EPSO "Plant Power" event – summary
On Sat, 19th MAY, CPPS led event, Fascination of plants – Plant power was held at the University Botanical Gardens.
Several hundred visitors of all ages came through on the day and were engaged, educated and entertained with a variety of hands-on activities and displays organised by CPPS members. Visitor participation was high and there is a notable interest from exhibitors in running similar events in the future. A more detailed summary including photographs from the day will be published on the CPPS website in due course.
Next CPPS-sponsored events:
THU 28th JUNE: Breakthrough technology: crops for the future
NIAB Innovation farm, 9:30 – 16:30
This joint NIAB Innovation Farm - CPPS event will explore the contribution of new technology such as hybrids and C4 photosynthesis. The morning session will consist of presentations and single slide poster pitches before heading out to view NIAB Innovation Farm field and glasshouse exhibits.
If you are interested in presenting a one-slide pitch, have material that you would like to display at the workshop or have ideas for inclusion in the 2013 programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WED & THUR 13th & 14th JUNE – Cereals event
Boothby Graffoe, near Leadenham, Lincolnshire
Many CPPS members will be exhibiting at Cereals which is the leading technical event for the UK arable industry with over 64ha of stands and live demonstrations by over 470 leading suppliers and up to 30,000 visitors.
TUE 19th JUNE - Cultivating food quality (Sponsored by PBL & Seminis)
Visitor centre, NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE, 10.00-16.00
Find out how demand for crops with a range of end-use properties is driving breeders to explore inherent quality traits such as protein type, starch quality, high milling yield and resistance to pre-harvest sprouting.
To book a place at this event: www.niab.com/shop/item/177
NIAB Innovation Farm is jointly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), industry and academic partners.
TUE 19th JUNE - ADAS Rosemaund Open Day - Focus on Weed Control & Identification
Burnt House Grain Store, Gatsford, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7QW (on A449 not far from Ross), 12:00-16:00
FREE event/Hog Roast
TUE 26th JUNE – Insect Supersense
Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ, start 19:30
'How insects use odours to find mates and food and how we can make use of this.' Part of 'National Insect Week'.