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Sustainability through adequate payment

Fruit Sarah Calcutt Last edited 13/02/15
Trade shows are always a good chance to check out what the opposition are doing, have a chat with some customers and give your team a chance to get out of the office.

Industry fights to keep sprays

ArableFruit John Harvey Last edited 13/02/15
Farmers are being urged to protest against new European Union rules on pesticides as the industry steps up a big lobbying campaign.

New pavilion spans fruit show

Fruit Last edited 06/11/14
This year’s National Fruit Show, held annually at the county showground at Detling, Kent was an outstanding success, writes Brian Tompsett, a Marden Fruit Show committee member.

DEFRA blocks emergency aid

Fruit John Harvey Last edited 05/11/14
DEFRA has decided not to take up European Union aid for fruit and vegetable growers hit by the Russian trade ban.

Minister rules out help for growers

Fruit John Harvey Last edited 05/11/14
Even before DEFRA rejected the European Union aid package, it was obvious ministers were not going to take up the offer.

System watches fruit ‘fall asleep’ and then keeps it there

Fruit Malcolm Triggs Last edited 03/10/14
Moving away from pears and focusing on dessert apples was the right decision for Kent grower Adrian Scripps Ltd, even though it has meant building additional controlled atmosphere stores to house the extra tonnage.

No wellies required

Fruit Sarah Calcutt Last edited 03/10/14
So the dress code is going to be different this year, no umbrellas, no rain macs and no wellies inside the pavilion thankfully.

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