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HORTICULTURE WEEK SURVEY - How would 'Brexit' affect commercial growers in the UK?

HORTICULTURE WEEK SURVEY - How would 'Brexit' affect commercial growers in the UK?

Would 'Brexit' be good or bad for UK growers? How would it affect your business? What would the impact on labour recruitment be? How might it impact plant health?

Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 16 May 2016

Cucumber (portion) 24 Asda
Lettuce, Gem (pp2) 80 M&S
Swede (each) 100 Tesco
Apples, Braeburn (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 20 May 2016.

Asparagus, all varieties 668
Cucumber, all varieties 72
Tomatoes, round 88
Strawberries, all varieties 326

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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

From The Archive - Plant promotion in the 1800s

From The Archive - Plant promotion in the 1800s

In the latter half of the 1880s, more seed and nursery businesses turned to catalogues to promote their products, often advertising in The Gardeners' Chronicle.

Urban farming - New places to grow

Urban farming - New places to grow

Rooftop and vertical farming, underground facilities, aquaculture and aeroponics are all gaining ground in urban areas, writes Gavin McEwan.

Exciting opportunities in production horticulture

Exciting opportunities in production horticulture

From operating hi-tech machinery to developing new varieties, production horticulture needs young people to drive the industry, writes Rachel Anderson.

From The Archive - 'Man does not live by bread alone'

From The Archive - 'Man does not live by bread alone'

A year into WW1 and wanting to protect the industry from "irreparable loss", The Gardeners' Chronicle urged readers to reduce garden expenditure as little as possible.

Biocontrols - Natural protection

Biocontrols - Natural protection

With greater restrictions on chemical use and more investment by multinationals, biocontrols are becoming an increasingly attractive and viable option across a range of crops, Rachel Anderson reports.

LED lighting systems

LED lighting systems

The benefits of growing crops under LEDs are interesting growers, nurserymen and research establishments, Sally Drury discovers.


Crop Trials

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.

NIAB and East Malling Research combine forces as part of NIAB group

NIAB and East Malling Research combine forces as part of NIAB group

Two UK crop research institutes are joining forces to create a new centre for applied crop science and innovation.

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