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Horticulture Week Online Edition 18th November 2017
 

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Latest Analysis
 
Could enhancing working conditions prove key to helping growers attract seasonal workers?
Could enhancing working conditions prove key to helping growers attract seasonal workers?
With doubts only growing on the availability of overseas seasonal workers to pick next year's crops, growers will have to compete extra hard to lure increasingly savvy potential recruits, industry figures suggest.
 
 
How can tree officers maintain a quality service in the age of austerity?
How can tree officers maintain a quality service in the age of austerity?
Tree managers are taking a range of approaches to overcome local authority budget cuts, the National Tree Officers Conference heard.
 
 
What are the keys to success for landscape business expansion?
What are the keys to success for landscape business expansion?
North Yorkshire horticulture supplier Green-tech has expanded turnover, headcount and its takeover portfolio.
 
 
What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead?
What can growers do now to prepare for potential water shortages ahead?
Growers need to prepare for potential water restrictions if rainfall fails to reach 10-15% more than normal in some areas this winter.
 
The week in horticulture
 
Homebase/Bunnings to stop selling neonicotinoid-treated plants
 
 
London parks win appeal to continue hosting music festivals
 
 
Garden centres can gain from using marketing resources of big suppliers, says Westland
 
 
MEPs "hotly debate" glyphosate ahead of last-minute vote
 
 
Decision due on pioneering Newcastle parks trust model proposal
 
 
Three-year maintenance contract worth £425,000 goes out to tender
 
 
EFRA Committee hearing on Brexit: Trade in Food hears from horticulture industry
 
 
New £1m funding for woodland creation and management near HS2
 
Plant Focus
 
Zantedeschia
Zantedeschia
These elegant plants feature a variety of striking flower shapes in a range of colours, writes Miranda Kimberley.
 
Your Landscape Questions Answered
 
Sargent's solutions - take care of the T&Cs to ensure contract clarity
Sargent's solutions - take care of the T&Cs to ensure contract clarity
Clear terms and conditions and contract security can help smaller operators to avoid payment issues, says Alan Sargent.
 
Plant health
 
EAMU expiry alert - March 2018
 
 
Brassica alert: white blister risk still high
 
 
EAMU update: Devrinol for bilberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant, blueberry and whitecurrant
 
 
EAMU update: Envidor for hops
 
 
EAMU update: Roundup Ultimate for various top fruit and soft fruit crops
 
 
EAMU update: Devrinol for forestry
 
 
EAMU update: Savannah for outdoor Oriental cabbages and choi sum
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Horticulture Week Awards
 
Call for entries for the 2018 Horticulture Week Awards
Call for entries for the 2018 Horticulture Week Awards
Horticulture Week is delighted to announce the launch of the leading industry awards schemes for 2018 supporting, encouraging and broadcasting excellence across all areas of horticulture business, people and places.
 
Horticulture Week Conference
 
Flagship event to resolve practical challenges of incorporating green infrastructure in building development
Flagship event to resolve practical challenges of incorporating green infrastructure in building development
Horticulture Week hosts Healthy Design, Healthy Places on 29th November - a conference designed to help professionals overcome the practical challenges of integrating green infrastructure in the built environment.
 
 

 
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Trade body sets international agenda for invasive weed control event

Leading experts from across Europe will be sharing best practice at the annual International Invasive Weed Conference, organised by the Property Care Association. The event ‘Management, Understanding and a Look to the Future’ takes place at the Møller Centre, University of Cambridge, on 23 November.
For more information please visit:

http://www.property-care.org/conferences/invasive-weed-conference-2017/


 
 
 
 

 
 
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