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Analysis

Mounting frustration over horticultural labour crisis response

Mounting frustration over horticultural labour crisis response

General election threatens impact of committee's report supporting call for action.

Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 2 May 2017

Lettuce, round, each 40 Asda
Aubergine (each) 85 Waitrose
Carrots (kg) 60 Morrisons
Strawberries (300g) 400 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 5 May 2017

Asparagus, all varieties 609
Leeks (trimmed) 98
Cucumber (all varieties) 59
Rhubarb (forced) 362

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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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Fresh Produce In Depth

Growing media

Growing media

With a scheme promoting responsible sourcing nearing completion, growers need to take a fresh look at what they are using, says Sally Drury

Upping the ante for urban growing

Upping the ante for urban growing

Europe is starting to catch up with the Far East and the USA with the opening of a major indoor lettuce-growing facility in the Netherlands, Gavin McEwan reports.

Career profile - Production manager

Career profile - Production manager

A production manager's main responsibility is to ensure that the glasshouse, nursery or farm produces a bountiful and consistently high-quality crop for people to enjoy.

Career profile - Agronomist

Career profile - Agronomist

An agronomist helps commercial growers with the incredibly complex operation of managing the needs of their crops.

Acidifying water supplies

Acidifying water supplies

This process can mitigate problems caused by irrigating with 'hard' water that has high calcium levels.

Biocontrols - market growing rapidly as regulations tighten

Biocontrols - market growing rapidly as regulations tighten

Manufacturers are developing new biological pest controls for growers facing more stringent regulations and customer demands, Gavin McEwan reports.


Crop Trials

£30k grant award to Global Plant Genetics will aid international fresh produce distribution

£30k grant award to Global Plant Genetics will aid international fresh produce distribution

Global Plant Genetics has been awarded an Innovate UK grant worth almost £30,000 to conduct a feasibility study to maximise the value of its berry and asparagus offer on an international basis.

Trials show promise of automated topical herbicide application

Trials show promise of automated topical herbicide application

An automated vision-guided droplet application system with the potential to reduce herbicide use by 95 per cent should be ready for field trials in 2018, according to AHDB Horticulture.

Dutch vegetable open days

Dutch vegetable open days

Brassicas, squashes, salads, roots and alliums were all on show as growers, advisers, agents and buyers visited the main seed breeders' sites, Gavin McEwan reports.