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Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 6 October 2014

Radish 44 Asda
Pepper, green, each 90 Coop
Carrots, kg 59 Aldi
Blueberries, kg 150 Sainsbury'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 10 October 2014.

Beetroot, topped 17  
Beans, dwarf, french or kidney 149  
Raspberries, all varieties 702  
Strawberries, all varieties 255  

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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 - Downy mildews on field crops

Pest & Disease Management - Downy mildews on field crops

These pathogens are characterised by sporulating on the under-surfaces of leaves with chlorotic and necrotic areas found on the upper surfaces, writes Geoffrey Dixon.

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.

Pest & Disease Management - Clubroot disease

Pest & Disease Management - Clubroot disease

Plasmodiophora brassicae can be a problem for all brassica varieties, Professor Geoffrey Dixon warns.

Business Planning - Logistics: the fine art of distribution

Business Planning - Logistics: the fine art of distribution

Distributing products by road can be costly but steps can be taken to ensure efficiency, says Neville Stein.

State of the industry - Top-fruit recovery

State of the industry - Top-fruit recovery

Senior industry figures are looking ahead to a bright future for British top fruit but there are still challenges that need to be resolved, Gavin McEwan finds.

Pest & Disease Management - Lettuce downy mildew

Pest & Disease Management - Lettuce downy mildew

Bremia lactucae can be a major problem for field vegetable growers, Professor Geoffrey Dixon warns.


Crop Trials

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.

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.

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