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Farming minister gives backing to UK Grower Awards 2015

Farming minister gives backing to UK Grower Awards 2015

24 July 2014

Farming minister George Eustice officially launched the new expanded UK Grower Awards at yesterday's Fruit Focus show.

 
 
Tatton Park medallists announced

Tatton Park medallists announced

23 July 2014

Maggie's Forest Garden has won best in show at the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.

 
 
Syngenta urges greenkeepers to sign up to Operation Pollinator scheme

Syngenta urges greenkeepers to sign up to Operation Pollinator scheme

23 July 2014

Greenkeepers and golf course managers are being urged by Syngenta to sign up to its Operation Pollinator scheme as it will help them to deliver the Government's "Five Step Action Plan."

 
 
Monitoring of potentially damaging pine moth to be stepped up

Monitoring of potentially damaging pine moth to be stepped up

22 July 2014

Forestry Commission Scotland is stepping up precautionary surveillance of the pine tree lappet moth, with a view to containing its geographic range.

 
 

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What Kit?

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

What kit? - Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment
 
 

Top 100 Garden Centre Profiles

Top 100 profile - Highfield Garden World

Top 100 profile - Highfield Garden World

As one of Gloucestershire's leading independent garden centres, Highfield Garden World uses local suppliers wherever possible, writes Matthew Appleby.

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

 
 

Explore Horticulture Week

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.

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

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

Business Planning - Exporting: a calculated risk worth taking Intrepid British nurseries looking to export can hope to achieve multiple benefits, Neville Stein explains.

Sargent's solutions - new ways to market your company Sharing behind-the-scenes details of your work can improve customer satisfaction and offer public relations opportunities, says Alan Sargent

Events

Fleuroselect 45th Annual Convention

  • Fleuroselect
  • Date: Tue 22 Jul 2014 - Thu 24 Jul 2014
  • Venue: Norwich

Groen-Direkt Fair

  • Groen-Direkt
  • Date: Tue 29 Jul 2014 - Tue 29 Jul 2014

Plant Pests and Disease Identification Training Day

  • PlantNetwork
  • Date: Thu 31 Jul 2014 - Thu 31 Jul 2014
  • Venue: Woking, UK

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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