Time is running out to book your place at the BPOA Spring Conference 2018. This year's event is being held on Wednesday 17th January at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. With a fantastic line-up of speakers, this is one event not to be missed!
We are delighted that the Spring conference 2018 will be opened by Albert Grimm, head grower/ production manager of Jeffery's greenhouses, Jordan, Ontario. Jeffery's is one of the largest producers of pot and bedding plants in this area and they send their plants across the border into the US, (This is one of the organisations that the AHDB / BPOA pot plants study tour visited in October).
Albert will speak about the production of plants to supply this competitive market and how they deal with marketing over long distances, vendor managed inventory ,VMI (or 'pay by scan') and, in a separate talk, how they manage greenhouse environment to produce top quality plants for their market with good shelf life.
You can read more here http://www.jefferysgreenhouses.com/about-us/
In addition we are going to hear from speakers on a range of topics including:
- Labour supply and management,
- Glasshouse environment management;
- Testing water for pathogens
- Bedding and Pot Plant Centre developments
- Variety testing with the RHS.
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To ensure you have a place reserved at this must-attend event for protected ornamentals producers, visit http://www.homegrownplants.org.uk/booking/