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HortiTrends is NOW Horticulture Connected

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Create your very own Narnia garden this May at Garden Show Ireland

The Team Garden Challenge, which is supported by the Enkalon Foundation, is calling out for participants to create a CS Lewis inspired Narnia garden at the Show which runs from 5th to 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens.

Read more: Create your very own Narnia garden this May at Garden Show Ireland

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Ecological Focus Areas Show Potential for Helping Biodiversity

report from the European Commission shows that ecological focus areas (EFAs) can contribute to addressing the impact of some farming practices on the environment, by bringing potential positive effects for biodiversity, and for soil, water and climate. The report covers the first two years since the introduction of EFAs in 2015 through new rules governing direct payments to farmers.

Read more: Ecological Focus Areas Show Potential for Helping Biodiversity

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AIPH Approves ‘Garden of Civilisations’ Expo in Turkey

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has approved an application from the region of Hatay in Turkey to host a ‘B Class’ International Horticultural Exhibition in 2021. Expo 2021 Hatay was approved by AIPH on 23 January 2017.

Read more: AIPH Approves ‘Garden of Civilisations’ Expo in Turkey

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Euro Trials at Teagasc

Teagasc has been involved with Euro-Trial since 2008 when it established its first trials. These plant trials are a collaboration between 7 countries in Europe; Netherlands, Germany, France, Britain, Austria, Finland and Ireland. An independent organization in each country grows and arranges judging of the plants

Read more: Euro Trials at Teagasc

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Ireland and The UK’s Food and Drink Industries Positioned to Stand Strong as the Brexit Process Formally Begins

This week finally brought about the triggering of Article 50 by Theresa May, allowing for the formal procedures of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union to commence. Wednesday marked the beginning of a 2-year period for the terms of the withdrawal to be finalized, with official negotiations between Britain and the European Commission regarding any potential exit package likely to start in early June.

Read more: Ireland and The UK’s Food and Drink Industries Positioned to Stand Strong as the Brexit Process...

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TIMBER 2017 - Irish Forestry, Woodland & Bio Energy Show

Come along and see international and Irish exhibitors, forestry and wood processing machinery in action, bio-energy heating stoves firelogs, Husqvarna timber sports competitions, woodland crafts, horse logging, active wildlife conservation bodies and artisan food.

Read more: TIMBER 2017 - Irish Forestry, Woodland & Bio Energy Show

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2017

Antrim Castle Gardens will be bursting with colour from 5th - 7th May 2017 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three-day festival of flowers, food, and fun.

With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of a gardener with a warm welcome being extended to Joe Swift from BBC Gardeners World, who will be sharing his extensive knowledge during a series of interesting talks on Friday 5th May.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2017

Business Profile - O'Dowd Nurseries

Specialising in Roses, Vegetable plants, Spring, Summer and Autumn Bedding Plants
Caroline is the owner of this growing wholesale nursery business. Under her guidance, the nursery has developed and expanded over the past twenty-three years with the help of her family and her dedicated staff.

Read more: Business Profile - O'Dowd Nurseries

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SALTEX 2017 - Leading the way in Innovation

SALTEX 2017 continues to attract some of the sector’s biggest names ensuring that visitors can again expect to see an impressive line-up of world-class innovation for use by managers of pitch, grounds, landscaping, park and estates when the event opens its doors at the NEC, Birmingham on 1 and 2 November.

Read more: SALTEX 2017 - Leading the way in Innovation

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NAD is now introducing Bio-Press for Moss Control in Lawn

Viano BIO-Press is a 100% natural liquid fertiliser for lawns with indirect action against moss.
Reduces moss within 24 hours after application. BIO-Press is certified for use in organic horticulture. Ideal to apply on lawns with moss infestation and before scarification.

Read more: NAD is now introducing Bio-Press for Moss Control in Lawn

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Children’s Eating Habits in Ireland

In summary, Irish parents are encouraging their children to snack on more fresh fruit and vegetables when eating at home and are looking to reduce their intake of sugar to improve their children’s eating habits and better manage their weight.

Read more: Children’s Eating Habits in Ireland

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EFSA in 2016: making sure that food is safe for European consumers | European Food Safety Authority

EFSA has published its Annual Activity Report, presenting the results of its work carried out in 2016. From providing scientific risk assessments to implementing new methodologies and developing guidance documents, EFSA has addressed a wide range of issues in the field of food safety. The year 2016 also brought many changes and new aspects to EFSA’s work.

Read more: EFSA in 2016: making sure that food is safe for European consumers | European Food Safety Authority

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Forestry and the Basic Payment Scheme

Having a forest on the farm can be an excellent alternative enterprise. Before deciding to establish a forest on the farm, it is essential to consider all implications.

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Forestry Advisory Clinics

Teagasc organized nearly 100 consultation days in January, February, and March with approximately 600 landowners benefiting from a one-to-one consultation with a Teagasc forestry adviser. These clinics focused on landowners who are considering forestry but the clinics also provided advice to landowners who already have a forest established.

Read more: Forestry Advisory Clinics

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Forest Management Walks

Teagasc in association with the Forest Service (DAFM) is organizing a nationwide series of forest walks from 17 to 27 April focusing on the management of young forests. Management objectives can be wide ranging: from timber production to biodiversity and recreation.

Read more: Forest Management Walks