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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Mounting frustration over horticultural labour crisis response

Mounting frustration over horticultural labour crisis response

General election threatens impact of committee's report supporting call for action.

Fruit growers' association presents post-Brexit wish-list to parties

Fruit growers' association presents post-Brexit wish-list to parties

The British Independent Fruit Growers Association (BIFGA) has written to all the main party leaders ahead of the general election, calling on them to back a range of measures support the UK fresh produce industry post-Brexit.

Critical Brexit challenges await UK agriculture, says Lords EU report

Critical Brexit challenges await UK agriculture, says Lords EU report

Leaving the Common Agricultural Policy, access to Labour and trade deals are among the significant challenges facing UK agriculture after leaving the European Union the Lords said.

Rare chance for horticulture sector to lobby politicians in 'listening mode'

Rare chance for horticulture sector to lobby politicians in 'listening mode'

Professionals urged to host 'meet-the-candidate' events and petition over key horticulture issues.

Ornamental Horticulture Round Table calls for industrial strategy deal

Ornamental Horticulture Round Table calls for industrial strategy deal

Ornamental Horticulture Round Table has called for a Building our Industrial Strategy green paper 'sector deal' from the Government to strengthen the horticulture industry after the election.

What chance for less restrictive pesticide regulations?

What chance for less restrictive pesticide regulations?

Specialist suggests talk of more liberal regulatory landscape is unfounded

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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Plant exports to UK increase 3.8% in April as Brexit effect wanes

Plant exports to UK increase 3.8% in April as Brexit effect wanes

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?

What are major parties offering landscape sector?

What are major parties offering landscape sector?

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

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

Strong voice for horticulture industry now more vital than ever

Strong voice for horticulture industry now more vital than ever

Garden businesses back on track to beat 2016 sales

Garden businesses back on track to beat 2016 sales

Need for supply chain clarity in wake of latest neonicotinoids study

Need for supply chain clarity in wake of latest neonicotinoids study

Behind Crocus bricks-and-mortar addition

Behind Crocus bricks-and-mortar addition

Natural look and relaxed planting back at Chelsea

Natural look and relaxed planting back at Chelsea

Royal FloraHolland says British will buy more of its flowers in 'turbulent times'

Royal FloraHolland says British will buy more of its flowers in 'turbulent times'

Crop Protection Association addresses Brexit and risk-based policy trends

Crop Protection Association addresses Brexit and risk-based policy trends

Tories "determined to grow more, sell more and export more great British food"

Tories "determined to grow more, sell more and export more great British food"

Bord Bia research uncovers future gardening trends and behaviours

Bord Bia research uncovers future gardening trends and behaviours

Crocus aims for "slow burn" for first bricks and mortar garden centre

Crocus aims for "slow burn" for first bricks and mortar garden centre

Board level worker representatives among Conservatives manifesto pledges

Board level worker representatives among Conservatives manifesto pledges

Parks & Gardens Live 2017: The event of the year for parks and gardens professionals

Parks & Gardens Live 2017: The event of the year for parks and gardens professionals

Fresh produce and ornamental production

Petunia case sparks debate on role of GM

Petunia case sparks debate on role of GM

Need for broad-based debate agreed as investigations continue across EU.

Summer bedding demand builds as cold weather forecast to end

Summer bedding demand builds as cold weather forecast to end

Growers are expecting a surge in sales when temperatures rise after an unseasonally cold April and beginning of May caused a sudden brake on bedding purchases.

EFRA committee report slams Government inaction on industry's labour needs

EFRA committee report slams Government inaction on industry's labour needs

EFRA committee chairman Neil Parish MP has said Government statistics are inadequate for measuring agriculture and seasonal migrant workers requirements and that the Government must review the supply of and demand for seasonal labour by the end of 2017.

Keep protected geographical status for UK growers post-Brexit, MEP urges

Keep protected geographical status for UK growers post-Brexit, MEP urges

A British law mirroring the EU's protection for unique regional foodstuffs should continue to protect UK specialist producers post-Brexit, West Midlands Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre has said.

Horticulture industry reacts to election call

Horticulture industry reacts to election call

NFU calls for political parties to back farming in the run up to the snap general election on June 8, as Prime Minister Theresa May, seeks to create unity at Westminster during Brexit negotiations.

Farm business income survey warns of Brexit pros and cons

Farm business income survey warns of Brexit pros and cons

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".


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