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Bord na Móna acquires UK Green Waste company

Bord na Móna is pleased to confirm the acquisition of one of the UK’s most successful horticulture companies, White Moss Horticulture Limited (WMH).

Read more: Bord na Móna acquires UK Green Waste company

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Green City and Plant Health Key Subjects at AIPH Spring Meeting

Members of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) heard about major national initiatives on city greening from around the world as members shared their key projects and experiences during their meeting on 23 January near Dusseldorf in Germany. 

Read more: Green City and Plant Health Key Subjects at AIPH Spring Meeting

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New line-up of Turf Rewards for 2017

Turf Rewards users throughout the UK and Ireland will be spoilt for choice this year after ICL and Syngenta announced that a number of new qualifying products and reward items have been added to the loyalty scheme’s portfolio.

Read more: New line-up of Turf Rewards for 2017

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Transformed Cork Landfill Site Shortlisted for ‘Best Public Park’ Award

Tramore Valley Park (formerly Kinsale Road Landfill) in Cork has been shortlisted for the Best Public Park Award in the Community & Council Awards 2017. The awards ceremony will be held in Dublin on 4th February.

Read more: Transformed Cork Landfill Site Shortlisted for ‘Best Public Park’ Award

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GMIT Secures EU Funding to Develop Food Entrepreneur-Focused Rural Economies

GMIT has been awarded EU funding for a unique project called “Creating Entrepreneurs in Food (CEF)’, which aims to build food innovation and entrepreneurship-focused rural communities and economies in the west and develop a model for Ireland and Europe. 

Read more: GMIT Secures EU Funding to Develop Food Entrepreneur-Focused Rural Economies

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Doyle launches New Felling Guidance Tool to help maximise returns from Forestry

Minister Andrew Doyle TD recently launched the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s Felling Decision Tool for conifers. The tool provides guidance to forest owners on when to fell their forest to obtain the best return from their forest asset.

Read more: Doyle launches New Felling Guidance Tool to help maximise returns from Forestry

BREXIT VIEW: Food Prices Rise as Inflation is Predicted to Overtake Regular Pay Growth

Following the Brexit vote, the decreased value of the Pound did not seem to have any immediate effect on Consumer Price Index. However, figures from this week show that the Pound’s slump has finally begun to impact inflation, which has risen to its highest rate for over two and a half years.

Read more: BREXIT VIEW: Food Prices Rise as Inflation is Predicted to Overtake Regular Pay Growth

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More Companies, New Varieties and Innovative Technology on Show from the UK Pavilion at IPM Essen 2017

Meet leading suppliers from the UK horticulture industry and receive your copy of the Commercial Horticultural Association Buyers’ Guide by visiting the UK pavilion and CHA industry information stand (10C13) at any point during the exhibition.

Read more: More Companies, New Varieties and Innovative Technology on Show from the UK Pavilion at IPM Essen...

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Bulrush Help Horticulture Student to Grow Their Career

Christmas certainly arrived early for horticulture student Emma McFarline who comes from Omagh, when she received a substantial bursary from Bulrush. This was just one of the bursaries from major agri-food and horticultural organisations awarded to Higher Education students from Greenmount Campus, CAFRE.

Read more: Bulrush Help Horticulture Student to Grow Their Career

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New President for Hardware Association Ireland

Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is delighted to announce Kieran Burke, Group Procurement Director, Grafton Group plc as its new President for a two-year term. Formally invested at the Association’s first Executive Committee of the year, Kieran has an exciting start with preparations for HAI’s flagship event and biggest show ever, The Hardware Show, at an advanced stage.

Read more: New President for Hardware Association Ireland

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IPM 2017 - Excellent Plant Innovations at the World's Leading Fair for Horticulture

The best IPM plant innovations have been decided: For the tenth time, innovative breeds were honored in six categories with the Innovation Showcase. In total, 35 exhibitors submitted 61 innovations. Appropriately for the anniversary, the jury thought that one innovation was worthy of a Special Prize.

Read more: IPM 2017 - Excellent Plant Innovations at the World's Leading Fair for Horticulture

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Walsh Mushrooms Acquires Golden Mushrooms in Positive Move for Irish Mushroom Industry

Walsh Mushrooms Group has acquired the business and assets of Golden Mushrooms, one of Ireland’s top mushroom growers. Walsh Mushrooms Group is the second largest mushroom supplier to the UK marketplace, with operations in Ireland and the UK in compost manufacture, mushroom growing, marketing and distribution.

Read more: Walsh Mushrooms Acquires Golden Mushrooms in Positive Move for Irish Mushroom Industry

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Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2017

The 2017 meeting of freshwater biologists will be held at Dundalk Institute of Technology on Friday, March 10th.  The theme of the morning session will be ‘Informing Policy and Management of Freshwaters’.

Read more: Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2017

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Minister Naughten announces funding of €345,000 for the Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments (PURE) Project

Mr. Denis Naughten, T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, recently on 21 December 2016, announced the extension of the Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments (PURE) project  for a further three year period, 2017-2019.

Read more: Minister Naughten announces funding of €345,000 for the Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments...

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Evolution or Revolution ?….The changing face of Indoor Plant Retailing - John Stanley

Retailing is constantly changing, that is part of the fun.

Over the last few years, we have seen a reduction in the number of florists and traditional garden centers, there are several reasons for this decline, one of them has been the retailer not keeping up with the consumer.

Read more: Evolution or Revolution ?….The changing face of Indoor Plant Retailing - John Stanley

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Teagasc Special Award at BTYSTE 2017 goes to Agroforestry Project

The winners of the Teagasc special award at BTYSTE 2017 were Asa Curran, Tiarnan Collins and Jack Ryan-Purcell from Schull Community College in Co Cork, who were also highly commended in their category putting them in the top 15% of entries.

Read more: Teagasc Special Award at BTYSTE 2017 goes to Agroforestry Project