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Horticulture Weekly
Grower Bulletin 17th November 2017
 
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Analysis
 
How might an extension of the groceries code adjudicator's remit help growers? At the end of last month, Conservative MP and farmer Julian Sturdy warned that the bulk of the groceries supplier sector, including the most farmers, are vulnerable to being subjected to unfair risks by the businesses to which they sell their produce. How might an extension of the groceries code adjudicator's remit help growers?
 
 
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. What will crop-protection regulation in the UK look like after Brexit?
 
 
What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead? Growers need to prepare for potential water restrictions if rainfall fails to reach 10-15% more than normal in some areas this winter. What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead?
 
Latest News
 
Scottish wage board proposes rates in line with Living Wage Scottish wage board proposes rates in line with Living Wage
 
 
Nicholas Marston takes over as chairman of British Summer Fruits Nicholas Marston takes over as chairman of British Summer Fruits
 
 
First cucumber planting completed at unique Essex LED-lit glasshouse First cucumber planting completed at unique Essex LED-lit glasshouse
 
 
Republic of Ireland unlocks more capital funding for "dynamic" horticulture sector Republic of Ireland unlocks more capital funding for "dynamic" horticulture sector
 
 
Horticultural worker crisis "perfect storm" solutions aired Horticultural worker crisis "perfect storm" solutions aired
 
 
Defra secretary of state backs further restrictions on neonicotinoids Defra secretary of state backs further restrictions on neonicotinoids
 
 
Premium truffle growing "has potential in UK" Premium truffle growing "has potential in UK"
 
 
Yara expands into digital farming with US acquisition Yara expands into digital farming with US acquisition
 

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Plant Health
 
EAMU expiry alert - February 2018 EAMU expiry alert - February 2018
 
 
EAMU update: Envidor for hops
 
 
EAMU update: Roundup Ultimate for various top fruit and soft fruit crops
 
 
EAMU update: Devrinol for forestry
 
 
EAMU update: Savannah for outdoor Oriental cabbages and choi sum
 
 
Interception: Ceratitis spp. on Prunis persica
 
 
Research Updates
 
Science Into Practice - New control for Tuta absoluta
 
 
Science Into Practice - Nematode management
 
 
 
 

 
 
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