Research agency FERA said that the controversial new report shows that more integrated approaches to growing and protecting crops are now necessary.
With the return of colder weather, and snows falling in some parts of the country, the Met Office has relaunched its 'Get Ready for Winter' resource.
The latest grocery share figures show that like-for-like prices have declined by 0.2%, pushing the grocery market into deflation.
Businesses and universities across the UK will benefit from a share of £5M of funding from government and industry.
Pumpkin growers have warned that there could be a shortage of the iconic vegetables this year, as demand has increased and a wet autumn has affected quality.