Last week's Onion and Carrot Conference in Peterborough presented Allium Seeds UK managing director and Allium & Brassica Centre senior consultant David O'Connor with a lifetime achievement award.
Robert Oldershaw senior, chairman of the UK's largest onion supplier Oldershaw Group, said: "David has been part of nearly every development in onion production over the last 40 years."
The carrot session of the conference also concluded with an awards presentation. Nunhems took the best variety in show prize for Romance, while the innovation award went to Garford for its Robocrop spot sprayer.
An award was also made to British Carrot Growers Association committee member and event organiser David Martin, acknowledging his 20 years in the role.
Full conference coverage in next week's Horticulture Week magazine.