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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Biosecurity plant hierarchy and incentivisation from Government required, says Tim Edwards

Biosecurity plant hierarchy and incentivisation from Government required, says Tim Edwards

Plants could be treated differently at the UK border depending on their biosecurity risk, the AIPH UK representative has suggested.

Fresh Produce Consortium calls on UK Government to avoid a ‘perfect storm’ in 2021

Fresh Produce Consortium calls on UK Government to avoid a ‘perfect storm’ in 2021

The UK Government must change its proposed plans for future trading with the EU or it will damage the UK fresh produce industry, create shortages and increase prices for UK consumers, the Fresh Produce Consortium has warned.

New chairman set to lead BASIS through industry change

New chairman set to lead BASIS through industry change

Produce World and Burgess Farms’ chairman, William Burgess, has been appointed as the new BASIS chairman, and will formally take over from Chris Clarke after his seven year tenure came to an end on 16 April.

UK Government launches consultation on 2025 post-Brexit Border Strategy

UK Government launches consultation on 2025 post-Brexit Border Strategy

The Government has launched a consultation on the 2025 UK Border Strategy.

Governmental updates relating to Brexit

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Brexit Tracker: LIVE TABLE

Our live table includes details of key Brexit-related policy, legislation and guidance documents published by UK government departments, non-departmental public bodies, devolved administrations and the European Commission and its agencies.

Edibles and ornamentals focus

Horticulture sector views on AHDB revealed for the first time

Horticulture sector views on AHDB revealed for the first time

A Government call for views on the AHDB in August 2018 and published in 2020 attracted responses from less than 0.5% of levy-payers.

Plant breeders' agent sees royalties bounce back

Plant breeders' agent sees royalties bounce back

Plants for Europe's Graham Spencer says Dutch growers have done better during the cronavirus crisis than those in the UK and France.

NFU rues Defra ornamental grower bail-out refusal and lists ways to help the industry going forward

NFU rues Defra ornamental grower bail-out refusal and lists ways to help the industry going forward

NFU horticulture adviser Emily Roads says "the disappointing decision not to award an ornamental compensation scheme will be a blow for the many ornamental growers who have been severely hit by the coronavirus crisis".


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