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Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 4 May 2015

Cucumber, each 50 Waitrose
Radish, 200g 44 Asda
Onions, red, kg 100 Co-op
Apples, Gala, kg 200 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 8 May 2015.

Beetroot, topped 16  
Leeks, trimmed 38  
Carrots, topped, washed 38  
Strawberries, all varieties 214  

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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 Factsheet - Puccinia allii

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Puccinia allii

Disease profile for field vegetable growers, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon

Polytunnels

Polytunnels

Taking advantage of the latest structures can help a nursery maintain its reputation, says Sally Drury.

Lighting the way?

Lighting the way?

Closed crop growing systems are going mainstream, but they have their critics, says Gavin McEwan.

Pest and disease factsheet - Pear leaf blister mite

Pest and disease factsheet - Pear leaf blister mite

This widespread pear pest can also attack apple trees.

Family business

Family business

Watch out for key challenges, says Neville Stein.

Packaging - Fresher for longer

Packaging - Fresher for longer

Packaging suppliers are providing innovative solutions to extend the shelf life of fresh produce for as long as possible, Gavin McEwan reports.


Crop Trials

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.

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.

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Forthcoming Events

Association of Labour Providers (ALP)

  • Various UK Locations

RHS London Rose Show

  • RHS Horticultural Halls, London

Green Fingers Gardening Festival at the Eden Project

  • Eden Project, Bodelva, Cornwall, PL24 2SG, UK.