One example of industry taking a clear lead to support us as growers is in the R&D arena

One example of industry taking a clear lead to support us as growers is in the R&D arena. The new industry collaboration between Stockbridge Technology Centre, ADAS and East Malling Research creating a new applied R&D delivery ‘platform’ is beginning to make real progress and is a significant step forward. I hope there will be other complimentary parties who take an interest in joining this platform to ensure the innovation and research needs of our industry are met swiftly and effectively.

Headed Chair of the NFU Horticulture and Potatoes Board Sarah Pettitt welcomes the STC/ADAS/EMR platform in the NFU Newsletter of 9 th October