Salads association invites Ian Crute to speak at conference

Professor Ian Crute, Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board chief scientist, is to be a guest speaker at this year's British Leafy Salads Association (BLSA) conference.

Crute will be speaking to delegates at the biennial event, which this year is taking place on 24 November at the East of England showground in Peterborough, on the future direction of horticultural research.

Dr Julian Little, chairman of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council, is guest speaking about the potential role of GM technology in horticulture.

A trade exhibition is running alongside the conference, named "A Fresh Approach" and this year sponsored by Rijk Zwaan.

Other speakers include Professor Silvana Nicola from Italy and Dr Hans-Christoph Behr, who is providing marketing information on leafy salad crops grown in Europe.

LFor details, call the BLSA on 01507 602427 or email crop.association@pvga.co.uk


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