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#FarmerCam Videos

Posted: 11 July 2017 - 13:14:38

#FarmerCam bringing you behind the scene of the Great British Pea Harvest.


Chat with Chris Evans Radio 2

Posted: 10 July 2017 - 11:34:42

Russell Corfields' chat with Chris Evans on Radio 2 on 10th July


Pea & Bean Growers Assoc. 2016 Season Update- 12th July

Posted: 12 July 2016 - 16:52:38

The story of the early part of the season is of a difficult one in most areas. Early crops were of variable yield but most have been good quality.


It's a Big Day for PEAS!

Posted: 17 March 2016 - 09:11:43

Today is a momentous day for the Young Pea Chef of the Year competition – we have officially revealed our 10 fantastic finalists!


British Growers Pea Season Update 4

Posted: 03 August 2015 - 09:17:10

Pea season update by Tim Mudge, Commercial Manager at British Growers Association.


Pea & Bean Newsletter July 2015

Posted: 30 July 2015 - 11:51:43

The latest newsletter has been distributed by the Pea and Bean Group. Click the link below to read the newsletter:


British Growers 2015 Pea Season Update 3

Posted: 22 July 2015 - 15:05:31

Pea season update by Tim Mudge, Commercial Manager at British Growers Association.


British Growers 2015 Pea Season Update 2

Posted: 03 July 2015 - 11:16:07

Pea season update by Tim Mudge, Commercial Manager at British Growers Association.


British Growers 2015 Pea Season Update

Posted: 03 July 2015 - 11:14:12

Pea season update and press release by Tim Mudge, Commercial Manager at British Growers Association.


Limagrain June Newsletter

Posted: 08 June 2015 - 15:36:52

Click the below link to view or download the latest vining pea newsletter from Limagrain.


Pea & Bean Newsletter May 2015

Posted: 18 May 2015 - 10:17:03

The latest newsletter has been distributed by the Pea and Bean Group. Click the link below to read the newsletter:


Sainsbury's Awards Two R&D Grants

Posted: 11 December 2014 - 08:43:46

Frozen pea producer Pinguin and precision agronomy company AgSpace Agriculture won the second produce grant, with a project that will use data from 10 Lincolnshire pea growers to assess soil type and stone risk, to reduce crop damage using biomass imagery.


140724 Pea Update- Country Overview

Posted: 24 July 2014 - 16:26:18

The recent hot weather is pushing crops along as the hot days and warm nights mean TR’s are creeping up.


Belgium Sells More Frozen Peas

Posted: 19 February 2014 - 13:16:50

Belgium continue to grow as an exporter of frozen peas.


News Update - Pea Vining

Posted: 26 July 2013 - 15:59:29

Once again the hot weather we have experienced this season is having a significant impact upon the peas in the field and factory.


Latest Pea Vining News

Posted: 22 July 2013 - 16:13:42

Not surprisingly the hot weather has dominated the start of the 2013 vining pea season.


Pea drilling area update and latest news

Posted: 01 July 2013 - 08:40:54

We have now completed our drilling survey for the 2013 crop. This year we have drilled 32,324 hectares of peas and petits pois for freezing and canning. This compares to 32,220 hectares drilled in 2012. In February we asked for estimated drilling areas and this totalled 31,707 hectares. So despite the changes in the industry, and the poor 2012 season, we are about the same area as last year.


LATEST NEWS

Posted: 12 June 2013 - 11:32:49

The latest news on this seasons pests.


Pea Vining Newsletter

Posted: 12 June 2013 - 11:28:58

Limagrain's Vining Pea Newsletter including Trail Day information


Greenyard Foods Press Release

Posted: 12 June 2013 - 09:13:08

Pinguin NV has announced a change of name to Greenyard Foods NV.
This follows the completion of the sale of the potato business to McCains in May. They are finalising negotiations to purchase the Boston factory which they currently rent from GW Padley Vegetables Ltd.


120828 Pea Update- Country Overview

Posted: 16 April 2013 - 15:05:41

In England the peas season to forget seems to be drawing to a close with many groups finishing last week and others due to wind up over the next few days. Results are mostly disappointing with tonnages between 50 – 75% of contract. The one area which seems to have fared better is the north east of East Anglia where the results are more in line with expected budgets. However this will not make up for the significant short fall in the overall UK pea production in 2012. In Scotland there is still a long way to go and the weather is still causing problems with 24mm of rain yesterday in the Dundee area and reports of viners stuck in the mud. End of harvest is at least a month away there. Their later crops do have potential but they will need fair weather for that to be realised.


Profel- Press Release

Posted: 16 April 2013 - 15:04:33

Poor crops for peas and beans

European vegetable canners and freezers in major producing countries report shortages
for peas and beans – two key crops for the sector.


120810 Pea Update- Country Overview

Posted: 13 August 2012 - 09:10:49

Improvement in the weather has certainly helped over the past couple of weeks with just some heavy showers between the warmer weather rather than the cold wet period that preceded it.


British Pea Growers Fighting to Keep Peas on Your Plate

Posted: 06 August 2012 - 14:05:36

There are going to be far fewer British peas to go around in 2012/13.


120720 Pea Update- Country Overview

Posted: 25 July 2012 - 09:54:32

An extremely difficult season from the start of drilling through to harvest. Working from North to South, some harvesting around Dundee started this week but yields are generally disappointing and not expected to get much better. In Yorkshire and Lincolnshire there are still very difficult field conditions and further rain this week has not helped. Generally yields are below budget and quality is below normal. The approaching crops are not looking any better. Some groups are expecting to stop harvesting for a few days after the interruption to drilling in April. In East Anglia there have been some better yields reported but ground conditions have been difficult with some localised storms causing havoc.


Pea Update- Country Overview

Posted: 13 July 2012 - 09:09:44

The story across the whole country is the same. Too wet, too cold and poor field conditions causing havoc. Yields are poor in most places with only a few pockets of crops that are “average at best”. The long term forecast, until the end of the month, is for the same cold unsettled weather.


Belgian Poor Weather

Posted: 07 June 2012 - 16:58:08

The exceptional weather conditions this spring, with severe temperatures and excessive rain have greatly affected the outdoor cultivation of Belgian vegetables. Even if the longer term forecasts are better, the impact that the weather of the past one and a half months has had cannot be denied.


Cool £20m Boost For Frozen Food

Posted: 13 March 2012 - 16:20:45

Frozen food giant PinguinLutosa Food Group is ploughing almost £20million into its Lynn site.


Pinguin's Investment at Local Sites

Posted: 13 March 2012 - 16:14:19

Frozen food giant PinguinLutosa Food Group has made public its extensive investment programme for its UK activities which will see a total spend of close to £20m through 2010 and 2011.


Pinguin Lutosa- Press Release

Posted: 13 March 2012 - 16:09:09

Capital increase details & Cooperation with the CECAB-Group has been confirmed.