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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Retail body says shoppers could pay 30% more for food imports with no-deal Brexit

Retail body says shoppers could pay 30% more for food imports with no-deal Brexit

New analysis by the British Retail Consortium spells out the potential cost to shoppers of leaving the EU without a tariff-free trade deal.

Dutch plant and flower exports to the UK down 7% to August

Dutch plant and flower exports to the UK down 7% to August

Total Dutch plant and flower exports to August have grown around 6%, reaching a record value of €4 billion - but sales to the UK are down by 7%.

Buoyant demand for UK apples but frost and labour remain concerns

Buoyant demand for UK apples but frost and labour remain concerns

As the British apple season begins, English Apples & Pears (EAP) is warning that growers will feel the effects of both a late frost in spring and also constrained labour supply.

Kolff Plants speaks out on Brexit and Xylella

Kolff Plants speaks out on Brexit and Xylella

Kolff Plants managing director Jacob Kolff said a dip in the economy is more of a worry than Brexit, while Xylella needs to be taken seriously by everyone.

New regulation can be more effective for farmers after Brexit, NFU says

New regulation can be more effective for farmers after Brexit, NFU says

A new NFU report says Government should take advantage of the opportunity Brexit presents to create a regulatory environment for farming that is streamlined, grounded in science and respects realistic farm practices.

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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Ways to avoid price inflation shown at Glee

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What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

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Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Adam Taylor steps into HTA role with Xylella the big issue

Adam Taylor steps into HTA role with Xylella the big issue

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Xylella host plant Chelsea ban discussed

UK cider makers "facing difficult times", MPs told

UK cider makers "facing difficult times", MPs told

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Glee top trends and issues revealed

Peat companies challenged by green lobby as prices set to rise

Peat companies challenged by green lobby as prices set to rise

Garden product manufacturers bemoan cost rises

Garden product manufacturers bemoan cost rises

Xylella control research proposed

Xylella control research proposed

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Leaked document proposes restrictions on low-skilled EU workers

Leaked document proposes restrictions on low-skilled EU workers

A draft Home Office document leaked to The Guardian newspaper makes a number of proposals that could negatively affect employment of EU nationals in horticulture.

Palmstead looks for Xylella plant alternatives

Palmstead looks for Xylella plant alternatives

Palmstead Nurseries marketing manager has said plants such as olives are now too risky to import and designers and specifiers must look at other options.

Jason Burgess named as new British Growers chair

Jason Burgess named as new British Growers chair

Produce World's Jason Burgess has been appointed chair of the British Growers Association.

"Worrying" drop-off in East European migration

"Worrying" drop-off in East European migration

New quarterly migration figures published today (24 August) by the Office for National Statistics show a sharp decline in workers migrating from central and eastern Europe.

Garden centres oppose banned neonicotinoids

Garden centres oppose banned neonicotinoids

Garden centres have told Friends of the Earth they are trying to avoid selling plants that have traces of imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam neonicotinoids in them.

Dutch plants and flowers exports to the UK drop by 15%

Dutch plants and flowers exports to the UK drop by 15%

Exports of plants and flowers from Holland to the UK were down by a sixth in July.


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