Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the names of the outstanding businesses shortlisted for the UK Grower Awards 2017 - the industry's leading awards scheme for UK production horticulture.
Big changers week on week as of 6 February 2016
|Lettuce, Chinese leaf (each)||124||Asda|
|Onions, red (kg)||100||Morrisons|
Retail prices from the major supermarkets are collected by Market Intelligence Services and updated every Tuesday.
Average most usual as of W/E 10 February 2016.
|Parsnip (all varieties)||95|
*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.
Data supplied by Defra. www.defra.gov.uk
Help us celebrate the best in UK production horticulture at the glamorous Grand Connaught Rooms, London on Thursday 23rd February 2017.
Find out more about the UK Grower Awards night.
Agronomic Technologist | Hertfordshire | From £35K+ DOE
MorePeople England, Hertfordshire
HORTICULTURAL EXPERT - Full time opportunity in our stunning Plants & Gardening Department
Burford Garden Company Burford, Oxfordshire
Willerby Landscapes Ltd London (Central), London (Greater)
360 Resourcing Romsey, Hampshire
Assistant Plant Breeder | Spain | £Depending on Experience
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National Living Wage, seasonal labour, apprenticeship levy, automation and robotics
Advanced cladding, better ventilation and more durable frameworks are among the improvements offered by the latest polytunnels, says Sally Drury.
Brassicas, squashes, salads, roots and alliums were all on show as growers, advisers, agents and buyers visited the main seed breeders' sites, Gavin McEwan reports.
Industry efforts to reduce peat continue as coir suppliers invest in continuous supply and growers take part in trials to assess alternatives, Gavin McEwan reports.
The post-Brexit political and regulatory landscape will be the subject of much attention from growers at this year's event.
Whiteflies are sap-sucking insects that can be found in high numbers on protected crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chrysanthemum, fuchsia, abutilon and gerbera. They can also attack outdoor crops including brassicas.
Global Plant Genetics has been awarded an Innovate UK grant worth almost £30,000 to conduct a feasibility study to maximise the value of its berry and asparagus offer on an international basis.
An automated vision-guided droplet application system with the potential to reduce herbicide use by 95 per cent should be ready for field trials in 2018, according to AHDB Horticulture.
July saw the usual cross-country tour of trial grounds and offered the opportunity to catch up with all the latest novelties due to be introduced next season, get re-acquainted with established lines and meet up with a good cross section of the trade. The notable thing for me was the shrinking number of fellow scribes and broadcasters attending these events.
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