Value added processing: a practical guide

Value added processing Value addition is the transformation of a raw commodity or commodities into a processed product through the use of raw materials, labour, time and technology, all blended in a way that ensures increased economic return. Value added… Read more »

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 »

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Grading and packing: a practical guide

Grading is the process of sorting produce into different categories, for example size, shape, colour, freedom from pest and disease damage. Its purpose is to ensure that produce that goes on to market meets defined regulatory and retailer criteria. Understanding… Read more »

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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 »