Crop Associations play a vital role in the production and development of individual crops. The primary roles of a crop association are to:
- Promote consumption
- Influence UK and EU regulation
- Collect and disseminate industry data and information
- Co-ordinate industry relevant research
- Promote knowledge transfer through a range of events
The crop associations are grower led and grower financed and support the commercial activities of UK based growers. With over 300 different crops produced by growers across the UK, a crop association is a very effective way of co-ordinating and focusing activity. It is vital that as many growers as possible contribute to their relevant association to ensure each crop is effectively promoted and represented.
The recognition of our wide skills and experience led British Growers to offer its capabilities to horticultural crop associations during the 1980’s.
We now provide the complete strategic planning, organisational support, co-ordination, secretariat, event/conference production service, accounts and crisis management.
As you will see from the list below these vary across the UK, from turfgrass to summer fruits, both field and protected cropping.
We provide a varying degree of depth and involvement depending on the needs of the crop group. We are able to catalyse collaboration between growers when necessary as the sharing of best practice is extremely useful.
We maintain very strong working relationships with other crop associations with the aim of providing a united voice for British Growers on issues of joint concern.
The crop associations that we work directly with now extends to 14 different crops:
Asparagus Growers Association
Baby Leaf Growers Association
Brassica Growers Association
British Carrot Growers Association
British Herb Trade Association
British Leafy Salad Association
British Summer Fruits
Mushroom Growers Association
Outdoor Cucurbit Grower Group
Rhubarb Growers Group
Plant Propagators Ltd
The Leek Growers Association
Turfgrass Growers Association
More information is available from Jayne Dyas at the British Growers office: 01507 602427, Jayne.firstname.lastname@example.org.