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Carbon footprinting for growers

Carbon footprinting for growers Tackling climate change is one of the top priorities for governments across the globe. The Welsh Government has signalled its determination to address the issue through a Climate Emergency Declaration made in April 2019. In addition,… Read more »

Water in Horticulture: a practical guide

Introduction Rainfall in Wales varies widely. The highest rainfall is in the central upland areas from the Brecon Beacons to Snowdonia (where average annual totals exceed 3000 mm). Coastal areas and North East Wales by contrast, receive less than 1000… Read more »

Horticulture Wales

Growing for quality: a practical guide

Download this guide as a PDF here: 1. Growing for quality Growing quality crops benefits everyone in the supply chain. Growers get better prices, losses in storage and grade outs are reduced, wholesalers and retailers can build good reputations and… Read more »

Plant Passporting current details – Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)

We’ve just received some useful information from a member of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) team… Please see some links below which may be of help to you in regard to current details about Plant Passporting: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/issuing-plant-passports-to-trade-plants-in-the-eu#inspection-fees https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/assets/uploads/Plant-Passport-Factsheet.pdf… Read more »

A message from Food Innovation Wales

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, UK farms have a shortage of seasonal labour to help pick and pack fruit and vegetables. British workers are being encouraged to apply for these paid positions. Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, UK… Read more »

Covid-19: Support for Business

Announcement from the Welsh Government The Welsh Government has announced a package of support worth £1.4bn for small businesses to help them during the coronavirus outbreak. Retail, leisure and hospitality businesses receive 100% business rates relief for the financial year… Read more »