The long list of 30 contenders for the WhatKit? Turf Care Product of the Year has been whittled down to a shortlist of eight by the judges, Sally Drury reports.
The size of the planting stock will determine which support system to use, Sally Drury advises.
Having the right equipment is key to efficiency when carrying out ground works, Sally Drury explains.
With grower confidence boosted by good weather, demand for machinery is on the up, says Sally Drury.
Growing-media suppliers are aiming to capitalise as many growers look to invest in production after a record soft-fruit season, Gavin McEwan reports.
Parks Development and Fundraising Officer
London Borough of Wandsworth Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Oldbury
Lecturer in Horticulture
Moulton College Moulton, Northampton
Head Gardener (non-Residential) . Tormarton (near Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire)
Bruce Finnamore, Tormarton Court Tormarton, Badminton
Deputy Head Gardener
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club Enfield (Locality), London (Greater)
It looks like Timberwolf's famous TW150, often seen towed on motorways and around towns, but this chipper is a step up.
A big brother for the well-established GreenMech 150, the Arborist 190 soon has Ford reaching into his pockets. "If I had the money, I would buy it today," he declares.
This unit enjoys the same powerful engine as the road tow version, the same 120x84cm infeed chute and 190x280mm throat, is as simple to operate and rapidly disposes of material in the same fluid manner.
Investing in the right structure can improve growers' crops and prices, Sally Drury explains.
A wide range of benefits and cost savings can be secured by using appropriate fabrics, says Sally Drury.
Having the right machine to clear away debris can save you a lot of time and effort, Sally Drury explains.
Wearing the right kit to stay safe while on the job no longer precludes looking smart, Sally Drury reports.
Old and new structures help Rainbow Plants to grow top-quality nursery stock, Sally Drury discovers.
Whether you tend bowling or golf greens, pitches, tennis courts or fine lawns in front of a grand residence, the challenge is the same -- to produce a healthy sward that is attractive and fit for purpose. The enemy is stress. Science is providing answers.
The latest models have been designed to get the job done faster and more easily, Sally Drury explains.
Consultation, science and technology are all essential when developing new products, Sally Drury reports.
There are plenty of reasons why we should plant trees and increasingly we want to plant big trees. There are also plenty of sound reasons why, later in a tree's life, we should go to great lengths to dig them up and replant them elsewhere.
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