Bob Hollister of specialist fern growers Country Garden Plant Sales has made a plea to for the continued use of neonicotinoids on non-flowering plants.
Novel scientific methods have been used to collect and breed the native oak-boring beetle Agrilus biguttatus.
Country Herbs and Plants' David Nieburg says replacing Albenga lavender will take some imagination from UK growers, as Xylella and controls restrictions impact on the maket.
A challenge within the European Commission to the decision to reauthorise herbicide glyphosate for five years has failed, allowing the vote to be formalised on December 12, 2017.
After an EC vote to give a five year re-registration of glyphosate this week, new research says the market will reach more than $10bn by 2022.
Nematodes are gaining favour in nurseries as neonicotinoids come under pressure, with a project showing new ways of application proving effective.
Ahead of the Christmas sweet chestnut season, the RHS says gall wasp and chestnut blight are imapcting on the trees.
The last minute reprieve for the weedkiller glyphosate came after an EC committee belatedly granted a fresh licence for continued use across the European Union.
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Classiflora Zelari are completing pre-season orders and "the general feeling has been extremely positive for 2018".