Elsoms Seeds announces details of its largest ever UK open day event

Elsoms Seeds is this year displaying a wider range of crops than ever before at its autumn vegetable open day event.

The annual showcase of its trials and techniques is proving to be such a hit with growers that it has this year been expanded to include more crop varieties — either as growing plots or lifted samples.

It is also taking place over two days this year, rather than one as in previous years.

The event is being held on the 14 and 15 October, from 9:30am until 5 pm, at its site in Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire.

On show will be new varieties from a range of crops, including brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbages, purple sprouting broccoli, beetroot and leeks.

There will also be trials demonstrating planting dates and density — targeted particularly at baby vegetable production - as well as a brassica herbicide trial showcasing a range of treatments applied by UAP as possible alternatives for the vegetable sector.

Exhibitors providing both technical information and services, and working machinery demonstrations, will also have stands at the event.

Exhibitors include:

  • Warwick HRI (showing research relating to field vegetables, particularly cabbage root fly control)
  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)
  • Plantsystems (with its farm-based weather stations)
  • Fresh Produce Consultancy (GPS soil mapping)
  • The Allium and Brassica Centre (brassica disease monitoring systems)
  • British Sugar/Limex (soil improvers and nutrition)
  • Chandlers Farm Equipment (a range of horticultural equiptment)
  • VHS (Vegetable Harvesting Systems) with automatic transplanters, harvesting rigs and associated specialist equipment. 

NRoSo and Basis points will be awarded to visitors.

For further information about the open days contact Keely Watson at Elsoms on 01775 715 000 or keely.watson@elsoms.com.


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