Monsanto is warning growers, gardeners, grounds staff, and grounds maintenance and amenity contractors to take action now to prevent herbicide resistance in the UK, after two plant families and six species were declared resistant in France.
A Government-backed report published last week calling for radical simplification in the way England's farms are regulated and inspected has been welcomed by farmers' and growers' representatives.
Three presentations in Parliament from the horticulture industry this spring and summer have summed up how the Government could help - by giving incentives to grow, creating a new seasonal workers scheme and supporting biosecurity and apprenticeships.
GreenGene International chair Geoff Dixon on the business of fresh produce production
Big changers week on week as of 2 July 2018
|Lettuce, Gem (x2)||100||M&S|
Retail prices from the major supermarkets are collected by Market Intelligence Services and updated every Tuesday.
Average most usual as of W/E 6 July 2018
|Cucumber, all varieties||98|
|Lettuce, Butterhead indoor||39|
|Strawberries, all varieties||302|
*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.
Data supplied by Defra. www.defra.gov.uk
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Fresh Produce Pest & Disease Factsheets
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