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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Could enhancing working conditions prove key to helping growers attract seasonal workers?

Could enhancing working conditions prove key to helping growers attract seasonal workers?

With doubts only growing on the availability of overseas seasonal workers to pick next year's crops, growers will have to compete extra hard to lure increasingly savvy potential recruits, industry figures suggest.

EFRA Committee hearing on Brexit: Trade in Food hears from horticulture industry

EFRA Committee hearing on Brexit: Trade in Food hears from horticulture industry

HTA horticulture director Raoul Curtis-Machin, Fresh Produce Consortium's Sian Thomas and Nick Marston, director of British Summer Fruits, answered questions on Brexit's impact on fresh produce and ornamentals today.

Defra plans post-Brexit environmental standards watchdog

Defra plans post-Brexit environmental standards watchdog

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans to consult on a new, independent body for environmental standards to be put in place once the UK leaves the European Union.

What will crop-protection regulation in the UK look like after Brexit?

What will crop-protection regulation in the UK look like after Brexit?

Industry figures are hoping for a more "risk-based" approach to pesticide regulation following a recent address by farming minister George Eustice who also called for more use of natural predators and biocides to supplement chemical based products.

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.

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.

Brexit concern for European plant business

Brexit concern for European plant business

Plant companies express Plant Variety Rights and plant movement concerns around Brexit.


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