- Directors - New Zealand
- Nursery Production Manager Victoria Australia
- Technical Sales Consultant, Washington
- Export Sales Manager North America Exports
- Head Grower Hydroponic Greenhouse
- Account Manager – South-East Asia
- Vegetable Seed - EU Sales and Regional Manager
- Business Developer – High Tech Horticulture
- Bravo Sales and Administration Officer
- Operations Manager Organic Farm Barka Oman
Top 5 -yesterday
- GLOBAL OVERVIEW STRAWBERRIES
- Strawberry fields are being abandoned due to labor shortage
- How to extend the life of the avocado without interfering with the forced maturation process and the use of AC
- "Argentinian and South African lemons will make up for the lack of commercial sizes of Verna this year"
- “Vertically farmed strawberries aren’t easy, but automation is set to solve the economics issue”
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
British onion growers breath collective sigh of relief
Now a distant memory, the unheralded cold spring left British onion growers fearing the worst as it approached the longest day of the year. Crops were 3 – 4 weeks behind normal development as they approached the crucial tipping point of changing light stimulus.
Thankfully Mother Nature preformed its normal balancing act by delivering an exceptionally ‘growy’ July that tipped the scales back towards a more normal crop performance. With hopes improving, our growers remained concerned that the late start would push harvest, into a more autumnal and condensed harvest period in October. The weather obliged to give us an unusually dry three week window, to complete the industry’s escape act.
Undoubtedly the investment the industry has put into its production systems over the last ten years has helped deliver this result. Irrigation capacity turned the dangerously hot July into a positive. Harvesting capacity and associated storage technology allowed the industry to capture a quality crop, in a very small window.
Though this is a reflection of the average position in the industry, there remains individual growers with some crop not yet harvested. These crops are still salvageable with care, but will be limited in where they can be marketed.
The end result is a yield that is down on expectation, between 10-12% in gross yield, with slightly smaller bulbs, but generally of good quality.
With the short delay in the start of the UK marketing season, the industry is confident that it will manage to keep continuity, for its valued customer base.
For more information:
British Growers Association Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1507 602427
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