Plans progressing for annual carrot trials

The British Carrot Growers’ Association (BCGA) says that preparations are well underway for its 2015 Variety Demonstration and Trade Exhibition on the 1st October.

The event, organised in conjunction with HDC, will be held in Norfolk this year courtesy of growers and packers Alan Bartlett & Sons. Seven seed companies will demonstrate a total of 68 different carrot varieties alongside product demonstrations by BASF, Bayer and Syngenta and machinery demonstrations.

“Innovation is a continuing theme for this event and all the trade companies will be asked to submit their most innovative product or service prior to the event and an innovation award winner will be chosen by the BCGA R & D Committee,” explains Julie Foyster of British Growers. “Similarly, each seed company will be asked to submit their best variety for evaluation by the delegates so that a ‘best variety in show’ can be determined.”

Entry is free of charge and light refreshments will be provided. For further information and to register your attendance please contact Julie Foyster at British Carrot Growers Association: phone 01507 602427 or email

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