Bright future for UK tomatoes

With increasing consumption, a greater willingness to buy premium products, and a drive towards more home-grown production, the outlook for UK tomato production is very positive and there are opportunities to further expand domestic production, writes Richard Crowhurst. However, at the same time the sector faces many issues which are affecting commercial horticulture in general,...

Apr 30, 2019
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Pilot scheme now open

The seasonal workers pilot scheme is now open. The new pilot will mean growers are able to employ up to 2,500 non-EU migrant workers for seasonal work for up to six months. Concordia and Pro-Force, the two scheme operators, have been licenced to manage the pilot and will be responsible for identifying suitable workers and...

Apr 30, 2019
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