Introduction

The West Sussex Growers’ Association is a specialist horticultural branch of the National Farmers’ Union. The membership is made up of those around the West Sussex area who have a strong interest in horticulture. The West Sussex Growers Association exerts a much greater influence on N.F.U. horticultural policy than would be possible in an agriculturally orientated local branch.

West Sussex Growers’ are a significant part of the local economy with a retail value of in excess of 1 billion pounds per year and employing over 9000 full-time equivalent staff.

Find out more about the activities of members of the West Sussex Growers’ Association.

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Arun District Council (ADC) – Tour of W.S.G.A. Members

Arun District Council (ADC) – Tour of W.S.G.A. Members

A tour of WSGA Members nurseries for ADC Councillors & Officers was organised for 5th September 2019. We are very grateful to Madestein UK, DPS Agriculture and Farplants for agreeing to host our visitors during the day. About 20 ADC Councillors & Officers on...

Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV).

To our knowledge there are no further confirmed outbreaks of ToBRFV in the UK. The only one confirmed to date is in North Kent. As a precaution against this devastating disease, most UK tomato & pepper nurseries have closed their gates to visitors. For further...

’email your MP’ campaign tool on seasonal workers

As you’ll probably be aware, last week we launched our latest ‘email your MP’ campaign tool on seasonal workers on NFUonline. This empowers members to get involved in our lobbying by contacting their MPs about the need to expand the Seasonal Workers Pilot Scheme this...

Recent Press

WSGA Horticulture 4.0 Presentations

WSGA Horticulture 4.0 – Andrew Fuller – Bridge Farm Group WSGA Horticulture 4.0 – Dave Thompson – Ricardo UK Ltd WSGA Horticulture 4.0 – Dr Matthew Howard – King’s College London (1) WSGA Horticulture 4.0 – Dr. Martin F....

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Minette Batters – NFU President Visits the WSGA

The West Sussex Growers Association were delighted to have the opportunity to host a visit by Minette  around some of the member nurseries here in West Sussex on Wednesday 18th July 18 The visit included a buffet lunch kindly hosted by Vitacress Herbs at their Runcton...

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