South Holland growers kept informed by SHGC

South Holland Growers' Club treasurer Mike Farmer.
South Holland Growers' Club treasurer Mike Farmer.
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South Holland Growers’ Club aims to serve its members and promote the spread of the latest horticultural information.

Established in 1955, the club was founded to enable the professional growers and farmers of the area to keep abreast of the latest research and developments.

Topics have changed over time, but a review of the 2012/13 programme shows a wide range being covered, such as Logistics in South Holland, Drought, Water and Food Security, Peat in English Horticulture, Agricultural Vehicle Theft and Farm Security, Agricultural Property Relief, Column Stocks and the Current Economic Situation.

The committee is still working on the 2013/14 programme, but the list to date covers: Gladioli, NFU Initiative on Trading with Supermarkets, Tulip Mechanisation, Biological Control of Pests, NFU Energy Forum, Use of LED Lights and Bulb Sterilization. A Saturday afternoon visit has been arranged to Bell Brothers of Boston on November 3.

We are proud to hold joint meetings with the NFU, again obtaining details of new developments within the industry. As can be seen, the club still strives to inform members today, 58 years after its formation.

The club meets at Whaplode Manor Hotel on Monday evenings from October to March. Everyone welcome (pay a small charge or become a member for £15 per annum). Visit www.growersclub.org.uk

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