ADAS/Syngenta vegetable conference to offer advice for fresh produce sector

Tips on how to survive in the fresh produce industry are being given to growers at this year's ADAS/Syngenta vegetable conference.

This year's event is taking place on 1 February in Peterborough and will feature Hugh Baker, managing director of Sherwood Produce, dishing out advice to delegates on how to stay profitable.

Other speakers at the one-day event will include FEC Services commercial director Chris Plackett, who will also give growers some money-saving tips during his presentation entitled Energy Efficiency Case Studies for Field Vegetables Enterprises - A Review of Current Practices.

Defra's Crops Hub head Jeremy Cowper will also speak at the conference, regarding Government's vision for horticulture. Professor Peter Mills of Harper Adams University College is expected to give a talk on preparing the younger generation for a career in the vegetable and food chain industries.

Representatives from event sponsor Syngenta are also giving a presentation to let growers know about the company's latest products for vegetable crops.

- For further details and to book a place at the conference, call Michelle Patching at ADAS on 01954 268214 or email

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