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.

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Dutch bank predicts UK flower buying fall

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CIOPORA works with UK for Brexit plant variety rights

House of Lords says "flexible approach" to immigration and labour is the way forward

House of Lords says "flexible approach" to immigration and labour is the way forward

What opportunities for expansion does a new Forestry Bill present for Scottish forestry?

What opportunities for expansion does a new Forestry Bill present for Scottish forestry?

What will post-Brexit pesticides authorisation and capital support for fresh produce look like?

What will post-Brexit pesticides authorisation and capital support for fresh produce look like?

What opportunities await the landscape sector from burgeoning railway expansion and upgrade plans?

What opportunities await the landscape sector from burgeoning railway expansion and upgrade plans?

Post-Brexit agricultural policy could be "six years in the making" says Defra policy specialist

Post-Brexit agricultural policy could be "six years in the making" says Defra policy specialist

Is garden centre pricing becoming more competitive?

Is garden centre pricing becoming more competitive?

What can we learn from the London Assembly's 'Park Life' report?

What can we learn from the London Assembly's 'Park Life' report?

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

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

What can be done to stave off labour shortages in fresh produce?

What can be done to stave off labour shortages in fresh produce?

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

Solex garden products show sees some innovation after strong year beats price pressure

Solex garden products show sees some innovation after strong year beats price pressure

Christmas tree market 2017: what are the prospects for UK growers this season?

Christmas tree market 2017: what are the prospects for UK growers this season?

Will groundbreaking BRE study into the impact of biophilic design take it into the mainstream?

Will groundbreaking BRE study into the impact of biophilic design take it into the mainstream?

Fresh produce and ornamental production

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.

Latest accounts show turnover growth for ornamental growers

Latest accounts show turnover growth for ornamental growers

Brexit, wastage, exchange rates and plant health are potential issues as nurseries report a generally satisfactory year in their new accounts.

Irish exporters expect to sell more to UK post-Brexit

Irish exporters expect to sell more to UK post-Brexit

A new report launched by Bord Bia today shows a renewed optimism for the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry's trading relationship with the UK market, worth over €4 billion last year.


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