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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What does a hung Parliament mean for the horticulture industry?

What does a hung Parliament mean for the horticulture industry?

Uncertainty, Brexit, labour, investment and a policy hiatus feature among horticulture industry key concerns following an election which resulted in a hung Parliament.

How protected status will impact Welsh cider

How protected status will impact Welsh cider

Larger grower raises concerns over Protected Geographical Indication.

Ornamental plants and flowers import value rose by 10% in 2016

Ornamental plants and flowers import value rose by 10% in 2016

Latest Government figures have shown imports rose to a value of £1,176bn from £1,064bn in 2016 - despite the Brexit vote on June 23.

Strong voice for horticulture industry now more vital than ever

Strong voice for horticulture industry now more vital than ever

Labour, breeders' rights, plant health and trade barriers among the key issues.

Plant imports to UK from Holland increased 3.8% in April as Brexit effect waned

Plant imports to UK from Holland increased 3.8% in April as Brexit effect waned

Floridata figures show the export of plants and flowers from Holland to the UK was back up again in April.

How can we boost technology take-up in the fresh produce sector post-Brexit?

How can we boost technology take-up in the fresh produce sector post-Brexit?

High-level event called by West Midlands MEP examines options for industry action

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


Fresh produce and ornamental production

Leaked Labour policy discussion document suggests party could enable seasonal migration

Leaked Labour policy discussion document suggests party could enable seasonal migration

An incoming Labour government could activate the "third tier" of the UK's visa regime, allowing low skilled and seasonal migrants access to the UK labour market, according to a policy discussion document leaked to two national newspapers.

Anti-glyphosate activist claims EU conclusions on safety "scientifically flawed"

Anti-glyphosate activist claims EU conclusions on safety "scientifically flawed"

A former director of the US National Center for Environmental Health Christopher Portier has criticised the EU's conclusions over the safety of glyphosate.

How should support for fresh-produce sector be shaped in future?

How should support for fresh-produce sector be shaped in future?

Brexit sparks debate on how support could be delivered for growers.

Garden businesses back on track to beat 2016 sales

Garden businesses back on track to beat 2016 sales

Better weather and RHS Chelsea Flower Show will help boost sales after a poor May.

Need for supply chain clarity in wake of latest neonicotinoids study

Need for supply chain clarity in wake of latest neonicotinoids study

Significance of neonics report findings questioned but sustainable imperative agreed.

Behind Crocus bricks-and-mortar addition

Behind Crocus bricks-and-mortar addition

Online operators looking at physical presence to raise brand awareness.


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