Date – 23 August 2019
Time – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where – Intelligent Growth Solutions Ltd, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA. View Map

IGS researches into ‘Vertical Farming’

Henry Aykroyd, wishing to grow baby vegetables year round needed a heat to do so. In late 2012 he met Professor John Allen whose group at the Services Electronic Research Laboratory made the first practical visible light-emitting diode in 1962. He explained that there was a revolution coming where plants would be grown economically under LED lights.

Henry, with a background in farming and food processing, quickly saw that a new focus was needed to make the Professors vision a reality. The lighting companies thought lights, researchers thought plants and the growers thought economics…the three were not connecting. It was necessary to design everything from scratch around what the plants needed, automate the process and reduce costs!

The Tour

Following the morning visit to ICG, there will be a visit to James McIntyre & Sons, leading suppliers of Top Quality Soft Fruit bushes, plants, canes and vines for retail and wholesale. Here, in Blairgowrie, you will be able to experience first hand their production nursery and learn all about the varieties they produce for the Scottish Industry.

CPD value: CPD certificates are available on request from your Branch Events Organiser

Tickets: Members attend Free Of Charge, Non members £5.00 (Please be aware that places are limited and are on a first come first serve basis)

To book your place or to find out more: Please email: Peter MacDonald

Organised by the Scotland Branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture.