14 August 2019

Apples in a Warmer World – a visit to the climate change trial at Brogdale Collections

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Horticulture Group

Brogdale Collections, UK

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Synopsis

The National Fruit Collections Trust has created and supported the “Apples in a Warmer World” long-term climate change apple production impact project to: 

  • provide professional and amateur fruit growers, breeders, pomologists and the supply chain with information on how apples might respond to possible climate change scenarios in the UK 
  • improve our understanding of how these possible climate scenarios might impact other perennial tree fruit crops 
  • provide a research facility and encourage engagement with the scientific community.

The tour will visit the bespoke 0.6 ha facility – three triple span polythene tunnels, with more than 15 different varieties of apple trees planted within, showing how the nine different modified environments are achieved.

In addition to an in-depth look at the climate change trial, the tour will also cover the other fruit collections held at Brogdale and show participants the breadth of the collections there.


Venue and Contact

Brogdale Collections

Brogdale Farm
Brogdale Rd
Faversham
ME13 8XZ, UK

 

Prof. Paul Hadley

Email: p.hadley@reading.ac.uk


Fees
£4   SCI Member
£6   Non-Member

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