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Lee Valley Regional Park Authority Enfield (City/Town), London (Greater)
Assistant Head Gardener
National Trust Dyffryn House & Gardens, St Nicholas, Vale of Glamorgan, CF5 6SU
Tree Planting Team
Majestic Trees Hertfordshire
Senior Arboricultural Manager
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With new engine regulations taking effect next month, Sally Drury looks at buying options and tests latest models.
Manufacturers are improving battery and petrol models, with sales on the rise year on year, writes Sally Drury.
Thanks to a skills shortage in horticulture, employers are working hard to enhance their offer to new recruits -- from training to profit-share schemes. Rachel Anderson reports on developments at six firms in very different branches of the industry.
A limited supply of labour makes it more important to be an attractive employer, says Neville Stein.
Cutting staff is not always a smart response to higher labour costs, writes Neville Stein.
Control strategies mainly focus on larval stages.
Import controls and nursery inspections are crucial tools for keeping stock healthy and enabling sales.
With action difficult and labour intensive, accurate identification of this root disease is key to tackling infection.
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