256: Growsave-ing carbon? Net zero and what it means for horticultural production

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256: Growsave-ing carbon? Net zero and what it means for horticultural production

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Nathalie Key, AHDB Horticulture Knowledge Exchange Manager for Protected Edibles and Mushrooms is joined by Jonathan Swain, Technical Director at NFU Energy, leader of the Growsave project. Also joining is Eirinn Rusbridge, Project Manager at NFU Energy, Rebecca Fry, Development Manager at Neame Lea (an ornamentals growing business) and Georgia Whitehouse, a geography student at Leeds University specialising in carbon emissions and who has been working at Neame Lea.

The group explore the carbon emissions targets of net zero, carbon auditing work in an ornamental commercial environment including the relationship with wider retail, and what this could mean for the wider horticulture industry.

Useful links:

· https://ahdb.org.uk/growsave
· https://www.nfuenergy.co.uk/
· https://www.bridgefarmgroup.co.uk/the-group/neame-lea/

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Get ready for pest monitoring, advises PGRO

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Written by Charlotte Cunningham

The Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO) has issued new advice to help growers understand the importance of measuring pest populations before any decisions are made on insecticides. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Ahead of the trapping season, the PGRO has produced a new masterclass video to help growers understand how to trap and assess pest populations. The key advice is that using a range of preventative tools will be crucial for farmers looking to reduce cases of pea and bean weevil, pea moth, and silver Y moth this spring, while finding more sustainable ways of farming in line with new agricultural policy, according to the PGRO’s research and...