The UK Government and the Prince of Wales have urged students and furloughed workers to apply for seasonal farm work, according to Agriland.
As part of efforts to support British farmers and growers to recruit workers throughout the harvest period, the UK Government launched the Pick for Britain website in partnership with industry to help match up available opportunities with local jobseekers.
Speaking from his garden at Birkhall, Aberdeenshire, Prince Charles said: “At this time of great uncertainty many of our normal routines and patterns have been challenged.
“The food and farming sector is no exception. If we are to harvest British fruit and vegetables this year, we need an army of people to help.
“This is why that great movement of the Second World War – the Land Army – is being rediscovered in the newly-created ‘Pick for Britain’ campaign. In the coming months, many thousands of people will be needed to bring in the crops.
“It will be hard graft, but it’s hugely important if we are to avoid the growing crops going to waste.”