Registration is closed for this event
July 16th, 2019 8:30 AM  
through   July 18th, 2019 5:30 PM
NIAB EMR
New Road
East Malling
Kent ME19 6BJ
United Kingdom
Registration
Standard (includes VAT) £ 450.00
Student (15% discount, includes VAT) £ 382.50
Accompanying person* (includes VAT) £ 150.00

15th Workshop on Spray Application and Precision Technology in Fruit Growing

East Malling, United Kingdom, 16 –18 July 2019


NIAB EMR is delighted to be hosting SuproFruit 2019: The 15th Workshop on Spray Application and Precision Technology in Fruit Growing, on 16 – 18 July at East Malling.

SuproFruit workshops have taken place biennially in Europe since 1991 with a primary focus on developments in spray application techniques in fruit and other three dimensional crops. The workshops offer a platform for scientists, researchers, technicians, advisors,  manufacturers of spray equipment and industry from all over the world to present new ideas and developments, but also discussing various topics in a three day workshop.

At the 15th Workshop to take place at NIAB EMR, UK in July 2019, the scope of the conference is being widened to also cover PRECISION TECHNOLOGY. Precision technology encompasses techniques/tools/knowledge to target correct interventions of the correct magnitude according to need in time and space.  In fruit and other horticultural crops, individual plants and parts of plants can be treated according to their individual needs. These technologies have been playing an increasingly important part in spray application and in horticulture in general. Contributions on all aspects of precision technology including for example remote sensing, the use of UAVs, Normalised Difference Vegetation Index mapping, image analysis, machine learning, Decision Support Systems and the utilisation big data and the Internet of Things, and especially where these relate to spray application, will be welcomed.


Registration fees

  • Early Bird Registration £400 (before 31 March 2019, includes 20% VAT)
  • Regular Registration £450 (after 31 March 2019, includes 20% VAT)
  • Student 15% discount on registration fee
  • Accompanying person registration £150* (includes 20% VAT)
  • *Includes lunches, Fruit Focus trade fair on Wednesday afternoon, conference dinner on Wednesday evening, field tour Thursday afternoon  


Abstracts: Submit your oral paper now!
Deadline for submission of provisional title 31 March 2019.
Deadline for submission of extended (2 page) abstract 1 May 2019.

Submit your abstract online
(please use our template to write your abstract)

Please note: All submissions are reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee reserve the right to ask for a poster presentation if the workshop is over-prescribed or if the Scientific Committee decide content is not suitable for an oral presentation. For information about the Scientific Committee click here.

Accommodation and travel 
Due to Fruit Focus on Wednesday 17 July 2019, hotels in the area are likely to be in demand and we strongly recommend early booking. It is recommended you arrive at your accommodation on Monday 15 July and depart on Friday 19 July.
For delegate planning information including accommodation discounts click here.

Programme 


Monday, 15 July 2019
Arrival and check in to hotel.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019
Conference Centre, NIAB EMR, East Malling ME19 6BJ
Registration opens at 08:30 am.
Welcome and presentations from 10:00 am, finishing at 17:00 pm.  
Free evening in West Malling from 18:30 pm to 23:00 pm.

Wednesday, July 2019
Conference Centre, NIAB EMR, East Malling ME19 6BJ
Presentations start at 09:00 am.
Fruit Focus trade fair from 13:30 pm, finishing at 17:30 pm.
Conference dinner at Bradbourne House from 18:30 pm, finising at 23:00 pm.

Thursday, 18 July 2019
Conference Centre, NIAB EMR, East Malling ME19 6BJ  
Presentations start at 09:00 am.
Soft Fruit Spraying technical visit from 13:30 pm, finishing at 17:30 pm.
Free evening in Canterbury from 17:30 pm, finishing at 23:00 pm.

Friday, 19 July 2019
Check out and departure. 

SuproFruit Convenor

Marcel Wenneker (Wageningen University & Research)

 

Local Organisers

Professor Jerry Cross and Dr Charles Whitfield, NIAB EMR
James Shillitoe, FAST (Fruit Advisory Services Team)


For further information contact:

Prof Jerry Cross 
(Science Group Leader)
NIAB EMR
New Road, East Malling
Kent, ME19 6BJ, UK
Reception: +44 (0) 1732 843833
Fax: +44 (0) 1732 849067

Email: 
suprofruit2019@emr.ac.uk 

Dr Charles Whitfield 
NIAB EMR
New Road, East Malling
Kent, ME19 6BJ, UK
Reception: +44 (0) 1732 843833
Fax: +44 (0) 1732 849067
Email: suprofruit2019@emr.ac.uk 


James Shillitoe
FAST (Fruit Advisory Service Team)
Brogdale Farm
Brogdale Road, Faversham
Kent, ME13 8XZ, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1795 533 225
Email: 
james.shillitoe@fastllp.com