South Holland Growers Club

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Meetings for the 2013/2014 Season

Meetings are held at the Whaplode Manor Hotel, PE12 8AZ, approximately 1.5 miles NW of Holbeach on the A17.
Meetings commence at 7.30 pm.

Full details are posted here as they become available.

21st October

As our normal venue is not available, there will be a visit Staples Vegetables Ltd to see their biodigester and packhouse. Details

4th November

A talk on Gladioli by Theo van Aanholt. Including mechanical harvesting aids. Details

18th November

Trading with the Multiples: The NFU initiative. Guy Poskitt. Joint meeting with NFU. Details

2nd December

Bercomex: Tulip mechanisation. Details

16th December

AGM followed by films from the Lincolnshire Film Archive covering 75 years of agriculture and horticulture in the Spalding/Holbeach area.

6th January 2014

Physical, chemical and biological processes in the soil, by Nicholas Stutterheim PhD from Koppert. Details

20th January

Alternative Energy Sources. Ground source heat pumps, wind turbines, biofuels, photovoltaic energy. Dr Scurlock, NFU energy services. Details

3rd February

A talk by Martin McPherson & Phillip Davis of Stockbridge House on LED lighting. Details

17th February

Bulb treatment and sterilisation. Gordon Hanks & Lin Secker. Details

3rd March

Gary Naylor - Photography and Farming. Open meeting. Details