Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sentomol at Fruit Focus 2012

It was a rare hot July day in Kent in July 2012 when Sentomol attended the annual Fruit Focus event at the EMR grounds in Kent.  This was our first major fruit show and a very successful one it was.  The fine weather kept many growers away as it allowed them the opportunity to catch up on jobs in what has been a wet summer.  Still, we met many interesting visitors and were pleased to get a mention in the September issue of The Fruit Grower magazine. Every little helps.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Fruit for the Future

I am always pleased to head north to Dundee to visit the James Hutton Institute.  We were invited to give a presentation at this year Fruit for the Future meeting.  This free event showcases developments and trends in The James Hutton Institute’s soft fruit breeding and research programmes. It is aimed at farmers, agronomists, those in the food and drink industries, scientists and others interested in soft fruit and consists of a seminar programme followed by a tour of the breeding plots (with fruit tasting) and current field experiments.
Partnering with JHI's Nick Birch we provided an overview on the semiochemical market and to focus on opportunities and development in soft fruit.  

See our presentation here:  PDF file: From chemical ecology to practical IPM tools for soft fruit: A research and industry perspective