RHS Flourish Fund

The RHS wants to inspire everyone to grow and the RHS Flourish Fund is part of our pledge to attract and support a wider range of people to work in horticulture. With a commitment of £150,000, consisting of grants up to £15,000, the RHS Flourish Fund aims to support...

DEFRA’s open consultation on environmental targets

Within the consultation that maybe of most interest to Members are target proposals for biodiversity on land and target proposals for woodland cover. Please see here for the full consultation document, which includes the proposed targets.  Deadline for responses...

DEFRA publish new regulations on pesticide use

DEFRA have published information on new regulations on pesticide use that are coming into force. The regulations require certain users of professional plant protection products (PPPs) and adjuvants to register themselves. Those who need to register include: Those who...

DEFRA Call for supplier CO2 contingency plans

Following the CO2 supply problem in autumn 2021,  DEFRA want to understand contingency plans suppliers have in place. Timelines are tight and DEFRA have asked for returns to be submitted by COP Monday 11 April. Please submit your returns to Emma Quarterman...

AHDB launches horticulture and potatoes website for growers

Following the wind down of AHDB Horticulture and Potatoes, AHDB has launched a website specifically for those sectors to ensure that previous levy payer investment is protected and accessible. The Horticulture and Potatoes Archive website contains the articles,...