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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: Growing media developments and nutrient management in hardy nursery stock production (Leicester)

Event date: 12/09/2019 10:00 - 16:00 Export event

12th September 2019

10am - 4pm

The Rose and Crown
45 Main Street,
Thurnby,
Leicester
LE7 9PJ

 

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

Workshop programme

Time Subject Speaker
10:00 Coffee, tea and registration at the Rose and Crown, LE7 9PJ  
10:30 Introduction and nursery overview Wayne Brough, AHDB and Mark Cade, James Coles and Sons Nurseries
10:35

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
11:10

HNS 200 - Developing nutrient management guidance for hardy nursery stock

Overview of project and 2019 trials

Dr Jill England and Elysia Bartel, ADAS
11:40

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
12:00 Coffee, tea and refreshments  
12:15

HNS 193 - Nutrient management in hardy nursery stock

Maintaining quality in container-grown hardy nursery stock

Neil Bragg, Bulrush Horticulture
13:00 Lunch, then drive to James Coles and Sons Nurseries, Thurnby site, LE7 9QB  
14:00

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

All
15:15

Travel to James Coles and Sons Nurseries,  Gaddesby site, LE7 4XF

View the field-grown nutrition trial

All
16:00 Close and depart All

 

How to book

To book your place, please visit the AHDB events page.

 

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