Asparagus frosts 
Severe frosts in Spain have caused €4m of damage to the green asparagus crop, which could lead to shortages for export. In a normal year Spain supplies more than 20% of UK market requirements between February and June. 

AVA association 
A new producer organisation, the Aromio Red Growers' Association, has been launched to ensure that AVA strawberries are grown to meet European demand. They sell in The Co-op, Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco. 

Kids to grow herbs 
Scotherbs is launching a new Herb Project Pack in 20 local primary schools in Tayside next week in an attempt to get children interested in culinary herbs.