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According To Hewson ... Skills shortage persists but stars emerge

According To Hewson ... Skills shortage persists but stars emerge

I'm often asked by growers whether I think there is a skills shortage in the industry, by which I mean commercial horticulture in general and the ornamentals sector in particular. My answer is always yes.

Edwards on...Simple yet valuable green city solutions

Edwards on...Simple yet valuable green city solutions

For as long as I can remember, we nurserymen have lauded the environmental benefits of our trade as a panacea to the world's problems.

Farrer On ... Environment offers economic solutions

Farrer On ... Environment offers economic solutions

It has been hard to avoid the much-debated news of prime minister David Cameron's reshuffle, with many looking to interpret the changes in every speculative detail.

Seabrook on...Building a sound market for novelty plants

Seabrook on...Building a sound market for novelty plants

Adam Pasco, speaking to last week's Fleuroselect Convention, pointed out there was no direct dialogue between breeder and consumer.

Dixon On ... Pooling knowledge from across the globe

Dixon On ... Pooling knowledge from across the globe

Horticulturists have international dimensions.

Grower showcase starts here

Grower showcase starts here

The search for the very best examples of UK production horticulture practice has begun this week with the launch of the 2015 UK Grower Awards.

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