Manufacturers have wasted no time bringing out updated equipment to comply with latest legislation, Sally Drury finds.
Professionals in the amenity sector should be taking an integrated approach and using the appropriate methods, Sally Drury advises.
We understand that weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place but they mean so much more to growers.
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This year's Saltex will be looking to build on the success of last year by packing in a multitude of exhibitors and sessions over the two days, Sally Drury reports.
With statutory testing affecting amenity and production, Sally Drury looks at how manufacturers' latest products can reduce downtime and create savings.
What are the options for groundsmen looking to bring facilities back to life? Rachel Anderson reports on latest developments in seeders, aerators, scarifiers, line-markers, spreaders and top dressers.
Using chemicals is becoming more of a challenge with tighter legislation, so what are the options for those in the amenity sector? Sally Drury investigates.
Nutrient levels will need to be restored to maintain a healthy sward following high levels of rainfall over the winter, Sally Drury explains.
Whether you are growing onions, raspberries or trees, quality counts. Weeds in the crop will compete for water and nutrients, will reduce light levels reaching seedlings and can harbour pests and diseases. Ultimately, weeds can lead to delayed maturity, lower yields, problems at harvest time and crops being downgraded or rejected outright by the customer.
University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum Oxford, Oxfordshire
Deputy Head Groundsperson / Propogation Manager
Huntingdon Town Council Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Garden Supervisor and Senior Gardener
English Heritage Ponteland, Northumberland
English Heritage Eltham, London (Greater)
Assistant Head Gardener at Cadogan
Cadogan Estates Chelsea, London (Greater)