

Tuesday 5th February 2019

The Leek Growers’ Association Agronomy Day is to be run in conjunction with the NIAB Field Trials to be held at a site in Hougham, just off A1 near Foston, on Tuesday 5th February 2019. The event has kindly been sponsored by Agility Agriculture and Hazera Seeds.

The morning presentations will be held at The Older Barn Hotel, Toll Bar Road, Marston, Grantham. After lunch attendees will have the opportunity to visit a nearby field in Hougham to viw the variety trials. A small trade exhibtion will be running alongside this event.

Tickets are £10+VAT for LGA members and £50+VAT for non-members.

To register your attendance please email brooke.lovelock@britishgrowers.org.

Programme

10:00    Coffee and View Trade Exhibitions

10:30     Welcome by the Chairman of The Leek Growers’ Association – Tim Casey, LGA Chairman

10.35      Introduction by Agility Agriculture (sponsor)

10:40      Steve Tones, AHDB

11:00     Jack Ward, CEO, British Growers Association Ltd – Brexit

11:20     Luc De Reycke, PCG – Leek Production in Belgium

11:40     Viv Powell, AHDB – SCEPTREplus Update

12:00     Carole Pendle, Pendle PR – TLGA PR Update  

12:20      Closing remarks by Hazera Seeds (sponsor)

12:25      Lunch and View Trade Exhibits

13.45      Bruce Napier, NIAB – Leek Variety demonstration presentation

14:00     Travel to field site

14:15     View Variety Trials in the field

15:30     Close