Horticulture

Did you know that 39% of horticultural
growers say they are experiencing the effects of climate change now and 56% say they expect to feel it in the next ten years?

For horticulturalists, the biggest issues are water resources and energy efficiency. See our water management and energy efficiency factsheets for more information. All farmers and growers can explore the potential for renewable energy generation. See our Renewables section for more information.

The great news is that 20% of horticultural growers are taking action to adapt to the changing climate and nearly half are installing measures to mitigate further change.

Are you part of the growing community that is taking action?

There are lots of other factsheets and resources that will be of interest to you as a horticultural grower and you can find these below. You can see a full list of our resources here and it may also be useful for you to use our Interactive Google map to get up to date information and advice for your region. You may also want to look into a 0% Carbon Trust Loans for energy efficiency improvements.

Read our horticulture factsheet by clicking here.

Horticulture - Blogs

  • Fri, 17/02/2017 - 12:22
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    Adopting fruit-wall orchards instead of traditional orchard systems, could make mechanising pruning of apple trees easier for growers and help reduce costs, latest AHDB Horticulture research finds. Uncertainties about the fruit industry’s...
  • Fri, 17/02/2017 - 07:10
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    Growers are better equipped than before to deal with outbreaks of diamondback moth (DBM), as baselines for their susceptibility to chemical control have now been identified. But the UK industry is warned to expect large numbers of the pests in...
  • Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:05
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    In a 47,300-square-foot facility near Kyoto, SPREAD, an agriculture technology company, is creating a massive, automated, indoor "vertical farm"—and the special ingredient is the use of robots. The goal: to produce 30,000 heads of lettuce a...
  • Tue, 14/02/2017 - 08:45
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    Open source movement seeds could become a critical topic for those advocating a vision for a regenerative, more distributed food system with greater resilience designed in. (ShutterstockMahlebashieva) Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since...
  • Mon, 13/02/2017 - 15:27
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    Important steps have been made to address the challenges caused by apple canker, as two new effective fungicides are identified and the latest integrated pest management (IPM) research shows promising results. Caused by the fungus Neonectria...

Horticulture - Case Studies

Stephen Frankel specialises in producing meat from high-husbandry rare breeds on his farm Carhart Mill near Wadebridge, Cornwall. An advocate of the...
Andrew Ingram, a farmer from Oxfordshire, installed one of the first on-farm solar PV systems in England. Importantly he was one of the first of a...
Philip Pearson is a tomato grower in Cheshire. Investing in a wealth of renewable technologies, he has taken a whole farm approach to reducing the...