Gardening News

Commercial grower Pollybell to deploy packhouse facial recognition system

Midlands organic vegetable grower Pollybell will be the first to deploy a facial recognition system for its packhouse workers next year.

APHA adds nine pests and diseases to the Plant Health Risk Register

Nine pests and diseases have been added to the Plant Health Risk Register while updates on olive restrictions and bemisia tabaci have been issued.

Replacements for ash trees will depend on site specifics, say researchers

Researchers from UK institutes say managers need to consider a range of factors when filling spaces in woodland left by ash trees succumbing to ash dieback (ADB).

EP Barrus to merchandise SBM Life Science brands

SBM Life Science and EP Barrus have launched a new joint merchandising partnership for the UK garden centre sector.

Readyhedge nursery extols benefits of new irrigation system to help manage drought conditions

Pershore-based Readyhedge has become the first UK ornamental nursery to install the Hunter IMMS irrigation system, which has given the nursery the ability to improve control of the watering on the whole nursery - especially useful during the dry summer of 2018.

AHDB and NFU respond to levy consultation

As a petition calling for a voluntary horticulture levy gains support, the AHDB has commented on its review with a report summing up findings due to be published by Defra in January.