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Pitch creation and maintenance

Pitches - synthetics solutions
Pitches - seeds and consumables
Pitches - Invaluable hardware
  • Pitches - synthetics solutions

    New technology can record, trace and predict maintenance activities for all types of artificial surfaces, Sally Drury reports.

  • Pitches - seeds and consumables

    The right seeding and inputs are essential for keeping grass in top condition and ensuring that pitches look and perform at their best, says Sally Drury.

  • Pitches - Invaluable hardware

    Choosing the right maintenance equipment for your pitches can increase playing time and generate more revenue for the venue, Sally Drury explains.

Products & Kit Latest

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Mowers special report - Tractor-mounted units

Are cylinder or rotary mowers the best bet to maximise efficiency, performance and productivity? Sally Drury reports.

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Mowers special report - Ever-improving ride-ons

Manufacturers are offering grounds professionals better models to tackle the most challenging mowing conditions, writes Sally Drury.

Mowers special report -  Remote-control and walk-behind mowers

Mowers special report - Remote-control and walk-behind mowers

Topography and the environment are key factors for mowing awkward areas but the latest machines are making the job easier, says Sally Drury.

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Chainsaws - Improving performance

Battery chainsaws offer many advantages while innovative technology shelps the latest petrol models meet emissions standards, writes Sally Drury.

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VIDEO - Sally Drury hears how Etesia's Atilla ride-on brushcutter can be operated with an iPad

VIDEO - Sally Drury hears how Etesia's Atilla ride-on brushcutter can be operated with an iPad

Horticulture Week's technical editor Sally Drury talks to Etesia operations director Les Malin about their new Atilla ride-on brushcutter which is operable using an iPad.

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Kit reviews

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

Chainsaws tested and reviewed: battery v petrol

How do the latest battery models shape up against new petrol chainsaws when tested at Bridgwater College? Sally Drury reports.

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

Reviewed: ride-on mowers

With mowing one of the key tasks at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the team are ideally placed to try out the latest machines. Sally Drury reports.

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

VIDEO: Reviewed: Battery pedestrian mowers

With rising demand driving development, Sally Drury reviews a selection of the latest models at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall.

Reviewed: Brushcutters

Reviewed: Brushcutters

New machines from Echo, Makita, Stihl, Tanaka and Canycom Samurai reflect the huge variety of models but how do our reviewers rate them? Sally Drury reports.

Tested and reviewed - Arboriculture kit

Tested and reviewed - Arboriculture kit

These battery and petrol pole saws help arborists keep their feet on the ground but which will the students at Bridgwater College prefer? Sally Drury finds out.

Reviewed - Woodchippers

Reviewed - Woodchippers

Piles of material at Bridgwater College presented a perfect opportunity to test a selection of new and updated machines, writes Sally Drury.


Market reports

Crop protection: edibles armoury

Crop protection: edibles armoury

New products are still coming through despite challenging regulations. Gavin McEwan reports on what's new for growers of edible crops.

Nursery Product Special: essential machinery

Nursery Product Special: essential machinery

With labour increasingly difficult to source and getting ever more expensive, Sally Drury explores how the latest machines can help large and small nurseries.

Nursery Product Special: progressive plant labels

Nursery Product Special: progressive plant labels

Design, images, information and flexibility are all factors but the materials used to produce labels are increasingly important for customers, writes Sally Drury.

Protected Cropping Structures - Polytunnels

Protected Cropping Structures - Polytunnels

Cost factors, ventilation benefits and the ability to fit new advanced films are some of the reasons behind the popularity of these structures, says Sally Drury.

Protected crop structures - LEDs good for business

Protected crop structures - LEDs good for business

Concerns over climate, light levels and seasonal variability can all be overcome by using LEDs and they can deliver production benefits, Sally Drury reports.

Mowers special report - Rise of the robots

Mowers special report - Rise of the robots

Some manufacturers are focusing on the development of robotic mowers for more productive and sustainable park maintenance, Sally Drury explains.


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