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VeGIN Stakeholder Meeting December 2021

VeGIN (Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network) Stakeholder Event

Held on Wednesday, 1st December in Microsoft Teams.

VeGIN is an interactive network of researchers and industry leaders, who work together to promote market delivery of improved vegetable varieties using sustainable production systems.

This stakeholder event provided updates on the progress made in the project over the past year, together with insights from our industry guest speaker, Dr Ed Moorhouse (Agri Food Solutions). Input was also sought from participants to ensure that VeGIN continues to address the concerns faced by our stakeholders.

We hope you enjoyed the event, if you have any feedback, would like to disucss a specific problem with us, or suggest a topic for discussion at our next meeting please do get in touch:

Meeting Recording

Meeting Presentations

Please click on the links below to access individual presentations.

14.00 Welcome and Introduction – Guy Barker (Warwick)

14.10 Separating future profitable breeding opportunities from genetic 
cul-de-sacs in the fresh produce sector – Ed Moorhouse (Agri Food


14.45 Integrated Pest Management – Rosemary Collier (Warwick)

15.00 Stress to success: identifying resilient phenotypes in onions and 

Carrots – Olivia Cousins (Harper Adams)

15.10 Progress update on Clubroot resistance in Brassica and Nasonovia

ribisnigri resistance in lettuce – Graham Teakle (Warwick) 

15:20 Developing Resistance to Fusarium wilt in lettuce - John Clarkson (Warwick)

15.30 Resistance to turnip yellow virus (TuYV) in vegetable brassicas – 

Kyle Macleod (Warwick) 

15.40 Update from UK Vegetable Genebank - Charlotte Allender (Warwick)

15.45 Current concerns for discussion and summing up – Guy Barker 



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