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Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

The terrain and nature of the job will dictate which machine you should be using, Sally Drury explains.


Arboriculture In Depth

Trees and shrubs: Changing needs

Trees and shrubs: Changing needs

Construction recovery has led to a record year for many growers but project cost and other pressures are changing the types of stock specified, Jonathan Tilley reports.

IoG Saltex 2014 - exhibitor listing and stand numbers
IoG Saltex 2014 - Dream machines

IoG Saltex 2014 - Dream machines

Sally Drury previews the wide range of products and services that visitors can look forward to seeing at IoG Saltex .

IoG Saltex 2014 - the show with it all

IoG Saltex 2014 - the show with it all

Want a new mower? Or a tractor? Or perhaps a chainsaw or even swings and outdoor fitness equipment? Then the Institute of Groundsmanship's (IoG) Saltex exhibition is the place to be - it is the show with it all.

Pest & Disease Management - Honey fungus

Pest & Disease Management - Honey fungus

With action difficult and labour intensive, accurate identification of this root disease is key to tackling infection.

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge

Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Pest & Disease Management Factsheets

Pest & Disease Management - Ash dieback

Pest & Disease Management - Ash dieback

Ash dieback is caused primarily by the fungal disease Chalara fraxinea. The number of infected trees in Europe has risen over the past few years, partly due to wet summer weather.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Peach leaf curl

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Peach leaf curl

Despite its limited impact on plant health, this fungal infection can cause customers to reject plants.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Plane anthracnose

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Plane anthracnose

Foliage damage can render some plants unsellable.


Pests & Diseases Latest

Outbreak: Needle blight in Scotland

Needle blight outbreak on Pinus sylvestris 'watereri' (Walter pine).

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Caterpillars

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Caterpillars

The biting mouthparts of this large group of pests mean that all parts of the plant are at risk of attack.

Pest & Disease Management - Dutch elm disease

Pest & Disease Management - Dutch elm disease

Dutch elm disease is a fungal wilt spread by the elm bark beetles Scolytus scolytus and Scolytus multi-striatus.

Sally DruryAsk Sally Drury

Horticulture week's equipment expert answers your questions
 

Forthcoming Events

Top Drawer London 2014

  • Olympia, London, UK

APF 2014 - Forest & Arb Exhibition

  • Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire

SCI Horticulture Group - AGM

  • 14/15 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PS