Plum Demonstration Centre: Kent

Join us at our first official open day at the Plum Demonstration Centre in Kent where novel mechanical weeders will be demonstrated to growers. 

You will be also given the opportunity to view soil health comparisons and plum training systems. 

1415 – Introduction
1430 – View comparison of mechanical weeders
1500 – Comparison of soil health between Grass, Cover Crop and Facelia Strip
1530 – Tour of site & appraisal of 2019 results of training system/rootstock trial 

The Centre was launched at Fruit Focus 2019 where visitors could view the different training systems being employed and sample some of the fruit from a new very early plum selection from East Malling (P7-38). This October meeting will be the first formal event where plum growers will be invited to the Centre to  assess the soil health and worm counts, view establishment of the rootstock trial and receive a briefing on the early 2019 results including comparative yields, pruning and labour costs in the training trial.

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If you have any questions about this event, please contact us using the details below.


T 01732 843833