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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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Polytunnels - Undercover option

Polytunnels - Undercover option

Better polythene and higher structures are making covered growing increasingly viable for open-field crops, Gavin McEwan reports.

Battery tools

Battery tools

Advances in battery technological mean the latest kit offers ­serious options for professional gardeners, says Sally Drury.

SAME ActiveDrive

SAME ActiveDrive

An independent front tractor suspension system has been introduced by SAME to improve stability and operator safety across most terrains. It is ideal for challenging terrain such as vineyards and orchards.

2016 Ranger Diesel UTV

2016 Ranger Diesel UTV

Gaining a whole range of new features that sets it apart from its predecessors, the 2016 Ranger Diesel UTV has been introduced by Polaris.

JCB Loadall telescopic handlers

JCB Loadall telescopic handlers

Engineers at JCB have created a compact "one can" solution ensuring that the company's Loadall telescopic handlers meet Stage IV/Tier 4 Final emissions rules. The engine's efficient combustion means there is no need for an expensive diesel particulates filter and its additional service requirements, so there is just an SCR system to reduce NOx.

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How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

How to buy - Tree guards and shelters

Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.

How to buy - tree stakes and ties

How to buy - tree stakes and ties

Various options are available to support young trees, Sally Drury explains.

Polytunnels

Polytunnels

Film-clad structures can help retailers to display stock that would otherwise be open to the elements, Sally Drury explains.

Buyer's guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Buyer's guide - Blowers, vacs & sweepers

Many of the latest tractor-mounted and towed machines can improve productivity, Sally Drury explains.

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Find and compare landscape & amenity equipment.

Market reports

Woodchippers

Woodchippers

Landfill costs and limitations on burning are driving the development of new machines that deliver more benefits and cost savings, says Sally Drury.

Chainsaws

Chainsaws

Manufacturers' latest top-handle models have been designed with the exacting demands of professional arborists in mind, Sally Drury reports.

Crop protection - Finding effective defences

Crop protection - Finding effective defences

Market consolidation, a mild winter and the loss of established products are all challenges but some new options are emerging for growers, Gavin McEwan reports.

Labels and labelling

Labels and labelling

Colour is critical when it comes to label design but there are other factors that should not be overlooked, Sally Drury advises.

Winter clearance

Winter clearance

Being prepared for the worst of the winter weather is vital for keeping grounds clear, surfaces playable and revenues ticking over, Sally Drury points out

Mini excavators

Mini excavators

When digging is required in a tight space the mini excavator comes into its own for landscape work, says Sally Drury.