Farm Excellence: Horticulture
Our centre hosts act as live case studies to demonstrate trials and share new approaches, methods and research.
In horticulture, we work closely with our Strategic Centres and Startegic SmartHort Centres, to provide cutting edge research to industry, supporting both your growing and business decisions. Our centres focus on four areas:
- Field Vegetables
Find out more about the individual centres below.
Learn about our host sites
Strategic Centres for Field Vegetables
Our Strategic Centres for Field Vegetables showcase the latest ideas, research and technology to improve integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. Browse by produce below.
Strategic SmartHort Centres
Designed to help growers address the challenges around labour and its rising cost, the Strategic SmartHort Centres are live case studies demonstrating how lean principals can help make labour and productivity improvements of between 25 and 40 per cent.
Strategic Centres for Soft Fruit
The Plum Demonstration Centre and The WET Centre demonstrate best practice, the latest practical research and implement new technology.
Strategic Centre for Ornamentals
The Cut Flower Centre helps identify commercially successful cut flowers for the UK market and researches crop protection control options.
How to get involved
Browse our Farm Excellence map, sign up to attend an event and catch up with one of our online meeting recordings.
Catch up with our latest podcasts from across horticulture. Hear from AHDB staff, industry experts and top reasearchers about the latest findings that could help support your business.
Meet the team
Knowledge Exchange Manager - Field Vegetables (Leafy salads, herbs and speciality veg)