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What opportunities for expansion does a new Forestry Bill present for Scottish forestry?

What opportunities for expansion does a new Forestry Bill present for Scottish forestry?

A bill to bring the Scottish sector under the control of Scottish ministers is expected to further accentuate the different fates of forestry in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

What will post-Brexit pesticides authorisation and capital support for fresh produce look like?

What will post-Brexit pesticides authorisation and capital support for fresh produce look like?

The likely impact on seasonal labour has dominated discussions of the consequences of withdrawal from the EU for UK production horticulture.

What opportunities await the landscape sector from burgeoning railway expansion and upgrade plans?

What opportunities await the landscape sector from burgeoning railway expansion and upgrade plans?

£6.6bn worth of contracts for HS2 phase 1 have been awarded and further opportunities could be in the pipeline in the rail sector.

What benefits can be delivered by geospatial green space data?

What benefits can be delivered by geospatial green space data?

A Government initiative to make it easier for people to locate and use green spaces rolled into action this July, promising to transform communities, governments and businesses.

What the Taylor Review of employment practices means for garden retail

What the Taylor Review of employment practices means for garden retail

Garden centre owners have come down hard against zero-hours contracts following the release of "Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices".

Is garden centre pricing becoming more competitive?

Is garden centre pricing becoming more competitive?

Good sales this year appear to have masked the continuing pressure on pricing strategies this year as online offerings and exchange rates make their presence felt.


Latest news

Changing faces at CN Seeds

Changing faces at CN Seeds

Cambridgeshire-based vegetable seed specialist CN Seeds has announced the retirement of business development manager Charles Seddon and the recruitment of two new members of staff.

Gene-based selection "will lead to better Sitka spruce wood, quicker"

Gene-based selection "will lead to better Sitka spruce wood, quicker"

A partnership between Forest Research and the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh aims to boost the productivity of the UK's most widely planted tree.

Trees help protect homes from floods

Trees help protect homes from floods

Sculpted embankments and tree planting form part of a £2.2m flood-prevention project that was completed this week (25 July).

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Editorial ... More analysis and insight from bumper HW issue

Editorial ... More analysis and insight from bumper HW issue

Welcome to this bumper 72-page July edition of Horticulture Week magazine, packed with exclusive analysis, insight and expert advice on the biggest issues impacting all sectors of the UK horticulture industry right now.

Barrell On... how science and collaboration can help city trees

Barrell On... how science and collaboration can help city trees

Brisbane is hot and its people need trees for heat relief, so when an aggressive fungus, Phellinus noxious, began killing its biggest figs in 2006, the city reacted with a corporate programme to stop the rot.