Landscape & Amenity

January 2018

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Street Furniture Brushcutters Forestry Equipment latest product innovations and news Page 10 Spotlight on the range of models available Page 22-23 From chainsaws to UTVs Page 24-25 Product News EMAIL: 03 03 READER ENQUIRY 4 L a n d s c a p e & A m e n i t y w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y. c o m January 2018 Special Feature Professional Groundscare supplement The perfect balance 20% 33% classification under CLP regulations Non- hazardous Up to higher efficacy under challenging conditions Reduced off-target exposure through less drift The Professional's Choice Monsanto UK Ltd. PO Box 663, Cambourne, Cambridge CB1 0LD. For further information on Roundup® contact the Monsanto Technical Helpline on 01954 717575. Email: Web: Roundup is a registered trademark of Monsanto LLC. Roundup contains Glyphosate. USE HERBICIDES SAFELY. ALWAYS READ THE LABEL AND PRODUCT INFORMATION BEFORE USE. © Monsanto (UK) Ltd 2018. Groups and organisations are being sought to test innovative ways of managing the UK's public parks following a £2m National Lottery funding boost for the Rethinking Parks programme. Rethinking Parks – a partnership between Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Nesta - has announced a £2m grant fund, matched by more than £300,000 in support from innovation foundation Nesta, which will learn from and share the most innovative and promising new business models for parks. The new funding will build on learning from the first Rethinking Parks programme, which ran from 2014 to 2016 and involved a £1m investment into 11 park schemes across the UK. Digital technologies are changing the landscape of how parks are The EU's Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF), has voted for the non-inclusion of iprodione. This means that all products across Europe containing this active ingredient, including Chipco Green and Interface from Bayer, will be withdrawn from the market. Bayer is working to the following timescales for the UK and Ireland, in terms of sell-out and usage periods of iprodione product based registrations: 5 March 2018 - sales of Chipco Green and Interface will cease and the three-month use-up period will commence; and 5 June 2018 - this is the last date for storage, disposal and use of any iprodione based products, including Chipco Green and Interface. The loss of iprodione reduces the available number of fungicide groups for turf managers from Robert Bray Associates has won the 2017 Landscape Institute President's Award for their work on the Bridget Joyce Square Community Rainpark project. Making the announcement at the LI Awards ceremony at the Brewery in London on November 23, President Merrick Denton-Thompson praised the Update on the withdrawal of iprodione based products Community rainpark wins top award at Landscape Institute Awards used and managed. For example, Bournemouth Parks Foundation (one of the 11 original Rethinking Parks schemes) combined an innovative operating model with testing how direct digital donations from park users, while physically in a park, could fund improvements. Over 37 million people in the UK regularly use parks each year and 90% of households with children under five visit their local park at least once a month. Parks are important to wellbeing and community cohesion and are key to addressing challenges such as childhood obesity and climate change. While 95% of park managers expect their revenue budget to be cut over the next three years, the State of UK Public Parks 2016 report found that partnerships and collaborative working – between local authorities, charities, funders, businesses and six to five. With other chemicals also due for assessment, a further reduction in the total number of products on the market for turf disease control is to be expected. In light of this, Bayer's new turf fungicide Exteris Stressgard, launched at BTME in January 2017, brings a totally new fungicide group to the market - SDHIs, and without this innovation from Bayer, greenkeepers would only have access to four fungicide groups. "It's important for turf managers to appreciate that the continued pressure on contact acting, chemistry will likely mean that they need to adopt a preventative disease control strategy, and Exteris Stressgard is ideal for this approach," says Steve Bishop, Bayer professional product manager. Bayer Enquiry 2 practice's 'exemplary approach to partnership working'. The project is a community-driven scheme that sits between a school and two playgrounds in White City, West London. Previous road and parking facilities at the site made school pick-up and drop-off difficult, and caused crossing hazards for children. In addition, due to its location within park users – can play a key role in protecting parks by sharing resources and expertise. Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of HLF, said: "Public parks are not a luxury, they are vital to the National Lottery boost to innovate and improve parks physical, mental and economic wellbeing of local communities. Rethinking Parks has already given local people, businesses and authorities the tools to explore and deliver innovative ways to manage and protect parks for the future. This new round of funding will go further to help parks not only survive but to thrive." HLF Enquiry 1 the famously capacity-exceeding Counters Creek sewer catchment, the road was highly susceptible to surface water flooding. The finished project delivers a safe passage to school for children and a place for parents to meet, as well as a landscape that is resilient to unpredictable climatic events. Landscape Institute Enquiry 3

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