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Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

It is now clear that the British people have made the choice to leave the European Union. The countr...


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Current and Future Trends in Agricultural Food Production Symposium

Current and Future Trends in Agricultural Food Production A Public Symposium organised by the Institute of Biology of Ireland Institúid Bitheolaíochta hÉireann in collaboration with NCE-MSTL, University of Limerick, and the National Botanic Gardens, in the Visitor Centre lecture room Thursday, 22nd November 2012, at 8pm.

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Botany Student Awarded Trinity Gold Medal 2012

Mr Brian Murphy, a Botany Graduate from the class of 2012, has been awarded, by the Board of Trinity College, a Gold Medal on the basis of his examination results. Prof Daniel Kelly, Head of Botany, congratulated Brian on achieving this 'rare and special honour'.

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HortiFair Interpolis Quality Cup Won by Stolk Brothers and Kwekerij De Zweetdruppel

The Interpolis Quality Cup 2012 was presented to Stolk Brothers (Bergschenhoek) for its Anthurium 'Rainbow Champion' and to Kwekerij De Zweetdruppel (Roelofarendsveen) for its Chrysanthemum 'Saffina'. The judges of the VKC permanent judging committee: "The quality of the entries for the Interpolis Quality Cup was the highest ever this year."

Read more: HortiFair Interpolis Quality Cup Won by Stolk Brothers and Kwekerij De Zweetdruppel

Olearia arborescens

Olearia ‘Moondance’: New Variegated Evergreen Shrub by Graham Rice

Olearia arborescens is a shrub not seen much in Britain but this New Zealand native is often grown in its home country, as a hedge and for its large heads of white flowers. Now there's a new variegated form.

Read more: Olearia ‘Moondance’: New Variegated Evergreen Shrub by Graham Rice

Rónán Ó Snodaigh

The Willow this Winter by Rónán Ó Snodaigh

That willow isn't going to sleep anytime soon
He likes the glow of the winter moon
Looks like he'll be staying up late with the lads again,
Playing cards and counting the stars

Read more: The Willow this Winter by Rónán Ó Snodaigh

Miscanthus

'Miscanthus Grass' by John Lord

Pampas grass was once the only common ornamental grass in Ireland and it certainly stood out – some would say like a sore thumb! Always big and spectacular when in flower, it is difficult to place in most garden situations. It can so easily look out of scale, and that applies even to the shorter and very reliable variety ‘Pumila’.

Read more: 'Miscanthus Grass' by John Lord

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Teagasc Offer Advice to Farmers on Traditional Orchards

Teagasc in association with Irish Seed Savers Association are holding Five Hour Countryside Management Courses on Traditional Orchards throughout the country over the next two weeks. Over 2,000 farmers have planted approximately 30,000 traditional apple trees under recent agri-environment schemes.

Read more: Teagasc Offer Advice to Farmers on Traditional Orchards

Interflora

Chrysanthemums: Flower Focus

Rona Wheeldon is the author of the popular flower-inspired blog, Flowerona. In this guest post she talks about the beauty of Chrysanthemums... Did you know that Chrysanthemums are one of the oldest known flowers? In fact, they had already been cultivated in Chinese gardens for more than 2,500 years before they were first exhibited in London in 1795.

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Greenmount Students Visit National Botanic Gardens in Dublin

Horticulture Foundation Degree student Mary Doris (Ardboe) and Alison Seymour, Horticulture Lecturer from CAFRE met Leigh Morris, the new President of The Institute of Horticulture at the Bord Bia Annual College Lecture in Dublin recently after he had given an inspirational lecture entitled 'Horticulture is Cool'.

Read more: Greenmount Students Visit National Botanic Gardens in Dublin

Picking Up the Pieces: Conference on Conservation & Planning

Picking Up the Pieces: Conference on Conservation & Planning

The Irish Georgian Society is delighted to announce 'Picking Up the Pieces', a conference on conservation and planning which will take place on Thursday, 15th November, 2012 at the National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

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Autumn Planting for Greenmount Students

Students studying on higher education programmes in agriculture at CAFRE undertake a practical based enterprise management module during their course. This module is delivered through four Student Learning Projects; CREAM, UPLANDS, Red Meat and CROPS.

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Does New Technology mean We Can Sell More Plants? - by John Stanley

The revolution started with the Smart phone, the fastest developing marketing tool ever invented, this has now been quickly followed by the development of the tablet. They are being used for all sorts of functions. When I present at a conference these days there are more people making notes on tablets than those with a pen or pencil in their hand.

Read more: Does New Technology mean We Can Sell More Plants? - by John Stanley

Enhanced Ash Wood Ban Announced

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, Shane McEntee TD, today introduced important legislation regarding the importation of ash wood into the country. Similar measures are also being introduced today in Northern Ireland. Under the new Regulations, ash wood will be allowed into the country but only if it is from areas known to be free of the Chalara Ash Die Back disease or kiln dried or with the outer round surface (including bark) removed.

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Pat Spillane To Be New Chairman of CEDRA

The Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD, has announced that Pat Spillane will be the Chairman of the new Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA). Minister Hogan said: "Getting people back to work remains this Government's number one objective. Building on the Action Plan for Jobs, Jobsbridge and the new initiatives I announced in Putting People First which empowers Local Government to drive economic development and create jobs at a local level, I am now establishing a new Commission that will generate a jobs strategy for rural Ireland.

Read more: Pat Spillane To Be New Chairman of CEDRA

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Horti Fair Gets Positive Reactions About Moving to Aalsmeer

The organizers of Horti Fair 2012 in the Netherlands look back on a successful trade show this year. High points included the successful HortiSeminars, a convivial atmosphere, an international crowd, the presentation of many new products and services and, above all, the positive reactions regarding the future move to Aalsmeer in 2013.

Read more: Horti Fair Gets Positive Reactions About Moving to Aalsmeer