With a wide variety of uses across commercial horticulture, glasshouses are benefitting from the application of updated technologies, says Sally Drury
With greater restrictions on chemical use and more investment by multinationals, biocontrols are becoming an increasingly attractive and viable option across a range of crops, Rachel Anderson reports.
Replacing lettuce grower PR & AJ Mercer's glasshouse at Moss Farm Nurseries has boosted crop management but there were challenges on the way, Sally Drury reports.
The benefits of growing crops under LEDs are interesting growers, nurserymen and research establishments, Sally Drury discovers.
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Proludic Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Horticruitment Windsor, Berkshire
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Horticruitment West Midlands
Most hedges need to be cut or trimmed several times a year and the choice of kit will depend on their size, species and setting, Sally Drury explains
Young and newly planted trees need protection against a range of threats to their successful establishment, says Sally Drury.
Various options are available to support young trees, Sally Drury explains.
Film-clad structures can help retailers to display stock that would otherwise be open to the elements, Sally Drury explains.
A variety of actions including overseeding will be required to restore the sward this spring after the stresses of winter, Sally Drury reports.
Using chemicals is becoming more of a challenge with tighter legislation, so what are the options for those in the amenity sector? Sally Drury investigates.
Nutrient levels will need to be restored to maintain a healthy sward following high levels of rainfall over the winter, Sally Drury explains.
Proper drainage is essential for sports facilities and gardens to stay open and keep revenue coming in when the weather turns unusually wet, Sally Drury explains.
Choosing between battery and petrol models is a key decision for grounds-care professionals. Sally Drury looks at the latest options.
Advances in battery technological mean the latest kit offers serious options for professional gardeners, says Sally Drury.