Fruit Focus Show Guide 2023

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SHOW GUIDE 2023 T HE INDUS T RY ’S PREMIER F RU I T E V EN T 1 2 JULY 202 3 NI AB E A ST MALLING | KENT F RUIT FORUMS SPONSORED BY NF U AUTOMATION & ROBOTIC S DEMOS NIAB E A ST MALLING RESE ARCH TOUR S NROSO & BA SIS POINTS PROGR AMME FRUIT RESEARCH INNOVATION HUB FRUIT FORUM SPONSOR SIGNAGE CONTENT PARTNER FRUIT RESEARCH INNOVATION HUB THE INDUSTRY’S PREMIER FRUIT EVENT 12 JULY 2023 NIAB EAST MALLING | KENT FRUIT FORUMS SPONSORED BY NFU AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS DEMOS NIAB EAST MALLING RESEARCH TOURS NROSO & BASIS POINTS PROGRAMME GROWING KENT & MEDWAY INNOVATION HUB FRUIT FORUM SPONSOR SIGNAGE SPONSOR CONTENT PARTNER FRUIT RESEARCH INNOVATION HUB FRUIT RESEARCH INNOVATION HUB FRUIT FORUM SPONSOR SEMINAR SPONSOR VISITOR BAG SPONSOR CONTENT PARTNER VISITOR BAG SPONSOR

6 WELCOME FROM NIAB

An oasis of new technical information.

9 WELCOME FROM NFU

The latest political and technical developments.

10 NFU FRUIT FORUM

These informative sessions will give an update on key industry topics.

15 SPOTLIGHT

Interesting articles about products and companies attending the show.

22 FLOORPLAN Map of exhibitors.

34 NIAB RESEARCH TOURS

The tours highlight and share the impressive scope of research at NIAB at East Malling.

36 FRUIT RESEARCH INNOVATION HUB

Latest innovation in fruit research sponsored by Growing Kent & Medway, UKRI & BBSRC.

38 SPEAKERS

40 EXHIBITOR TRADE STANDS

List of companies attending along with contact details.

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jamie.mcgrorty@kelsey.co.uk magazine 4 INTRODUCTION

Everything that a fruit grower needs to improve yield and productivity

Organisers are looking forward to welcoming visitors to Fruit Focus 2023, taking place on 12 July 2023 and hosted by NIAB at East Malling.

This year’s Fruit Focus has everything that a fruit grower needs to improve yield and productivity in the coming seasons: knowledge exchange, purchasing and information-gathering opportunities, networking and fun.

The Fruit Focus Knowledge Exchange 2023 includes a wide range of opportunities for learning and sharing best practice. The NFU Fruit Forum will address pressing topics in the industry including Enabling growth for UK horticulture and Delivering fair supply chains for growers.

In addition, speakers will cover technical topics and the latest research in energy reduction/lighting solutions, robotics and automation, the responsible sourcing of

growing materials, new irrigation tech, integrated pest management, packaging advances and more. The NFU Fruit Forum will host a full schedule of seminars from 9am to 4pm.

New for 2023, the Fruit Research Innovation Hub sponsored by Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), both part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), will be coming together with Growing Kent & Medway to connect businesses across the supply chain with research funding opportunities and expertise.

This is an important opportunity to connect the fruit industry with government funders to help inform the future direction of fruit research and innovation. Special tours start at the Fruit Research Innovation Hub at 10am, 11am and 2pm.

A key returning element of the Fruit Focus

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Knowledge Exchange is the NIAB research tour programme. The expanded line-up of tours will feature NIAB researchers presenting and guiding Fruit Focus visitors on topics from pathology to vines and wines, as well as many subjects in between. The research tours will leave from the meeting point near to the NIAB stand.

The exhibition at Fruit Focus is growing and we are pleased to have over 100 exhibitors showcasing the very best in products and services for UK fruit growers. From the latest in greenhouse construction to the newest biotechnologies, Fruit Focus exhibitors have visitors’ purchasing and information-gathering needs covered. As part of the exhibition, leading companies will be demonstrating their latest technologies on their stands.

Visitors are promised not simply a great deal of information in the well-rounded

and diverse Fruit Focus exhibition but the opportunity to collect both BASIS and NRoSO points at selected exhibitors along the Fruit Focus Knowledge Trail. The knowledge trail stamp card is available from the BASIS and NRoSO stand.

The Fruit Focus team hopes visitors will take time at the event to celebrate the achievements of the UK fruit industry. At 11:45am in the NFU Fruit Forum, the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ David Hohnen and Student Prizes will be presented. These are awarded to students for outstanding levels of dedication and achievement in the field of horticulture and fruit in particular.

Also new for 2023 is an afternoon fruit and wine reception starting at 2pm. Co-hosted by Fruit Focus & Cocogreen, the reception promises music and good company plus UK fruit, wine and cheese to round out the day.

Partners and Sponsors

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Welcome from NIAB

Fruit Focus offers an oasis of new technical information in 2023.

At this time last year, the fruit industry was facing up to soaring costs in all areas of production, a lack of adequate labour to harvest crops, diminishing numbers of authorised crop protection products, pressure to rapidly move towards ‘net-zero’ and uncertainty over fallout from the war in Ukraine. Twelve months on, growers are facing similar issues. One constant in all of this turmoil has been research and the continuing development of new technology to support fruit growers in their quest to remain profitable.

Last year, visitors to Fruit Focus had the

opportunity to view the new facilities that had been developed at East Malling with funding from Growing Kent & Medway, Kent County Council and The East Malling Trust. The new state-of-the-art buildings allow NIAB to collaborate with industry partners to undertake meaningful research that reflects the growing systems used by commercial growers, and in the past year Growing Kent & Medway has commissioned several research projects with NIAB that use these facilities.

This year, visitors can learn more about some of these Growing Kent & Medway funded projects along with the outputs from fruit

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research projects that have been funded by Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Stand 700, Fruit Research Innovation Hub, is dedicated to showcasing some of the most exciting innovations that are being delivered to the fruit industry through funding from these three organisations. There will also be three research tours leaving from this Hub at 10am, 11am and 2pm, to view some of the work in action. Included at the Hub are a 3D food printer, research investigating strawberry and raspberry varietal resistance to SWD, technology to estimate fruit and yield data, new imaging devices, a novel soilless growing medium, information on recycled coir and a system for optimising sticky traps for western flower thrips and whitefly using visual modelling.

NIAB will also be offering its annual research tours, starting from the NIAB stand (500). Visitors to the WET Centre will find out what

we are learning about strawberry row position and how we might increase yields in the leg rows, and about a new model to match nitrogen supply with demand in raspberry. They can also view the performance of the new everbearer strawberry MallingTM Ace. Tree management comparisons and water and nutrition research will be the focus in the Plum Demonstration Centre, while those attending the Vine and Wine tour will meet our new oenologist Dr Belinda Kemp and find out how she plans to support the expanding viticulture industry. The Pathology tour will reveal how NIAB scientists are predicting strawberry infection by Mucor and Rhizopus and the fate of biocontrol agents following application.

These are just some of the exciting new developments that are emerging to support fruit growers, but visitors will also benefit from this year’s vast line up of speakers at the Fruit Forum and from touring round the extensive range of visitors stands.

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Welcome from NFU

The NFU will host two seminars during the day

As the premier event in the fruit industry’s calendar, Fruit Focus is a key gathering that brings UK fruit growers the latest political and technical developments through the ever popular Fruit Forums proudly sponsored by the NFU.

The NFU will, as usual, host two seminars during the day. The first will focus on enabling growth for UK horticulture. On the back of unprecedented cost challenges, labour shortages, and a fall in UK production, this seminar will aim to answer what can be done to deliver the ambition for growth that is shared by both industry and government.

The second session will discuss delivering

fair supply chains for growers. Following the NFU’s calls, the government committed to running a supply chain review into horticulture which can inform future legislative intervention. This seminar will dig into what a supply chain review entails and how growers can get involved, alongside describing NFU activity and priorities for supply chain fairness.

Across the remainder of the programme there is a bit of something for everyone, whether learning about the latest technological developments, managing pest and disease, or improving yields. It’s a great way to make the most of your day. We look forward to seeing you there!

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NFU Fruit Forums

09:00

Learnings from the M&S and Solina Carbon Trust Project

Fresh produce businesses struggling with rising labour, energy and raw material costs can learn from other sectors and embrace digitalisation to overcome strong headwinds.

Jake Norman, a director at OAL, will share learnings from a transformational £2m Carbon Trust project with M&S and Solina which deployed state-of-the-art robotics and automation in the UK to reduce energy consumption by 80% with single-person operation. This will be combined with insights from successful automation deployments in fresh produce at Berry Gardens, Worldwide Fruit and Wealmoor. There will be a demonstration of the software and technologies that provide the foundations for success.

Speaker: Jake Norman, Director – OAL

09:20

The future of robot fruit harvesting

Robots are harvesting fruit around the UK - what works, what doesn’t and how is this technology changing and improving?

Speaker: Ed Herbert, founder and chief operating officer – Dogtooth Techologies

09:40

Advances in greenhouse energy efficiency

Sustainability and energy cost savings are top priorities for fruit growers. This seminar will cover the latest updates on how companies are improving their greenhouse energy efficiency and combatting rising energy costs.

Speaker: Nathanael Dannenberg, commercial director horticulture – Signify/Philips

10:00

Enabling growth for UK horticulture

On the back of unprecedented cost challenges, labour shortages and a fall in UK production, what can be done to deliver the ambition for growth that is shared by both industry and government? Farming Minister Mark Spencer will join to discuss the government’s role in driving growth, followed by the chair of the NFU Horticulture and Potatoes board, Martin Emmett, discussing NFU actions and priorities. The session will also hear from John Shropshire, the chair of the Independent Labour Review, with an update on the review’s findings and its implications for UK horticulture.

Speakers: Mark Spencer, Minister of State for Food, Farming and Fisheries – DEFRA

Martin Emmett, Chair – NFU Horticulture and Potatoes Board

John Shropshire OBE, chair of the Independent Labour Review – G’s Fresh

11:00

Delivering fair supply chains for growers

Following the NFU’s calls, the government committed to running a supply chain review into horticulture which can inform future legislative intervention. Hear from DEFRA’s Andrew Powley, who led the reviews into dairy and pigs, on what a supply chain review entails and how growers can get involved, alongside NFU horticulture and potatoes adviser, Christine McDowell on NFU activity and priorities for supply chain fairness. A video address from leading retail expert Ged Futter from The Retail Mind will provide a view of current challenges the industry is facing.

Speakers: Christine McDowell, director of SALSA Food, agriculture policy adviser – NFU horticulture and potatoes adviser

Ged Futter, director – The Retail Mind

Andrew Powley, team leader in innovation, productivity and science – DEFRA

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11:45

Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Prizes

An opportunity to celebrate the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers’ Student Awards.

Speaker: Chris Bishop, The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers

12:00

NIAB Research Update

The NIAB Research Update will include information on:

• Screening for resistance to spotted wing drosophila in strawberry and raspberry: Adam Whitehouse, senior plant breeder, NIAB

• New research into the biocontrol of strawberry diseases: Xiangming Xu, director of research, NIAB

• The role of landscape complexity in agroecosystem sustainability: Sarah Arnold, entomology research leader, NIAB

• Novel approaches to apple canker management and control: Matevz PappRupar, plant pathology research leader, NIAB

• Development of pheromones for innovative management of forest bug, an emerging orchard pest in England: Francis Wamonje, entomology research leader, NIAB

Speakers: Dr Matevz Papp-Rupar, science project leader – NIAB

Adam Whitehouse, project leader, strawberry breeder – NIAB EMR

Xiangming Xu, director of research – NIAB

Sarah Arnold, applied entomology researcher –NIAB

Francis Wamonje, research leader, entomology – NIAB

13:00

The benefits of a water conditioner

Neil Holmes, soft fruit agronomist with OMEX, will talk about the research and development connected with the DeSaltus 2.0.

Speaker: Neil Holmes, soft fruit agronomist –OMEX

13:20

Responsibly sourcing growing materials

This seminar will explain how growers can ensure they are using responsibly sourced growing media as the industry moves away from peat, which is due to be banned in the commercial sector by 2026.

Speaker: Steve Harper, chief executive –Southern Trident Limited

13:40

Biopesticides: latest technologies to combat a wide range of pests

From bumblees to beneficial insects and mites and nematodes, this seminar will discuss how biological agents and pesticides can increase productivity and yields.

Speaker: Sanne Torfs, product manager biopesticides – Biobest Group

14:00

Tractor-powered electrical weed control in orchards, vineyards and bush fruit

Tom Archer will explore how the RootWave eWeeder uses patented high-frequency electricity to boil weeds from the root upwards, providing a more effective method of weed control than cutting, burning or hoeing the weed above the surface. eWeeding is the only non-chemical solution to provide systemic control of weeds.

Speaker: Tom Archer, director – RootWave

14:00

Afternoon networking reception featuring British wines, fruit & music

Fruit Focus exhibitors and visitors are invited to an afternoon networking reception starting featuring British wines, fruit and music.

Singer: Irie J

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Meet us at Fruit Focus. Our stand number is 30 Get in touch: plantnutrition@icl-group.com ICL are experts in water soluble fertilisers. Crop nutrition you can depend on: • Quality – consistent purity and hassle-free • Knowledge – on-farm expert advice • Innovation – research and tech support • Choice – a solution for every need Your Fertigation Specialists

14:20

Orius Cold plus – recent advances in biocontrol of WFT

This presentation will discuss control of Western Flower Thrips (WFT) using Orius Cold, a more tolerant strain of Orius laevigatus which has proved successful in field scale trials on strawberry crops in Scotland and is being more widely adopted in the UK in 2023.

Speakers: David Thomson, agronomist –Brinkman UK Ltd

Andrew Cranston, technical manager –Brinkman UK Ltd

14:40

Advances in film covering materials for British fruit production

This seminar will talk about some of the advances made in film coverings for British fruit production.

Speaker: Razvan Iftimiciuc, soft fruit accounts manager – XL Horticulture Ltd

15:00

2023 season feedback on novel approaches to IPM in soft fruit

Learn about newly launched soft fruit protection including: a novel ‘push-pull’ system for precision monitoring of the European tarnished plant bug, Lygus rugulipennis, and the common green capsid, Lygocoris pabulinus; a beneficial insect attractant which forms the basis of novel push pull strategies for controlling a range of pest species. Hear also about an effective adjuvant that can reduce insecticide use against spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, by 96% and reduce grower costs by up to 50%.

Speaker: Andy Russell, technical product manager for protected horticulture, UK –Russell IPM

15:20

How to improve your irrigation system and save water

CPD points

BASIS and NRoSO are offering CPD points at Fruit Focus for the BASIS Knowledge Trail and general attendance. You are able to claim your two points for general attendance at the BASIS or NRoSO stands and further points can be claimed through the BASIS Knowledge Trail or NRoSO Knowledge Trail, one point per satisfactory exhibitor visit, seminar or research tour.

In order to claim your points, please complete the questions available on each stand and you will receive a stamp for each satisfactory visit. Please return your completed stamp card to the BASIS or NRoSO stand to pick up your points.

Climate crisis and drought have a severe impact on global agriculture. Having an efficient irrigation system can help reduce costs and the amount of water used while ensuring the yield. Mark Herriman, from Sencrop, will present tips on getting the best out of irrigation solutions by keeping an eye on every element that has an impact on efficiency: evapotranspiration, solar radiation and temperature.

Speaker: Mark Herriman – Sencrop

15:40

Celine – a lab in the glasshouse

This session will cover a new nutrient analysis system, ‘Celine’. Celine is “a lab in the glasshouse” giving growers nutrient analysis results on drip and drain within 20 minutes as opposed to seven to 10 days when sending samples to the lab. Celine allows growers far more accurate ‘feeding” of their crops, which should improve yields and reduce waste.

Speaker: Remco Zuijderwijk, specialist digital tools – Royal Brinkman NL

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Highest quality specialist fertilisers

UK manufacture Hortifeeds prides itself on producing the highest quality specialist fertilisers.

The company’s specialist fertilisers and bio-stimulant products support crops through every stage of development. Working with some of the leading growers in the UK, Hortifeeds produces a wide range of products that include liquid, water soluble and granular fertilisers suitable for any growing situation.

Below is a selection of Hortifeeds’ leading products:

HORTIMIX

A range of water-soluble fertilisers specially formulated for soft-fruit crops grown in a wide range of substrates or soil. Mixes are designed for both hard and soft water and with generous magnesium and trace element levels to suit specific crop requirements.

HORTIHYDRATE BIO

A high performance, environmentally friendly wetting agent formulated from a unique blend of sustainable ingredients.

HORTIBOOST

A powerful package of 20 essential aminoacids, humic acid complex, seaweed and major and minor nutrients.

AMĒTROSTM

Powered by Plant Impact’s CaT TM technology, AmētrosTM leads the market for optimisation and distribution of calcium.

HORTIPHYTE

A highly mobile phosphite fertiliser that increases crop resilience and improves rooting and nutrient uptake.

HORTIHYDRATE PRO

Hortifeeds’ powerful new specialised horticultural wetting agent, ideal for use both in coir and other substrates.

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For a comprehensive guide to Hortifeeds’ products visit www.hortifeeds.co.uk STAND 504

SUPPORTING THE BRITISH FRESH PRODUCE

INDUSTRY with automated tray sealing and crate loading solutions, local service support and ground-breaking plastic saving initiatives.

E: sales@gmondini.co.uk

T: 01785 812 512

VISIT STANDONUS STAND 216

Bringing innovation to the British fruit industry

The past 18 months have seen G.Mondini launch a brand new wave of exciting innovations to support British growers in overcoming the challenges they currently face.

From the high speed Trave Fresh tray sealer range to the new compact plug-and-play tray sealer - The Cigno - and the market-leading MCL Crate Loading robot range, G.Mondini’s solutions support British growers with their production through increased automation and flexibility, reduced labour and improved product compliance.

Fourteen strategically located G.Mondini Technicians across the UK guarantee rapid

response times, reliable service and optimum machine performance and are supported by G.Mondini’s central UK stock holding of spare parts.

Exclusively for the fresh produce industry, G.Mondini is currently offering a free production line review to get growers’ lines optimised for the next British season.

To find out any more about G.Mondini’s range, after-sales support or to book a free production line review, get in touch with the team or visit them on stand 216.

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Call Andrew on 01785 812512 www.gmondini.co.uk STAND 216
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• Concrete frame and steel frame repairs
• Internal stainless-steel drainage
• Insurance and general repairs
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• Guttering and repairs G. J. ELGAR CONSTRUCTION Ltd

Satisfaction for customers

Building specialist G J Elgar Construction is beginning to be well known in the world of viticulture after building a winery for Sussex grower and wine producer Artelium.

The Kent-based construction company, with over 30 years’ experience in the agricultural and industrial sectors, began work on the project in 2021, stripping the old asbestos fibre cement roofing material using trained and certified staff.

“We then removed the existing single skin metal sheets from the walls and stacked them for the clients to re-sell after pointing out that the sheets were valuable and could help offset the cost of the project,” explained director Neil Elliott.

“We then supplied and installed 120mm thick composite roof sheets and 80mm thick wall sheets that gave our client the U-values they needed to keep the wine at the correct temperature.”

G J Elgar Construction then supplied and fitted concrete wall panelling and installed the high-spec stainless steel drainage needed for the wine-making equipment. “This was a bit of a challenge because of the geography of the building so we needed to alter a number of levels to meet the customer’s requirement 100%,” Neil went on.

Since completing the winery for Artelium, G J Elgar Construction has built another winery in Ham Street near Ashford.

“We now have another order for a winery in East Sussex thanks to a word-of-mouth recommendation and the satisfaction we have given our customers,” Neil added. “We are committed to delivering quality buildings for wine makers throughout the South East and making the most of the upsurge in viticulture in this part of the world.”

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www.gjelgarconstruction.co.uk STAND 110
engagecropsolutions.com Come and see us on Stand 512 and find out why 12 July 2023 at NIAB at East Malling Engage are leading the way in Fruit Nutrition and Crop Enhancement

The evolution of stress reduction technology

At the 2023 Fruit Focus, ENGAGE will be highlighting the benefi ts of new Fortify Maxx™. Building on the success of the Fortify platform, Fortify Maxx™ introduces a new technology, phenophite plant extracts. Unique to ENGAGE, phenophites increase the natural production of phenolic compounds and secondary pathways to dramatically limit a plant’s susceptibility to stress.

Research by Engage over past years has proved that the stimulation of plant pathways can help plants limit damage from stress, phosphites being just one well-known example. Fortify Maxx™ takes the research further by using natural extracts rather than inorganic substances.

New research across the world suggests that naturally elevating production of these compounds has far greater potential health benefits to plants than using an inorganic version and can stimulate multiple antistress pathways.

Phenolic compounds work as antioxidants against oxidative stresses such as temperature extremes, deficient or excessive water, high salinity, heavy metals, ultraviolet radiation and pathogenic pressure.

The phenophites in Fortify Maxx™ have been shown to work in conjunction with a nutrient package to significantly reduce the effects of these stresses on a plant’s growth and development.

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For more information on Fortify Maxx™ visit www.engagecropsolutions.com STAND 512
SHOW GUIDE 2023 22 OrganisersOffice 628 614 630 608 644 609 631 Toilets 616 646 Fruit Research Innovation Hub 700 Organisers 612 Fruit Ice Cream Afternoon Reception Catering & Networking sponsored by Cocogreen 649 610 632 704 312 308 312 304 302 300 220 218 216 214 213 212 210 208 206 204 202 200 112 110 108 106 710 104 102 664 46 44 42 40 38 36 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 634 662 660 658 656 654 652 650 402 626 ADAS Horticulture 220 Agricare UK 218 Agri-Tech Services 300 Agrovista (UK) 200 Antobot 609 ArborAgri 660 Avodemia Limited 32 BASF Plc 40 BASIS Registration 306 Bato Plastics B.V 26 Bayer Crop Science 6 Beekenkamp Verpakkingen BV 624 Berry Bpi Agriculture 662 BigSis 652 BioAtlantis 614 Biobest UK 14 Bioline Agrosciences 302 Botanicoir 518 Brinkman UK Ltd 600 Cambridge HOK 402 Catering - Ice Cream 628 Cereals Fruit Focus UK 650 CMW Horticulture Ltd 508 Cocogreen (UK) 22 Concordia UK Ltd 606 Current Lighting 608 Daymsa 646 Dejex Supplies 312 Dogtooth Technologies 610 Duke Electrical Services 616 Elsoms Seeds 512 Engage Crop Solutions 24 Evenproducts Limited 4 EverySprout 210 Exporta 664 Fargro 602 Flevoplant 204 Fox Robotics 700 Fruit Research Innovation Hub 110 G.J. Elgar Construction Ltd 216 G. Mondini 44 Geoquip Water Solutions 654 GoPlasticPallets.com 214 Graphic Packaging International 656 Hadlow College 604 Hampton Steel 702 Haygrove 644 Hermens Fruitsystems 504 Hortifeeds 30 ICL Growing Solutions 104 IMA Greenhouses 634 IrriSmart 16 James Hutton Ltd 208 Jiffy Products Ltd 106 Kirkland UK 304 Koppert Biological Systems 213 Kroptek 10 Legro 408 Metazet FormFlex 18 Meteor Systems 601 MM Packaging 516 Mobitech Lift Trucks 38 MorePeople 206 Natura Grow 642 Natural Resources Institute (NRI) 412 Netafim UK 506 New Leaf Irrigation 500 NIAB / Malling Fruits 638 Northern Polytunnels 112 NP Seymour 40 NRoSO 42 NSTS 410 Omex Horticulture 612 OnePay 649 Packaging Automation Ltd 622 Pelemix Ltd 102 Plantex 658 Pro-Lite Technology 514 Proseal UK 704 Protech Future Ltd 202 R.A.B.I 520 RootWave 12 Russel Bio Solutions 12 Russell IPM 308 Saga Robotics / Thorvald 8 Sencrop 46 Soil Scout 2 South East Farmer 28 Southern Trident 640 SSI Schaefer 710 Suits Me 36 The Fruit Grower 212 T- mex Express 642 University of Greenwich (UoG ) 20 UPL Europe 618 Van Den Elzen Plants 636 WaterUK 630 Westrock 108 Wolky Tolky 502 Woodland Trust 104 XL Horticulture
23 SHOW GUIDE 2023 608 606 604 602 600 644 642 640 618 636 626 622 638 Wet Centre Expansion 624 NFU Fruit Forum 601 Entrance to Wet centre Entrance & Registration Wet Centre (Raspberries) Wet Centre (Strawberries) Wet Centre (Strawberries) 520 518 516 514 512 506 504 502 508 704 500 702 4 2 412 410 408 406 404 Floorplan
Modus UK Limited (trading as ‘OnePay’) is a companyregistered in England andWales(No. 05934955). Registered address: MayfieldHouse, LowerRailway Road, Ilkley,West Yorkshire, LS29 8FL. The OnePaycard is issued by PSI-PayLtd pursuant to a license byMastercard® International Incorporated PSI-PayLtd is authorised andregulated by the Financial Conduct Authorityof the United Kingdom under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (registerreference 900011) for the issuing of electronic money Mastercard isa registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademarkofMastercardInternational Incorporated. Using the OnePaycard and account issubject to our terms & conditions that can beviewed and downloaded atwww.onepay.co.uk/terms-conditions © OnePay Do your workers struggle to open a UK bank account? At OnePay we provide an alternative solution to pay your workers in a fast and secure way. Simple set up for you and your workers Dedicated account management support A digital portal for easy worker onboarding and access to information An in-house multi-lingual customer support 24/7 account access via the customer app and portal Use your OnePay card wherever Mastercard® is accepted And for your workers: onepay.co.uk/forbusiness sales@onepay.co.uk Follow us Discover how OnePay can support your business Visit us at Stand 612 , scan the code to contact our Sales Team or call us on 0113 320 1466 The OnePay card is issued by PSI-Pay Ltd pursuant to a license by Mastercard® International Incorporated. PSI-Pay Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (register reference 900011) for the issuing of electronic money. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. Using the OnePay card and account is subject to our terms & conditions that can be viewed and downloaded at www.onepay.co.uk/terms-conditions. Modus UK Limited (trading as ‘OnePay’) is a company registered in England and Wales (No. 05934955). Registered address: Mayfield House, Lower Railway Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8FL.

An alternative way to pay workers

OnePay was established in 2006 as a fast, supportive, and alternative way to pay workers, especially seasonal worker scheme employees who sometimes struggle to find a provider that will not only accept their wages but has the facility to deposit their HMRC cheques at the end of their six-month placement.

Account Now Verify Later – OnePay does not require workers to complete any identification verification at point of application, something that has already saved hundreds of UK businesses time when needing bank details quickly.

For Businesses – OnePay offers a secure,

digital engagement platform which supports multiple application options, offers quick, easy access to workers’ details and provides dedicated client relationship and servicing teams.

For Account Holders – Benefits include a multilingual app, online portal and automated telephone system as well as a dedicated multilingual customer services team waiting to take their calls.

Fruit Focus visitors can talk to One Pay on stand 612, where they will have the opportunity to learn about their solutions and the services available for both account holders and businesses.

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Contact OnePay on 0113 320 1466, email sales@onepay.co.uk or visit www.onepay.co.uk/forbusiness/contact_us STAND 612
Avon Works, Cranbrook, TN17 2PT • 01580 712200 • sales@npseymour.co.uk • www.npseymour.co.uk The UK's leading specialists in new and used tractors, machinery and equipment for fruit, hop and vine growers. Plus spare parts, service, repair and after sales care. See you at Fruit Focus on Stand 112

Revolutionising the application of natural enemies

The UK’s leading specialist tractor and machinery dealership, NP Seymour, will showcase its innovative, fully-electric, variable-rate beneficial insect applicator on stand 112 at this year’s Fruit Focus.

Soft fruit growers attending the show on 12 July 2023 will be able to see the machine, which has been developed in partnership with Bioline AgroSciences.

Unlike the other beneficial insect applicators available to growers, the battery-powered Bio Applicator, which can be towed by a quad or any small compact vehicle, features a cooled hopper.

This prevents certain insects, mainly

Phytoseiulus, from rising to the top when warm, thus keeping the natural enemies well mixed and making consistent application easier.

Claire Seymour, director at NP Seymour, said: “All units are made to order and can be designed and built to meet each grower’s specific systems, with the option for up to eight application outlets. We look forward to meeting visitors at Fruit Focus again this year.”

The Kent-based dealership will also be displaying a range of machines suitable for top and soft fruit growers, such as a new Gen3 Fendt 207 V Profi Vario, Fischer’s ultracompact GL4 mower and various mechanical weeding options.

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www.npseymour.co.uk STAND 112

UK’s leading supplier of biological crop protection

Fargro is respected as the UK’s leading supplier of biological crop protection and integrated pest management (IPM) products for horticulture. We understand IPM and are focused on offering the best controls to suit your business.

Our experts have been leading the way in providing the most effective modern methods against protecting pests and disease in a sustainable way with minimal environmental impact.

We offer

█ Customer specific IPM programmes

█ Full product technical support

█ Agronomy advice

01903 256 856

technical@fargro.co.uk

VISIT US ON STAND 664 AT FRUIT FOCUS

Protecting against pests and diseases

Fargro is respected as the UK’s leading supplier of biological crop protection and integrated pest management (IPM) products for horticulture. Fargro understands IPM and is focused on offering the best controls to suit growers’ requirements.

A healthy growing business must maximise its yield. For many years Fargro experts have been leading the way in providing the most effective modern methods of protecting against pests and diseases in a sustainable way with minimal environmental impact.

The team at Fargro prides itself on offering tailored, customer-specific IPM programmes, full product technical support and agronomy advice.

Growing businesses need support. Whether that means quick delivery of the highest quality and most reliable products, materials and equipment, helping growers protect crops from pests and diseases or access to flexible financial solutions, Fargro can help. With more than 76 years’ experience of supporting growers, we have developed deep knowledge and expertise.

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Contact the Fargro technical team: 01903 256856 Email technical@fargro.co.uk | www.fargro.co.uk STAND 664

Carpovirusine

Biological control of codling moth in top fruit

• Biological insecticide for effective control of codling moth larvae in apples and pears

• UV resistant formulation providing persistent effect

• Zero residue and minimal impact on beneficials

• Flexible timing of application – from fruit set to 1-day pre harvest

• Suitable for organic and IPM programmes

www.npp-ag.com

UPL Europe Ltd, Engine Rooms, 1st Floor, Birchwood Park, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6YN

T: +44 (0) 1925 819999 E: info.uk@upl-ltd.com : @upl_uk

Mapp No. 15243. CARPOVIRUSINE is a SC formulation containing containing Cydia pomonella Granulosis Virus M (CpGV-M) 1013. CARPOVIRUSINE is a registered trademark of UPL. © UPL Europe Ltd 2023. Use plant protection products safely. Always read the label and product information before use. Pay attention to risk indications and follow the safety precautions on the label.

Is now the time to explore alternative solutions to codling moth control?

One of the major insect pests in the UK for top fruit growers, Codling moth (Cydia pomonella), is becoming a growing threat to profitable fruit production. The lepidoptera pest causes significant damage to fruit when the adult moth emerges from winter to breed and lay eggs. The emerging larvae burrow into fruit looking for the seed, causing dropped and graded out fruits.

Normally only able to complete a single lifecycle per season, the pest could be relatively easily controlled, but with a warming climate, second generations of this pest are becoming more common, requiring an increasingly robust control strategy.

The challenging regulatory landscape, however, has seen recently relied upon actives such as methoxyfenozide lost and the future for others far from certain, making full control harder to achieve. Increasingly, growers are looking to rely on building and protecting natural populations of beneficial insects to protect fruit from damage, but these can be overwhelmed, and the use of non-selective insecticides is not compatible with this approach.

Pressures are also increasing on growers to reduce pesticide inputs and residues while still producing high quality produce, not only from regulators but also from retailers and processors whose customers are increasingly demanding more sustainably produced products.

Fortunately, there are tools compatible with the changing environment that can help growers with these significant challenges, and with the tool box looking set to tighten significantly over the next few years, growers are increasingly looking to utilise biological control products like Carpovirusine.

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Chemical-free SWD control promises a season-long solution

BigSis is the British agritech start-up with a world-first solution for chemicalfree control of spotted-wing drosophila (SWD).

By regularly releasing factory-reared sterile male insects into crops, the company says SWD populations can never reach economically significant levels.

A successful £4.5m Series A funding round, closed after Fruit Focus 2022, has enabled BigSis to work on scaling up its pilot production line into an operational microproduction unit, necessary to produce the millions of sterile insects required weekly to roll out the service to English berry and cherry growers.

“Sterile insect technique (SIT) is well-established,” said founder Glen Slade, “but it’s been too expensive and also impractical at field scale. Our non-GM, automated rearing system slashes the cost by around 90%.

“That puts seasonlong, chemical-free SWD control within every fruit grower’s reach.”

Trials conducted with Berry Gardens Growers and NIAB confirmed the novel control option’s ability to deliver a 91% reduction in wild SWD numbers.

Fruit Focus attendees can learn more about the chemical-free, season-long solution, which will in future be available both directly and through accredited partners. BigSis provides its solution as a service, making regular insect releases to provide more effective, sustainable control than chemicals without imposing additional labour demands on growers.

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www.bigsis.tech STAND 662

NIAB Research Tours

The scope of research carried out at NIAB at East Malling ranges from new varieties through to pest control and water efficiency. NIAB research tours showcase this research and development throughout the day at Fruit Focus.

THE WET CENTRE TOUR

The WET Centre was established at East Malling in 2017 with the aim of demonstrating water efficient technology (WET), water use efficiency and modern growing systems in strawberry and soft fruit production.

Funded by technology companies including Berry Gardens Growers, Cocogreen, Delta-T, Netafim, Stoller, Yara, Hutchinsons and Weatherquest, the purpose and use of the centre has evolved to investigate rainwater harvesting and re-use, substrate mixes and bag colour, crop microclimate, venting systems, nitrogen demand models and predictive models to improve crop forecasting.

PLUM DEMONSTRATION CENTRE TOUR

Previously supported by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, The Plum Demonstration Centre is now funded directly by the principal UK commercial plum growers and marketing groups who are leading and directing the work programme in collaboration with the Crop Science and Production Systems team at East Malling.

Of particular interest to the new funders is water use efficiency, optimising nutrition, optimum timing of tree management and its impact on yields and quality.

VINE AND WINE RESEARCH TOUR

Grapevine and wine science research at East Malling is funded by UK wine producers to study topics and challenges that are relevant to the UK wine industry. Established in 2016, NIAB research scientists have been testing and demonstrating training systems, rootstocks and varieties, mechanical weed control, fertigation and frost mitigation systems.

The past year has seen the building of a new and expanded winery and the appointment of a new oenologist, Belinda Kemp, to work with the industry and direct the research science to meet growers’ and winemakers’ needs.

PRODUCE QUALITY CENTRE TOUR

Visit the Produce Quality Centre to learn about some of the latest innovations in fruit handling and storage. The technologies on-show have been developed with funding from Innovate, AHDB and industry partners, including Storage Control Systems Ltd, JD Cooling Ltd and Ozone Industries Ltd, as well as many grower partners.

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The tour will include an explanation of how monitoring produce response to storage environments enables NIAB to optimise packaging solutions and tailor storage atmospheres for both short and long-term storage. There will also be a demonstration of the advantages of gaseous ozone treatment within retail packs and an introduction to an ongoing project to optimise in-field cooling of soft fruit.

PATHOLOGY RESEARCH TOUR

With fewer authorised fungicides available for use, soft fruit growers need alternative approaches both to predicting the risk of pathogen infection and to controlling pathogens once they have infected soft fruit plants.

NIAB scientists at East Malling are being funded in various projects to improve understanding of pathogens and how

to optimise the efficacy of biofungides. Visitors will find out more about how NIAB is predicting infection by Mucor and Rhizopus using climatic conditions and pathogen inoculum levels.

They will also learn how NIAB is working on three commonly used biological control agents in strawberry to obtain ecological knowledge and to develop models to predict their fate in the environment following their application, so that they can be used at the optimum time.

FRUIT RESEARCH AND INNOVATION TOUR

Join this tour to hear about the UK funding landscape and how Growing Kent & Medway and wider UKRI agencies are supporting fruit research. As well as the latest ag-tech and robotics, visitors will see trials and research demonstrations in the glasshouse, vineyard and orchard funded by Growing Kent & Medway.

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Research Tour Schedule Timing WET Centre 10:00 Fruit Research Innovation 10:00 Pathology Research 10:30 Plum Demonstration Centre 11:00 Fruit Research Innovation 11:00 Produce Quality Centre 11:30 WET Centre 12:00 Vine and Wine Research 12:00 WET Centre 14:00 Fruit Research Innovation 14:00 Pathology Research 14:30 Produce Quality Centre 15:00

Latest innovation in fruit research

The Fruit Research Innovation Hub can be found at stand 700 during Fruit Focus, East Malling, Kent on Wednesday 12 July. Three tours to see the research exhibits will also take place throughout the day at 10:00, 11:00 and 14:00. Leaving from stand 700, they will give visitors a chance to see the latest advances in agri-technology, pest and disease research and sustainable innovation.

Growing Kent & Medway, Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are joining forces for the fi rst time at this year’s Fruit Focus.

The Fruit Research Innovation Hub will demonstrate how it invests in innovation for the UK’s fruit sector by supporting discovery science and its translation into commercial use.

Visitors to Fruit Focus on 12 July at East Malling, Kent, will be able to explore cuttingedge research and innovation projects that have been funded to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the fruit sector.

On display will be the latest near-market advances in agri-technology, from spectral imaging with artificial intelligence to machine learning for predicting optimum

fruit harvest periods. There will be an opportunity to see how the industry’s understanding of new and emerging pest and disease threats is moving forward. The state-of-the-art research facilities at four Kent-based organisations will also be demonstrated.

Dr Nikki Harrison, programme director, Growing Kent & Medway, said: “By responding to the needs of local businesses and investing in the capabilities of our regional research organisations, the Kent and Medway region is emerging as an international leader for sustainable horticultural research.

“The Fruit Research Innovation Hub is a great opportunity to see the impact that national and place-based funding is making for both the sector and the region. The hub will demonstrate the advantage and value to UK businesses that collaborative funding approaches can deliver.”

Dr Katrina Hayter, executive director, healthy living and agriculture domain at Innovate UK, said: “Collaboration and knowledge sharing are central to the development of innovative ideas and to moving them from the drawing board to real life.

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“Our Fruit Research Innovation Hub will allow us to showcase some of our success stories and engage with a range of experts and potential funding applicants from across the industry who can come together and each play their own key role in helping to develop the food sector of the future.”

Dr Karen Lewis, executive director for capability and innovation at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), said: “We share the ambition of growers to invest in collaborative research and development that will contribute to supporting the sector in progressing its economic, societal and environmental goals.

“At the Fruit Research Innovation Hub we will be showcasing research projects from researchers across UK universities and institutes which aim to help address some of the most pressing challenges facing

horticulture and fresh produce.”

Some of the projects on display will include:

• Fotenix Limited: Integrating advanced camera hardware, 3D multi-spectral and laser-dot technology and AI services to enhance UK food production (Innovate UK)

• Machere Ltd: Identifying organic liquid fertilisers for aeroponic systems (Growing Kent & Medway)

• Air-seq: A revolutionary technology developed by Earlham Institute that uses DNA sequencing to provide early warning of airborne pathogens (BBSRC)

• University of Greenwich and NIAB, East Malling: Pheromone of Apple Sawfly, developing new tools to manage a re-emerging Pest (BBSRC).

Whether you’re new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, here’s why YOU need to be there:

◆ Visit our wine tasting hub with 100+ of the best UK wines

◆ See our diverse range of exhibitors

◆ Join informative seminars

◆ Chat with industry experts

◆ Take part in Ma hew Jukes’ structured tasting session for just £20

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The Vineyard & Winery Show an unmissable anyone working in the UK and abroad. The Vineyard & Winery Show owners, winemakers and growers opportuni to keep up to date meet with suppliers & allied trades industry as well as having the chance players in the UK wine marketplace. FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES You will be able to meet with industry experts, technology and view demonstrations of the Come and taste some of the UK’s best wines producers are making their wines available for FREE SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS Giving you the chance to learn from industry leaders how they built their businesses. Expert speakers winemaking and marketing topics. In association with 2023 SEMINARS | WINE TASTING MEET INDUSTRY EXPERTS 22nd November 2023 Kent Event Centre, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF
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Speakers

Tom Archer Director ROOTWAVE

Sarah Arnold Applied Entomology Researcher NIAB

Chris Bishop Upper Warden The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers

Andrew Cranston Technical Manager Brinkman UK

Nathanael Dannenberg Commercial Director Horticulture Signify

Martin Emmett Chair NFU Horticulture and Potatoes Board

Ged Futter Director The retail mind

Steve Harper CEO Southern Trident Limited

Ed Herbert Founder & COO Dogtooth

Mark Herriman SENCROP

Neil Holmes Soft Fruit Agronomist OMEX

Razvan Iftimiciuc Soft Fruit Accounts Manager XL Horticulture Ltd

Christine McDowell Director of SALSA Food, Agriculture Policy Adviser NFU Horticulture & Potatoes Adviser

Jake Norman Director OAL

Dr Matevz Papp-Rupar Science Project Leader NIAB

Andrew Powley Team leader in Innovation, Productivity and Science DEFRA

Andy Russell Technical Product Manager for Protected Horticulture, UK Russell IPM

John Shropshire OBE Chair of the Independent Labour Review G’s Fresh

Mark Spencer Minister of State for Food, Farming and Fisheries DEFRA

David Thomson Agronomist Brinkman UK Ltd

Sanne Torfs

Product Manager Biopesticides Biobest Group

Francis Wamonje Research Leader - Entomology NIAB

Adam Whitehouse Project Leader, Strawberry Breeder NIAB EMR

Xiangming Xu Director of Research NIAB

Remco Zuijderwijk Specialist Digital Tools Royal Brinkman NL

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Working demonstrations

See the latest in machinery, robotics and automation at Fruit Focus 2023. It is the perfect place to find the latest technologies in action. Outside the programmed demonstrations, exhibitors are on hand to discuss machinery and equipment requirements, allowing visitors to make the right investment for their business.

Afternoon fruit and wine networking reception

If you registered for Fruit Focus 2023 online, you are cordially invited to a special afternoon networking reception at Fruit Focus 2023 at 2pm featuring British wines, fruit and music. Your registration will serve as your reception RSVP.

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Exhibitors

626 ADAS HORTICULTURE

Spring Lodge, 172 Chester Road, Helsby, Cheshire WA6 0AR www.adas.co.uk

220 AGRICARE

Cooting Road, Aylesham Industrial Estate, Canterbury, Kent CT3 3EP 01304 842280 sales@agricareuk.com www.agricareuk.com

218 AGRI-TECH SERVICES (UK) LTD

Shefford Hardwicke Farm, Bedford Rd, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5NU 01462 813303 sales@agri-tech.co.uk www.agri-tech.co.uk

300 AGROVISTA UK LTD

Rutherford House, Nottingham Science and Technology Park, University Boulevard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2PZ 0115 939 0202 enquiries@agrovista.co.uk www.agrovista.co.uk

200 ANTOBOT

BIC 011, Arise Alan Cherry Drive, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ www.antobot.ai

609 ARBORAGRI LTD

Whiteway Head, Knowbury, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 3LE 01584 890913 sales@arboragri.co.uk www.arboragri.co.uk

660 AVODEMIA LIMITED

Ruiru Town – Kiambu County, Off Thika Super Highway, Nairobi, KENYA www.avodemia.com

32 BASF PLC Exchange, 4th and 5th Floors, 2 Railway Road, Stockport, Manchester SK1 3GG www.agriculture.basf.com/global/en.html

40 BASIS REGISTRATION LTD

St Monica’s House, 39 Windmill Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1EY 01335 343945 michele@basis-reg.co.uk www.basis-reg.co.uk

306 BATO PLASTICS BV

Munterij 2, PO Box 146, Zevenbergen, 4760 AC THE NETHERLANDS 0031 168 33 10 30 bato@bato.nl www.bato.nl

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BAYER CROPSCIENCE LTD

230 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WB 01223 226500 ukcropsupport@bayer.com https://cropscience.bayer.co.uk

6 BEEKENKAMP VERPAKKINGEN BV

Korte Kruisweg 157, PO Box 1, Maasdijk, 2676 BS THE NETHERLANDS 0031 174 526 100 sales@beekenkamp.nl www.beekenkamp.nl/verpakkingen/

624 BERRY BPI AGRICULTURE

Worcester Road, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0AQ www.berryglobal.com/en/

662 BIGSIS

5 Weighbridge Row, Cardiff Road, Reading RG1 8LX 07967 681825 info@bigsis.tech www.bigsis.tech

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652 BIOATLANTIS LTD

Clash Industrial Estate, Clash East, Tralee, Co Kerry V92 RWV5 IRELAND www.bioatlantis.com

614 BIOBEST UK

Henwood Industrial Estate, Unit 1 Wyvern Way, Ashford, Kent TN24 8DW 01233 367167 salesUK@biobestgroup.com www.biobestgroup.com

14 BIOLINE AGROSCIENCES

Telstar Nursery, Holland Road, Little Clacton, Essex CO16 9QG 01255 863200 sales@biolineagrosciences.com www.biolineagrosciences.com

302 BOTANICOIR LTD

Unit 212, The Light Bulb, 1 Filament Walk, London SW18 4GQ 0207 118 0788 info@botanicoir.com www.botanicoir.com

518 BRINKMAN UK

Heron Buildings, Plaxton Bridge Rd, Woodmansey, Beverley East, Yorkshire HU17 0RT 0148 284 2123 sales@brinkmanuk.co.uk www.royalbrinkman.com

600 CAMBRIDGE HOK

Wallingfen Business Park, 236 Main Rd, Newport, Brough, East Yorkshire HU15 2RH 01430 449440 info@cambridgehok.co.uk https://cambridgehok.co.uk

650 CMW HORTICULTURE LTD

Stonepit Road, South Cave, Brough, East Yorkshire HU15 2BZ 01430 422222 enquiries@cmwhorticulture.co.uk www.cmwhorticulture.co.uk

508 COCOGREEN

Lowry House, 17 Marble Street, Manchester M2 3AW 0161 242 6852 sales@cocogreen.co.uk www.cocogreen.co.uk

22 CONCORDIA UK LTD

19 North St, Portslade, Brighton BN41 1DH 01273 422293 info@concordia.org.uk www.concordiavolunteers.org.uk

606 CURRENT LIGHTING

14 Pure Offices, Cheadle Royal Business Park, Brooks Drive, Cheadle SK8 3TD www.LED.com/hort

608 DAYMSA

Camino de Enmedio, 120, Zaragoza 50013 SPAIN www.daymsa.com

646 DEJEX SUPPLIES LTD

7 Mill Field Rd, Donington, Lincolnshire PE11 4UR 01775 821800 sales@dejex.co.uk www.dejex.co.uk

312 DOGTOOTH TECHNOLOGIES

Millside, The Moor, Melbourn SG8 6ED 01763 268463 info@dogtoothtech.com

www.dogtooth.tech

610 DUKE ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD

Pollards Nursery, Lake Lane, Barnham, West Sussex PO22 0AF www.dukeelectrical.co.uk

616 ELSOMS SEEDS

Elsoms Seeds Ltd, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1QG 01775 715000 seed@elsoms.com

www.elsoms.com

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512 ENGAGE CROP SOLUTIONS

Unit 5, Town Lane Industrial Estate, Town Lane, Charnock Richard, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 5XG 01257 226590 support@engagecropsolutions.com www.engagecropsolutions.com

24 EVENPRODUCTS LIMITED

The Oxstalls, Evesham, Worcestershire WR11 4TU www.evenproducts.com

4 EVERYSPROUT

47 Craven Drive, Colchester, Essex CO4 9BE www.everysprout.co.uk

210 EXPORTA

Anchorpoint House, 2 Clashburn Close, Kinross, Perth and Kinross KY13 8GD www.exportaglobal.co.uk

664 FARGRO

Vinery Fields, Arundel Road, Poling, Arundel, West Sussex BN18 9PY 01903 726100 orders@fargro.co.uk www.fargro.co.uk

602 FLEVOPLANT B.V.

Enserveg 9, Ens 8307 PJ THE NETHERLANDS www.flevoplant.nl

204 FOX ROBOTICS

Unit 4, Abbey Business Park, Monks Walk, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8HT www.fox-robotics.com

700 FRUIT RESEARCH INNOVATION HUB

Polaris House, Swindon SN2 1FL www.ukri.org/councils

110 G.J. ELGAR CONSTRUCTION LTD G. J. ELGAR CONSTRUCTION Ltd 306 Sandyhurst Lane, Ashford, Kent TN25 4PD www.gjelgarconstruction.co.uk

216 G.MONDINI UK LTD

The Customer Experience Centre, Whitebridge Way, Stone, Staffordshire ST15 8LQ www.gmondini.com

44 GEOQUIP WATER SOLUTIONS LTD

Unit 7, Sovereign Centre, Farthing Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 5AP www.geoquipwatersolutions.com

654 GOPLASTICPALLETS.COM

Unit 6 Alder Close, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 6QF www.goplasticpallets.com

214 GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL

Interlink Park, Interlink Way S, Bardon LE67 1PE www.graphicpkg.com

656 HADLOW COLLEGE

Tonbridge Road, Hadlow, Kent TN11 0AL 01732 850551 enquirieshadlow@northkent.ac.uk www.hadlow.ac.uk

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604 HAMPTON STEEL LTD

34-42 Sanders Road, Finedon Road Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 4NL 01933 234070 sales@hamptonsteel.co.uk www.hamptonsteel.co.uk

702 HAYGROVE LTD

Redbank, Little Marcle Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2JL 01531 633659 laura.bailey@haygrove.co.uk www.haygrove.com

644 HERMENS FRUITSYSTEMS

Grootgenhouterstraat 81, Beek 6191 NR THE NETHERLANDS www.hermensfruitsystems.eu

504 HORTIFEEDS

Park Farm, Park Farm Road, Kettlethorpe, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 2LD 01522 704404 info@hortifeeds.co.uk www.hortifeeds.co.uk

30 ICL GROWING SOLUTIONS

Boulby Mine, Loftus, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Cleveland TS13 4UZ www.icl-uk.uk

104 IMA GREENHOUSES

Poligono Industrial Comarca 2, Calle F, nº12, CP. 31191, Barbatain, Navarra, A-31658636 SPAIN 0034 948 21 40 30 info@invernaderosima.com www.imagreenhouses.co.uk

634 IRRISMART LTD

3 Bryn Hall Cottages, Bryn Gates Lane, Bamfurlong, Wigan WN2 5JY www.irrismart-uk.com

16 JAMES HUTTON LTD

Errol Road, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA 01382 568 568 info@huttonltd.com

208 JIFFY PRODUCTS

www.huttonltd.com/sfsummer21

P.O. Box 329, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9WQ 0031 78 2062200 info@jiffygroup.com www.jiffygroup.com

106 KIRKLAND UK

Griffins Farm, Pleasure House Lane, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3NW 01622 843013 info@kirklanduk.com www.kirklanduk.com

304 KOPPERT BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

Unit 8 Tudor Rose Court, 53 Hollands Road, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 8PJ 01440 704488 info@koppert.co.uk www.koppert.co.uk

213 KROPTEK LTD

9 Appold Street, London EC2A 2AP www.kroptek.com

10 LEGRO

Gerstdijk 20, Helmond, 5704 RG THE NETHERLANDS 0031 493 691 416 info@legrogroup.com www.legrogroup.com

408 METAZET FORMFLEX

De Lierseweg 6, Wateringen, 2291PD THE NETHERLANDS 0031 174 22 58 22 info@metazet.com

www.metazetformflex.nl/en

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METEOR SYSTEMS B.V.

Minervum 7081, Breda, 4817ZK THE NETHERLANDS

0031 76 504 28 42 info@meteorsystems.nl

www.meteorsystems.nl/en

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601 MM PACKAGING

170 Parkway, Deeside Industrial Estate, Deeside CH5 2NS www.mm-packaging.com

516 MOBITECH LIFT TRUCKS

Grandshore Ln, Frittenden, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2BZ www.mobitechlifttrucks.co.uk

38 MOREPEOPLE

Riverside Suite, Cherryholt House, Cherryholt Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2EP 01780 480530 info@morepeople.co.uk www.morepeople.co.uk

Fruit Forum Sponsor NATIONAL FARMERS UNION (NFU)

Agriculture House, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2TZ www.nfuonline.com

206 NATURA GROW

Pretoria Bio, Padro House, Ely Road, Chittering CB25 9GE www.naturagrow.co.uk

642 NATURAL RESOURCES INSTITUTE (NRI), UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH (UOG)

University of Greenwich, Medway Campus, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent ME4 4TB www.nri.org

412 NETAFIM UK

2B Penketh Place, West Pimbo, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire WN8 9QX www.netafim.uk

506 NEW LEAF IRRIGATION LTD

Unit 1 Bartle Court, Rosemary Lane, Bartle, Preston PR4 0HB 01772 691 896 admin@newleafirrigation.co.uk www.newleafirrigation.co.uk

500 NIAB / MALLING FRUITS

93 Lawrence Weaver Road, Cambridge CB3 OLE 01223 342200 info@niab.com www.niab.com/malling-fruits

638 NORTHERN POLYTUNNELS

Mill Green, Waterside Rd, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0TA 01282 873120 sales@npstructures.co.uk www.northernpolytunnels.co.uk

112 NP SEYMOUR LTD

Avon Works, Marden Road, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 2PT 01580 712 200 hello@npseymour.co.uk www.npseymour.co.uk

40 NROSO

St Monica’s House, 39 Windmill Lane, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1EY www.nroso.org.uk

42 NSTS

Samuelson House, 62 Forder Way, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8JB www.nsts.org.uk

410 OMEX HORTICULTURE

Estuary Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 2HH 01553 760011 agriculture@omex.com www.omex.com

612 ONEPAY

Mayfield House, Lower Railway Rd, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8FL 0113 320 1900 sales@onepay.co.uk www.onepay.co.uk/forbusiness

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649 PACKAGING AUTOMATION LTD

1 Montgomery Cl, Parkgate Industrial Estate, Knutsford WA16 8XW 01565 755000 info@pal.co.uk www.pal.co.uk

622 PELEMIX LTD

Atir Yeda St 9 , Kefar Sava, 4464309 ISRAEL info-coco@pelemix.com www.pelemix.com

102 PLANTEX UK

Howletts Barn, Woolton Farm, Bekesbourne Lane, Canterbury, Kent CT4 6EJ 01304 849205 sales@plantexuk.com www.plantexuk.com

658 PRO-LITE TECHNOLOGY

Innovation Centre, University Way, Cranfield, MK43 0BT www.pro-lite.co.uk

514 PROSEAL UK LTD

Adlington Industrial Estate, Adlington, Cheshire SK10 4NL 01625 856 600 info@prosealuk.com www.proseal.com

704 PROTECH FUTURE LTD

Severn View, Buildwas Road, Telford, Shropshire TF8 7BN https://protech-future.business.site/

202 R.A.B.I.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institute, Shaw House, 27 West Way, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 0QH 01865 724 931 info@rabi.org.uk

www.rabi.org.uk

520 ROOTWAVE

8 Brook Business Park, Brookhampton Lane, Kineton, Warwick CV35 0JA www.rootwave.com

12 RUSSELL BIO SOLUTIONS

Unit 26A, Castle Park Industrial Estate, Flint CH6 5XA 01244 833 951 info@russellbio.net www.russellbio.net

12 RUSSELL IPM

Unit 45 First Avenue, Deeside Industrial Park, Deeside, Flintshire CH5 2NU 01244 281 333 Enquires@russellipm.com www.russellipm.com

308 SAGA ROBOTICS // THORVALD

Think Tank, 5 Ruston Way, Lincoln LN6 7FL www.sagarobotics.com

8 SENCROP

2 Rue Hegel, Bât. Le Canal, Lomme 59160 FRANCE www.sencrop.com

Exhibitor led speaker session Sponsor Signify Commercial UK Limited

Unit 3, Guildford Business Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 8XG www.signify.com

46 SOIL SCOUT

PO Box 16112, Laskutus 21 FINLAND www.soilscout.com

2 SOUTH EAST FARMER

Kelsey Media, The Granary, Downs Court,Yalding Hill, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent ME18 6AL 01303 233883 jamie.mcgrorty@kelsey.co.uk www.southeastfarmer.net

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28 SOUTHERN TRIDENT LTD

11D South Park Road, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire DN17 2BY

www.southerntrident.com

640 SSI SCHAEFER LTD

83/84 Livingstone Road, Walworth Business Park, Andover, Hampshire SP10 5QZ 01264 386600 info.uk@ssi-schaefer.com www.ssi-schaefer.com

710 SUITS ME

The Old Shippon, Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 8RB www.suitsmecard.com

36 THE FRUIT GROWER

ACT Publishing, 21 Church Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1EN www.thefruitgrower.co.uk

212 T-MEX EXPRESS

Moat Farm, Green Lane, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3ES www.t-mex.co.uk

20 UPL EUROPE LTD

UPL Europe Ltd (Warrington), Engine Rooms 1st Floor, Birchwood Park, Warrington, Cheshire WA3 6YN 01925 819999 info.uk@upl-ltd.com www.upl-ltd.com/uk

618 VAN DEN ELZEN PLANTS

Kraanmeer 24, Erp 5469 SN THE NETHERLANDS 0031 413 216 200 info@vandenelzenplants.com www.vandenelzenplants.com

636 WATERUK LTD

10 Farjeon Close, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2FU www.waterukltd.com

630 WESTROCK

1000 Abernathy Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30328 UNITED STATES www.westrock.com

108 WOLKY TOLKY WEATHER DATA SERVICES

Veldstraat 56a, Baarlo, 5991 AE THE NETHERLANDS

www.wolkytolky.com

502 WOODLAND TRUST

22 Tresillian Street, Plymouth PL4 0QW

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

104 XL HORTICULTURE

Exmouth Road, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1JZ

www.xlsoftfruit.co.uk

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