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.
Now is the opportunity to reshape agriculture policy and future-proof British food production, NFU president Meurig Raymond will tell delegates to the NFU Conference in his opening address this morning.
The new fresh-produce season is around the corner and Brexit just over a year away, yet the Government has still given no indication that it will enable seasonal workers to come to the UK in the volumes the sector requires, either in this season or any other.
Thirty-seven organisations from across the UK's food and farming industry have jointly set out what they say should be the goals of a successful Brexit for the sector.
Tree planting "has a role to play in managing flood risks, helping wildlife to thrive, and simply providing a beautiful place for people to live and work", Defra secretary Michael Gove has said on a visit to a large new plantation in central Scotland.
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).
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.
Growers will gain irrespective of referendum outcome.
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.
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.
Exhibitors fear currency changes and possible recession.