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HTA provides update on ban of Neonicotinoids

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has announced a Neonicotinoids update on the current ban position.

In 2013, the EU issued instructions withdrawing the use and sale of three neonicotinoids, namely imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin, due to concerns about their potential impacts on bees. The UK government did not support this ban because the scientific evidence was not deemed adequate.


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YourCash and the HTA announce new CRoP partnership

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is excited to announce a new CRoP partnership offering to its members from ATM supplier, YourCash.

YourCash ATM

Helping HTA members to save money on their bank charges, and even gain some commission in the process, YourCash ATMs offer a free and simple way to provide cash facilities to customers.

YourCash Ltd is an established provider of ATM services, with a network of over 5,000 cash machines throughout

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Charles Campion & Sarah Dunning to speak at the HTA Catering Conference and Dinner

Charles Campion, food critic and MasterChef judge, has been announced as the Keynote Speaker on day one of the HTA Catering Conference 2015, which takes place on 9 and 10 June 2015 at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

Charles Campion

After spending a successful fifteen years in the advertising industry, Charles and his wife, bought a ruined mansion in Buxton, Derbyshire, and set about turning it into a luxury hotel and restaurant, taking on the role of head chef himself. As interest rates doubled and the recession bit home, the

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GMA announce trial of responsible sourcing calculator

Steve Harper, Chair of the Growing Media Association today announces that Growing Media Manufacturers will shortly start testing an industry calculator for assessing the responsible sourcing of materials used in growing media.


Steve comments, “The calculator was developed by the “P4 group” which was set up following a recommendation of the Sustainable Growing Media Taskforce (SGMTF). This group was tasked with developing a tool that could be used to assess the environmental values of growing media. The

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Start summer colour with vibrant Pelargoniums

With their vibrant flowers, pretty leaves and rich aromatic scent pelargoniums are highly popular garden plants for the summer, and the Horticultural Trades Associationís (HTA) Plant of the Month for May 2015.

POM 2015 May Pelargonium

Commonly known as geranium, evergreen perennials are extremely popular garden plants.

They come in upright, trailing, climbing, ivy-leaf, 'balcon', rosebud, dwarf varieties and more. They like a sunny aspect and can be grown in pots, hanging baskets, window boxes and borders where they will

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Valentine Warner to be Keynote Speaker at HTA Catering Conference and Dinner

Valentine Warner, TV chef and author, has been announced as the Keynote Speaker on day two of the HTA Catering Conference 2015, which takes place on 9 and 10 June 2015 at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.

Catering Conf 2015

Valentine trained as a portrait painter before putting down the brush to pick up the spoon. He worked in London restaurants for eight years under such chefs as Alastair Little and Rose Cararina, before setting up a private catering company Green Pea.

With a strong focus on robust, flavoursome

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