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Understanding Consumer Awareness of Irish Eating Apples

In order to be able to provide apple growers with insight on Irish consumers, Bord Bia’s Thinking House has worked to provide some in-depth analysis on Irish attitudes to eating apples.

Read more: Understanding Consumer Awareness of Irish Eating Apples

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PGA of America Signs Agreement with John Deere

John Deere, a worldwide leader in manufacturing and services for agriculture, construction, forestry, and turf, has been named the Official Golf Course Turf Equipment Provider to the PGA of America.

Read more: PGA of America Signs Agreement with John Deere

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Minister Creed welcomes publication of Action Plan on Rural Development

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D. recently welcomed the publication of ‘Realising our Rural Potential: Action Plan for Rural Development’ by Minister Heather Humphreys.

Read more: Minister Creed welcomes publication of Action Plan on Rural Development

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Twice the Glee: Show to open concession show at Spring Fair 2018

Glee, the UK’s leading annual exhibition for the garden retail industry, will become a biannual event with the opening of a Glee concession show at Spring Fair 2018 (February, NEC Birmingham) – complementing Glee’s main exhibition at the NEC each September.

Read more: Twice the Glee: Show to open concession show at Spring Fair 2018

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Record number of exhibitors re-book for SALTEX 2017

Following a hugely successful SALTEX 2016, show organizers have reported that a record number of exhibitors have already rebooked for the 2017 event.

Compared to January 2016, SALTEX has accumulated more than 50 additional exhibitors during the loyalty re-booking period – the number of SALTEX 2017 exhibitors now stands at an impressive 182, which continues to grow by the day.

Read more: Record number of exhibitors re-book for SALTEX 2017

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John Deere Expands Gator Factory to Meet Demand

The first major expansion in 30 years at the John Deere Horicon Works factory in Horicon, Wisconsin, USA has resulted in a new 388,000ft2 facility for manufacturing the company’s popular Gator utility vehicles. The expansion has added about 80 new jobs – around 70 in the assembly area and 10 new salary positions – bringing the total workforce to 1100 employees during the peak season.

Read more: John Deere Expands Gator Factory to Meet Demand

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Over 57,000 trade visitors from all over the world travelled to IPM Essen

The International Plant Trade Fair in Essen (IPM) has once more proven that it is an indispensable inspiration, communication and ordering platform for the global green sector. As the top speaker, the digital expert Sascha Lobo talked about the subject of digitization in the green sector.

Read more: Over 57,000 trade visitors from all over the world travelled to IPM Essen

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Show Your Colours Award IPM 2017 for Mentha requienii MATCH & MOSS MENTHOL®

On Thursday 26 January 2017, the Mentha requienii MATCH & MOSS MENTHOL® of Van Son & Koot from Kaatsheuvel has been awarded the Show Your Colours Award IPM 2017 during the trade fair IPM 2017 in Essen (Germany).

Read more: Show Your Colours Award IPM 2017 for Mentha requienii MATCH & MOSS MENTHOL®

The Gathering

Independent Garden Centres Gather in Paris - John Stanley

Imagine what would happen if the owners from some of leading Independent Garden Centres from around the globe Gathered in a  room for two days and worked together to developed ideas for the future of their businesses.

That is exactly what happened in mid-January.

Read more: Independent Garden Centres Gather in Paris - John Stanley

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€200M Funding for Forestry Investment from EIB

The European Investment Bank has announced funding of over €200m for forestry related investment in Ireland - the first such investment in 20 years. 

Currently, about 11% of Ireland's landmass is covered with forestry, well below the European average. The target outlined in the rural development plan is to bring that up to 17% in the decade ahead. 

Read more: €200M Funding for Forestry Investment from EIB

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GLDA Seminar 2017 - 'The Designed Garden'

The Garden & Landscape Design Association celebrates its 21st Seminar on Saturday, 11th February 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin 9.

Read more: GLDA Seminar 2017 - 'The Designed Garden'

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Trends from the West

What will the year 2017 hold for the food industry and what trends will appear? There have been many suggestions from a focus on sustainability to eating cake in the morning. Below are four trends that are being mentioned more so than others and that have already started moving towards the European market.

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Big Food Threat, Small Food Opportunity

‘Big food faces annihilation unless it moves with millennials on health’ was the attention-grabbing the headline in a recent Guardian Sustainable Business article by Alison Moodie.

Millennials and their demand for healthier, fresher and more sustainable foods have big food manufacturers and retailers scrambling to adapt to their needs.

Read more: Big Food Threat, Small Food Opportunity

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Local Food: people, place & small scale

A new Bord Bia consumer insight study looks to how local food producers can influence and communicate in order to encourage new & continued purchases.

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AIPH Grows Stronger as New Members Join Including Ireland

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has welcomed new members over the last year as associations representing the interests of the ornamental horticulture industry recognize the benefit of working together for a better future. 

Read more: AIPH Grows Stronger as New Members Join Including Ireland

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BREXIT VIEW: How will Brexit impact your relationships?

As the old proverb says, there is nothing certain, but the uncertain. On the 24th January, the UK’s Supreme Court ruled that the government must seek parliamentary approval before triggering Article 50. This came exactly a week after the Prime Minister's speech outlining her vision for Brexit.

Read more: BREXIT VIEW: How will Brexit impact your relationships?