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Breeding strawberries to take fewer inputs

Fruit Last edited 22/06/15
Scientists at East Malling Research in Kent are trying to find new strawberry varieties which use less inputs but provide better quality fruit.

Kent farm manager named top

Fruit Last edited 02/03/15
Goatham’s delight at Industry recognition for Production Manager

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.

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