EVENT: Growing media developments and nutrient management in hardy nursery stock production (Leicester)
Published on 06 August 2019
For many years there has been a gradual move away from peat-based growing media within the industry towards the inclusion of other materials including bark, wood fibre, coir, and green compost.
Join us at this workshop for information on the transition from a dependence on peat to the uptake of a broad range of responsibly sourced growing media.
Event date: 12/09/2019 10:00 - 16:00 Export event
12th September 2019
10am - 4pm
The Rose and Crown
45 Main Street,
Find out about the model that predicts the performance of various raw materials when blended together across a range of different crops.
Growing media and nutrition go hand-in-hand, so there will be an overview of how to use hand-held monitoring devices to track nutrient use in hardy nursery stock. There will also be an introduction to the nutrient management work that has just kicked-off, covering both field- and container-grown nursery stock.
What’s in it for you?
- Information on the transition to responsibly sourced growing media use in UK horticulture
- An opportunity to input into the nutrient management work for hardy nursery stock
- Herbicide performance in new growing media blends
- Demonstrations and displays of real-time nutrient monitoring equipment
- View the field-grown nutrition trial at James Coles and Sons Nurseries
||Coffee, tea and registration at the Rose and Crown, LE7 9PJ
||Introduction and nursery overview
||Wayne Brough, AHDB and Mark Cade, James Coles and Sons Nurseries
CP 138 - Transition to responsibly sourced growing media use in UK horticulture
Project overview, summary of HNS trials and implications for industry
|Dr Sonia Newman, ADAS
HNS 200 - Developing nutrient management guidance for hardy nursery stock
Overview of project and 2019 trials
|Dr Jill England and Elysia Bartel, ADAS
CP 165 - SceptrePlus herbicide persistence and leachability in peat-reduced and peat-free growing media
Herbicide performance in new growing media blends
|Chloe Whiteside, ADAS
||Coffee, tea and refreshments
HNS 193 - Nutrient management in hardy nursery stock
Maintaining quality in container-grown hardy nursery stock
|Neil Bragg, Bulrush Horticulture
||Lunch, then drive to James Coles and Sons Nurseries, Thurnby site, LE7 9QB
Demonstrations and displays:
- CP 138 growing media trial
- Samples from HNS 200 nutrition trial
- Real-time nutrient monitoring equipment evaluated in HNS 193
Followed by nursery tour and refreshments
Travel to James Coles and Sons Nurseries, Gaddesby site, LE7 4XF
View the field-grown nutrition trial
||Close and depart
How to book
To book your place, please visit the AHDB events page.
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