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Landmark US study computes value of air pollution removal by trees

Landmark US study computes value of air pollution removal by trees

29 July 2014

Trees in the USA save more than 850 lives a year and prevent 670,000 cases of acute respiratory symptoms, US Forest Service researchers have claimed.

 
 
Garden Industry Marketing Board to hit the festivals circuit

Garden Industry Marketing Board to hit the festivals circuit

30 July 2014

The cross sector Garden Industry Marketing Board is to travel to food and music festivals next spring and summer in a bid to attract under 45s to gardening.

 
 
Planning permission sought for renewable energy-fuelled 19,900sqm glasshouse

Planning permission sought for renewable energy-fuelled 19,900sqm glasshouse

29 July 2014

Andigestion and Matthews Flower Growers (Devon) aim to join forces for a horticultural project at Holsworthy Biogas Plant.

 
 
Commission admits Producer Organisation rules are too complex and legally unclear

Commission admits Producer Organisation rules are too complex and legally unclear

29 July 2014

A European Commission report has blamed "complexity of rules and lack of legal certainty" for the low uptake of Producer Organisations (POs) within EU horticulture.

 
 

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UK Grower Awards

Call for entries as UK Grower Awards 2015 contest launches

Call for entries as UK Grower Awards 2015 contest launches

25 July 2014

New categories for UK Grower Awards 2015 offer even more opportunities to highlight strengths to potential customers.

 
 

Garden Retail Top 100

Top 100 profile - Coolings

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.

Plant Focus

Ligularia

These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.

 



Pest and disease factsheets

BEAT THE BUGS

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
 
 

Explore Horticulture Week

Reviewed - Tractor-mounted mowers How will new models cope with time pressure and the demand for a quality finish? Sally Drury finds out.

Eucryphia Grown for their abundant and showy white or pink flowers, these trees are great companion plants for varieties that love acid soil, says Bethan Norris.

Control challenge What help is available for growers to cope with increasing complexity and a shrinking pool of chemicals in pest and disease control? Sally Drury investigates.

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.

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.

Pest & Disease Management - Spider mites The glasshouse red spider mite, also known as the two-spotted spider mite, is a troublesome pest of both protected and outdoor ornamentals.

Events

National Cut Flower Centre Open Day

  • HDC
  • Date: Wed 06 Aug 2014 - Wed 06 Aug 2014
  • Venue: E M Cole Farms Ltd, Small Drove Lane, West Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 3NL - then National Cut Flower Centre, Rookery Farm, Joys Bank, Holbeach St Johns, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 8SG

Prognosfruit 2014

  • Date: Wed 06 Aug 2014 - Fri 08 Aug 2014
  • Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

2014 Congress of the International Hardy Plant Union (ISU)

  • Date: Sun 10 Aug 2014 - Fri 15 Aug 2014
  • Venue: Horgen, Switzerland

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Latest jobs Jobs web feed

  • Nursery Supervisor Griffin Nurseries 20-25k, Hampshire / Liphook, Hampshire
  • HEAD GARDENER REQUIRED - COTSWOLDS Knight Frank £28,000 - £30,000 no accommodation, Gloucestershire / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire / Northleach, Gloucestershire
  • Contract Supervisor Lowther Forestry Group Ltd Attractive salary, vehicle and benefits package, South East England / South West England
  • Project Manager National Trust £20,401 per annum plus benefits, Norwich, Norfolk
  • Technical Leader MorePeople Dependent on Experience, East of England