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PROGRAMME 10.00 Registration and coffee 10.30 Welcome and introduction Professor Simon Bright, Director and Head of Department, Warwick HRI 10.45 Bewley.

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1 PROGRAMME Registration and coffee Welcome and introduction Professor Simon Bright, Director and Head of Department, Warwick HRI Bewley Lecture: Trends in protected cultivation in Europe Professor Rolf Larsen, Swedish University of Natural Sciences Questions to the speaker Energy use in horticulture Dr Steve Adams, Warwick HRI Questions to the speaker Lunch The impact of climate change on landscape horticulture Richard Bisgrove, Reading University Questions to the speaker How changes in eating habits and nutrition impact on health Professor Sudhesh Kumar, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick Questions to the speaker Thank you and presentation Jeremy Sayers, Chairman, GCRI Trust Coffee Optional site tour of Warwick HRI The Bewley lecture is sponsored by the GCRI Trust The Bewley Lecture Issues Facing Horticulture in the 21 st Century Tuesday 8 November 2005 How to find us From M40 junction 15, follow signs for Wellesbourne along the A429. Warwick HRI is on the right after 3 miles, just before the village. From Stratford-upon-Avon take the B4086 (first on the left after the river Avon) to Wellesbourne. After 5 miles, just before the village, turn left at roundabout onto the A429. Warwick HRI is on the left after ½ mile. Rail Services: Coventry (18 miles), Leamington Spa (6 miles) Birmingham International Airport (20 miles). Warwick HRI, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire CV35 9EF Tel:

2 ISSUES FACING HORTICULTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY Warwick HRI will be hosting the 11th GCRI Trust Bewley Lecture on the 8 November 2005 at Warwick HRI Wellesbourne. The event will draw together eminent speakers addressing the issues that will affect horticulture in the 21st century. Key topics will include: Training the horticulture innovators of the future through courses that meet the needs of the horticulture industry. General trends in European horticultural research. The impact of climate change on landscape horticulture. The need to save energy, the approaches used and future research. How changes in eating habits and nutrition impact on health. The Bewley Lecture will be given by Professor Rolf Larsen, Professor of Horticulture at The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU. Professor Larsen will focus on trends in protected crop cultivation in Europe, looking at geographical clusters of production, sales, advisory and experimental stations, and the competition resulting from an increase of imports from Asia. He will discuss how grower organisations in northern Europe will increasingly stress the nationality and safety aspects of their products to gain competitive advantage in the home market and will increase their reliance on finding and satisfying niche markets. As initiator of the EuroHort Network, a network for coordinating and developing MSc courses in Horticulture in Europe, Professor Larsen will give a unique perspective on the trends in horticultural education at the European university level. He will also outline the general trends in horticultural research including those influenced by government funding, those driven by economics within the supply chain, the increasing interest in health and diet and the changes occurring due to biotechnology. The programme for the day will also include three speakers with particular expertise in other issues that affect horticulture. Dr Steve Adams leads strategic and applied research on the physiology of protected crops at Warwick HRI. Much of his work is focused on energy saving and improving crop scheduling. With recent increases in gas prices and the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, energy saving is becoming an increasingly important issue for the glasshouse crops sector. Dr Adams will explain how the effects of temperature on crop growth and development are being studied and exploited so as to enable growers to save energy without compromising crop quality or scheduling. Climate change and its effect on landscape horticulture will be discussed by Richard Bisgrove, Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Horticulture and Landscape at the University of Reading. An expert in the field of amenity horticulture and landscape management, he co-authored Gardening in the Global Greenhouse (UKCIP, 2002). Richard will summarise briefly the conclusions of the Gardening in the Global Greenhouse report and consider the implications of these conclusions for the future of landscape horticulture. In particular he will look at the potential role of the horticulturist in achieving sustainable landscape development. Professor Sudhesh Kumar is Professor of Medicine (Diabetes and Metabolism) at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick and Honorary Consultant Physician at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire, NHS Trust. He is also a Director of Research for Division of Clinical Sciences and lead for the Diabetes/ Cardiovascular research theme at Warwick Medical School. Professor Kumar will outline the importance of diet on health, and how changes in eating habits and nutrition impact on health. The GCRI Trust Bewley lectures were established in 1978, following the official opening of the Bewley Conference Hall at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute, Littlehampton. The GCRI series, relaunched in 1997 at Horticulture Research International (now Warwick HRI), continues to highlight important advances in horticultural science. The 11th GCRI Trust Bewley Lecture will commence at 10.00am on Tuesday 8 November 2005 at Warwick HRI Wellesbourne. The event is open to the horticulture industry and those interested in horticultural education, although places will be limited. If you would like to attend the event please contact Jeanette Horton on or by For further information please contact Sarah Cook on or Alternatively visit the Warwick HRI website


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