Market Reports

Market reports offer an in-depth view of product types for specific industry sectors such as fertilisers, sprayers and polytunnels to identify trends and emerging opportunities as well as potential threats in the market.

Latest Market Reports

Blowers: the options

Blowers: the options

These machines offer busy grounds staff far more uses than just simply tidying up leaves, Sally Drury explains

Pitch renovation and preparation

Pitch renovation and preparation

Repair work should be planned well in advance and a growing number of products are available to help get the job done, Sally Drury reports.

Waste management

Waste management

Right now is the ideal time to improve how you handle waste material and doing so could deliver benefits, Sally Drury explains

Labels and labelling

Labels and labelling

Just-in-time labelling can help growers and retailers to take advantage at times of higher demand for plants, says Sally Drury

Tree guards and shelters

Tree guards and shelters

The right protection is essential to ensure successful establishment but which type should you choose? Sally Drury examines the options.

Excavators

Excavators

Manufacturers are offering improved models to buy or hire for a wide range of landscaping works, Sally Drury explains.

Seeding, potting & transplanting

Seeding, potting & transplanting

Efficiency and flexibility are the key features of suppliers' latest machinery to help growers' production processes, Sally Drury reports.

Turf consumables

Turf consumables

Research and development are crucial for the provision of turf products to meet exacting demands for the best possible playing surfaces, Sally Drury reports.

Polytunnels

Polytunnels

Advanced cladding, better ventilation and more durable frameworks are among the improvements offered by the latest polytunnels, says Sally Drury.

Stump grinders & log splitters

Stump grinders & log splitters

Finding uses for waste material is a great way for businesses to add more to their offer and there is a range of machines that can help, Sally Drury explains.

Dutch vegetable open days

Dutch vegetable open days

Brassicas, squashes, salads, roots and alliums were all on show as growers, advisers, agents and buyers visited the main seed breeders' sites, Gavin McEwan reports.

Pots and containers

Pots and containers

Superior propagation products can justify extra expenditure by providing precise cell fill, optimum root development and healthy plugs, writes Sally Drury.

Tree lifting, moving  and planting

Tree lifting, moving and planting

Successful relocations can see even big trees flourish while costing less than buying new stock, says Sally Drury.

Hedge trimmers - battery-powered models

Hedge trimmers - battery-powered models

Handheld battery powered machines are growing in popularity with users keen to demonstrate their green credentials, Sally Drury finds.

Winter maintenance - spreaders, mowers and vacuums to get through a freeze

Winter maintenance - spreaders, mowers and vacuums to get through a freeze

Those in charge of grounds, estates and sports facilities have a vast range of kit available to cope with the worst that winter can throw at them, Sally Drury reports.

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