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News, reviews and guides to buying equipment and materials used by horticultural businesses and professionals.

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How To Buy

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

Buyers' guide - Brushcutters

21 March 2014

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

 
 
Buyers' guide - Woodchippers

Buyers' guide - Woodchippers

25 October 2013

Arborists, landscapers and grounds-maintenance teams can put chippers to good use, says, Sally Drury.

 
 
Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

Buyers' guide - Polytunnels

05 September 2013

Many factors must be considered to ensure optimum protection for your crops, Sally Drury explains.

 
 
Buyers' Guide - Horticultural fabrics

Buyers' Guide - Horticultural fabrics

30 August 2013

From crop protection to insulation, there is a material to meet every horticultural need, says Sally Drury.

 
 

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Equipment & Materials In Depth

Buyers guide - glasshouses

Buyers guide - glasshouses

18 April 2014

Full and up-to-date information on glasshouse products and suppliers.

 
 
Review - Glasshouse structures

Review - Glasshouse structures

18 April 2014

How does the alpine house benefit RHS Garden Harlow Carr? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 
Fresh produce packaging - Waste reduction

Fresh produce packaging - Waste reduction

10 April 2014

Retailers' response to food-waste concerns is driving packaging manufacturers to find innovative solutions, Gavin McEwan reports.

 
 
How to buy - Hedge trimmers

How to buy - Hedge trimmers

04 April 2014

Battery models dominate new introductions but petrol options are also being updated, says Sally Drury.

 
 
Market report - Turf fertilisers

Market report - Turf fertilisers

13 March 2014

How can the latest products help turf managers following unprecedented rainfall? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 
Market report - Nursery irrigation

Market report - Nursery irrigation

07 March 2014

Sally Drury explains how growers are going to have to use water more efficiently to keep costs down.

 
 
Landscape drainage & irrigation

Landscape drainage & irrigation

28 February 2014

What equipment can turf managers call on to cope with recent extreme weather? Sally Drury investigates

 
 
Kit test - Pedestrian mowers

Kit test - Pedestrian mowers

21 February 2014

New models were submitted for testing on a wet and windy day at Bridgwater College, Sally Drury reports.

 
 

What's New

Viking iMOW

Viking iMOW

18 April 2014

Stihl has joined the robotic lawnmower market with the introduction of the intelligent Viking-branded iMOW.

 
 

Midland Power Machinery bought out

18 April 2014

Hire Supply Company HSC has purchased the business and assets of Midland Power Machinery.

 
 

Mantis ComposTumbler

18 April 2014

Fresh grass clippings, leaves, farmyard manures and weeds can all be piled into a Mantis ComposTumbler to give nutrient-rich compost in just two weeks when an activator is added.

 
 

Bomford Pro Drill Head

21 March 2014

Providing Bomford arm mower owners with alternative uses outside the hedge-cutting season, the Pro Drill Head can be used to power either a range of post-hole borers or a tree stump planer. A heavy-duty hydraulic motor can be used at oil flow rates ...

 
 
Duo Super Spreader

Duo Super Spreader

21 March 2014

Launched at the BTME turf show in Harrogate in January, the KSAB Duo Super Spreader features double plates to achieve uniform dispersal without the need for a second run. Available from Sherriff Amenity, it has a parking or support wheel to ensures ...

 
 

Blec two-wheel tractor

21 March 2014

With a power transmission unit that will operate many of the company's machines, a new two-wheel tractor built by Blec can be specified with Honda or Yamaha engines to give petrol or diesel options.

 
 

Countax C-Series

21 March 2014

With a powered cut-and-collect system, the new C-Series lawn tractor from Countax can mow quickly. The XRD cutter deck uses contra-rotating blades to cut the grass before throwing the clippings in front of the collector. Driven by the tractor's engi...

 
 
Redexim Speed-Brush

Redexim Speed-Brush

07 March 2014

Going down a storm at the Redexim demonstration event in Holland last year, the Speed-Brush is now available in the UK from Charterhouse Turf Machinery.

 
 

Toro GreensPro 1240

07 March 2014

With no fewer than 18 upgrades to the 1200 model, the new GreensPro 1240 claims to take greens rolling to "another level".

 
 
VGR Top Changer

VGR Top Changer

21 February 2014

Combining aeration and sanding in one action, the VGR Top Changer introduced by Campey Turf Care is designed to encourage rapid, healthy grass growth.

 
 

Zero-turning Sand Pro

21 February 2014

Turning on a sixpence and powered by a 12.2hp Kawasaki engine, the Sand Pro 2040Z bunker rake from Toro is the industry's first zero-turn mechanical groomer.

 
 

Lake aeration

21 February 2014

Golf course pond and lake management specialist Otterbine has a new Fractional five-in-one aerating system.

 
 
 

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In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 18 April 2014

NEWS: Garden centres look forward to late Easter sales bonanza

SARGENT'S SOLUTIONS: Why the Customer Rights Bill should be seen as an opportunity rather than a threat

MARKET REPORT: Glasshouses

LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS: Government prospectus offers potential boost across disciplines

EDIBLES: Helping cut food waste - latest packaging addresses concerns over waste issues

PLANT FOCUS: Polygonatum