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Orchard competition success

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AC Goatham & Son has won a number of first prizes in the East Kent Fruit Society Orchard growing competition 2019.

Capturing light

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Touring Hutchinsons’ Enhanced Light Interception Orchard System in Kent.

New fungicide with a difference

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Soriale will help control scab in apples and pears. It works directly and indirectly, stimulating the plants own defence mechanism.

Kent producer set for record strawberry yield

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A local supplier is on course to deliver its highest ever yield of British strawberries thanks to a blossoming partnership with Aldi, the UK’s fifth largest supermarket.

Strawberry-picking robots

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Wimbledon fans, who consume 34 thousand kilos of strawberries every year, could one day get their strawberries picked by a small group of new robots, developed in Europe, that use photonics to detect a fruit, and are capable of gathering enough berries for the championships in less than a week.

Hundreds of Faversham residents lend a hand to harvest

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300 locals join in pick-your-own fun at Faversham blackcurrant farm

Kent’s tastiest soft fruit varieties revealed

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Judged on taste alone by both professionals from the industry and members of the public the winning varieties and growers are announced.

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