Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

UK: Pro-Brexit MP visits Lea Valley Growers

On Friday 19th January, Lea Valley Growers received a visit from Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith, Conservative MP and former minister, who is a vocal member of the Brexit campaign. He met with members of Glinwell and Lea Valley Growers after it was reported he backed a pro-Brexit lobby group’s call to “scrap unskilled migration from the EU”.

The association invited Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith to view the work involved in fresh produce production and reinforce the need for skilled and available workforce post Brexit. Technical Manager Matthew Simon and Site Manager Eduard Udyanskyy demonstrated the technology and growing techniques involved, and discussed that a glasshouse technician is a skilled role and requires appropriate labour in the future.

For more information:
Glinwell plc
Smallford Nurseries, Hatfield Road
St Albans, Hertfordshire,
T: 01727 822589

Publication date: 1/25/2018



Other news in this sector:

8/14/2018 Four climatic zones in organic greenhouse Reichenau-Gemüse
8/14/2018 Project calls for women entrepreneurs in Africa to build intelligence network
8/13/2018 North Alabama man grows tomato that looks like a duck
8/13/2018 Kenya: Wheat grower switches to greenhouse tomatoes
8/13/2018 Slovakia: Coating helps tomatoes get through hot summers
8/10/2018 CAN (ON): Local grocers carry produce from new greenhouse tomato grower
8/10/2018 US (NE): Immigrant workers arrested at tomato greenhouse
8/10/2018 Video: Educational organic greenhouse trials cucumber cultivation
8/9/2018 "I'd rather it's too dry than too wet, but this is too much"
8/9/2018 New Zealand: Young Growers to face off in final
8/9/2018 "Rootstocks: the most common thing in organic pepper cultivation"
8/8/2018 Sweden: Former wood factory transformed into vertical farm
8/8/2018 Dutch lettuce grower installs LEDs in 29,000 m² greenhouse
8/8/2018 US: "Horticulture industry’s age problem bigger than you think"
8/8/2018 US (OK): Beggs couple pioneers in aquaponic farming
8/7/2018 "Our mini pepper acreage doubles every year"
8/7/2018 US (NH): Extending the strawberry growing season
8/6/2018 Quantifying hand-harvested produce and its growing conditions
8/6/2018 Government helps young Canadians gain experience on the farm
8/6/2018 Pick up for free: 6 million snack tomatoes