Melcourt hosts Horticultural Trades Association peat-free meeting

‘Building momentum towards peat-free production’ was the theme of a Horticultural Trades Association meeting hosted by Melcourt at their Tetbury headquarters last week.

Around 30 growers attended the event to hear an update on the government’s position and addressing the needs of the industry from Wayne Brough and David Lydiat of the HTA, a grower’s experience from David Hide of the Farplants Group, latest results from the RHS ‘Transition to Peat-Free’ from RHS Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr Raghavendra Prasad and Melcourt’s Catherine Dawson on peat-free production from a manufacturer’s perspective. The talks and discussions were followed by a tour of Melcourt’s production facilities.

Catherine Dawson said, “It was a real pleasure to host this important event and to get the opportunity to show our visitors the thorough approach that Melcourt takes when it comes to product design and manufacture. As a specialist in peat-free growing media for over two decades we can demonstrate the great results that are possible when detailed R&D is coupled with very selective choice of ingredients and state-of-the-art manufacturing.”

Dr Raghavendra Prasad, RHS, Wayne Brough HTA, Catherine Dawson Melcourt, David Lydiat HTA