The BOPP Technical Seminar will be taking place on the 19th June 2018 at Stoneleigh. Below is an outline of the agenda for the day and information on the topics due to be discussed.




1300 - 1310

Welcome from Chairman

Rebecca Grant, Chairman, BOPP

1315 – 1340

Scheme and Standards review

A review of the BOPP scheme from the last 12 months and the changes to the standards. An explanation of BOPP’s recognition under the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative

Victoria Wright, Interim Scheme Manager, BOPP


1345 – 1410

Plant Health in Ornamentals

Helen will be speaking about her role as Ornamentals Technical Manager and actions taken when a quarantine pest or disease is found on ornamentals.

Helen Long, Senior Plant Health & Seeds Inspector, APHA

1415 – 1440

A Perspective from Fresh Produce

Having recently joining JZ Flowers from the Fresh Produce sector, Francisco would like to share his perspective and share his experience on developing a pesticide consensus and understand risks/alternatives in the ornamental sector.

Francisco Megias, Technical Manager, JZ Flowers

1445 – 1510

Assurance services and current policy

The ‘safety net’ provided by assurance services in the industry and how current policy is shaping them.

Raoul Curtis-Machin, Director of Horticulture, HTA

1515 – 1530



1530- 1600

Tea and coffee

Those members wishing to attend the BPPC open evening will have enough time to transfer to Baginton Nurseries



Seminar Registration

If you wish to attend the seminar, please email to register your attendance. Upon arrival, delegates will be asked to register for the seminar where they will receive a delegate pack.

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