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Opinion... Open horticulture students' eyes to opportunities

Opinion... Open horticulture students' eyes to opportunities

The number of full-time students entering colleges for land based studies currently stands at 800, an unbelievably low number for the whole of the country. Colleges offering a wide range of agricultural and horticultural subjects have dropped and horticultural courses are being lost at a quite frightening rate.

Project Lead: Landscaping and roof terrace for £149.5m London scheme

Project Lead: Landscaping and roof terrace for £149.5m London scheme

Hard and soft landscaping are planned for a commercial development in Tower Hamlets, East London.

Opinion... Highways authorities failing on risk

Opinion... Highways authorities failing on risk

Research commissioned by the National Tree Safety Group (2009) indicated that tree failures cause about six deaths and 55 serious injuries annually, and more than 75% occur on highways. However, very few of those incidents ever get to court (fewer than 2%).

Opinion... Frictionless trade good for business

Opinion... Frictionless trade good for business

Whether you voted to remain in or to exit from the EU, the value of "frictionless trade" has become clear over these past 16 months.

Opinion... Why is experience being discarded?

A long-serving person in the nursery trade, who has won numerous RHS Gold Medals and, incidentally, served the society remarkably well, is now in their sixties and was advised recently that they are too old to judge.

Opinion... Good science vital for horticulture

Opinion... Good science vital for horticulture

The 8,000-plus papers published in The Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology (JHSB) over the past 100 years chart discoveries that innovators have converted into valuable technological businesses.

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