Mass market flowers and plants supplier and grower the Butters Group has sold out to cut flowers and fresh-produce importer Flamingo to create a near quarter-of-a-billion-pound turnover business.
The British Tomato Growers Association (TGA) conference heard a range of perspectives on what changes lie in store for the sector and how to anticipate them.
As the British apple season begins, English Apples & Pears (EAP) is warning that growers will feel the effects of both a late frost in spring and also constrained labour supply.
GreenGene International chair Geoff Dixon on the business of fresh produce production
Big changers week on week as of 4 September 2017
|Celery hearts (x2)||100||Morrisons|
|Lettuce, Iceberg (each)||50||Waitrose|
Retail prices from the major supermarkets are collected by Market Intelligence Services and updated every Tuesday.
Average most usual as of W/E 1 September 2017
|Raspberries (all varieties)||772|
|Strawberries (all varieties)||265|
*National average wholesale and median prices charged in England.
Data supplied by Defra. www.defra.gov.uk
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These machines have advanced rapidly over recent years but what does the future hold? Sally Drury looks ahead.
The latest specialist tractors are providing wider choice for growers working in narrow rows, Sally Drury reports.
Raised levels of investment in horticulture education and increased student take-up is welcome news for the industry, says Rachel Anderson.
A diverse range of new varieties and products are set to be introduced at this year's Fruit Focus show, says Gavin McEwan.
Powdery mildew in field crops, by Professor Geoffrey Dixon
Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, S. minor and S. trifoliorum particularly affecting legumes such as green, broad and faba beans.
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