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Latest Horticulture News

6 April 2020

To help reduce the risk of limited fuel supplies it makes sense to plan further ahead than you might normally do. Stay ahead of the game and read our blog about how to consider your fuel supply.

6 April 2020

Coronavirus and the challenge of recruiting British workers

2 April 2020

Shockingly Fresh, a Scottish start-up, has plans to develop more than 40 vertical farms in the UK and has recently received planning permission for its first site.

1 April 2020

"I’m delighted to be involved with AHDB at this pivotal time for UK agriculture and horticulture...."

27 March 2020

How changes to product standards could affect British agriculture

24 March 2020

How retailers and consumers reacted to lockdown

24 March 2020

The European Commission have recently implemented measures to ensure the free flow of goods continues.

20 March 2020

Levy rates applied to farmers, growers and others in the supply chain for next financial year - from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 - have been approved by UK Ministers

20 March 2020

What we know so far in a rapidly changing picture

17 March 2020

Download latest digital copy online now

12 March 2020

A new autonomous guided vehicle to help tackle the labour shortage in horticulture

12 March 2020

In the first budget since the 2019 general election, the agricultural sector retained red diesel subsidies, for another year at least, despite them being scrapped for most sectors.

11 March 2020

Negotiations between the EU and UK formally began on March 2 2020. Both sides have published a mandate for their respective negotiating objectives

9 March 2020

Our new survey probing for better industry solutions to skills shortages within the edibles sub-sector is now live

2 March 2020

What rules on regulations mean for UK trade policy

26 February 2020

The way that you submit an application for an Export Health Certificate (EHC) is changing.

26 February 2020

Current proposals are for a tiered system targeted at different scales

10 February 2020

Technology is expanding consumer choice in the food delivery market.

4 February 2020

The guide offers best practice guidance in England, Wales and Northern Ireland on application of fertilisers and organic materials to crops and grassland.

3 February 2020

Food costs an average of £41.70 per person per week

21 January 2020

The bill now includes mentions of soil quality and livestock traceability

13 January 2020

The way consumers view health is changing and one size does not fit all.

7 January 2020

The NFU's Next Generation Forum and AHDB today hosted a fringe event at the prestigious Oxford Farming Conference to help launch a new multi-agency vision to transform the skills landscape.

6 January 2020

On Monday 30th December, Chancellor Sajid Javid confirmed that the level of funding for direct payments to farmers will remain the same as the 2019 payment, with supplementary funding for Pillar 2 payments as well. The most recent announcements only confirms the 2020 payment level. However, the government have again reiterated their funding pledge that the current annual budget available to farmers will remain the same for every year of this parliament. Beyond 2020, direct payments are set to reduce in year 1 and the implementation of the new Environmental Land Management Scheme will begin to take shape. More clarity around this will be forthcoming as the Agricultural Bill returns to parliament.

2 January 2020

The Government has announced its legislative programme during the State Opening of Parliament on December 19th 2019. In total, there were 30 Bills unveiled in the Queen's Speech, including both the Agriculture Bill and the Environment Bill.

17 December 2019

How is data, artificial intelligence and automation changing horticulture production in Canada?

12 December 2019

Snacking is back and health is driving fewer meal choices

10 December 2019

Disease and pest management to be focus of major tree fruit industry event for spring 2020.

2 December 2019

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a major review of apprenticeships for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care in England.

29 November 2019

Trade disruptions dampen global growth, affecting UK consumer confidence

28 November 2019

How to implement Lean principles to increase labour productivity

27 November 2019

Three new varieties of festive favourite poinsettias show most promise for the UK market

26 November 2019

A diagnostic test to identify a new pest threat in the UK is one of five projects awarded by AHDB Horticulture in partnership with BBSRC

25 November 2019

How have nurseries in the Netherlands embedded automation in their businesses?

21 November 2019

Products containing metalaxyl-M have again been found to be ineffective at controlling downy mildew in column stocks

20 November 2019

John Weir has a firm grip on the farm’s finances and energy-saving technology

19 November 2019

Tracking environmental conditions, such as humidity, temperature and light levels, is key to getting better control from biofungicides

19 November 2019

Software may now enable British farmers and growers to unlock the full potential of their land by applying the exact nutrients it needs.

18 November 2019

More than 180 primary and secondary teachers were given food for thought at Scotland’s first conference to enhance teacher knowledge about farming, cooking and nutrition.

12 November 2019

Jamie Dewhurst, J & A Growers, begins three-year tenure on AHDB Horticulture Sector Board

11 November 2019

Bio-insecticide given go-ahead for control of a range of pests following SCEPTREplus trials

11 November 2019

Trials for final year of crop protection research programme announced

4 November 2019

Can you grow a crop of tomatoes without anyone entering the glasshouse?

1 November 2019

As the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues, we attempt to clarify what the Prime Minister’s new deal is and what businesses should do now.

31 October 2019

Access presentations from the College Lecturers' Day 2019

30 October 2019

Scottish Arable Farm of the Year finalists revealed

30 October 2019

Environmental issues are the main driver for change in the future of the UK ornamentals sector, and now a focus for the development of an industry skills strategy.

24 October 2019

There are potentially turbulent times ahead for trade but industry must work together to ensure we are prepared for whatever the future holds.

15 October 2019

Wearing gloves and changing them regularly could help risk reduce of spread of infection

15 October 2019

New EU measures coming into force 1 November 2019 to control tomato brown rugose fruit virus

14 October 2019

Flexitarians are on the rise but has veganism been over-stated? How has market saturation affected meat and dairy sales?

11 October 2019

Farmers are being called to share their views to shape standards for apprenticeships which will develop the next generation of skilled workers.

7 October 2019

Blairgowrie-based grower Thomas Thomson was named as AHDB’s third Strategic SmartHort Centre earlier this year. Already the team has hosted their first workshop, acting as live case study for productivity improvements.

7 October 2019

Once more the Brexit deadline is looming and predicting the result seems more than a little foolhardy. However, I have been trying to imagine what Scottish agriculture will look like in five years’ time, possibly something just as challenging.

7 October 2019

The USA is planning to impose countermeasures of almost $7.5bn on a range of EU products, with dozens of products facing additional tariffs of 25% What does this mean for UK exports?

7 October 2019

The AHDB team took first place at this year’s Great Glen Challenge, which sees teams of four compete in individual events – mountain biking, running, walking and kayaking.

7 October 2019

An event for new and soon-to-qualified agronomists, introducing them to AHDB

4 October 2019

If the UK leaves the EU in a ‘no-deal’ scenario, it will no longer be able to enjoy the benefits of trade agreements the EU has with other countries. In this article, we look at the progress that has been made in rolling over these deals and what it means for agri-food trade.

3 October 2019

Applications open to help your development in commercial horticulture

2 October 2019

New plum centre and mechanical weeder revealed to growers

27 September 2019

A new Chair is being sought to head the AHDB when Sir Peter Kendall reaches the end of his term of office at the end of March next year.

11 September 2019

Make the most of trends, AHDB research and data to understand the modern shopper

10 September 2019

We look at some key indicators to gauge the UK’s economic performance, what this means for consumers and the outlook for the months ahead, especially given the backdrop of Brexit uncertainty.

5 September 2019

New voices sought for our expert panels to help steer our work to ensure it continues to deliver value and impact for the industry.

4 September 2019

AHDB to be knowledge exchange partner for new robotics centre at University of Lincoln

4 September 2019

Funds of £250,000 available to tackle key pests and diseases threats for horticulture crops

27 August 2019

What should I be doing to win new shoppers?

21 August 2019

Strategic Centres will showcase the latest ideas, science and technology to improve integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for field vegetables

20 August 2019

Our course seeks to address a lack of leadership skills in farming and plug a productivity gap between the UK and other nations.

14 August 2019

An update from the AHDB Horticulture Board, by Hayley Campbell-Gibbons

13 August 2019

An exciting technological development in precision field vegetable production was demonstrated at Reading University’s Sonning Farm on 25th July. The new technology – eyeSpot – seeks to make a step-change in weed control for growers by both reducing herbicide usage by up to 95% and by working autonomously, eliminating the need for a sprayer operator.

13 August 2019

A third (33%) of teachers do not know where to go for information on food, farming and healthy eating practices, according to YouGov research commissioned by us.

1 August 2019

Will big machines disappear from agriculture?

31 July 2019

PhD students from AHDB’s £1.4 million programme witnessed the power of applied science and agriculture in action on a recent visit to Scotland.

30 July 2019

SCEPTREplus: Following the withdrawal of herbicide linuron, growers attended an AHDB field trial to find alternative means to protect carrot crops against invasive weeds.

30 July 2019

How can playing with Lego boost labour productivity in horticulture?

24 July 2019

Our water resources specialist has provided some advice to help businesses in areas affected by water use restrictions.

22 July 2019

Guidance to help farmers map clubroot pressures and identify management options, which include targeted treatment at problematic patches, has been updated.

22 July 2019

The food-to-go sector is the fastest growing part of the eating-out market, but what are the opportunities for food operators to capitalise on the trend?

18 July 2019

Symptoms reported for the first time in a UK tomato crop

17 July 2019

Phil Bicknell shares his thoughts on UK competitiveness and tapping into global opportunities

12 July 2019

It’s taken 20 years, but on 28 June 2019, the EU and Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) agreed a trade deal between the two blocs.

11 July 2019

Studentship funding call opens for academic institutions

10 July 2019

Automation, robotics and precision growing - take a look at some of the trends from this year's GreenTech show

20 June 2019

A Cambridgeshire based business is to lead the way in demonstrating labour saving techniques to help the horticulture industry offset the shortage of seasonal workers.

20 June 2019

A Scottish fruit grower will work with AHDB to highlight how horticultural growers can increase efficiency and reduce their reliance on labour.

19 June 2019

Our soil health scorecard can reveal the state of the land. This article explains how.

17 June 2019

The window for farmers and growers to apply for a heavily discounted training scheme, which can deliver significant savings to their business, close on Monday 24 June.

14 June 2019

Diamondback moths arrive in large numbers in the UK

13 June 2019

Fungicide inputs for strawberries reduced by half compared to standard treatments

12 June 2019

Menus, which feature words like ‘recommended’ and ‘finest’ to describe dishes, will command a higher price, according to new research.

11 June 2019

A Plum Demonstration Centre will now receive funding from AHDB to demonstrate ‘best practice’ and increase the use of new technology by tree-fruit growers.

10 June 2019

Easter this year was a hot one, putting shoppers in a good mood for entertaining, but in a less traditional way.

6 June 2019

To help improve British soils, a system akin to traffic lights and an MOT is in development as part of an Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) research partnership.

5 June 2019

Watercress featured in grand state banquet hosted by the Queen

3 June 2019

John Swain, FEC Energy, looks at the benefits and drawbacks of vertical farming in horticulture

26 May 2019

Industry needs to adopt a fully integrated approach to managing pests, weeds and diseases, to support sustainable farming in the long-term, according to AHDB.

23 May 2019

Farmers who have now completed our 2017 management training scheme identified combined savings to their businesses in excess of £600,000.

21 May 2019

Lincolnshire and Herefordshire growers to demonstrate labour saving technologies

17 May 2019

We have partnered with rural consultancy, ADAS, to run free business planning workshops for farmers and growers.

10 May 2019

First estimate for 2018

10 May 2019

UK Total Factor Productivity (TFP*) decreased 2.1% between 2017 and 2018, due to decreased outputs and a smaller increase in inputs.

8 May 2019

The Environment Agency has downgraded irrigation prospects for the 2019 season what can growers do now?

7 May 2019

We've launched a three-year research programme to revolutionise understanding and improve control of downy mildew and late blight in horticultural crops and potatoes.

2 May 2019

Hayley Campbell-Gibbons' update from the March AHDB Horticulture Board meeting

2 May 2019

The horticulture sector is now co-funding a centre of excellence to develop new commercial water-saving techniques for precision irrigation and fertigation, for soft fruit growers.

1 May 2019

But price is still a key barrier, highlighting the need to justify its price premium

1 May 2019

Head of Minor Use programme says goodbye after 40 years in horticulture

1 May 2019

New group to discuss challenges and priorities agreed at Mushroom Conference 2019

30 April 2019

Whatever the outcome of Brexit, AHDB is committed to supporting farmers.

30 April 2019

We have loads of tools and resources on the AHDB website – check out some of our favourites here.

30 April 2019

AHDB works closely with partners across Scotland, including research institutes, industry bodies and of course, farmers. In each issue we will be highlighting one of those partnerships to explain more about how it benefits levy payers.

30 April 2019

With rising food insecurity, an increasing amount of leftovers are hitting our stomachs, rather than hitting the bottom of the bin.

26 April 2019

Tough new Clean Air Strategy1 targets are spurring farmers and growers to develop more practices to cut ammonia emissions and reduce the industry’s environmental footprint, further.

25 April 2019

What to expect from our new Strategic SmartHort Centres

25 April 2019

Survey results to support training resources and funding

24 April 2019

Below average rainfall is triggering UK farmers and growers to adopt water savvy techniques early in the year, to be prepared should another agricultural drought hit.

18 April 2019

SmartHort heading to GreenTech Amsterdam

17 April 2019

UK Ministers have agreed to extend Gwyn Jones’ second term of office on the Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

12 April 2019

Horizon modelling highlights the need for farmers to be prepared for different Brexit outcomes

10 April 2019

Six leading chefs embraced watercress at a unique event to help growers raise awareness of this nutritious leafy green, with its inclusion in a range of dishes from cocktails to chocolates.

4 April 2019

Conclusions of the first ever major cross-sector review of weed management

29 March 2019

Prototype robotic arm offers hope for commercial raspeberry harvesting

29 March 2019

From next Friday, flight arrivals can be tracked through AHDB Aphid News.

27 March 2019

Listen to a panel discussion about key issues and impacts of Brexit on the UK’s agricultural and horticultural sectors

26 March 2019

UK growers now have access to three new products, to target and control ‘Grey Mould and Powdery Mildew’ in ornamentals, and stop aphid attack on peppers and chilli.

26 March 2019

Workforce, the single biggest challenge for global horticulture

19 March 2019

New induction video to help growers develop essential skills in their workforce

15 March 2019

Regardless of what happens with Brexit, unless the UK stays in, farmers in England will see direct payments removed by 2028. The situation for farmers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, (as of 11 March 2019) is unclear.

13 March 2019

Aphids will start to fly about two weeks earlier than average this year.

13 March 2019

Technological transformation requires the industry to come together

11 March 2019

Consultation on guidelines for schools closes on Friday

8 March 2019

Emerging new virus threat for tomatoes

8 March 2019

Strategies are being put in place to minimise disruption

8 March 2019

Apply to work with automation systems experts on your business

5 March 2019

AHDB Horticulture is acting on feedback from British growers with #WatercressChallenge to drive awareness and usage of this tasty and nutritional super-salad veg.

5 March 2019

Brexit decisions will be key to what happens with self-sufficiency but either way there are a number of challenges and things to consider

4 March 2019

Ross Mitchell, Castleton Farm, reveals how his decision to invest in cutting-edge fruit sorting technology has led to rich pickings.

4 March 2019

Josse De Baerdemaeker from University of Leuven explains the challenges and future opportunities for new technologies in horticulture ahead of his talk at the SmartHort Conference

28 February 2019

In a drive to better equip the next generation of workers, AHDB has joined forces with industry to set standards for its Trailblazer Apprenticeships.

28 February 2019

The potential benefits of data driven production

26 February 2019

Producers and users of school educational resources on food are being invited to have their say on a series of new voluntary guidelines.

25 February 2019

The food delivery market has seen double digit growth in the last year as new players enter the market and expand the offering

25 February 2019

In his latest blog, Phil Bicknell brings some much needed clarity to the Brexit debate

22 February 2019

Would you like to be at the cutting edge of improving labour efficiency in horticulture?

20 February 2019

Know when to apply control measures using pest modelling and weather data

15 February 2019

Is vertical farming a true economic alternative for UK growers?

14 February 2019

More than 120 primary and secondary teachers were given food for thought at the first national conference to enhance teacher knowledge about farming, cooking and nutrition.

12 February 2019

New products & technology on show at the international fresh produce trade show

11 February 2019

Are mechanical weeders getting closer to fully replacing herbicides?

11 February 2019

British growers at this year’s Fruit Logistica say they are keen to work with European businesses post-Brexit – but they need political certainty.

1 February 2019

Will you be able to comply with the new chlorate residue levels?

29 January 2019

How the space sector is revolutionising agriculture

29 January 2019

Life is full of new beginnings and the New Year is usually a good time to reflect on the past and decide to make some changes.

29 January 2019

Hayley Campbell-Gibbons' update from the January AHDB Horticulture Board meeting

25 January 2019

Veg Power campaign launches to encourage children to eat more vegetables

25 January 2019

Nutrient Management Guide RB209 updated with new guidance

23 January 2019

Leading experts in agri-tech, robotics and automation are set to talk at SmartHort 2019

17 January 2019

Fruit Logistica takes place in Berlin from 6-8 February. Over the course of the event British horticulture and potato companies will seek to build new relationships with numerous international visitors.

16 January 2019

Find out about indicators that could help you test the health of your soil

16 January 2019

What can be learnt from New Zealand’s experience of subsidy-free farming

15 January 2019

Labour efficiency workshops as part of the SmartHort campaign aiming to influence, inspire and improve the performance of your horticultural business

15 January 2019

In our latest blog, we discuss what can we learn from New Zealand's experience of subsidy-free farming

11 January 2019

A new watercress marketing campaign is set to increase awareness and inspire a new audience of consumers to include it in their diet.

9 January 2019

Meet the household brands bringing innovation to agriculture and horticulture

4 January 2019

The first edition a new Scotland-focused AHDB newsletter was recently published, featuring articles on key Scottish projects.

3 January 2019

Valuable insight into how the UK can grow its meat and dairy exports in key markets has been revealed in three new reports – launched this week at the Oxford Farming Conference.

21 December 2018

About 80 postgraduates convened in Solihull last month for the third AHDB PhD studentship conference.

19 December 2018

A ban on the outdoor use of metaldehyde slug pellets is to be introduced across Great Britain from spring 2020.

18 December 2018

Three areas to improve labour management for increased productivity

18 December 2018

What are the principles of lean and how could it benefit horticulture?

18 December 2018

Are robotic harvesters close to being commercial reality?

18 December 2018

How can you attract the best employees with an ever dwindling pool of workers

17 December 2018

The AHDB GREATsoils programme has been signposted as a vital resource and tool for growers as part of two new soil qualifications from BASIS

14 December 2018

Can imitation robots soon be replacing people in some of the repetitive horticultural tasks?

11 December 2018

Food waste costs each household an average of £540 a year. Find out how the industry is responding.

10 December 2018

Five top tips to retain seasonal labour and encourage workers to return every year

7 December 2018

Can introducing Champions to your business make an impact on productivity?

7 December 2018

Celebrations are one of the most valuable types of meal, with shoppers willing to spend more for events

29 November 2018

With Christmas round the corner, AHDB has released a new podcast looking at what consumers will be looking out for in the shops this year and what farmers are doing to prepare for the change to come in the New Year.

28 November 2018

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has sent a letter asking for producers currently (or thinking about) exporting products of animal origin (POAO) to the EU to get in contact with them by 12 December.

28 November 2018

Inform government’s review of the shortage occupation list

26 November 2018

Wildflower field margins can improve bee species’ work and aid their conservation

22 November 2018

We examine the factors which could affect how agricultural funding could be split between the Home Nations in the future.

21 November 2018

A summary of the key aspects of evolving farm policy across the nations of the UK.

16 November 2018

Opportunity to join the AHDB stand at leading exporting conference

13 November 2018

An update from Hayley Campbell-Gibbons following her first sector board meeting

12 November 2018

AHDB is asking people to complete a short survey to focus its investment in integrated pest management

7 November 2018

CEVAS is a nationally recognised accreditation and is suitable for a wide range of people, including farmers, farm staff, care farmers, volunteers, advisers, carers and teachers. It helps you create a farm profile, find out about the health and safety regulations, as well as evaluate the success of your events.

1 November 2018

The UK soft fruit industry can now benefit from established energy and cost saving advice following the extension of the GrowSave programme.

30 October 2018

The horticulture industry needs to rapidly increase its knowledge of biopesticides to keep pace with sustainable IPM

15 October 2018

Data sought in response to proposed maximum residue levels changes

15 October 2018

To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes.

12 October 2018

Authorisations offer new weed control options

1 October 2018

AHDB student Luca Scimeca develops a new robot able to handle a very delicate manual task.

19 September 2018

An industry coalition has united to kick-start a new skills strategy with the ambition to equip the agricultural workforce for the future of farming and invites new partners to join the group.

13 September 2018

Guidelines for the management of insecticide resistance in several key UK crops have been updated by the Insecticide Resistance Action Group (IRAG).

13 September 2018

AHDB has opened applications for its Professional Manager Development Scheme (PMDS) course, which will start in January 2019. The course is designed to increase the skills of farmers who manage people, enabling them to apply business intelligence from other sectors, improve communication and understanding, to raise the level of professionalism in the agricultural industry.

10 September 2018

Industry research and innovation on alternatives to using peat in commercial horticulture will be showcased at a series of AHDB events this autumn.

4 September 2018

New outbreaks of lettuce Fusarium wilt have been confirmed at sites in Lancashire and Ireland, with a further case identified in Cambridgeshire this summer.

30 August 2018

Cross-sector export and trade conference with Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP discussing future government policy on trade

22 August 2018

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

21 August 2018

This article looks at how the UK retail landscape has changed over the years to meet changing consumer needs.

15 August 2018

Two in five people are intending to increase the number of meals they cook from scratch. What's holding them back?

9 August 2018

UK Ministers have appointed a new member of the Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, who will also chair its Horticulture Sector Board.

3 August 2018

AHDB and BBRO have issued a joint call for a review of weed management in UK cropping systems

25 July 2018

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

19 July 2018

Projects like Hands Free Hectare, that successfully planted, grew and harvested a crop of spring barley without anyone entering the field, have shown that the farms of the future could be run entirely by robots, not people.

13 July 2018

Thirty students from AHDB’s £1.4 million PhD programme visited food and agricultural businesses to help boost collaboration and drive innovation from the lab to the industry

10 July 2018

Tractors have been a staple of the British countryside since the first world war but will we soon be seeing swarms of small robots running through fields, rather than our traditional machinery?

10 July 2018

Could a fully automated broccoli harvester that saves growers significant amounts of time and money soon be a commercial reality?

10 July 2018

A group of UK growers recently visited Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands to check out the new and exciting technological developments being used in the areas or automation and robotics.

9 July 2018

A new online calculator has been launched this week which will allow farmers and growers to see for the first time how they may be affected by potential Brexit scenarios.

6 July 2018

Following a three-day study tour to The Netherlands in June 2018 to look at the latest developments in greenhouse technologies

29 June 2018

AHDB is reminding farmers and growers to review their water usage and take steps to build resilience into their long-term supply, as temperatures hit record highs this week.

25 June 2018

Trade and investment officers from the Department for International Trade (DIT) export visit

19 June 2018

Twenty British growers who attended a 3-day study tour in The Netherlands heard how a different generation of robots can improve productivity by lending a hand, eyes, or even extra brain-power to support growers with data and repetitive tasks

19 June 2018

The organic market in the UK has been building momentum since 2015 and hit the £1 billion spend mark in the last 52 weeks.

13 June 2018

Nine emergency authorisations for potato, herb, celery, carrot, parsnip, cherry and plum were secured this week for UK growers to protect their crops

12 June 2018

More than three-quarters of farmers involved in AHDB’s Monitor Farm programme believe it has helped them improve their business, according to a new survey

12 June 2018

Creating a best practice guide to sharing farm data is the focus of a new consultation launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

8 June 2018

Britain is the winner when it comes to meal choices at restaurants and pubs in the UK – but it risks scoring an own goal if the foodservice industry doesn’t shake-up its offerings

6 June 2018

The former Deputy Principal and Chief Executive of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been appointed as an independent member of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) main board

21 May 2018

UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer

18 May 2018

Shoppers in the UK say they want to buy British food, but not at any cost - with research showing even a small rise in price could see a switch to buying imported alternatives

18 May 2018

Shoppers in the UK say they want to buy British food, but not at any cost - with research showing even a small rise in price could see a switch to buying imported alternatives

4 May 2018

Disruptive technologies have transformed the way we do business, the way we travel and how we access information and services

2 May 2018

We take a look at changing attitudes towards eating and what that means for the future

30 April 2018

The over-65 age range increased their visits to pubs and restaurants last year

8 April 2018

From 2 April 2018 all farmers in England will need to meet new government rules to protect water quality.

14 March 2018

In an age of the time-poor consumer, fuelled by ready meals and hyper-convenience, there is still a strong urge for many to try cooking from scratch.

13 December 2017

What areas of the world do popular cuisines originate?

30 November 2017

What's driving inflation, and how might the food supply chain be affected?

7 July 2017

The food-to-go industry is evolving and extending its scope. New ways of reaching consumers have been found and specific consumer needs are increasingly being met.

20 June 2017

Sentiment for British food is high, but could Brexit impact shoppers' choices?

26 May 2017

Times are good for sales in the organic sector. A report published by the Soil Association reveals organics in their fifth year of growth and although share of total grocery sales is small, the sector is worth over £2 billion. What are the market conditions driving this growth?

14 July 2016

Is free-from here to stay?