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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 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?

How councils are testing the foundation model to help fund green space

How councils are testing the foundation model to help fund green space

In the ongoing battle to find ways of funding and running parks in straitened times, several councils are investigating the foundation model to drive charitable giving and philanthropy for the benefit of green space.

Are robots about to rescue the soft-fruit industry?

Are robots about to rescue the soft-fruit industry?

With the soft-fruit industry's labour crisis deepening, the prospect of commercially available field robots appears to offer at least a partial solution, growers at a discussion at Fruit Focus heard.

How can gardens take advantage of rare horticultural events?

How can gardens take advantage of rare horticultural events?

The recent heatwave has been less than ideal for many plants but it has allowed rare flowerings of natives of much hotter climates.

What does the revised NPPF mean for ancient trees and woodlands?

What does the revised NPPF mean for ancient trees and woodlands?

New changes made last week to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which underpins local planning decisions, means this now gives ancient trees and woods the highest possible protection from development.


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Industry data

Top UK Arboriculture Businesses 2018
Top UK Fruit Producers: 2018
Top 50 UK Landscape Contractors: Landscape leaders
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  • 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.