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Grass Seed Costs Shoot Up in 2008

Grass_seedGrass seed prices have increased by at least 30% as the seed from the 2007 harvest came onto the market this spring.

This is due to the wet weather of last summer affecting the seed harvest in the UK and Europe, and the high price of wheat forcing higher payments to herbage seed growers.

Added to this are the increased haulage costs in moving the seed around. One commercial seed supplier to the Amenity Trade said that they are now paying over £80.00 per pallet to haulage companies who have been battling with increasing fuel costs so that is around £2.00 per 20 Kg bag!

On the political front - scary thought when you evaluate that for every £50.00 you spend on fuel in the UK, some £37.00 of it is tax. You can enter your details on and someone at Number 10 or Number 11 may listen to us... or more likely not, as is often the case...

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