Brexit - the impact on horticulture

The latest news on and reaction to the decision to leave the EU and how it is affecting the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.

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Immigration minister tells BBC free movement will end in March 2019

Immigration minister tells BBC free movement will end in March 2019

Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has told BBC's Radio 4 that a new immigration system will be in place by March 2019 - the date when the free movement of people between the EU and UK will end.

Getting a measure of the production labour crisis

Getting a measure of the production labour crisis

At a debate during last week's Fruit Focus trade show in Kent, senior industry figures painted a bleak picture of an increasingly difficult seasonal labour market that is already impacting on investment.

Support for tree planting to be part of Gove's "Green Brexit"

Support for tree planting to be part of Gove's "Green Brexit"

Planting millions more trees will mitigate flooding as well as store carbon and benefit wildlife, Defra secretary Michael Gove has said in a major speech outlining his department's priorities post-Brexit.

Dutch bank predicts UK flower buying fall

Dutch bank predicts UK flower buying fall

Dutch bank ABN Amro has said in a report that the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union will mean flowers will cost more in the UK.

International breeders association works with UK on Brexit plant variety rights

International breeders association works with UK on Brexit plant variety rights

Breeders association CIOPORA is working with the UK government and EU bodies to ensure a smooth Brexit transition for the horticulture plant breeding industry.

Industry impact - survey results

Industry highlights key issues following Brexit vote

Industry highlights key issues following Brexit vote

Challenges and opportunities identified by industry figures in all horticulture sectors.

Mark Glover

Analysis: Brexit and the implications for horticulture

Analysis: Brexit and the implications for horticulture

A week after the vote to leave the EU, the consequences of the referendum decision are manifold.

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Growers urged to "go lean" in face of labour issues

Growers urged to "go lean" in face of labour issues

A large tree fruit and hop farm is serving as a case study on how lean principles can improve growers' labour efficiency.

Neil Parish MP, SAWS scheme backer, retains role as chair of influential EFRA committee

Neil Parish MP, SAWS scheme backer, retains role as chair of influential EFRA committee

Conservative MPs Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton) has beaten Bill Wiggin (Leominster) and Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park) to retain his role as chair of the Commons Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee.

Seasonal labour scheme "essential" for next year, Commons hears

Seasonal labour scheme "essential" for next year, Commons hears

Parliamentary Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee chairman Neil Parish MP has called for a new seasonal agricultural workers scheme (SAWS) to relieve labour shortages in fresh produce.

TV coverage and strong grower presence at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show helps to beat garden downturn

TV coverage and strong grower presence at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show helps to beat garden downturn

Extra TV coverage, a full quotient of nurseries and an Andy Sturgeon-designed show feature are helping to make up for a halving of the number of gardens at this year's RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.

NIAB issues warning over Brexit impact on UK agri-science

NIAB issues warning over Brexit impact on UK agri-science

UK crop research organisation NIAB has warned that the EU Commission's hardline negotiating stance on Brexit is already damaging prospects for UK agri-science, and has called on Ministers to safeguard the UK science base.

Gove backs agri-innovation for post-Brexit UK farming

Gove backs agri-innovation for post-Brexit UK farming

Cutting-edge technology and innovation can help UK farmers produce, sell and export more than ever following the UK's exit from the EU, Defra secretary Michael Gove has said.


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