WET Centre – Precision technology in soft fruit

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With the coronavirus pandemic leading to multiple cancellations of our regular fruit industry events - including Fruit Focus 2020 - the opportunities for growers, agronomists and technologists to keep in touch with the ongoing demonstration work at The WET Centre are fewer this year. Therefore, the WET Centre partners have found an alternative approach and AHDB will host this live webinar to ensure the industry remains informed.

Joining host Scott Raffle, Knowledge Exchange Manager at AHDB, will be The WET Centre Manager, Mark Else, who will outline some of the results from previous years and how this has led to our 2020 work programme. Mark will explain more about some of the topics in focus this year, including:

  • The cause of increased yields from white grow-bags compared to black bags
  • Mathematical models to predict harvest dates and yields of Class 1 fruit
  • Understanding why row position within tunnels affects yields and fruit quality
  • Refining models to predict the risk of powdery mildew and Botrytis infection
  • New precision fetigation technology for raspberry.

Some of the other WET Centre partners will also be present including Delta-T, Netafim UK and Stoller Europe. Their representatives will explain their involvement in the Centre, the technology they provide and the benefits this brings to the demonstration of best practice in precision irrigation and fertigation

Dial into our webinar on Thursday 2 July at 10am, where you will get the chance to take part in our question and answer sessions throughout the programme.

If you can't make the live webinar, you can still register to receive a recording afterwards.



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

E scott.raffle@ahdb.org.uk

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