In such a landmark year, medals galore were picked up by members of the Horticultural Trades Association and Association of Professional Landscapers at the prestigious gardening event.
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Three plant-focused seminars will run over the course of the show: Tuesday 25 June will see the first seminar at 10am and the second at 3pm, and the final seminar will take place at 10am on Wednesday 26 June.
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The HTA called for the ban last month. Owen Paterson, Environment Secretary made the call for a ban at the "Stop the Spread" garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a garden commissioned by FERA and supported by Government and trade bodies such as the HTA. There will be a six-week consultation on the total ban on imports of sweet chestnut trees before the next planting season.Read More >>
The Chalara outbreak has illustrated the severe implications that pests and diseases can have on the UK natural environment and rural economy. With many more diseases on the horizon, and with increased globalisation and changes in climate patterns, it is essential that the UK improves its plant... Read More >>
The report highlights the importance of the scheme in terms of providing essential seasonal labour, and illustrates the potential negative impacts if the scheme is not extended or replaced at the end of 2013.
Gary Scroby, HTA Policy manager comments “The SAWS scheme which allows growers... Read More >>
The proposed regulations are part of a package of measures adopted by the European Commission aimed at modernising and simplifying the agri-food chain.Read More >>