The purpose of the panels is to ensure all activities AHDB Horticulture funds are prioritised, in line with strategic aims and of value to and supported by growers and their crop associations.
There are 18 vacancies on five panels across field vegetables, hardy nursery stock, protected edibles and mushrooms, soft fruit and protected ornamentals, bulbs and outdoor flowers.
AHDB horticulture strategy director Steve Tones said: "This is your opportunity to help shape how AHDB responds to the challenges facing your sector.
"Panel members will be at the forefront of cutting-edge thinking in a rapidly developing field of science and technology. You can raise the profile of your sector and help shape specific projects to achieve maximum impact."
Levy-paying growers or their technical staff are being asked to stand for election to support the delivery of targeted and practical results for the industry. Applicants must be endorsed by at least two other levy paying growers to be eligible for consideration.
AHDB horticulture chair Gary Taylor said: "The panels are as relevant now as they have always been as a way for AHDB to engage with the industry about what its priorities should be.
"It’s vital that the panels represent the full spectrum of the industry, as panel members are responsible for ensuring the interests of all growers in the sector are taken into account."
Visit horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/panel to apply by 10 October.
Below are the names of panel members including historical gaps in our panels that need filling. These are vacancies linked to normal turnover of representatives linked to the three year term for the role.
AHDB said: "It is important to note that AHDB Horticulture appreciates their time and effort which keeps the programme of activity as relevant as possible to industry needs.
Neil Cairns Speciality veg crops (cucurbits/asparagus/radish)
Christopher Ashby Vegetable propagation
New role Field-grown leafy salads
David James Clematis and climbers
Bob Hollister Hardy Ferns
Pete Bingham Heathers
Geoffrey Smith Lettuce/celery
James Bean Propagator (edible and non-edible crops)
Phillip Pearson Tomatoes
VACANT Peppers, cucumbers, aubergines and tomatoes
Russell Woodcock Bedding plants (pack and pot grown)
Mike Smith Bedding plants (pack and pot grown)
Ian Lavelle Bedding plants (pack and pot grown)
Seth Walpole General soft fruit production & propagation
Richard Stanley PYO grower
Sandy Booth General soft fruit production
Roger Vogels Soft fruit production - West Midlands
Lindsay Hulme General soft fruit production