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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 24 August 2015

Pepper, green, each 60 Sainsbury's
Broccoli, (kg) 140 Waitrose
Cabbage, red, each 80 Tesco
Blackberries, 150g 200 Asda

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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 28 August 2015.

Raspberries, all varieties 736  
Lettuce, Cos, (per head) 46  
Cucumber, all varieties 127  
Cherries, sweet, black 444  

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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

Horticultural fabrics

Horticultural fabrics

Thermal protection has become essential for the successful cultivation of early crops, writes Sally Drury.

Reviewed - Utility vehicle

Reviewed - Utility vehicle

Taking the broader view is key when selecting a utility vehicle for tougher challenges, writes Sally Drury.

National Fruit Show - bigger than ever

National Fruit Show - bigger than ever

Organisers are promising a bigger and better event this year thanks to a move to new building at the Kent Showground, Gavin McEwan reports.

Business Planning - Calculating the cost of your actions

Business Planning - Calculating the cost of your actions

Taking the time to carry out a cost-benefit analysis will pay dividends, says Neville Stein.

Horticulture courses fine-tuned

Horticulture courses fine-tuned

College courses are changing and apprenticeships are thriving but higher fees now mean students are less inclined to enter higher education, Jack Shamash finds.

Pest & Disease Management - Scab

Pest & Disease Management - Scab

Apple and pear trees are among those at risk


Crop Trials

Electrolysis of Water (EW) technique could help fresh produce crops fight off disease, initial trials suggest

Electrolysis of Water (EW) technique could help fresh produce crops fight off disease, initial trials suggest

A novel technique known as Electrolysis of Water (EW), which sees crops being treated with a solution created when an electric current is passed through salt water, could offer growers an alternative to conventional crop protection treatments.

Positive results for leek rust control trial

Positive results for leek rust control trial

A field trial on leeks has confirmed the efficacy of current fungicides and shown that a coded product could add a new mode of action.

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.

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

Forthcoming Events

International Symposium on Growing Media, Composting and Substrate Analysis 2015

  • Vienna University of Technology, Karlsplatz 13, 1010 Vienna

International Symposium: 'Biopesticides - Innovative technologies and strategies for pest control'

  • Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK.

Symposium: Biopesticides – Innovative technologies and strategies for pest control

  • Swansea University