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Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 28 July 2014

Lettuce, round, each 49 Morrisons
Tomatoes, kg 200 Waitrose
Carrots, kg 75 Tesco
Cauliflower, each 69 Aldi

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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 1 August 2014.

Beetroot, topped 16  
Broad beans 110  
Blackberries, all varieties 437  
Strawberries, all varieties 225  

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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

Pest & Disease Management - Aphids

Pest & Disease Management - Aphids

With their pear-shaped bodies, long antennae and a pair of rear-end siphunculi -- or exhaust pipes as they are sometimes described -- aphids are one of the most easily recognised and common glasshouse pests.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

Whiteflies are sap-sucking insects that can be found in high numbers on protected crops. They can also attack outdoor crops including brassicas.

Glasshouse technology - smarter growing

Glasshouse technology - smarter growing

June's inaugural GreenTech show highlighted the latest developments in glasshouse systems and equipment, Gavin McEwan reports.

Control challenge

Control challenge

What help is available for growers to cope with increasing complexity and a shrinking pool of chemicals in pest and disease control? Sally Drury investigates.

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge

Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.

Weed control: production

Weed control: production

The reduced availability of herbicides has led growers to consider alternative options, Sally Drury finds.


Crop Trials

Westland Seeds features among specialists presenting sweet peppers

The trials marked the first opportunity for new specialist breeder Westland Seeds to show its sweet pepper range.

Nunhems acclaims hydroponics at trials

Nunhems acclaims hydroponics at trials

Glasshouse vegetable trials in the Netherlands feature hydroponics, speciality tomatoes and new sweet pepper range.

Faram & Co unveils new variety of hop

Worcestershire hop merchant and breeder Charles Faram & Co has unveiled a new variety, Olicana, which has been used by Ilkley Brewery in its Olicana Pale.

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