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UK Grower Awards 2017 - Entries open for 2017 production awards

UK Grower Awards 2017 - Entries open for 2017 production awards

Launch of UK Grower Awards 2017 sees start of a brand new campaign to find the best examples of production practice.

Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 8 August 2016

Celery (each) 70 Sainsbury's
Pepper, red (each) 60 Morrisons
Swede (each) 100 Tesco
Blackberries (150kg) 149 Aldi

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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 12 August 2016.

Capsicum, green/red 65/70
Cucumbers, all varieties 131
Blackcurrants, all varieties 669
Strawberries, all varieties 357

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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 - Whiteflies

Pest & disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

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.

Glasshouse technology

Glasshouse technology

A plethora of new products and services were launched at GreenTech offering further innovation in protected horticulture, Gavin McEwan reports.

Fresh produce packaging - optimising presentation

Fresh produce packaging - optimising presentation

Ensuring that fruit is kept looking at its best at the point of sale is the challenge being met by packaging manufacturers, Sally Drury reports.

Weed control

Weed control

The latest options for the production sector include a variety of chemical and non-chemical solutions, Sally Drury finds

What's in store at Fruit Focus 2016?

What's in store at Fruit Focus 2016?

Technology, machinery, products and expert advice will all feature at Fruit Focus which takes place on Wednesday, 20 July - and a chance to hear how the UK Grower Awards 2017 can help to meet business objectives.

Tractors

Tractors

The latest introductions are increasing the choice of tractors even further across all sectors. Sally Drury looks at the new models.


Crop Trials

Cross-sector funding secured for crop studies

Cross-sector funding secured for crop studies

Four new projects addressing challenges in soil and water management in crop rotations have been awarded £1.2m in cross-sector funding from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

MP visits Reaseheath College apprentices

MP visits Reaseheath College apprentices

Local MP Antoinette Sandbach watched horticulture trainees grow their skills during a visit to Reaseheath College, Cheshire, as part of National Apprenticeship Week (March 14 - 19)

Thompson & Morgan ProVeg tests back Incredicrop

Thompson & Morgan ProVeg tests back Incredicrop

Thompson & Morgan has found its own Incredicrop fertiliser is the best feed for tomatoes after assessing more than 140 tomato varieties at its Suffolk trial grounds last summer.

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