The stars of the UK's production industry were revealed last night with 24 outstanding businesses and individuals picking up awards at this year's prestigious UK Grower Awards 2016 presentation, hosted by Horticulture Week.
Big changers week on week as of 25 January 2016
|Cabbage, red (kg)||80||Waitrose|
|Salad cress (each)||27||Co-op|
|Apples, Gala (kg)||185||Sainsbury's|
Retail prices from the major supermarkets are collected by Market Intelligence Services and updated every Tuesday.
Average most usual as of W/E 29 January 2016.
|Watercress, all varieties (per bunch)||53|
*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.
Data supplied by Defra. www.defra.gov.uk
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On 21 August 1841, Charles Darwin wrote to Horticulture Week forerunner The Gardeners' Chronicle about "the humble-bees which bore holes in flowers" following a reader's complaint about damage to his bean crop. Continuing celebrations of our 175th anniversary, here we republish Darwin's letter
Market consolidation, a mild winter and the loss of established products are all challenges but some new options are emerging for growers, Gavin McEwan reports.
Horticulture industry charity Perennial offers a lifeline to those in need and support from business partners can help it to meet rising demand.
Matthew Appleby, Elizabeth Henry, Gavin McEwan and Sally Drury examine the key challenges and opportunities awaiting horticulture in 2016.
The first edition of Horticulture Week forerunner The Gardeners' Chronicle was published on 2 January 1841. Here we reproduce the leading article from that edition, setting out the "principal subjects" the journal was intended to embrace.
Demand for new machinery is being driven up by growers and nurserymen turning to automation because of projected increases in labour cost, Sally Drury reports.
Genetic modification of insects could offer a solution to pest problems such as the spread of oak processionary moth, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has suggested.
Electric shock weedkilling technology maker Ubiqutek is raising capital through equity investors, after winning an EU Horizon 2020 grant to help develop the machinery for agricultural use.
Six promising new strawberry varieties, a mixture of both everbearers and June-bearers, are being trialled on a large scale over the next two years, East Malling Strawberry Breeding Club project manager Adam Whitehouse told the Soft Fruit Day.
Buckingham Town Council seeks a contractor to provide grounds maintenance services within the Town.
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LPGT Winter lecture - ‘Save Epping Forest’! Londoners and the mid-Victorian campaigns for open space
- The Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street (Entrance: through courtyard to far end, downstairs) London EC1M 6EL
- East Malling Conference Centre. New Rd, West Malling ME19 6BJ
- Writtle College, Lordship Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR