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Technical visit

Visit to Pershore College

Technology developments in horticulture

About

A demonstration of new technologies applied in horticulture including hydroponic systems, laboratory diagnostics, robotics and sensing technologies.

Environment
Biotechnology

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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

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26 Jun 2024 

3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Organiser

  • Hereford and Worcester Local Network

Registration information

Please register to attend.

 

Note that Pershore College Garden Centre is on the same site and is open to the public Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. This is not part of the visit for IET members but those who wished to do so could visit the garden centre before the IET visit  https://wcg.ac.uk/page/1056/contact--opening

Speakers

Professor Roy Kennedy

Head of Department Higher Education (Research and Innovation) - Pershore College

Roy Kennedy has 25 years’ experience researching horticultural and arable crop pathogens. He commissioned and operates 3D Vertical Growing Systems and Agri Tech Technologies used for the development of indoor farming for a range of horticultural crops.  
He has published research on spoilage organisms/mycotoxins in stored grain, root rots (Phytophthora cryptogea) infecting tomato crops and airborne fungi affecting vegetables, edible protected crops and outdoor flower crops. His research has focused on the molecular epidemiology and ecology of crop pathogen populations primarily the development of mathematical models describing their development in crops. Recent research funded by Innovate UK has focused on the development of pathogen detection systems for strawberry spoilage organisms and potato blight. 

Reasons to attend

Please register to attend.

 

Note that Pershore College Garden Centre is on the same site and is open to the public Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. This is not part of the visit for IET members but those who wished to do so could visit the garden centre before the IET visit  https://wcg.ac.uk/page/1056/contact--opening

Location

Pershore College (part of WCG)

Pershore College, Avonbank, Pershore
Pershore
Worcestershire
WR10 3JP
United Kingdom

Programme

Arrive 14:45, report to Pershore College reception

Start 15:00

Expected finish 17:00

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Registration

Please register to attend

Free of charge