Tree seminar to focus on labour

The HTA Tree & Hedging Group is holding a seminar at HRI Warwick on 9 September focusing on the shortage of labour and improving mechanisation in the sector.

The event, People, Production and Profit!, will include an update from HOPS Labour Solutions and a presentation on labour costs from Will George of ADAS, while guest speaker John Adlam will offer advice on dealing with legislation.

The section concerning mechanisation will feature talks from innovative fruit and vegetable growers who have made efforts to improve the harvesting machinery available to them. Cane fruit and hop grower Edward Thompson of Pixley Berries will discuss how he has mechanically harvested both of these challenging crops.

The event is sponsored by Greenfield Software.

- For further details or to book your place, email or call 0118 930 3132.

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