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HortiTrends is NOW Horticulture Connected

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Shaping the Relationship to the Soil

The enhancement of soil fertility was a crucial value already to the pioneers of organic farming, but the conservation of fertile soil is not always given enough attention. And yet organic farming depends on good natural soil fertility.

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Creed Hosts All-Island Civic Dialogue for the Agri-Food Sector - Minister of State Doyle engages with horticulture and forestry sectors

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD and Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle TD recently hosted All-Island civic dialogue to discuss the implications of Brexit for the agri-food sector.

Read more: Creed Hosts All-Island Civic Dialogue for the Agri-Food Sector - Minister of State Doyle engages...

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Food Industry Doubles Green Targets, Bord Bia

new Bord Bia report [pdf 37MB] has revealed that 220 major players in the Irish food, drink, and horticulture sector, representing 90% of total exports, committed to more than 1,600 sustainability targets during 2016, a 100% increase on 2015 figures.

Read more: Food Industry Doubles Green Targets, Bord Bia

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Kildalton College Open Day

Teagasc is the main provider of further education and training for the land-based sector. Full-time courses in agriculture are offered at levels 5 and 6 at three Teagasc colleges ( Ballyhaise, Clonakilty, and Kildalton) and at three linked private agricultural colleges (Gurteen, Mountbellew and the Salesian Agricultural College, Pallaskenry).

Read more: Kildalton College Open Day

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Cré 2017 Guide to Composting and Anaerobic Digestion

Cré has announced the publication of the ‘2017 Guide to Composting and Anaerobic Digestion’.

Read more: Cré 2017 Guide to Composting and Anaerobic Digestion

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Horticulture Politics - Action Plan for Rural Development: Statements

I warmly welcome the Minister to the House and say that no Minister, particularly this one, needs to be lectured about rural development. She lives in a rural constituency and represents rural and urban. I have no doubt about her commitment and energy to deliver this plan. It is a balanced plan and is one that has been put down and worked out.

Read more: Horticulture Politics - Action Plan for Rural Development: Statements

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DkIT to Train Europe’s Next Generation of Scientists to Investigate the Effects of Storms on Water Quality

The Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies (CFES) at Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) has been selected to lead a cross-European Innovative Training Network for the ‘Management of Climatic Extreme Events in Lakes and Reservoirs for the Protection of Ecosystem Services’ (MANTEL).

Read more: DkIT to Train Europe’s Next Generation of Scientists to Investigate the Effects of Storms on...

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Food Pairing: Down to a Science in Germany

Culinary innovation is a growing trend in Germany – Europe’s largest food market. Often disregarded in the past for its gourmet landscape, Germany is fast establishing itself as something of an appetizing destination for food enthusiasts, with world-class culinary offerings and adventurous new creations. In line with this, a key trend emerging within the German market is that of food pairing.

Read more: Food Pairing: Down to a Science in Germany

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477 Kg of Municipal Waste Generated per Person in the EU

The amount of municipal waste generated per person in the European Union (EU) in 2015 amounted to 477 kg, down by 9% compared with its peak of 527 kg per person in 2002, but slightly up, for the first time since 2007, from the 474 kg recorded in 2014.

Read more: 477 Kg of Municipal Waste Generated per Person in the EU

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Ireland is the Second Fastest Growing Organic Market Globally According to FiBL

Research released on the opening day of Biofach by FiBL showed that Ireland was the second fastest growing purchases of organic food globally.

Read more: Ireland is the Second Fastest Growing Organic Market Globally According to FiBL

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Rentes Plants Spring Fair 2017

Taking place at our Nursery in Kildare
Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th February 2017

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The Importance of Reporting - Bord Bia

The launch of Bord Bia’s Sustainability Report this week provides a timely opportunity to note some of the main achievements and indeed challenges highlighted throughout.

This report reveals that 2016 had the largest uptake of Irish food and drink producers come on board to join the 226 strong entourage of verified members- doubling the performance of any other year.

Read more: The Importance of Reporting - Bord Bia

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Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture OPEN DAY 2017

The open day will include an introduction to the courses on offer, a chance to meet some of the lecturers and discuss the content of the course. A tour of the college facilities will also take place. We recommend coming early and enjoying some of the botanical displays in the gardens.

Read more: Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture OPEN DAY 2017

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London to Perth to St Albans… The return of Bunnings - John Stanley

In 1896 Arthur and Robert Bunning left London for Peth, West Australia. This was the start of a journey that started in the timber industry, grew into Westfarmers and eventually the move into hardware retailing and supermarkets.

Read more: London to Perth to St Albans… The return of Bunnings - John Stanley

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Creed Announces Funding of over €800,000 for a Social Farming Network and a Number of Projects

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD today highlighted the projects that have received funding this year under the CEDRA Rural Innovation and Development Fund totaling €804,825, for initiatives to promote and develop social farming projects in rural areas.

Read more: Creed Announces Funding of over €800,000 for a Social Farming Network and a Number of Projects

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AIPH Approves New Strategic Plan

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is ‘the world’s champion for the power of plants’. To serve the needs of the global ornamental horticulture industry AIPH has defined its Strategic Plan until 2020. 

Read more: AIPH Approves New Strategic Plan