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.
Specialist suggests talk of more liberal regulatory landscape is unfounded
Farming analyst suggests UK retailers' pricing behaviour could negate any benefits
The latest Farm Business Survey (FBS) on horticulture production in England says following Brexit "ensuring farm businesses are profitable is of even greater importance given the uncertainty that now exists in the industry".
HTA confirms no significant campaign plans this year because of Brexit impact.
Now that Article 50 has been triggered, Horticulture Week is researching how businesses have been affected since the vote and how concerns over labour supply, currency, access to markets and potential changes to EU funding and regulation are affecting grower business plans for the short to medium term.
Growers and retailers north of border worried over second independence vote.
The recovery of Bramley apple sales this season has been among the positives for top fruit growers, the recent AGM of promotional body English Apples and Pears (EAP) heard.
Planteria sales in March were up to 46% above March 2016 and up 34% up year-to-date as customers ignored Brexit concerns and bought plants while the sun was shining.
Royal FloraHolland says sales revenue for March (27 February to 26 March) has matched 2016 despite a decline in exports to the UK.
Raymond reiterates call for Agriculture Bill as Government signals intent to replicate EU regulations in UK law
The Great Repeal Bill White Paper published this week confirms Government intentions to create new UK legislation giving power to existing EU regulations in UK law - and hence ruling out early changes addressing the needs of the agriculture and horticulture industries.
Ever expanding list of major challenges for growers highlighted at conference.
Growers reaching crisis point as ministers reject revived scheme for seasonal labour.
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Garden Transformation North London
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Swanson Landscapes Ltd Newmarket, Suffolk