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How will reduced apple and pear harvests hit the industry?

How will reduced apple and pear harvests hit the industry?

This spring, many top-fruit growers in the UK and across Europe were dismayed to discover that swathes of their orchards had been hit by frost.

How should fruit growers prepare for water abstraction reform?

How should fruit growers prepare for water abstraction reform?

Upcoming reforms to water abstraction licensing will for the first time cap the amount of water that fruit growers can take for trickle irrigation.

Getting a measure of the production labour crisis

Getting a measure of the production labour crisis

At a debate during last week's Fruit Focus trade show in Kent, senior industry figures painted a bleak picture of an increasingly difficult seasonal labour market that is already impacting on investment.


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Professor Geoffrey Dixon

GreenGene International chair Geoff Dixon on the business of fresh produce production
 

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Supermarket retail

Big changers week on week as of 24 July 2017

Celery (each) 65 Morrisons
Broccoli (kg) 129 Waitrose
Cauliflower (each) 100 Sainsbury's
Strawberries (400kg) 129 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 28 July 2017

Broad beans 123
Courgette, all varieties 79
Raspberries (all varieties) 747
Strawberries (all varieties) 344

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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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Horticulture education update - staying on course

Horticulture education update - staying on course

Raised levels of investment in horticulture education and increased student take-up is welcome news for the industry, says Rachel Anderson.

Fruit Focus 2017 - Fruit-growing showcase

Fruit Focus 2017 - Fruit-growing showcase

A diverse range of new varieties and products are set to be introduced at this year's Fruit Focus show, says Gavin McEwan.

Pest and disease management - Powdery mildew in edible field crops

Pest and disease management - Powdery mildew in edible field crops

Powdery mildew in field crops, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon

Pest & Disease Factsheet - White mould

Pest & Disease Factsheet - White mould

Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, S. minor and S. trifoliorum particularly affecting legumes such as green, broad and faba beans.

Pest & disease factsheet - Mycosphaerella brassicicola (ring spot)

Pest & disease factsheet - Mycosphaerella brassicicola (ring spot)

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

Pest & Disease Management - Leptosphaeria maculans (Phoma leaf spot) on field vegetable crops

Pest & Disease Management - Leptosphaeria maculans (Phoma leaf spot) on field vegetable crops

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