01October2016

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Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Bicentenary Gala on 30th September - Top Class Speakers

Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Bicentenary Gala on 30th September - Top Class Speakers

To mark the RHSI’s two hundred year contribution to horticulture, arboriculture and floral art...


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Agriculture

Minister Creed Highlights World Food Day Activities for Schools

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, recently highlighted activities for school children associated with UN World Food Day, which falls on 16th October each year.

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    Coillte Boss Seeing Wood From the Trees | News | Coillte

    Head of Coillte Fergal Leamy speaks to Eoin Lowry about his first 18 months in charge of the State-owned company.

    How does the son of an AI man from Waterford end up leaving a London-based private equity firm to run a State-owned forestry company? That is the first question I put to the straight-talking Fergal Leamy, who has just completed his first 18 months at the helm of Coillte.

    Read more: Coillte Boss Seeing Wood From the Trees | News | Coillte

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      Etesia UK Choose SALTEX as Platform to Launch New Series of Pellenc Products

      Etesia UK will be exhibiting at this year’s IOG SALTEX on stand E055 which will be dedicated solely to a range of environmentally friendly, lithium-ion battery powered tools from Pellenc including four new products.

      Read more: Etesia UK Choose SALTEX as Platform to Launch New Series of Pellenc Products

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        Bord Bia launches state-of-the-art Consumer Research Centre

        Ireland’s food, drink, and horticulture industry will for the first time enjoy unrestricted access to the latest global trends, research, consumer insights and industry innovations thanks to a new integrated, state-of-the-art consumer research and market insight centre launched by Bord Bia at its headquarters in Dublin yesterday.

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          Teagasc Safety Training Programme Launched

          The Teagasc Farm Safety Code of Practice Training Programme for 2016-2017 was launched recently at the National Ploughing Championships. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. joined with Andew Doyle T.D. Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine to perform the launch.

          Read more: Teagasc Safety Training Programme Launched

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            Complete Weed Control Brings Magic to SALTEX 2016

            Complete Weed Control, the UK’s largest weed control contractor, will be at SALTEX 2016 (stand E053) and visitors will not only be able to find out more about the company’s extensive range of specialist services but will also be left astonished by a world-class magician and mind-reader.

            Read more: Complete Weed Control Brings Magic to SALTEX 2016

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              New Green Business Resource Efficiency Case Study Book

              Green Business have just published a new Resource Efficiency Case Study book.

              Read more: New Green Business Resource Efficiency Case Study Book

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                Farm Hazardous Waste Collections October and November 2016

                This document outlines Farm Hazardous waste collection centres locations and charges for October and November 2016 including guidance on handling, segregation, packaging and transport. Each collection centre will be open from 9.30a.m. to 3.30p.m

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                  Teagasc Launch "Farm and Household Cash Planning Book"

                  Teagasc has launched a new cash planning book, as part of its ‘Get Farm Financially Fit’ campaign. This new book was developed to help farmers to manage their cash flow. Farm and household cash flow is under increasing pressure from a number of different areas, many of which are outside the individual farmer’s control.

                  Read more: Teagasc Launch "Farm and Household Cash Planning Book"

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                    The Hardware Show 2017

                    The Hardware Show 2017, Ireland’s premier trade event for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants takes place on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th March at the new larger venue of RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin. Off the back of increased confidence in the industry, the show is set to be the biggest event of its kind next year.

                    Read more: The Hardware Show 2017

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                      Chemicals are at the Core of the Circular Economy and Europe's Future

                      We currently discard the majority of material we use in the EU. This is something that has to change. The objective of a circular economy is to retain material for as long as possible, minimizing waste and the need for additional resources.

                      Read more: Chemicals are at the Core of the Circular Economy and Europe's Future

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                        ICL to Feature Exciting New Products at SALTEX 2016

                        ICL will be featuring a number of exciting new products for both the turf and landscape/industrial sectors on stand H030 at SALTEX 2016.

                        Leading the way in offering the very best in product innovation, ICL will be showcasing new products in their Vitalnova range of biostimulants and turf conditioners. 

                        Read more: ICL to Feature Exciting New Products at SALTEX 2016

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                          Mushroom Industry: Horticulture in the Dail

                          I am aware of the impact that the devaluation of Sterling is having on mushroom producers and grower margins. The mushroom sector, like many other exporting sectors, is particularly at risk because of the high dependency on the UK market.

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                            Doyle Encourages Forest Owners to 'Talk Timber'

                            In his opening address to the ‘Talking Timber’ event held recently in the Auburn Lodge Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare, Andrew Doyle, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry, highlighted the event as “an opportunity to learn and listen about the timber sales process and all that involves, particularly in relation to harvesting options and how to maximise return from your investment in forestry”.

                            Read more: Doyle Encourages Forest Owners to 'Talk Timber'

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                              Teagasc 2025 Roadmaps Published

                              Teagasc has published a set of 2025 sectoral roadmaps. The nine road maps cover suckler beef, dairy, sheep, pigs, tillage, forestry, horticulture, environment and food. Each roadmap outlines the anticipated key market and policy issues likely to face the sector out to 2025, along with the expected size and shape of the individual sectors.

                              Read more: Teagasc 2025 Roadmaps Published

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                                Rural Development and Farm Diversification Promoted in New Initiative Launched by Minister Doyle

                                Two new initiatives to promote rural development and farm diversification were launched recently by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD. The two initiatives are funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the CEDRA Innovation Fund.

                                Read more: Rural Development and Farm Diversification Promoted in New Initiative Launched by Minister Doyle