Forced Tulip Event – 10th April

There was a “full house” at Winchester Growers Nocton site with about 35 people attending the joint CFC / HDC forced tulip event.  The handout from the day can be accessed by clicking the following link:- Master Handout Tulip Event 2013

There also followed a lively discussion about the R&D needs of the forced tulip sector with a number of priorities being highlighted including water quality and nutrition, a Dutch study tour to look at mechanisation, the use of lights to extend stem length and the need to access, translate and disseminate good quality and reliable Dutch technical information.  The CFC will now liaise with both the industry and the HDC in order to move these ideas forward.