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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.

How do garden centres and growers deal with anti-neonicotinoid lobbying?

How do garden centres and growers deal with anti-neonicotinoid lobbying?

Defra secretary of state Michael Gove's tough new stance on neonicotinoids has increased the focus on garden centres, which are accused of selling plants dosed with the pesticides that are linked to declining bee health.

What are the keys to success for landscape business expansion?

What are the keys to success for landscape business expansion?

North Yorkshire horticulture supplier Green-tech has expanded turnover, headcount and its takeover portfolio.

What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead?

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.

How can tree officers maintain a quality service in the age of austerity?

How can tree officers maintain a quality service in the age of austerity?

Tree managers are taking a range of approaches to overcome local authority budget cuts, the National Tree Officers Conference heard.

How do Irish growers feel about export opportunities?

How do Irish growers feel about export opportunities?

Current concerns include the border with Northern Ireland, tariffs, increased transport costs and customs delays.


Latest news

Jelitto launches new varieties

Jelitto launches new varieties

Jelitto has released its new plant highlights for 2018.

European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety to hear from anti-glyphosate campaigners

European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety to hear from anti-glyphosate campaigners

On 20 November, the ENVI committee in association with the PETI, ITRE and AGRI and Committees will hold a hearing on the European Citizens' Initiative "Ban glyphosate and protect people and the environment from toxic pesticides".

Eustice says healthy soil will be at heart of future agriculture policy

Eustice says healthy soil will be at heart of future agriculture policy

Defra minister George Eustice MP has said Defra will look to the organic sector for "knowledge and techniques that can inspire agricultural policy" while promising to place healthy soil at the heart of Defra plans.

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Latest Comment

Opinion... Recognising the value of nature

Opinion... Recognising the value of nature

Can anything positive come from the felling of street trees in Sheffield? The sight of contractors unloading chainsaws and chopping down street trees outside residents' front doors is visceral. People feel shock and disbelief.

Opinion ... Answering call for home production

Opinion ... Answering call for home production

Whitehall wants more home production of fresh produce. That's very welcome. Horticulture is a can-do industry and will react positively. In ramping-up production, increases in basic resources are needed. Seed suppliers want advance warning by at least one season of higher demand.

Editorial ... Supporting horticultural excellence

Editorial ... Supporting horticultural excellence

The team at Horticulture Week are delighted to launch the leading industry awards schemes for 2018 supporting, encouraging and broadcasting excellence across all areas of horticulture business, people and places.