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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 15 June 2015

Cucumber, portion 35 Sainsbury's
Radish, 200g 44 Asda
Pepper, green each 90 Co-op
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 19 June 2015.

Asparagus, all varieties 489  
Leeks, trimmed 55  
Capsicums, green 85  
Strawberries, all varieties 267  

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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

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.

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Apprenticeships - Trailblazer progress

Consultation on the trailblazers programme has seen broad acceptance of the new apprenticeship scheme from the horticulture industry, Jack Shamash writes.


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

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