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Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 12 January 2015

Lettuce, round, each 49 Morrisons
Cabbage, red, kg 80 Tesco
Cauliflower, each 79 Aldi
Apples, Cox, kg 200 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.

Swede, all varieties 30  
Carrots, topped, washed 27  
Pears, Conference 52  
Turnip, all varieties 95  

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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

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.

Botrytis

Botrytis

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

Pest & Disease Management - Leptosphaeria maculans

Pest & Disease Management - Leptosphaeria maculans

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.

How will horticulture fare in 2015?

How will horticulture fare in 2015?

After a wet start, a long, mild season brought benefits for many sectors of horticulture last year. But what of prospects for 2015? Matthew Appleby, Sarah Cosgrove, Sally Drury and Gavin McEwan report.


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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Forthcoming Events

Ball Colegrave Spring Open House trial for Primroses, Pansy and Viola

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GCA Conference 2015

  • De Vere Carden Park in Chester

HDC Biopesticides Workshop - Protected Edibles

  • STONELEIGH PARK KENILWORTH CV8 2TL