Showcase your seed varieties at the III International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae

The III International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae is coming the UK in 2021. The event will be held over 4 days, starting on Monday 4th October and finishing on Thursday 7th October 2021. The Symposium will involve a series of symposium sessions and seminars held at the York Racecourse and with the Gala dinner held in the historic York Railway Museum. The Symposium is joining forces with the British Carrot Growers Association and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) inviting delegates to visit the annual Demonstration Day.

The final day of the 4-day event will be hosted at a carrot field site near York, where carrot varieties will be showcased, machinery demonstrations will take place and agronomy plots will evaluated. Accompanied by a large trade exhibition area.

Representatives from British Growers, Warwick University and Elsoms for the organising committee and they are calling out to seed producers across the world to showcase their varieties at the UK site.

Coral Russell, British Growers Association, said: “The Symposium will provide a world stage to showcase the diversity of carrot genetics from across the globe. In one field in the UK, our delegates will be able to experience the differences and similarities between some of the many nations favourite varieties when grown in UK soil. We are looking for seed producers to showcase their key players and up and coming varieties.”

The platinum symposium sponsors of the 2021 Symposium will be Elsoms and Bejo. The companies have been proud supporters of the event for many years and will be showcasing many of their top varieties in the 2021 trials.

Robin Wood, Deputy Chairman, Elsoms, commented:  Elsoms and Bejo are delighted to be the platinum sponsors of the 3rd International Carrot & other Apiaceae  symposium and we are thrilled that it is being held in the UK. This event is a great opportunity for all those involved in these crops to meet up, network and hear about activities, both practical, near market, and, more strategic and far reaching, from around the world.

The UK is a fantastic place to hold this event. High product specifications and the year-round supply demands from the marketplace ensure that crop quality is key with production being driven by technology in the field and packhouse: UK producers are amongst the leaders in the world.”

For more information about registering your varieties in the trial please contact Coral Russell on

Despite the current restrictions in the UK surrounding covid-19, the 2021 symposium at this stage is still going ahead. Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities are available on the website or by emailing Ticket sales are available via the website

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