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Group News

Horticulture Group Newsletter - June 2013

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Last month a small panel reviewed applicants for the David Miller Travel Bursary Award, which is sponsored by SCI, VHB Herbs and the Eden Project.

Horticulture Group Newsletter - May 2013

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At the end of March, SCI Horticulture joined with the Professional Horticulture Group South West for a weekend of visits to businesses and gardens in Devon and Cornwall. We report below on three of these visits to XL Horticulture in Ottery St Mary and Ince Castle and Cotehele in the Tamar valley.

Horticulture Group Newsletter - April 2013

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 March saw three important events. It started with the Agri-Food hub meeting, Waste Not Want Not: Agri-Food Waste Solutions for a Hungry World on 5 March. This was followed by our visit to Eccleston Square gardens and the Royal College of Physicians medicinal garden, 'Ceanothus and Medicinal Plants' in London on 15 March.

Waste Not Want Not Conference Papers

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The Agri-Food Hub event on 5 March 2013, attracted over 50 delegates who discussed the often-overlooked issue of the vast amount of waste involved in producing and consuming food. 

Horticulture Group Newsletter March 2013

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This month sees three important events. It starts with the Agri-Food hub meeting, Waste Not Want Not: Agri-Food Waste Solutions for a Hungry World on 5 March. This is followed by our visit to Eccleston Square gardens and the Royal College of Physicians medicinal garden, Ceanothus and Medicinal Plants on 15 March. Finally we will be joining the Professional Horticulture Group South West for a three-day visit to Devon and Cornwall looking at horticultural polythene, cut flower production and two more traditional gardens.

Horticulture Group Newsletter February 2013

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February sees our first meeting, Advances in South West Horticulture, a joint event with the Professional Horticulture Group South West at Bridgwater College, Cannington on 13 February. This is followed by the joint conference with the BioResources Group, Waste Not Want Not: Agri-Food Waste Solutions for a Hungry World on 5 March and our visit to Eccleston Square gardens and the Royal College of Physicians medicinal garden, Ceanothus and Medicinal Plants on 15 March.  

David Miller Bursar Scott Hayes attends Plant Molecular Biology congress in Korea

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Scott Hayes was awarded a David Miller Award Travel Bursary in 2012, enabling him to attend the International Congress on Plant Molecular Biology (IPMB). The conference was held from 21-26 October 2012 in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Horticulture Group Newsletter January 2013

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We would like to start the New Year by wishing everyone a happy and prosperous 2013. While the omens are not good for a rapid recovery in the world economy there is growing optimism that the triple dip recession has been avoided.

SCI Responds to UK Government Call for Evidence

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SCI's BioResources Group contributed to the Government's consultation on developing a UK Agri-tech strategy, drawing on the wide-ranging experience of committee members and making reference to the group’s past programme of conferences.

Horticulture Group Newsletter December 2012

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Earlier this autumn the Warwick Crop Centre held an open day to demonstrate some of its current activities. The Crop Centre is located on the former Horticulture Research International (HRI) site at Wellesbourne, Warwickshire.