Asparagus Innovation Day


Asparagus Innovation Day

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The Chase Hotel, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5LH

Join us at the Asparagus Innovation day to hear the latest research on crop protection, discuss innovation in asparagus production and view field demonstrations at Cobrey Farms. 


On the agenda: 

  • Update on crop protection products - Viv Powell, AHDB

  • Improving spray application efficiency - Claire Butler-Ellis, Silsoe Spray Applications

  • Asparagus beetle trials - Rosemary Collier, University of Warwick

  • Sustainable soil management for asparagus production - Rob Simmons, Cranfield University


Field demonstrations at Cobrey Farms will showcase

  • Evaluation of companion cropping for sustainable soil management

  • Grassed waterways for erosion control (landscaping fields for asparagus production)

  • Sensor technologies: potential for crop health assessments

  • Know your root system: importance of root architecture, and how to measure root carbohydrate levels ‘‘Asparagus varieties’ performance – a grower’s assessment’’ 


To read the full programme, please click here.


Book now 


The Chase Hotel, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5LH (11:00 registration for 11:30am start)
Cobrey Farms, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5SG (afternoon field demonstrations)


AHDB are grateful to Cobrey Farms for hosting this event.

Additional Information: 

For Asparagus event handout, click here