Each year the National Fruit Show showcases the latest machinery and innovation available to the fruit sector. In the last decade rapid developments in the horticultural sector has allowed UK growers to embrace advances that ensure consumers are able to buy quality fruit with excellent taste for an extended season.
Other advances including new varieties, alternative growing technics and dynamic equipment and processes have also assisted growers in the UK to take a greater market share. All this means that growers are able to strategically plan their crops and manage their storage therefore controlling the speed of marketing, which is great news for customers and also for the bottom line for the industry.
Table-top strawberry production ensured reduced picking costs, higher yields, increased production and better control of pests and diseases. In other areas of fruit production the plant breeding, plant pathology, research into diseases and storage technology are paramount to ensure the industry will meet the demands of a growing population.
The National Fruit Show has always sought to include the innovators who are taking our industry forward, to this end Ultra Soil Solutions will be attending the Show for the first time this year. The company has offered a range of products for the soft fruit industry and worked closely with a number of the countries leading agronomists to complete nutritional support systems for top fruit.
Andy Church, Director said: “Our suite of products are beneficial for top fruit, we will be representing all four of them at the 2012 National Fruit Show. The core product, GYP-FLO is a liquid suspension of technical grade Calcium and Sulphur. The application improves soil structure by reducing sodium build-up and increasing Calcium levels. Ph-Plus, Hydra-Gyp and Triple Strike are all products that can give growers better fruit quality and better shelf life.”
The company are ready to launch their products as a natural expansion into the top fruit sector and are looking forward to meeting growers and explaining the advantages during the two day Show.
QTS Analytical is another new exhibitor specialising in the analysis of pesticide residues in fresh produce, food products and many other matrices. Laboratory QTS based at East Malling Research has developed new techniques with quality at the forefront. The company believe that speed of results is imperative to enable them to provide results for the majority of pesticide residues.
Core Equipment Ltd provides professional equipment with a technical advantage that can make a real difference to productivity and costs for juice and cider producers. Core is the UK distributor for Austrian manufacturer Kreuzmayr range of equipment including washers, elevators, mills, belt presses, de-stoning machines and fruit bin tippers.
Sarah Calcutt, Chairman said: “New exhibitors are an indication that the National Fruit Show continues to represent the industry. Our returning trade stands are also an indication that the Show offers a valuable platform for the sector to interact.
“We are really lucky to have the support from major sponsors, Norman Collett, Agrovista, ICA and BASF who between them demonstrate important areas of the fruit production chain. Advances in technology will be essential in taking the sector forward in its market share aspirations and our attendees appreciate the opportunity to visit stands to ascertain what the future holds for them.”
NP Seymour one of the National Fruit Show’s longest standing exhibitors will be bringing their new range of Apple and Wine Pressing Equipment. The company have for many years supplied the fruit growing industry with high quality machinery. The company has built a strong reputation within the sector as manufacturers of innovative, bespoke equipment.
Managing Director, Nick Seymour said: “the National Fruit Show is a really important date in our calendar, it gives us the chance to meet our clients and customers and show them our latest machinery. This year we are showcasing our new range of apple and winery equipment which we hope will strengthen our position as an integral machinery supplier to the fruit industry.”