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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Ornamentals plant trade can seize opportunities for import substitution

Ornamentals plant trade can seize opportunities for import substitution

Great potential for growers but barriers to be overcome.

Horticulture issues "not heard" in Brexit White Paper

Horticulture issues "not heard" in Brexit White Paper

The word 'horticulture' is not mentioned in the 77 page White Paper on United Kingdom's exit from the European Union published on 2 February.

Garden Centre Fresh says sales at annual show expected to be in line with previous years - despite Brexit

Garden Centre Fresh says sales at annual show expected to be in line with previous years - despite Brexit

Garden Centre Fresh has reported that appetite for its plants has not diminished despite exchange rates meaning costs have risen.

AHDB gives options for post-Brexit plant protection regulation

AHDB gives options for post-Brexit plant protection regulation

The new AHDB report looks at the various pieces of legislation impacting the use of PPPs in the UK and puts forward four broad options for post-Brexit regulation.

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.

Sector by sector


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Brexit effect dominates debates at ornamentals trade events

Brexit effect dominates debates at ornamentals trade events

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover - expansion and consolidation the name of the game

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover - expansion and consolidation the name of the game

Are plant import barrier concerns warranted?

Are plant import barrier concerns warranted?

Can cross-department approach help labour issue?

Can cross-department approach help labour issue?

Bunnings: prepare for the paradigm shift

Bunnings: prepare for the paradigm shift

Wyevale Garden Centres to grow local nursery supply to build 'local difference' - plus house and 'large format' plants

Wyevale Garden Centres to grow local nursery supply to build 'local difference' - plus house and 'large format' plants

Hillier open days offer inspiration

Hillier open days offer inspiration

Ukraine SAWS scheme trial proposed at EFRA select committee hearing into labour shortages

Ukraine SAWS scheme trial proposed at EFRA select committee hearing into labour shortages

Hillier Nurseries' focus on R&D helps drive 14.5% sales increase

Hillier Nurseries' focus on R&D helps drive 14.5% sales increase

Meurig Raymond to open February's UK Grower Awards winners' presentation and networking event

Meurig Raymond to open February's UK Grower Awards winners' presentation and networking event

Dobbies records most successful Christmas trading period for five years

Dobbies records most successful Christmas trading period for five years

January retail sales fall

January retail sales fall

Value of Britain's farmland and woodland "up 2.5 times in 10 years"

Value of Britain's farmland and woodland "up 2.5 times in 10 years"

Ornamental growing opportunities examined in study tour to Israel

Ornamental growing opportunities examined in study tour to Israel

PanAmerican Seed promotes marigolds at IPM Essen

PanAmerican Seed promotes marigolds at IPM Essen

David Morley and Dennis Espley take roles at Clifton Nurseries

David Morley and Dennis Espley take roles at Clifton Nurseries

New survey aims to find worst garden pests and diseases

New survey aims to find worst garden pests and diseases

MPs to hear evidence from horticulture figures on future labour provision

MPs to hear evidence from horticulture figures on future labour provision

Coolings, Dobbies, Squires, Blue Diamond, Tillington, Mappleborough, Barnsfold and more in stellar line-up for next week's Garden Retail Summit

Coolings, Dobbies, Squires, Blue Diamond, Tillington, Mappleborough, Barnsfold and more in stellar line-up for next week's Garden Retail Summit

Edibles production

Export and drosophila fears for French growers

Export and drosophila fears for French growers

Fruit supply co-operative expecting to take a hit on exports of some varieties.

More Dutch growers planning to expand, study shows

More Dutch growers planning to expand, study shows

The greenhouse survey 'Nederlandse GlastuinbouwScanner 2016' that AgriDirect performs annually by telephone with about 1800 Dutch greenhouse growers answered questions about their future and investment plans.

Government's environment plan should have statutory status says Natural Capital Committee

Government's environment plan should have statutory status says Natural Capital Committee

The Natural Capital Committee has called for statutory status for the Government's 25-year Environment Plan - and confirmed it will produce a how-to guide to calculating natural capital this year.

AHDB seeks new Potatoes head as Kendall remains in overall charge

AHDB seeks new Potatoes head as Kendall remains in overall charge

The AHDB is seeking nominations for the new chair of its Potato Sector Board, following the announcement that Fiona Fell will step down from the position in March.

MPs hear plea for seasonal agricultural permit scheme for non-EU workers

MPs hear plea for seasonal agricultural permit scheme for non-EU workers

A group of MPs have heard from the NFU about the urgent need for a seasonal agricultural permit scheme for non-EU workers.

Ayrshire early potatoes seek protected status

Ayrshire early potatoes seek protected status

Defra has applied to the EU to gain Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status for Ayrshire new potatoes.

Import tariffs and labour issues lead industry responses to Prime Minister's Brexit speech

Import tariffs and labour issues lead industry responses to Prime Minister's Brexit speech

Trade tariffs and access to labour have dominated reaction to Prime Minister Theresa May Brexit speech in which she ruled out the UK's continuing participation in the European Single Market or the EU Customs Union - and instead stated her intention to pursue a free trade agreement with the EU.

Leadsom talks up Brexit opportunities for farming

Leadsom talks up Brexit opportunities for farming

Defra secretary tells conference leaving EU offers "chance to remove bureaucracy".

Common Agricultural Policy, bureaucracy and payments discussed by national reprentatives

Common Agricultural Policy, bureaucracy and payments discussed by national reprentatives

The role of any support for farming post-Brexit was the main topic of debate at the Oxford Farming Conference between farming policy representatives from all four parts of the UK.


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