Brexit - the impact on horticulture

The latest news on and reaction to the decision to leave the EU and how it is affecting the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.

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Trees on farms 'essential to improve productivity and environmental protection post-Brexit'

Trees on farms 'essential to improve productivity and environmental protection post-Brexit'

Agroforestry trials should be established during the EU withdrawal period, according to a new report from the Woodland Trust and Soil Association.

Brexit an opportunity for UK to follow its own guidance and legislation says Koppert

Brexit an opportunity for UK to follow its own guidance and legislation says Koppert

UK growers can gain a competitive advantage over their EU competitors by adopting a streamlined crop protection approvals process, according to a senior figure in one of the world's largest biological crop protection companies.

How can growers benefit by supporting agroforestry?

How can growers benefit by supporting agroforestry?

Agroforestry has the potential to deliver on a range of policy objectives in England, according to a new report from the Woodland Trust and the Soil Association.

How should perceived shortcomings in Defra's farming policy plans be addressed?

How should perceived shortcomings in Defra's farming policy plans be addressed?

The Government needs to provide much more detail on its post-Brexit farming policy if its twin aims of increasing farm competitiveness and enhancing the environment are to be met, according to a new report published this week by the parliamentary Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee.

Edibles and ornamentals focus

Wildlife gardeners tackle Brexit

Wildlife gardeners tackle Brexit

Gardening for Wildlife post-Brexit is the theme of an international conference at the Flett Theatre, Natural History Museum (London) on 23 November 2016, organised by the Wildlife Gardening Forum (WLGF).

Brexit causes continental concern

Brexit causes continental concern

Results from a Mintel survey of over 7,000 consumers across Europe reveals that people in Spain, Italy and Poland are more concerned about the effects of Brexit on their own economies than British consumers are on the UK economy.

Farming can withstand a Brexit

Farming can withstand a Brexit

Growers will gain irrespective of referendum outcome.

APHA asks growers for Brexit feedback

APHA asks growers for Brexit feedback

APHA head office has instructed all its inspectors to call five clients in their area and ask them to fill in a questionnaire about the impact of Brexit.

Brexit and Xylella no barrier for Romiti Vivai

Brexit and Xylella no barrier for Romiti Vivai

After an early start of the 2017-2018 season, Pistoia nursery Romiti Vivai, which has a new link with UK grower Viking Nurseries, is worried that plant stock is running low faster than expected.

Brexit concerns aired at Four Oaks

Brexit concerns aired at Four Oaks

Exhibitors fear currency changes and possible recession.


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