January 22, 2018 4:10 pm Published by LauraE

OMEX Breakfast Meetings

OMEX invite you to attend one of our 2018 Breakfast Meetings.

To book onto one of the dates please read the venue information below and email laurae@omex.com with your choice of venue along with your Name(s), Address, Postcode, Contact Number and Email Address.

Guest Presenters

Our free breakfast meetings are back for 2018. Join OMEX for breakfast with business and agronomy advice from leading industry experts. This year we have a number of speakers at our events:

Rufus Pilgrim lives in Lincolnshire, and started working in the potato industry in 1993. He is the Commercial Director, fresh potato division of R S Cockerill in York, a long established, privately owned company that has grown considerably in recent years. The business is involved in managing all aspects of the potato supply chain including innovation, seed souring, storage, added value processes and logistics.

Neil Fuller is an independent agronomist specialising in soil and crop nutrition. Since starting his own company in 1983, he has been involved in food and farming projects in over twenty countries and is currently developing a range of remote sensing and application techniques to provide technical support for biological and nutritional agronomy programs.

Guy Poskitt is the MD of MH Poskitt Ltd which is a family owned arable farming business based in the East Riding of Yorkshire specialising in the growing of root vegetables for leading supermarkets. Guy was Farmer’s Weekly Farmer of the Year 2012 and was recently the NFU Horticulture & Potatoes board chairman.

David Booty coordinatesthe extensive OMEX research and product development programme including trials. His particular focus is on achieving yield and quality targets by improving nutrient use efficiency, promoting early crop development and plant health.

Scott Baker is a FACTS and BASIS qualified Crop Nutrition Agronomist, specialising in the foliar application of crop nutrients. He is a keen exponent of Integrated Crop Management and the potential benefits of nutrients in building crop health and reducing the requirement for conventional crop protection products.

2018 Dates and Venues

Thursday 1st February
Clumber Park Hotel and Spa, Worksop
Guy Poskitt

Friday 2nd February
Parsonage, Escrick, York
Rufus Pilgrim

Tuesday 6th February
Whaplode Manor, Holbeach
Rufus Pilgrim

Wednesday 7th February
Kings Lynn Factory Tour

Thursday 8th February
Ely City Golf Club, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Neil Fuller

Friday 9th February
Bardney Factory Tour

Friday 16th February
Uncle Henry’s, Grayingham
Rufus Pilgrim

Event Programme

08:15 – Registration and Breakfast

09:00 – Introduction

09:10 – Guest Speaker and/or Factory Tour
See your venue’s guest speaker from the selection above.
For factory tours, you will be guided around the site in small groups. Please bring appropriate footwear and clothing. Programmed timings may change to accommodate tours.

09:50 – OMEX presentations
An update on recent exciting trials on a variety of crops, illustrating how to get the best returns from your fertiliser applications.

10:30 – Questions and discussion

10:45 – Closing remarks and depart by 11:00

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