New categories for UK Grower Awards 2015 offer even more opportunities to highlight strengths to potential customers.
RHS aims to use its leading position to set an example at a 'sustainable level', says director of horticulture Tim Upson.
Farming minister George Eustice officially launched the new expanded UK Grower Awards at Wednesday's Fruit Focus show.
'They have made the guidelines sensible,' says head of Landscape Institute BREEAM working group Elaine Cresswell.
- Produce World boosts supply north of the border with acquisition
- UK's largest Huntingdon elm felled over safety fears
- Champion growers revealed at cherry and soft-fruit show
- Research covers splits in radishes
- Coir supplier secures landmark accreditation
- Scottish growers start to voice opinions on devolution as referendum date draws near
- Cider orchards planted to use latest automation
- Investment boosts UK salad production
- Show garden relocated
- Industry awards reflect on transformed garden centre supplier market
- Customers asked to vote for nation's best plant retailer
- Faster markets targeted
HW's pest & disease bulletin delivers a monthly round-up of news, information, products and research developments relating to the battle against pests and diseases.
- Ousted Paterson lashes green pressure groups
- Gateacre Garden Centre to close after a century of trading
- Tatton Park medallists announced
- Government departments to spend up to £400m a year more on British food
- Candle theft prevention device launched
- Syngenta urges greenkeepers to sign up to Operation Pollinator scheme
Explore Horticulture Week
Pest & Disease Management - Spider mites - These pests can cause trouble in ornamentals crops The glasshouse red spider mite, also known as the two-spotted spider mite, is a troublesome pest of both protected and outdoor ornamentals.
Apprenticeships: Employers in charge Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.
Top 100 profile - Coolings Now operating across two sites in Kent, Coolings has built a reputation as a successful family business, won multiple awards and achieved a high rank in the Garden Retail Top 100, Matthew Appleby reports.
Grow your own - Back on track Weather conditions have led to a more steady sales season for fruit and vegetable products and suppliers are lining up new varieties for 2015, Matthew Appleby reports.
Kit test - Chainsaws Three of the top brands submit saws for testing in the Wild Wood at Derby College, Sally Drury reports.
Weed control: production The reduced availability of herbicides has led growers to consider alternative options, Sally Drury finds.
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- Date: Thu 31 Jul 2014 - Thu 31 Jul 2014
- Venue: Woking, UK
- Date: Wed 06 Aug 2014 - Fri 08 Aug 2014
- Venue: Istanbul, Turkey
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UK GROWER AWARDS 2015: Entries now open