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Brexit: Seasonal labour top of grower concerns

Brexit: Seasonal labour top of grower concerns

Growers reflect on likely effect of EU referendum result.

Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 11 July 2016

Aubergine (each) 70 Sainsbury's
Lettuce, round (each) 35 Waitrose
Broccoli (kg) 140 Waitrose
Raspberries (200kg) 230 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 15 July 2016.

Capsicum, green/red 65/137
Leeks, trimmed 54
Spinach, leaf - loose/bunches 95
Strawberries, all varieties 327

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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

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.

Weed control

Weed control

The latest options for the production sector include a variety of chemical and non-chemical solutions, Sally Drury finds

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.

Tractors

Tractors

The latest introductions are increasing the choice of tractors even further across all sectors. Sally Drury looks at the new models.

Trailblazer horticulture training set to go live

Trailblazer horticulture training set to go live

Backers say new apprenticeships will make horticulture training easier and more relevant, Jack Shamash reports.

175 years and counting

175 years and counting

Earlier this month, figures from across the UK horticulture industry joined Horticulture Week to mark 175 years since the launch of its forerunner The Gardeners' Chronicle.


Crop Trials

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)

Thompson & Morgan ProVeg tests back Incredicrop

Thompson & Morgan ProVeg tests back Incredicrop

Thompson & Morgan has found its own Incredicrop fertiliser is the best feed for tomatoes after assessing more than 140 tomato varieties at its Suffolk trial grounds last summer.

NIAB and East Malling Research combine forces as part of NIAB group

NIAB and East Malling Research combine forces as part of NIAB group

Two UK crop research institutes are joining forces to create a new centre for applied crop science and innovation.

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