UK Vegetable Industry Conference turns focus on sustainability

Profit from sustainability will form the theme of this year's UK Vegetable Industry Conference due to be held on 8 February at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.

The event, organised by ADAS and sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection UK, is aimed at growers, packers and processors as well as suppliers.

John Sedgwick of last year's Vegetable Grower of the Year Award-winner Stewarts of Tayside will explain how the company incorporates sustainability into vegetable production. Also on the agenda, Edward Garner of Kantar Worldpanel will look at how sustainability issues affect consumer behaviour.

NFU chief horticultural adviser Hayley Campbell-Gibbons will also give her views on sustainable growing, as well as providing an overview of the vegetable sector and an update from the Government-appointed fruit and vegetables task force.

For details, see ukveg.adas.co.uk or call 01954 268214.


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