Horticulture

Scottish Secretary welcomes migrant workers pilot – despite it only covering an 8th of the shortfall

Scottish Secretary welcomes migrant workers pilot – despite it only covering an 8th of the shortfall

A two-year pilot to allow non-EU migrant workers to work on farms, then return after six months, has been welcomed...

September 6, 2018

First fruit-picking robots could be ready in 5 months

First fruit-picking robots could be ready in 5 months

Robotics experts at the University of Essex design fruit-picking robots in an attempt to tackle a loss in seasonal migrant...

September 2, 2018

New panel members sought to support AHDB Horticulture

New panel members sought to support AHDB Horticulture

Horticultural growers are being sought to join the specialist advisory crop panels that support and shape the decisions made by...

August 31, 2018

New conference to drive technology advancements in horticulture

New conference to drive technology advancements in horticulture

Leading developers and influencers in agri-tech are being invited to exhibit at SmartHort 2019, a new conference designed to connect...

August 22, 2018

British Blackcurrant growers finish harvest at 12,000t

British Blackcurrant growers finish harvest at 12,000t

As the British blackcurrant season comes to a close the growers’ association, the Blackcurrant Foundation says this season the crop...

August 21, 2018

Horticulture could benefit from post-Brexit technology support

Horticulture could benefit from post-Brexit technology support

Post-Brexit horticulture growers could benefit from Government support to help them invest in new equipment and technology, according to the...

August 9, 2018

Horticulture specialist becomes youngest ever AHDB board member

Horticulture specialist becomes youngest ever AHDB board member

UK Ministers have appointed a new member of the board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), who will...

August 9, 2018

Cut flower research centre remit to include crop protection

Cut flower research centre remit to include crop protection

Funding for The Cut Flower Centre has been confirmed for a further five years, with a broadened remit to research...

July 26, 2018

Producers band together to call for protection for Devon Cider name

Producers band together to call for protection for Devon Cider name

An application has been submitted for Devon Cider to become a protected brand, only able to be used by companies...

July 7, 2018

Calls for seasonal work permit scheme for non-EU workers in the UK

Calls for seasonal work permit scheme for non-EU workers in the UK

There is an urgent need for a substantial trial of a seasonal agricultural permit scheme for non-EU workers in the...

November 3, 2016

British crops in danger of being left in the ground following Brexit

British crops in danger of being left in the ground following Brexit

British crops could be left unharvested if foreign labour is restricted, following the recent Brexit vote the National Farmers Union has...

July 23, 2016

Food, farming and gardening to take centre stage at Bloom 2016

Food, farming and gardening to take centre stage at Bloom 2016

Bord Bia’s annual Bloom festival will open to the public in the Phoenix Park, Dublin tomorrow morning, June 2, marking its...

June 1, 2016

1916, Tarzan and mental health-themed gardens to feature at Bloom

1916, Tarzan and mental health-themed gardens to feature at Bloom

Over 100,000 people are expected to descend on the Phoenix Park between Thursday, June 2 and Monday, June 6 for Bloom...

May 29, 2016

Investment aid scheme worth €4.3m launched for horticulture sector

Investment aid scheme worth €4.3m launched for horticulture sector

Some €4.3m has been made available for the 2016 Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture...

October 31, 2015

Former horticulture student and tutor scoop silver in Brazil

Former horticulture student and tutor scoop silver in Brazil

Jonathan Gill and Colin McKnight of the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) have won a Silver Medal at...

August 23, 2015