East Kent Fruit Society celebrates David Johnson's contribution to agronomy

David Johnson is to be awarded this year's David Hilton Memorial Medal by the East Kent Fruit Society (EKFS).

Johnson, who is a renowned agronomist and post-harvest physiologist, retired from East Malling Research (EMR) last year.

He worked for EMR for nearly 40 years, in which time he developed pioneering technologies in controlled storage and best practice techniques for top fruit.

The award will be presented to Johnson at the EKFS AGM and dinner, due to be held at Boughton Golf Club on 2 February.

For more information on next month's event, please email traceyrose7@btinternet.com.


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