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UK Grower Awards 2016

Call for submissions as UK Grower Awards 2016 launches

Call for submissions as UK Grower Awards 2016 launches

Entries are being invited for the prestigious UK Grower Awards which have officially launched for 2016.

Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 13 July 2015

Pepper, red, each 60 Sainsbury's
Tomatoes, pp6 69 Asda
Cabbage, Savoy, each 80 M&S
Apples, Bramley, kg 170 Waitrose

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Retail prices from the major supermarkets are collected by Market Intelligence Services and updated every Tuesday.

Wholesale prices

Average most usual as of W/E 3 July 2015.

Beetroot, topped 18  
Leeks, trimmed 47  
Cucumber, all varieties 80  
Strawberries, all varieties 244  

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*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.

Data supplied by Defra. www.defra.gov.uk

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Edibles Production In Depth

Weed control

Weed control

The James Hutton Institute tells Sally Drury how it is minimising demand for weed control on its farms

Tractors

Tractors

Comfort, performance and green credentials are key demands from modern machines, says Sally Drury.

Reviewed - compact tractors

Reviewed - compact tractors

How does the 3045R shape up on performance, productivity and comfort criteria? Sally Drury finds out.

Business Planning - Benchmarking: improved performance

Business Planning - Benchmarking: improved performance

Measure within an area where you know you are underperforming, Neville Stein recommends.

LED lighting systems

LED lighting systems

The latest equipment provides optimum growing conditions and can reduce costs, Sally Drury reports.

Fruit Focus - Industry showcase

Fruit Focus - Industry showcase

Exhibitors will cover developments in commercial fruit growing, latest industry innovations and the rapidly growing vineyard sector at this year's Fruit Focus, Gavin McEwan reports.


Crop Trials

Supplier trials tape for lettuce plants to reduce peat use

Supplier trials tape for lettuce plants to reduce peat use

Salad and vegetable supplier G's Fresh demonstrated a method of establishing lettuce plants using less peat on a tour of its site in Barway, Cambridgeshire, last month.

Vegetable seed trials - Variety showcase

Vegetable seed trials - Variety showcase

International seed breeders opened the gates at their trial grounds in North Holland to show growers their newest varieties, Gavin McEwan reports.

Take part in field research to improve skills, open day visitors advised

Take part in field research to improve skills, open day visitors advised

Being involved in field-level research can improve growers' skills as well as increasing understanding of particular issues, Soil Association head of horticulture Ben Raskin told the Rijk Zwaan UK organic open day.

Products & Kit Latest

Latest tenders

Battle Town Council

is looking for expressions of interest for the development of a cemetery extension.

Closing date: 7th July 2015

Forthcoming Events

NIAB/TAG/HDC Onion Seed (Field) Open Day

  • Norfolk, UK.

NIAB/TAG Courgette Demo and Growers Association Meeting

  • NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0LE, UK.

Floralis Boskoop Autumn Fair 2015 “Main issue: Customer service”

  • Floralis Boskoop Denemarkenlaan 9 in Hazerswoude (The Netherlands)