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Warwick crop centre open afternoon 18 September

Noon - 4.30pm. There will be a guided early evening tour starting at 5.30 pm.

We will be holding an open afternoon at the Wellesbourne Campus on Wednesday 18 September. Visitors will be able to view our facilities, including field and glasshouse trials, and learn about our research and training opportunities.

The theme for this years event is ‘Vegetable Growing in a Changing World’.

Our changing world is presenting many challenges to the vegetable growing industry. Climate change and extreme weather conditions threaten yields and product quality and lead to new pressures from pests and disease. There is pressure to reduce inputs during crop production and to reduce waste both pre- and post-farm gate.

There are concerns about the impact of food production on the natural environment, including soil health. These, together with changes in diet, and a globally expanding population, are leading us to think about food production systems and our future food security.

Warwick crop centre is using its expertise to address some of these issues and, at the open afternoon, you will have the opportunity to learn about our research through demonstrations and trials on:

  • The Value of Variety
  • Coping with Climate Change
  • Biological Control of Pests and Disease
  • Healthy Soils

You will also be able to view field trials on the control of pests of field vegetable crops, which are part of the SCEPTRE project.

The Open Afternoon and evening tour are free - but numbers will be limited.

For more information and to register, please visit our webpages.