Latest Analysis

What is the future for glyphosate?

What is the future for glyphosate?

The horticulture industry has defended glyphosate after a landmark US court case saw chemical company Monsanto ordered to pay $289m (£226m) damages to a groundskeeper who claimed herbicides containing glyphosate had caused his cancer.

What are the prospects for the seeds market for 2019?

What are the prospects for the seeds market for 2019?

Thompson & Morgan have relaunched this year under new ownership, while Mr Fothergill's continues to grow market share.

What do 2018 hosepipe ban threats mean for growers and garden centres in the future?

What do 2018 hosepipe ban threats mean for growers and garden centres in the future?

The industry suffered hosepipe ban threats in July and August, but will this mean any changes for 2019?

What needs to be done to make home-grown tree stock more viable?

What needs to be done to make home-grown tree stock more viable?

Reducing year-to-year variability in the commercial demand for trees from UK nurseries would help lower the risk of importing exotic pests and diseases, according to newly published paper by researchers from Rothamsted Research and the University of Cambridge.

How big are the UK and Europe's apple and pear harvests likely to be?

How big are the UK and Europe's apple and pear harvests likely to be?

After a sizeable dip last year, Europe's apple harvest looks to be back on track, and could even break recent records. But the wider global situation means it should find a ready market.

How can green space managers protect against the risk of wildfires?

How can green space managers protect against the risk of wildfires?

The summer of 2018 has seen an unprecedented number of grass fires and a spate of recent wildfires on parched public green space has put the issue of prevention of further fires in the spotlight.


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Industry data

Top UK Arboriculture Businesses 2018
Top UK Fruit Producers: 2018
Top 50 UK Landscape Contractors: Landscape leaders
Top 60 Ornamentals Nurseries: Nursery leaders
  • Top UK Arboriculture Businesses 2018

    Who are the UK's biggest arboriculture businesses?

  • Top UK Fruit Producers: 2018

    A combination of demand from retailers for UK produce, and technical advances to extend the season for home-grown fruit, has meant that UK growers now provide a mainstay product on supermarket shelves that is recognised for its quality while also supporting rural economies.

  • Top 50 UK Landscape Contractors: Landscape leaders

    Landscape industry consolidation is a key factor influencing Horticulture Week's top 50 ranking of the biggest landscape construction and maintenance operators by turnover.

  • Top 60 Ornamentals Nurseries: Nursery leaders

    Private equity investment in the nursery sector is a new element, as Horticulture Week reveals its updated list of the industry's top 60 ornamentals nurseries by turnover.

Latest Plant Focus

Arbutus

Arbutus

These evergreen trees and shrubs have decorative bark and can flower and fruit simultaneously, says Miranda Kimberley.

Astrantia

Astrantia

Customers can be confident that these hardy, easy-to-grow plants will return the following year, Miranda Kimberley finds.

Euonymus

Euonymus

These evergreen and deciduous shrubs feature bright foliage, corky bark and coloured fruit, says Miranda Kimberley.


Pest & Disease Factsheets

Pest & Disease Factsheet - leaf miners on ornamental crops

Pest & Disease Factsheet - leaf miners on ornamental crops

Watch for distinctive damage in ornamental crops.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Tarsonemid & eriophyid mites

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Tarsonemid & eriophyid mites

These microscopic pests that are difficult to spot should be tackled with acaricides and predators.

Pest and Disease Factsheet - Whiteflies on ornamentals crops

Pest and Disease Factsheet - Whiteflies on ornamentals crops

How to identify and control these sap-sucking insects of protected and outdoor crops.


Latest products and kit

Trees and Shrubs - Planting products

Trees and Shrubs - Planting products

Young trees face a tough challenge to get established. Sally Drury looks at some of the best products available to help ensure successful planting projects.

Four Oaks Trade Show 2018 - Product Solutions

Four Oaks Trade Show 2018 - Product Solutions

The latest products have all been designed to make growing more productive and to help sell more plants, says Sally Drury.

Market report - how to extend use of blowers

Market report - how to extend use of blowers

Finding more jobs for these machines on top of autumn clearance will mean better value from maintenance spending, Sally Drury explains.