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Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Protecting your crops with the most up-to-date structures can help you to secure the best prices, Sally Drury explains.

Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 19 September 2016

Lettuce, (Iceberg) 45 Sainsbury's
Tomatoes (x6) 65 Asda
Sweetcorn (x2) 150 Tesco
Apples, Bramley (kg) 175 M&S

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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 23 September 2016.

Beetroot 16
Cucumber, all varieties 79
Pears, Conference 60
Raspberries, all varieties 728

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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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National Fruit Show 2016 - Business post-Brexit to be a key talking point

National Fruit Show 2016 - Business post-Brexit to be a key talking point

The post-Brexit political and regulatory landscape will be the subject of much attention from growers at this year's event.

Pest & disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

Pest & disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

Whiteflies are sap-sucking insects that can be found in high numbers on protected crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chrysanthemum, fuchsia, abutilon and gerbera. They can also attack outdoor crops including brassicas.

Glasshouse technology

Glasshouse technology

A plethora of new products and services were launched at GreenTech offering further innovation in protected horticulture, Gavin McEwan reports.

UK Grower Awards 2017 - Entries open for 2017 production awards

UK Grower Awards 2017 - Entries open for 2017 production awards

Launch of UK Grower Awards 2017 sees start of a brand new campaign to find the best examples of production practice.

Fresh produce packaging - optimising presentation

Fresh produce packaging - optimising presentation

Ensuring that fruit is kept looking at its best at the point of sale is the challenge being met by packaging manufacturers, Sally Drury reports.

What's in store at Fruit Focus 2016?

What's in store at Fruit Focus 2016?

Technology, machinery, products and expert advice will all feature at Fruit Focus which takes place on Wednesday, 20 July - and a chance to hear how the UK Grower Awards 2017 can help to meet business objectives.


Crop Trials

Seabrook On ... Lack of specialist coverage will impact horticulture

Seabrook On ... Lack of specialist coverage will impact horticulture

July saw the usual cross-country tour of trial grounds and offered the opportunity to catch up with all the latest novelties due to be introduced next season, get re-acquainted with established lines and meet up with a good cross section of the trade. The notable thing for me was the shrinking number of fellow scribes and broadcasters attending these events.

Cross-sector funding secured for crop studies

Cross-sector funding secured for crop studies

Four new projects addressing challenges in soil and water management in crop rotations have been awarded £1.2m in cross-sector funding from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

MP visits Reaseheath College apprentices

MP visits Reaseheath College apprentices

Local MP Antoinette Sandbach watched horticulture trainees grow their skills during a visit to Reaseheath College, Cheshire, as part of National Apprenticeship Week (March 14 - 19)