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HortiTrends is NOW Horticulture Connected

Check out HorticultureConnected.ie for the latest news, analysis, and trends in landscape, garden retail & edible horticulture on our brand new responsive and mobile friendly website.

Horticulture Connected is the leading source for news, analysis and trends in the landscape, garden retail & edible horticulture sectors in Ireland. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the horticulture industry sectors across Ireland and the UK.

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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.

    Read more: Protecting Ireland’s Pollinators

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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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        All Ireland & UK Mushroom Conference


        “Harnessing Innovation” Conference Programme

        On Thursday the 15th of October 2015, the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan, Republic of Ireland will once again become the venue for the All Ireland and UK Mushroom Conference & Trade Show. This year’s conference sponsored by Bord Bia will welcome mushroom growers from right across Ireland and the UK.

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          New Heads of Horticulture & Crops Appointed at Teagasc

          Two New Appointments at Teagasc

          Teagasc has appointed Dermot Callaghan, as Head of its Horticulture Development Department and Michael Hennessy as Head of the Crops Knowledge Transfer Department. Both departments are part of the Teagasc crops, environment and land use programme.

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            Charleville Show Success


            For the last two years our students have been competing at show level with our Organic produce. This in it self is a measure of how good they are at Horticulture and Harvesting. We would like to thank the following for all their hard work and time they spent in making this such a success.

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              Golden Opportunities for Organic Farmers in the USA – Farming Independent Article by IOFGA

              In this week’s Farming Independent you can read about the organic sector in the USA and find out how it continues to grow at a huge rate. Some Irish organic producers are now starting to export into the market as more opportunities arise for them. To read the full article please click here

              Source: IOFGA - Golden Opportunities for Organic Farmers in the USA – Farming Independent Article by IOFGA

                Great Taste Awards – IOFGA Winners

                The great taste awards were announced recently and IOFGA would like to congratulate members on their awards.

                McCabes Coffee – Organic Blend 1 star

                Dunnes Oak Smoked Salmon – Carr & Sons Seafood Ltd 1 star

                Source: IOFGA - Great Taste Awards – IOFGA Winners

                  €5m Funding for Organic Sector Launched – Grants of Up to €500,000 Available

                  The new Grant Aid Scheme for the development of the organic off-farm processing sector has been opened. The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Tom Hayes announced the opening of the new scheme, which is wholly exchequer-funded, runs for the lifetime of the Rural Development Programme and will support investments for off-farm projects.

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                    BeGreen Workshop at Sustainable Processing Ireland

                    The EPA’s BeGreen Programme in conjunction with Green Business is hosting a workshop to inform Irish Business on a number of programmes funded by the National Waste Prevention Programme, which are available to assist business in becoming more resource efficient.

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                      New Opportunities for Salad Crops

                      Salad crops with a farm gate value of €26 million are grown every year in Ireland, in a sector which provides employment for more than 500 people. Crops such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and lettuce are grown for use mainly in salads, and what could taste be