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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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Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

These machines offer a step up in power for those tackling bigger clean-up jobs and can help to keep costs down, Sally Drury explains.

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Battery technology is widening choice and petrol models are also improving, Sally Drury reports.

What's new in sprayers

What's new in sprayers

Manufacturers have wasted no time bringing out updated equipment to comply with latest legislation, Sally Drury finds.

Battery tools on the up

Battery tools on the up

The revolution in battery powered equipment continues apace with more manufacturers offering ever-improving machines, Sally Drury reports.

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Kit reviews

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.

Review - Utility vehicles

Review - Utility vehicles

Testers from three different disciplines assess the merits of two models with contrasting specifications at Bridgwater College.


How To Buy

Buyers' guide - chainsaws

Buyers' guide - chainsaws

Chainsaw sales are buoyant at the moment; it's that time of year. Winter gale damage needs clearing and firewood preparing.

Buyers' guide - Woodchippers

Buyers' guide - Woodchippers

Details of the latest machines currently being offered by the major suppliers in the market, collated by Sally Drury.

Buyers' guide - Liquid fertilisers

Buyers' guide - Liquid fertilisers

Foliar feeds are a fast and effective way to get nutrients into plants, Sally Drury explains

Market reports

Chainsaws and pruning tools

Chainsaws and pruning tools

Selecting the most appropriate equipment for the job is key to getting the best result and there are plenty of new options, Sally Drury finds

Kit for pitches

Kit for pitches

What is available to help groundsmen keep playing surfaces in the best possible condition? Sally Drury asks the experts.

Pots and containers

Pots and containers

Taking advantage of the latest available sizes, shapes and formats could help you boost production as well as sales, Sally Drury suggests.

Growing media

Growing media

With a scheme promoting responsible sourcing nearing completion, growers need to take a fresh look at what they are using, says Sally Drury

Ornamentals fertilisers

Ornamentals fertilisers

Manufacturers are developing new ways for growers to manage crop inputs while reducing reliance on pesticides, Sally Drury reports.

Glasshouse structures

Glasshouse structures

Higher crop prices and increasing demand for food are driving the latest advances, but what does the future hold for growers? Sally Drury investigates.


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