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Vote on the future of AHDB Horticulture

Have your voice heard. Should the Horticulture levy continue?

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A ‘yes’ is a vote for change and a ‘no’ could see the end of a statutory levy. I encourage you to consider the facts and to use your vote. At a time of immense change, the loss of a central organisation that invests in applied research for the benefit of all would be a considerable loss
Nicholas Saphir, AHDB Chair

A vote ‘Yes’ means A vote ‘No’
KEEPING fast-tracked crop protection products, 70% of UK EAMUs and research into emerging pests and diseasesSTOPS – Independent applied research and technical programmes (£30m invested since 2014)
NEW AHDB governance structure with greater levy-payer say on what we deliver for youSTOPS – Dedicated EAMU service for UK growers
NEW levy system reflecting different crop needsSTOPS – Crisis response for new pests, diseases and industry issues
YOU get to vote on the levy every 5 yearsSTOPS – 13 regional Strategic Centres focused on avoiding crop loss

The ballot closes on Wednesday 10 February 2021 - Vote Here
 

simon w

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Mixed Farmer
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Hayling Island
A ‘yes’ is a vote for change and a ‘no’ could see the end of a statutory levy. I encourage you to consider the facts and to use your vote. At a time of immense change, the loss of a central organisation that invests in applied research for the benefit of all would be a considerable loss
Well its a vote for the end of a statutory levy, I hope the minister gets the message
 

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...
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