JANUARY SALE Subscribe for just £5 today CLICK HERE

Fruit Focus at East Malling

PUBLISHED: 19:26 11 July 2014 | UPDATED: 20:04 11 July 2014

KEN JUL 14 Gourmet Life

KEN JUL 14 Gourmet Life

Archant

Hard on the heels of the Kent County Show comes Fruit Focus 2014, which returns to East Malling Research Centre on 23 July

A comprehensive top-fruit programme is promised at Fruit Focus 2014, which returns to East Malling Research Centre on 23 July.

Exhibitors will cover all aspects of technology, agronomy, machinery and business information, and principal sponsor Mack, the specialist fruit supplier to multiple retailers, will highlight its strawberry LED lighting project and offer tastings of established and trial varieties of berries and stone fruit.

The Fruit Focus Forums, sponsored by NFU, will include sessions on protecting crops and pollinators and seasonal labour, while the product technical manager for Sainsbury’s will discuss the retailer’s growers and its vision for UK fruit.

Fruit Focus has also teamed up with the United Kingdom Vineyards Association to offer technical workshops in the demonstration vineyard. The sessions on summer pruning and canopy management, disease monitoring and economic viability are designed to help new growers get the best from their vines.

In the live Demonstration Arena, visitors can see and hear about some of the latest kit being put through its paces, from specialist fruit tractors to the latest top and soft fruit sprayers.

• Fruit Focus takes place on 23 July 2014 at East Malling ME19 6BJ, 9am-5pm, tickets £10 (available online or on the day), www.fruitfocus.co.uk

More from Out & About

The season of romance is in the air and with fairytale castles, literary tales and iconic White Cliffs, where better to pop the question than in the Garden of England? Here are 10 of Kent's perfect places to propose

Read more

When funds are low and the family is going stir-crazy stuck indoors, here is some fun, free stuff to get you through

Read more
Mon, 16:04

The beautiful Hever Castle will launch snowdrop season with a talk followed by a woodland walk

Read more

Regularly voted one of Kent's best places to live, and with easy access to London, let's celebrate Sevenoaks

Read more
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The elusive snowdrop can be hard to find and before you know it, they're gone again, so we saved you the trouble and found some beautiful spots in Kent to go for a walk among the snowdrops

Read more

Want to get fitter, feed your brain or start a new hobby? The National Trust can help kickstart your 2020 plans

Read more

The run-up to Christmas can be stressful, so escape for a while by spending time reconnecting with nature

Read more
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Farmer Sandra Fagg adores Christmas and now she and husband Mike run their own reindeer centre and grotto

Read more
Friday, December 6, 2019

Counteract all that festive over-indulgence with a winter walk through National Trust-owned Kentish countryside

Read more
Friday, December 6, 2019

The swashbuckling panto opens this month to Dartford's Orchard Theatre and is sure to keep the whole family laughing

Read more
Kent Life Food & Drink awards. Open for entries.

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook


Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search

Most Read

Latest from the Kent Life