Agriculture

BerryWorld SA forecasts big blueberry crop

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BerryWorld predicts nearly double the number of blueberries compared to 2018 with exports going to Asia and the UK. BerryWorld is forecasting a total seasonal supply of more than 7,500 tonnes across South Africa’s August to January window, representing a growth of over 40 per […]

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Blueberries ‘help people age better’

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A series of articles in The Journal of Gerontology outline how blueberries can help alleviate conditions associated with ageing Blueberries ‘help people age better’ Blueberries can help relieve age-related conditions, a new series of articles has indicated. According to a collection of articles published in […]

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Bumper crop for BerryWorld growers

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BerryWorld predict Sweet Eve variety to flourish after heatwave at the end of July saw record temperatures Bumper crop for BerryWorld growers Sweet Eve strawberries Growers of BerryWorld’s exclusive Sweet Eve variety are estimating 20 per cent more strawberries than forecast following a week-long heatwave […]

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Chambers doubles strawberry sales

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The soft fruit specialist puts growth down to blossoming retail partnerships UK soft fruit grower Chambers celebrated its highest ever yield of British strawberries this year, achieving a 100 per cent increase on its 2018 crop. The company put the growth down to its blossoming […]

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Brexit farm trial: ‘I really like the work’

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nastasia Savchenko was at agricultural university in Kharkiv in Ukraine when she saw a Facebook advert for a job picking courgettes on a farm in Cornwall. The process of being interviewed and receiving her six-month work visa took about six weeks. She is among 30 […]

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Tesco visits Planasa ahead of blueberry launch

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Technical managers from British retailer check out Spanish breeder’s new blueberry programme, with six varieties set for release in October Tesco visits Planasa ahead of blueberry launch Planasa has facilities in Huelva in the south west of Spain Technical managers from Tesco have visited Spanish […]