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Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 3 November 2014

Lettuce, round, each 48 Asda
Pepper, green, each 90 Coop
Onions, kg 75 Morrisons
Blackberries, 150g 240 Waitrose

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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 7 November 2014.

Capsicums, green/red 33/42  
Carrots, topped, washed 28  
Raspberries, all varieties 690  
Strawberries, all varieties 307  

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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 and disease management - Powdery mildew

Pest and disease management - Powdery mildew

Powdery mildew in field crops, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon

Market report - Polytunnels

Market report - Polytunnels

Old and new structures help Rainbow Plants to grow top-quality nursery stock, Sally Drury discovers.

Pest & Disease Management - Slugs and snails - Pellets and non-chemical controls are available

Pest & Disease Management - Slugs and snails - Pellets and non-chemical controls are available

Feeding by slugs and snails is so economically damaging to farmers, growers and gardeners that millions of pounds have been devoted to finding new ways to combat these molluscan pests.

Pest & Disease Management - Grey mould: be alert to prevent damage

Pest & Disease Management - Grey mould: be alert to prevent damage

This disease compromises brassica, pea and bean field crop quality, Professor Geoffrey Dixon warns.

Pest & Disease Management - Downy mildews on field crops

Pest & Disease Management - Downy mildews on field crops

These pathogens are characterised by sporulating on the under-surfaces of leaves with chlorotic and necrotic areas found on the upper surfaces, writes Geoffrey Dixon.

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.


Crop Trials

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.

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.

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