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Water Day at Warwick HRI

Date: Thursday 20 July 2006

Venue: Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne

The UK is becoming a more water-scarce country particularly in the south and east where a significant proportion of horticultural production is based. Demands are rising and horticulture is having to compete with other water users. The Warwick HRI Water Day will provide growers with the latest information on Defra funded R&D that focuses on minimising water use in field vegetable and ornamental crop production. There will also be the opportunity to view Horticulture LINK funded field trials of automated fertigation in vegetable production.

Programme for the Day

10:00 - Arrive and coffee

10:20 - Opening welcome by chairman: David Piccaver

10:30 - Dr Andrew Thompson, Warwick HRI
Breeding for improved water use efficiency

11:00 - Dr Jim Monaghan, Harper Adams University College
Fertigation in vegetable production

11:30 - Trials & posters

12:30 - Lunch

13:15 - Dr Russell Sharp, Lancaster University
The application of advanced irrigation technology in hardy ornamental nursery bed systems

13:45 - Professor Lyn Jones, Dundee University
The use of thermal imagery to schedule irrigation of hardy nursery stock

14:15 - Dr Emma Hennessey, Defra
Overview of the new water programmes

14:45 - Summary and close

To book your free place, please contact Jeanette Horton by email: jeanette.horton@warwick.ac.uk or tel: 024 765 74455