Where technology is taking us

Consultant Chris Need, technical secretary to the British Protected Ornamentals Association and project manager for AHDB’s National Bedding and Pot Plant Centre, talks to Spence Gunn about tackling the sector’s R&D challenges Some of the most highly-automated bedding and pot plant nurseries in the Netherlands opened their doors in September to a small group of...

Oct 31, 2019
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Demand for snack cucumbers increasing

Despite consumer demand increasing over the last 30 years, the area of UK cucumber production is now just 102 ha, less than half of the peak production seen in 1990 which saw around 100,000 tonnes a year from 264 ha. While productivity has increased over that period, (UK production is now around 55,000 tonnes), according...

Oct 31, 2019
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