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WineGB accelerates industry market growth with new hire

WineGB has just announced the appointment of Talya Roberson, the former managing director of Roberson Wine, as its new industry relations lead.

Precision mistblowers for every need

Mistblower technology expert Hardi can offer plenty of advice and knowledge when it comes to the world of spraying within vines, soft fruit, orchards or any other mistblower application.

New mower boosts orchard’s harvest output

Medel Orchards, based in Ontario, has been impressed with its recent investment in a Major Cyclone, which has now become the family’s favourite bit of kit.

Students will prepare for working in wine industry with access to latest tractors

AGCO dealer, Crawfords Group – comprising Crawfords, Agwood, and Crawfords Automotive – and Plumpton College are joining forces to help students and apprentices gain practical experience and training on modern tractors with the latest technology, fully aligned with the needs of the industry.  

The future is bright for British berries

The retail sales value of fresh berries has more than doubled in the past decade, and despite soaring costs of production and substantial labour challenges, the sector continues to expand. We spoke to British Berry Growers chairman Nick Marston, about future challenges and opportunities.

Integrating pest management solutions against spotted wing drosophila

Russell IPM experts Rachel Turner, Dr Clare Sampson, Dr Abuimroz Ali, Dr Dhurgham Al-Karawi, and Dr Rihem Moujahed give advice on how to spot and manage the risks of SWD.

Bee Day 2024: Can fruit growing sector survive without bees? 

To recognise the pivotal role of bees in the fruit growing and farming sectors, today the world is celebrating Bee Day 2024.

Public warned to be ‘increasingly vigilant’ and report Asian hornet sightings   

The public and UK beekeepers have been warned to keep watch and report any sightings of Asian hornets this summer.

Cornwall vineyard receives second royal warrant: ‘Top-quality product is secret of our success’

A Cornwall vineyard is one of seven businesses that have been granted the first royal warrants from Queen Camilla.

Sip, sip, hooray! UK sees increase in demand for wine

Pub chain J D Wetherspoon has announced strong growth in sales with year-to-date like-for-like sales up 8.3% so far.

£80m scheme ‘won’t support’ growers in time

Critics say government funding for growers doesn’t go far enough to support those hit by extreme weather and rising costs.

MPs demand support for farmers hit by flooding

MPs are calling on the government to invest in new schemes to support farmers in delivering natural flood defences, restoring woodland, and creating new natural flooding preventions.

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