25May2017

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Protecting Ireland’s Pollinators

‘Globally, bees are the most important pollinators because they visit flowers to collect pollen for their larvae, as well as feeding exclusively on the nectar of flowers as adults. Hence, the entire life-cycle of bees is dependent on interactions with flowering plants’, All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015 -2020.

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    Just Over One Week To Go Until GLAS 2016

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    GLAS 2016 takes over the CityWest Convention centre for Ireland’s largest horticulture trade show. With the 21st July fast approaching organisers say preparation is well underway to ensure that this year surpasses last years event and offers visitors the best opportunity to connect and network with industry leaders and colleagues. This year will see visitors able to earn IASIS CPE Credits, which the show organisers say is an additional incentive for people to attend.

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      Horticulture Connedted Autumn Winter 2015 Issue Out Now


      Subscribe now for the Autumn/Winter Edition of the horticulture Connected magazine 2015, Out Now!

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        Teagasc Support All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

        Teagasc is one of sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations that have agreed a shared plan of action to tackle pollinator decline and make Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive.

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          Making Green Organic Fertiliser From Bones

          Renetech is a partner of EU FP7 project REFERTIL, aiming at reducing mineral fertilisers and chemicals use in agriculture by recycling treated organic waste as compost and bio-char products. EU-funded researchers have developed a zero-mission method of recycling organic phosphorous fertiliser from animal bones. They aim to help farmers cut down on chemicals - saving them money and making food production safer and greener.

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            Prepared Fruit & Vegetable Retail Market is Growing

            Market research carried out by Kantar Worldpanel on behalf of Bord Bia shows that, while the majority of fresh produce sales are in the non prepared format, the prepared fruit and vegetable category has been a growing segment of the market in recent years. 

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              September Ideal Time for Soil Sampling

              Soil fertility is at the heart of good farming and is critical to the productivity and profitability of both grassland and tillage cropping. Irish farmers’ ability to produce some of the highest yields of grass in the world is due to our soils and our climate. The same is true for grain production that Irish farmers can exploit the high yield potential of modern varieties developed by plant breeders.

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                Organic Variety Trials – MSc Project

                We have been contacted by a student completing his thesis for the MSc who is doing some interesting work on organic varieties, if you can help him out by completing the survey below please do.

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                  Global Warming Increases 'Food Shocks' Threat - BBC News

                  Climate change is increasing the risk of severe 'food shocks' where crops fail and prices of staples rise rapidly around the world.
                  Researchers say extreme weather events that impact food production could be happening in seven years out of ten by the end of this century.

                  Read more: Global Warming Increases 'Food Shocks' Threat - BBC News

                    Hayes Launches Investment of €5M in New Grant Scheme for the Development of the Organic Processing Sector

                    The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes TD, recently announced the opening of the new Grant Aid Scheme for the Development of the Organic off-farm Processing Sector with immediate effect.

                    Read more: Hayes Launches Investment of €5M in New Grant Scheme for the Development of the Organic...

                      Bell Praises Local Food and Drink Companies Recognised in UK Great Taste Awards

                      Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has congratulated the Northern Ireland Food and Drink companies recognised in the 2015 UK Great Taste Awards.

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                        Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year 2016 competition is up and running!

                        The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) has launched the 2016 Young Horticulturist of the Year competition (YHoY) last December. The competition is run in three phases: Local Heats that run in the Colleges up and down the country in both the UK and Ireland, Regional Finals (with Ireland being one region of the CIH) and the Grand Final where the best young horticulturists of each region battle it out with each other to establish the Young Horticulturist of this year. Heat winners go forward to one of eight regional finals and the winner of each regional final progresses to the Grand Final.

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