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Tractors Special Report

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

Tractors reviewed: flexible choice

These two tractors are designed for versatility and operator comfort, but how do they fare under tough test conditions? Sally Drury reports.

Tractors: market roundup

Tractors: market roundup

Manufacturers are working to provide solutions to many challenges. Sally Drury looks at their newest models.

Products & Kit Latest

Market report - how to extend use of blowers

Market report - how to extend use of blowers

Finding more jobs for these machines on top of autumn clearance will mean better value from maintenance spending, Sally Drury explains.

Kit test: petrol blowers reviewed

Kit test: petrol blowers reviewed

These backpack and handheld machines can do more than just blow leaves but how do they perform in action at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens? Sally Drury reports.

Hedgecutters - Tractor-mounted cutting

Hedgecutters - Tractor-mounted cutting

The Razorback offers a big step up in hedgerow management, Sally Drury explains.

Hedgetrimmers - Battery power surge

Hedgetrimmers - Battery power surge

The environment, public and operator all benefit from the increasing prevalence of battery trimmers, 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

Grower sundries - Growing media for edibles

Grower sundries - Growing media for edibles

Better control, efficiency and productivity are among the benefits offered by the latest products, Gavin McEwan discovers.

Grower sundries - Options for nurseries

Grower sundries - Options for nurseries

Environmental factors are key for growers choosing the latest pots, growing media, fertilisers and labels, writes Sally Drury.

Are tree suppliers seeing the benefit of the health message of trees?

Are tree suppliers seeing the benefit of the health message of trees?

The message that health, the environment and business all benefit from trees is finally getting through, but are nurseries seeing an upturn? Sally Drury reports.

What products are available to help ensure success this planting season?

What products are available to help ensure success this planting season?

Young trees face a tough challenge to get established. Sally Drury looks at some of the best products available to help ensure successful planting projects.

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.


Partner Content

RHS School of Horticulture: Inspiring everyone to grow

RHS School of Horticulture: Inspiring everyone to grow

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A breakthrough for Impatiens walleriana

A breakthrough for Impatiens walleriana

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Horticulture leaders in the making

Horticulture leaders in the making

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Nursery stock grower Coles Nurseries brings vine weevil under control with Exemptor

Nursery stock grower Coles Nurseries brings vine weevil under control with Exemptor

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