BPOA releases technical seminar speaker list

The British Protected Ornamentals Association technical seminar on growing media will include talks from Bulrush, Jiffy, Stockbridge Technology Centre and Roundstone.

Chris Need
Chris Need

To be held at The Oxford Belfry Hotel on 21st January, the seminar -  ‘Muck and Magic’ - will be chaired by Chris Need, BPOA Technical Committee Chair and kick off with a talk by Neil Bragg on The Sustainable Growing Media Task Force projects.

Dr Barry Muholland of ADAS will speak on the transition to responsibly sourced growing media, while Arjan van Leest of Jiffy will talk about use of coir in bedding plant production.  Chris Need will give a presentation on coir in bedding plant production – a grower’s experience. Lyndon Mason of L&RM Consultancy will talk on alternative growing media for boxed lily production.

Dr Simon Pearson of Freiston Associates will talk on practical aspects of diffused light and photoselective coatings and Dr Phil Davis and Dr David George of Stockbridge Technology Centre will look at crop and pest responses to LED lighting.

The final session by Jude Bennison of ADAS and Dr Martin McPherson of Stockbridge will cover MOPS – Managing ornamental plants sustainably. 


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