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Our Technical Support facility deals with all of the technical aspects of growing including plant nutrition and pest and disease identification and control. It also spearheads a research and development programme designed to fulfil the company's objective of providing consistent, high quality plants to our customers.

Quality controlUnderstanding how plants respond to their environment enables us to produce 'programmed' plugs. The plug is given specific treatments at particular stages of growth. This brings potential benefits to our customers such as earlier flowering, accurate crop scheduling and greater flexibility in crop planning.

Quality control Our laboratory offers rapid diagnosis and identification of any pests and diseases that may be discovered by our routine monitoring programme. It also provides the swift analysis of systematically sampled plant material (water, growing medium, leaves etc.) and allows close control of fertilisation practices to ensure the growth of high quality plants with minimal environmental impact.

Growing 'blueprints' enable us to specify and trace all operations for a batch of plants. They help us to rapidly diagnose problems in production and to continually refine our growing practices. Our aim is to minimise pesticide applications and control plant growth without using chemicals. The use of biological control agents is exploited wherever possible.

The constant monitoring of the crops throughout their life is a fundamental part of our process. A final inspection at the time of despatch assures the quality of our product.

British Ormamental Plant Producers logoThe British Ornamental Plant Producers' Certification Scheme (BOPP), has been designed for use by growers and / or packers of ornamental horticultural products.

The Scheme aims to set high standards of professionalism in the way in which certificated businesses operate and through unbiased and effective evaluation, by an United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) Accredited Certification Body, where applicable, to ensure that these standards are maintained.

The ultimate objective is to ensure that customers can have complete confidence in both product and service when dealing with BOPP Certificated suppliers.