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Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 12 January 2015

Salad cress, each 24 Morrisons
Carrots, kg 75 Tesco
Cauliflower, each 100 Sainsbury's
Apples, Cox, kg 195 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 16 January 2015.

Beetroot, topped 16  
Leeks, trimmed 35  
Pears, Conference 57  
Turnip, all varieties 84  

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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

Nutrition - Monitoring nutrition can avoid problems later

Nutrition - Monitoring nutrition can avoid problems later

It is important to determine nutrient levels in growing media during early spring to help identify fertiliser requirements for crops sold early in the season and avoid deficiency or toxicity problems prior to despatch.

Polytunnels: Second generation

Polytunnels: Second generation

As more permanent structures gain acceptance, growers are utilising new developments from air treatment to automation, Gavin McEwan reports.

Windbreaks - Shelter can protect crops against potential damage

Windbreaks - Shelter can protect crops against potential damage

Windbreaks have an important part to play in horticulture by providing shelter from the ill effects of wind on plants, soil, buildings and people.

Crop protection - productive project

Crop protection - productive project

With the four-year SCEPTRE research project now nearly complete, Gavin McEwan looks at where its findings will bear fruit for growers.

Pest & disease factsheet - Botrytis

Pest & disease factsheet - Botrytis

Disease profile for field vegetable growers, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon.

Business Planning - Cash flow monitoring will always pay off

Business Planning - Cash flow monitoring will always pay off

The reality check that is cash flow planning will ensure your business stays afloat, says Neville Stein.


Crop Trials

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.

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.

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Broadwalk Borders Project - Perennials and Grasses.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Closing Date: 27th February 2015

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