Wyevale Nurseries has recently expanded its production facilities, and developed links with new sources of propagation material, in order to meet increased industry demand for its nursery stock; something which it forecasts is set to continue.
The company has nearly completed work to double its cold storage capacity at its ‘market leading’ transplant facility. It recently completed ‘phase two’ of a new container tree area, and is continuing to develop further beds within its specimen shrub unit to increase capacity for premium 3L shrub production.
Andy Johnson, Wyevale Director, commented, “As a company we are going from strength to strength and investing significantly in the future and our teams in order to drive production forward. We are also continuing to develop links with leading plant breeders and raisers, taking in quality young stock to supplement our own propagation.
“The demand for British grown native tree and transplants has been exceptional. With the increased biosecurity risks, trading restrictions on certain plant varieties and uncertainty over Brexit there has never been a better time to maximise the sale of British-grown product.”
He added, “Product development is critical to keep ahead of market demands and availability, current trends and alternatives for disease susceptible varieties. We have formed strong relationships with young plant breeders and are now at the forefront of introducing new varieties, which will be sustainable long into the future. Our dedicated trials area means we continually assess and develop new varieties before going to market.”
Photo caption: Andy Johnson, Director at Wyevale Nurseries
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