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Strawberries
Dec 10, 2019  |  News

Agronom Berries, Poland

Krzysztof Sak, Agronom Berries: “Hydroponics help us guarantee constant soft fruit supply” Only a couple of years ago the team with Agronom Berries, one of Poland’s biggest soft fruit growers, started growing strawberries hydroponically instead of in the open field. “We thought we’d better start learning since we believe that it would become a necessity… Read in full >

Strawberries
Apr 15, 2019  |  News

Strawberries in the blood

Sustainable production of strawberries meeting the challenges of climate change Pressure groups and activists like Extinction Rebellion are constantly in the news making our consumers ever more aware of climate change and sustainability issues. Now is a good time to remind ourselves what the soft fruit industry is doing to face up to our responsibilities…. Read in full >

Oct 1, 2018  |  News

Succeeding in a challenging year

With most soft-fruit businesses now producing over a six-month period, no soft-fruit season can ever be described as a ‘breeze’, but perhaps this year has been especially challenging. Ben Drummond of E.C Drummond’s Homme Farm, Ross-on-Wye speaks for many, when he describes his season as “very, very spikey”. With 125 acres of tunnels and eight… Read in full >

Sep 1, 2017  |  News

Careful substrate selection brings increased yields

With the success of strawberry growth greatly influenced by the type of growing media used, it is imperative to ensure that growers not only choose a quality substrate, but also one that suits their operational needs. Ashley Wensak of New Forest Fruit has found success growing strawberries in coir substrate growbags. So much so that… Read in full >

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