As the industry continues to move away from peat-based growing media, don’t miss this opportunity to familiarise yourself with some of the peat-free alternative materials that are proving successful, including bark, wood fibre, coir and green compost. Join us at Frank P Matthews, growers of over 1.5 million container-grown and bare root fruit and ornamental trees, for a vibrant and educational workshop. Some of the event highlights include:
Chloe Whiteside and Dr Sonia Newman, ADAS, will provide an overview and demonstration of the raw materials being used in the various trials staged at FP Matthews so far.
John Adlam, Dove Associates, will demonstrate new equipment that may offer the potential for real-time monitoring of the nutritional health of crops.
Mike Berry, Mechanical Botanical, will lead discussions on how the growing media blends examined in the trials performed when put through various machinery