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Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 26 August 2014

Cucumber, each 80 Coop
Tomatoes, kg 155 Morrisons
Leeks, kg 175 Tesco
Cauliflower, each 89 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 29 August 2014.

Beetroot, topped 17  
Leeks, trimmed 40  
Blackberries, all varieties 478  
Strawberries, all varieties 245  

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*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.

Data supplied by Defra.

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Edibles Production In Depth

Pest & Disease Management - Lettuce downy mildew

Pest & Disease Management - Lettuce downy mildew

Bremia lactucae can be a major problem for field vegetable growers, Professor Geoffrey Dixon warns.

National Fruit Show 2014 - New look unveiled

National Fruit Show 2014 - New look unveiled

This year's National Fruit Show in Kent will see an updated layout in a new exhibition hall to showcase the best of British fruit, Gavin McEwan reports.

Pest & Disease Management - Aphids

Pest & Disease Management - Aphids

With their pear-shaped bodies, long antennae and a pair of rear-end siphunculi -- or exhaust pipes as they are sometimes described -- aphids are one of the most easily recognised and common glasshouse pests.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Whiteflies

Whiteflies are sap-sucking insects that can be found in high numbers on protected crops. They can also attack outdoor crops including brassicas.

Glasshouse technology - smarter growing

Glasshouse technology - smarter growing

June's inaugural GreenTech show highlighted the latest developments in glasshouse systems and equipment, Gavin McEwan reports.

Control challenge

Control challenge

What help is available for growers to cope with increasing complexity and a shrinking pool of chemicals in pest and disease control? Sally Drury investigates.

Crop Trials

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.

Nunhems acclaims hydroponics at trials

Nunhems acclaims hydroponics at trials

Glasshouse vegetable trials in the Netherlands feature hydroponics, speciality tomatoes and new sweet pepper range.

Faram & Co unveils new variety of hop

Worcestershire hop merchant and breeder Charles Faram & Co has unveiled a new variety, Olicana, which has been used by Ilkley Brewery in its Olicana Pale.

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