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Best Bramley Retailer Award shared by Sainsbury’s & Waitrose

After missing a year, the Brammy Awards are back and as in the previous 21 years of the competition, judges had a difficult job to decide which individuals and organisations have given the most support to Bramley during the last year. Sainsbury’s and Waitrose were jointly awarded the coveted Best ...


English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition 2014 – high standards praised by judges

The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition took place at Balliol College in Oxford in June, and the judging panel (all Masters of Wine) were very impressed with the standards achieved. The awards were presented at a tasting of the award-winning wines and luncheon held in the prestigious su...


Record growth for British raspberry industry over the last ten years

As the British raspberry season launches, industry experts reveal that it is set to become one of the UK’s fastest-growing soft fruits, with commercial production up by 370 per cent in the last decade. The volume of raspberries sold has grown by more than double the rate of the soft fruit category...


Available now and for collection at Four Oaks stand C69/85 – New Fargro Publication

Fargro have produced a 20 page full colour IPM guide for the control of vine weevil on ornamental nurseries. This guide will be an invaluable reference for growers in implementing effective control strategies for this key pest. Hard copy booklets are available on request from Fargro, call 01903 7215...


National Cut Flower Centre Open Day

Now in its second year, The National Cut Flower Centre (CFC) is staging a five year programme of HDC funded trials work; this year the programme includes a combination of new product development and research on ‘mainstream’ crops. The Open Day takes place on 6th August starting at 5pm. Once agai...


Ian Riggs steps-down at BPOA

Ian Riggs has stepped-down from the chairmanship of the BPOA to spend more time on other commitments. Although saddened to receive his resignation, we wish him the very best in all his future endeavours. Ian has made a huge contribution to the association since joining its committees 11 years ago. M...


Sowing the seeds for pollinator revival

UK arable farmers now have a great opportunity to kick-start the creation of essential new food resources for pollinating insects. The Syngenta Operation Pollinator offer, in partnership with the Campaign for the Farmed Environment (CFE) and seed suppliers, Kings, will provide 350 seed packs of a pu...


Greenvale’s VPG Group appoints new Chairman

Vales Produce Growers, the Greenvale potato grower group, has appointed John Rix as their new Chairman.  John takes over from Tony Bambridge who has been Chairman of VPG since its inception. VPG exists as the formal supply base for Greenvale. Greenvale provide the group with marketing options both ...