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Soft Fruit Panel information

Soft Fruit Panel information

Soft Fruit Panel

The Panel consists of representatives elected by levy payers, and where appropriate, independent experts are co-opted to provide technical advice. Invitations are also extended to appropriate trade body representatives.

The schedule for the Soft Fruit Panel Meetings is currently as follows (minutes of the open session of previous meetings are available to download after they have been approved by all parties at the subsequent meeting):

DATE

LOCATION

STATUS

MINUTES

10 December 2015

Stockbridge Technology Centre, Selby, Yorkshire

Passed

Download

07 April 2016

East Malling Research, Kent

Passed

Download

06 December 2016

The Abbey Centre, London

Passed

Download

02 March 2017

East Malling Research, The Orchards, New Rd, East Malling, West Malling ME19 6BJ

Passed

Download

05 October 2017 Farmers Fayre, Stoneleigh, Coventry CV8 2LZ Passed Download
06 December 2017 AHDB Boardroom, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2TL Passed Download
06 March 2018 East Malling Research, The Orchards, New Road, East Malling ME19 6BJ Pending Pending

For more information about panel meeting arrangements please contact Rachel McGauley

 

Panel Representation

NAME (CLICK TO EMAIL)

POSITION/KNOWLEDGE            

CONTACT        

Dr Louise Sutherland 

PANEL CHAIR and AHDB Horticulture Board Member 

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Rachel McGauley

Panel Manager and Crop Production System Scientist

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Scott Raffle

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Fruit

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Elected members representing the interests of growers

Sandy Booth          

General soft fruit production

New Forest Fruit, Newhouse Farm, Church Lane, East Boldre, Brockingham, Hampshire, SO42 7WS
T: 01590 612 297

Salih Hodzhov

General soft fruit production

W B Chambers, Belks Farm, Otham Street  , Otham, Maidstone, ME15 8RL
T: 01622 842 602

Lindsay Hulme

General soft fruit production (rhubarb and strawberries)        

E Oldroyd & Sons Ltd, Hopefield Farm, Leadwell Lane, Rothwell, Leeds, Yorkshire, LS26 0ST
T: 0113 2822 245

Ross Mitchell

Soft Fruit Production - Scotland

Murray T Mitchell, Castleton Farm, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, AB30 1JX
T: 01561 320 409

James Porter

Soft Fruit Production - Scotland

East Scryne Farm, East Scryne, Farm, Carnoustie, Angus, Scotland, DD7 6LL
T: 01241 852221

Martin Skarp

General Soft Fruit production

Hall Hunter Partnership, Healthlands Farm, Honeyhill, Wokingham, Berks, RG40 3BG
T: 01189 123 112

Jonathan Lukies     

PYO grower

Cammas Hall Fruit Farm, Needham Green, Hatfield Broad Oak CM22 7JT T: 01279 718777

Roger Vogels

Soft fruit production - West Midlands (tunnel and glasshouse strawberry production)

S&A Produce, Brook Farm, Marden, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR1 3ET
T: 01432 880 235

Andrey Ivanov

General soft fruit production & propagation            

Wilkin & Sons Ltd, Brook Road, Tiptree, Colchester  CO5 0RF
T: 01621 815407

James Waltham

Soft Fruit Production - West Midlands

Haygrove Growing, Redbank, Ledbury, Herefordshire, HR8 2JL
T: 01531 633659

James Wright

Bush Fruit - Blackcurrants

Whittern Farms Ltd, Next End, Lyonshall, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3HZ
T: 01544 340 241

 

Technical & Scientific advisors

David Simpson      

 East Malling Research

T: 01732 523 744

Neil Boonham        

 

Fera

T: 01904 462 332

 

John Atwood        

 

ADAS

T: 01473 823 460

 

Graham Moore       

 

FAST

T: 01795 533 225

 

Richard Harnden   

 

Berry Gardens Ltd

T: 01892 830 495

 

Julie Graham          

SCRI

T: 01382 562 731

Invited Courtesy Panel Members

Amy Gray

NFU, Warwickshire

 T: 024 7685 8500

Rob Saunders H L Hutchinson Ltd, Wisbech, Cambs

   T: 01945 461177