Annual Cucumber Conference

Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

13th October 2022


Join us for our annual cucumber conference in the Lea Valley, to hear from an exciting line-up of speakers, visit trade stands and catch-up with colleagues old and new.

The day’s programme is as follows*:

09.00          Refreshments, registration, visit trade stands

09.30           Introduction to the day – James Broekhuizen, CGA Chair

09.35           Priority pests and diseases review – Ian Bedford, CGA Technical Officer

10.00           Crop protection and EAMU update for cucumbers – Jo McTigue, AHDB

10.20           Varieties update – Enza Zaden, BASF, Bayer, Rijk Zwaan

11.00           Refreshment break, visit trade stands

11.30           Low energy growing in the Netherlands – Herman Hermans, Innocrop Consulting

11.50           Supplementing CO2 – what’s the way forward? – Jon Swain, NFU Energy

12.10           Managing screens for the best results – Bart Bakker, Ludwig Svensson

12.30           Fresh produce market update – Professor David Hughes

13.30           Conference close and lunch


*correct at time of publication, July 2022

Fee Details:

Registration fee including entry to the event and lunch: CGA Members – Free Entry, non-members £80 plus VAT.

Trade stand: free for CGA members and sponsors, £345 plus VAT for non-members.

A VAT invoice will be issued when payment is received (if you need a pro-forma beforehand please advise together with any Purchase Order Number to be referred to).


To find out more and register for a ticket, please contact Martin on

Accommodation and parking:

A number of rooms will be made available for delegates at a reduced rate for the night of 20th October. Please book via the Marriott website and ask for the cucumber conference rate.

Parking is free for attendees. Please register your vehicle registration number at reception to avoid a parking fine.

Delegates Must Book In Advance

Sum to be paid by BACS


Cheque payments payable to “Cucumber Growers Association” to Martin Ellis, CGA Treasurer, Wold Cottage, 3 Main Street, Elloughton, Brough, East Yorkshire, HU15 1JN. BACS payments to Barclays Bank, sort code 20-43-47, account no. 23440613, SWIFTBIC BUKBGB22, IBAN GB79 BUKB 2043 4723 4406 13.

Delegate Details






If any of the delegates have any particular dietary needs, can you please let Martin Ellis know by separate e-mail.