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Grower Bulletin 18th June 2019
 
 
Industry Analysis
 
Are robots about to take over glasshouse production?
Are robots about to take over glasshouse production?
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Fresh Produce Latest
 
High Court challenge launched against metaldehyde ban A metaldehyde manufacturer has launched court action against Defra for banning metaldehyde. High Court challenge launched against metaldehyde ban
 
 
Barfoots, Berry Gardens, Daylesford Organic and G's Fresh among signatories to Government's waste reduction pledge Around 100 UK agri-food companies and organisations have signed the "Step Up to the Plate" pledge to help halve food waste by 2030, in line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. Barfoots, Berry Gardens, Daylesford Organic and G's Fresh among signatories to Government's waste reduction pledge
 
 
Indoor and rooftop farming features in Sainsbury's future food scenarios Ultra-local fresh produce and novel exotic crops will gain ground over the next six years, according to a new report from supermarket Sainsbury's marking its 150th anniversary. Indoor and rooftop farming features in Sainsbury's future food scenarios
 
 
Gangmasters who lost licence simply moved to another labour supplier, says GLAA A Lincolnshire labour supplier has had its licence revoked after it was found to be run by managers of a previously struck off company. Gangmasters who lost licence simply moved to another labour supplier, says GLAA
 
 
Ocado seeks vertical integration with £17m indoor farm investment Online grocery retailer Ocado has formed a joint venture with Dutch horticultural technology supplier Priva and US indoor growing specalilst 80 Acres Farms, while also taking a majority stake in a large UK vertical grower. Ocado seeks vertical integration with £17m indoor farm investment
 
 
Government begins putting Net Zero aims on statute book A statutory instrument to implement the government's goal of eradicating the UK's net contribution to climate change by 2050 has been laid in Parliament. Government begins putting Net Zero aims on statute book
 
 
Challenging weather conditions saw value of UK ornamental and fruit production fall in 2018 The value of production in the ornamental sector fell 1.8% to £1.3 billion in 2018, according to new Defra statistics. Challenging weather conditions saw value of UK ornamental and fruit production fall in 2018
 
 
Co-op second to sign NFU Plants and Flowers pledge Following Aldi a year ago, the Co-op has signed a pledge that assures fair treatment of all suppliers in accordance with the Groceries Supply Code of Practice to British growers. Co-op second to sign NFU Plants and Flowers pledge
 
 
Radical ambition needed for UK food and farming to meet government's environmental promises says Soil Association Britain can only deliver a "Green Brexit" and become the "environmental superpower" government has promised if there are radical changes to UK food and farming policy, according to the Soil Association. Radical ambition needed for UK food and farming to meet government's environmental promises says Soil Association
 
 
AHDB meeting hears call for levy cap During a meeting with AHDB horticulture board chair Hayley Campbell-Gibbons, levy payers asked for a cap on maximum levy paid. AHDB meeting hears call for levy cap
 
Plant Health
 
EAMU Expiry Alert: August 2019 EAMU Expiry Alert: August 2019
 
 
Alert - virus risk to carrot crops Alert - virus risk to carrot crops
 
 
Alert - increased risk of disease in onion, pea and bean crops Alert - increased risk of disease in onion, pea and bean crops
 
 
Alert - disease risk for rhubarb Alert - disease risk for rhubarb
 
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Shortlist announced for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019 Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the names of the outstanding businesses shortlisted for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019. Shortlist announced for the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2019
 
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