20 September 2023

Warwick Crop Centre visit and Horticulture Group AGM

Organised by:

SCI's Horticulture Group

Wellesbourne, Warwick

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The University of Warwick Crop Centre has been a site of horticultural crop research for more than 70 years since it was first established in 1949 as the National Vegetable Research Station. Today research at the site focuses on crop pests and disease, pest and disease modelling, crop production and crop improvement. Research is carried out on crops including onions, Brassicas, carrots and lettuce.

The visit will include talks from Dr Lauren Chappell and Dr Rosanne Maguire, researchers based at the Crop Centre. Dr Chappell works on the Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network, a collaborative network between academia and industry, which aims to develop genetic resources and tools for breeding in field vegetables. Dr Maguires research focuses on systemic innovation in the food system. The visit will also involve a tour of the crop centre facilities, including specialist outdoor research fields, the Natural Light Centre and the UK Vegetable Genebank.

The visit will end with the SCI Horticulture Group AGM (for Group members only).


Academia and industry interested in horticulture and crop research, and food security.


Wednesday 20th September 2023

Introduction to the Crop Centre
Talk 1 – Lauren Chappell
Talk 2 – Rosanne Maguire
Tours of the Crop Centre facilities (including quarantine fields, Natural Light Centre and ending with the UK Vegetable Genebank)
SCI Horticulture group AGM - for Group members only
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Venue and Contact

Warwick Crop Centre

The University of Warwick
CV35 9EF

Email: committeesupport@soci.org


There is an £18.50 lunch fee.

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