UK fruit consortium to deliver next generation of crop scientists

An industry consortium, led by Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and NIAB EMR, has won a BBSRC collaborative training partnership (CTP) award to provide a £1.9 million postgraduate programme for scientific research on fruit crops.

New Video: Waitrose LEAF Marque Christmas Trees

Waitrose Horticulture has a strong heritage in sustainably sourcing cut flowers and pot plants. Today, however, we’re up in Inverness, looking at LEAF Marque Christmas trees. We’ve been working with these growers for nearly 4 years now, since we launched Christmas trees in Waitrose, as they understand how to grow a really consistent tree, both sustainably and sensitively to the environment in which they’re grown.

 

It takes 10 years to grow a Waitrose LEAF Marque Christmas tree.

So be sure to keep an eye out for our British-grown LEAF Marque Christmas trees this year. You’ll spot the LEAF Marque logo on all of the labels in our branches.

New Video by CFS – Soil Solutions to Climate Problems

The following video is a basic introduction to Soil Carbon and is a really good presentation tool to illustrate what we as growers are trying to do to boost soil carbon.  It also illustrates how, using this approach, we can make a massive difference to climate change if all growers adopted this approach