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Jack Ward takes over as chief executive of British Growers

Jack Ward takes over as chief executive of British Growers

15 April 2014

Former NFU East Midlands regional director Jack Ward has been appointed chief executive of the British Growers Association (BGA).


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Plant Focus


These shade-loving plants work well as features in woodland gardens, says Miranda Kimberley.


These plants can fit in small gardens to provide many seasons of interest, Miranda Kimberley finds.


Commonly known as the Pasque flower, this perennial is gaining in popularity, says Miranda Kimberley.


Fast-growing evergreen foliage makes these plants excellent garden features, says Miranda Kimberley


The 'elephant's ears' provide good ground cover and bright spring flowers, notes Miranda Kimberley.


Ornamental types feature bright flowers and can have attractive foliage, says Miranda Kimberley.


Pest and disease factsheets


Key facts to help you protect your crops from pests and diseases


What Kit?

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

What kit? - Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment

UK Grower Awards

Stars of production horticulture unveiled at UK Grower Awards 2014

A top fruit grower that has seen its turnover triple since 2006 when it began a rapid programme of expansion, and a bedding grower that has seen off the sector's challenges by paying detailed attention to every aspect of its business, scooped the big...

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

Sargent's solutions - how to ready your business for proposed changes to customer rights Alan Sargent advises that the Customer Rights Bill should be regarded as an opportunity to tighten up professional practice rather than treated as a threat.

How to buy - Hedge trimmers Battery models dominate new introductions but petrol options are also being updated, says Sally Drury.

Turfgrass seed and turf What new developments are currently on offer from turfgrass breeders? Sally Drury investigates

Cankers Cankers in nursery stock species are characterised by the death of cambium tissue of woody stems, branches or twigs, causing them to sink in.

Garden centres - Building up Key themes are emerging as garden centres aim for cost-effective solutions when looking to develop new buildings, says Lauren Houghton


Advances in Cider Technology

  • The Association of Applied Biologists
  • Date: Wed 16 Apr 2014 - Wed 16 Apr 2014
  • Venue: Pershore College, Evesham, Worcs, UK

Groen-Direkt Fair

  • Groen-Direkt
  • Date: Tue 22 Apr 2014 - Tue 22 Apr 2014

EMRA/HDC Tree Fruit Day

  • HDC
  • Date: Thu 24 Apr 2014 - Thu 24 Apr 2014

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