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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.

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.

Should more be done to address farm thefts and other crimes?

Should more be done to address farm thefts and other crimes?

The cost of vehicle thefts from farms is rising, while trust in the police's ability to deal with rural crime is in decline, two new reports show.

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 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.

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.


Latest news

Elected members are hindering nursery development says grower

Elected members are hindering nursery development says grower

Hayloft Plants' Derek Jarman says NIMBY councillors are holding back plant growers from modernising in the face of Brexit and wage pressures.

Rural crime leads to plant nurseries finding new security solutions

Rural crime leads to plant nurseries finding new security solutions

The 2018 Rural Crime Report by countryside insurer NFU Mutual found that earth banks, ditches, stockade fences, barricaded rooms, reinforced gates and high-security single access points were among ways farmers and nurseries are protecting themselves.

Florette to launch winter and sandwich salads to match consumer insights

Florette to launch winter and sandwich salads to match consumer insights

Bagged salad supplier Florette is launching two new mixes this autumn, a Winter Mix and a Sandwich Mix.

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