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Horticultural techniques, plant pests & diseases, equipment & machinery, energy management, horticultural research findings and other technical information

Market reports

Weed control: production

Weed control: production

11 July 2014

The reduced availability of herbicides has led growers to consider alternative options, Sally Drury finds.

 
 
Kit for pitches

Kit for pitches

11 July 2014

Repairing pitches with precise machinery can sustain more play and increase revenue, says Sally Drury.

 
 
Market report - Labels and labelling

Market report - Labels and labelling

27 June 2014

Greater confidence in the economy among nurserymen has led to an upturn in orders, Sally Drury finds.

 
 

Equipment & Materials

Kit test - Chainsaws

Kit test - Chainsaws

17 July 2014

Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.

 
 
Kit tests - Tractors

Kit tests - Tractors

11 July 2014

How will these three new models fare when tested at Cannington Golf Club? Sally Drury finds out.

 
 
Buyers' guide - tractors

Buyers' guide - tractors

02 July 2014

Vibration levels, implements and working conditions are key considerations, Sally Drury explains.

 
 
Get set for Fruit Focus

Get set for Fruit Focus

02 July 2014

Visitors will be offered insights into the latest applied research and technical developments at this year's event, writes Gavin McEwan.

 
 

Latest Machinery Tests

Echo CS-620SX

Echo CS-620SX

A replacement for Echo's CS-610, the new 620SX professional chainsaw has the same size engine (59.8cc) but it is a premium-grade engine and delivers an additional 320W. As a result, this saw has the cutting performance of higher-capacity machines, ...

 
 
 


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In This Issue

Horticulture Week - 25 July 2014

NEWS: Gardeners’ wages likely to be raised by RHS in benchmark exercise

GARDEN RETAIL TOP 100 PROFILE: How Coolings in Kent has built up its reputation

KIT TEST: Echo, Makita and Stihl submit their latest chainsaw models for testing at Derby College

PLANT FOCUS: Ligularia

PEST & DISEASE FACTSHEET: Spider mites

UK GROWER AWARDS 2015: Entries now open