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Independent reviews, market reports and buying guides covering the key machinery, equipment, products and consumables required by amenity and production horticulture professionals.

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Kit Tests:  Utility vehicles

Kit Tests: Utility vehicles

Electric, diesel and heavyweight models put through their paces, but which fares best? Sally Drury reports

Primary showcase

Primary showcase

The very latest machinery, fertilisers, composts, pots, packaging, glasshouse kit and retail products will all be on display for Four Oaks visitors, writes Sally Drury.

Growing media

Growing media

Manufacturers are meeting tough challenges to supply professional-quality products, says Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyers' guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.

Glasshouse technology - smarter growing

Glasshouse technology - smarter growing

June's inaugural GreenTech show highlighted the latest developments in glasshouse systems and equipment, Gavin McEwan reports.

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Buyers' guide - Tractors

Buyers' guide - Tractors

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

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Buyers' guide - Chainsaws

Your experience and training are key factors when it comes to choosing a chainsaw, Sally Drury explains.

How to buy - Pots and containers

How to buy - Pots and containers

Working through an enormous range of options is key to finding the right products, Sally Drury explains.


Test Reports

Reviewed - Trailed mowers

Reviewed - Trailed mowers

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

Kit test - Chainsaws

Kit test - Chainsaws

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

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

Reviewed - Ride-on mowers

Reviewed - Ride-on mowers

How easy is it to get the hang of zero-turn models with stick-steer levers? Sally Drury finds out.

What Kit

Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Market Reports

Weed control: production

Weed control: production

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

Kit for pitches

Kit for pitches

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

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


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