18 September 2015

Horticulture Group AGM 2015 and David Miller Travel Bursary Award Presentations

Organised by:

SCI's Horticulture Group

University of Reading, Whiteknights

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Following a brief Annual General Meeting Professor Paul Hadley will give a talk on the work of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development with particular reference to horticulture. This will be followed by the presentation of the 2015 David Miller Travel Bursary Awards. The winners will then give presentations about their work and what they have done with their award. Finally one of last year’s winners, Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, will give an update on his work. (Our other 2014 winner Antje Fiebig will be out of the country).


Day 1

Open Committee Meeting - All Group members welcome
Annual General Meeting - All Group members welcome
Introduction by Professor Paul Hadley of the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development
Presentation of David Miller Awards 2015
Presentation by 2105 winner. Pre-colonisation of strawberry planting materials with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to improve transplant growth and tolerance to soil-borne pathogens
Benjamin Langendorf, University of York
Presentation by 2105 winner. Novel approaches for the management of leaf and bud nematodes in hardy nursery stock
Idowu Joseph Rotifa, University of Edinburgh
Update presentation by 2104 winner. How can highly specialised endo-parasites have such broad host ranges?
Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, University of Leeds
End of Meeting - Visit to Harris garden

Venue and Contact

University of Reading

Agriculture, room GU04 

If you are using a sat nav, the postcode for the entrance nearest to the Agriculture building is RG6 7BE and the sat nav postcode for the Shinfield Road and Pepper Lane entrances is RG6 6UR. Please click here to find information on how to get to the university.

Margaret Waddy

Tel: Mmwaddy@aol.com

Email: +44 (0) 20 7598 1584


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Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking deadline: 09 September 2015

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Additional Info
Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.