Professionals in the amenity sector should be taking an integrated approach and using the appropriate methods, Sally Drury advises.
We understand that weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place but they mean so much more to growers.
What are the options for groundsmen looking to bring facilities back to life? Rachel Anderson reports on latest developments in seeders, aerators, scarifiers, line-markers, spreaders and top dressers.
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This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, 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.
Whether you are growing onions, raspberries or trees, quality counts. Weeds in the crop will compete for water and nutrients, will reduce light levels reaching seedlings and can harbour pests and diseases. Ultimately, weeds can lead to delayed maturity, lower yields, problems at harvest time and crops being downgraded or rejected outright by the customer.
Owning your own machine can deliver cost savings that will soon cover the initial outlay, says Sally Drury.
There are still challenges to be overcome despite improvements in best practice, Sally Drury explains.
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