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Public Consultation on the draft River Basin Management Plans for Ireland 2018-2021

Mr. Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government has published the draft River Basin Management Plan for Ireland 2018-2021 and invites submissions, observations, and comments on the proposed plans during a six-month public consultation process.

Read more: Public Consultation on the draft River Basin Management Plans for Ireland 2018-2021

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Diarmuid Gavin and Anna Daly Launch GroMór 2017 Encouraging Everyone To Get Growing

Award winning garden designer Diarmuid Gavin joined forces with TV3’s Anna Daly have launched GroMór 2017, a nationwide campaign to get the country growing.

GroMór is an initiative by Retail Excellence Garden Centres and growers across Ireland, in association with Bord Bia, to give clear and useful advice on how to best grow plants, herbs, flowers, fruits, vegetables and to highlight the health benefits of gardening.

Read more: Diarmuid Gavin and Anna Daly Launch GroMór 2017 Encouraging Everyone To Get Growing

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EU does not know what Ireland wants when it comes to Brexit – ASA Brexit Conference

The urgent need for Ireland to decide on key priorities and coordinate its message to the EU in relation to Brexit was highlighted at a gathering of agri-food leaders in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny last week.

Read more: EU does not know what Ireland wants when it comes to Brexit – ASA Brexit Conference

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Major NI Conference Tackles Plant Health Risks

A major plant health conference was held in Belfast recently to develop a new plan to safeguard Northern Ireland’s environment and our £4bn agri-food sector.

Forest Service brought together stakeholders to discuss plans to protect our environment, forestry, horticulture and agriculture industries from new and emerging plant diseases and pests.

Read more: Major NI Conference Tackles Plant Health Risks

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Introducing the Retail Lab @ Glee, in association with the HTA

As preparations get underway for Glee 2017, the show’s organizers – Ascential Events – has teased details of its latest show feature – the Retail Lab @ Glee.

Read more: Introducing the Retail Lab @ Glee, in association with the HTA

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New Sweeper Attachment for Multihog

We are delighted to introduce the newest addition to our attachment range for our CX tractors - the CityVac vacuum sweeper!

Read more: New Sweeper Attachment for Multihog

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Burren to host European Geopark Network Event

Managers and geologists from over 60 European UNESCO Global Geoparks will gather in County Clare this week to attend an international meeting and to visit the Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.

Read more: Burren to host European Geopark Network Event

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Geological Survey, Ireland and Coillte Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Geological Survey of Ireland and Coillte cemented their successful working relationship through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement was signed recently by Bill Stanley, Director of Strategy at Coillte Forest and Koen Verbruggen, Director of GSI at the Geological Survey's offices, Dublin, Monday, 13th March 2017.

Read more: Geological Survey, Ireland and Coillte Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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EPA Research 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland

Agriculture systems in Europe range from very intensive production on fertile land with high inputs to very extensive High Nature Value farmland on marginal land with low inputs.

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Doyle Announces Public consultation on new National Strategy and Environmental Framework for Producer Organisations in the Fruit & Vegetable Sector

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle TD co-chaired a meeting of the Horticulture Industry Forum with Mr. Brian O’Reilly. At the meeting Minister Doyle launched a public consultation to assist the development of a new National Strategy & Environmental Framework for Producer Organisations in the fruit and vegetable sector.

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Bluesky to Capture 185,000 Hectares of Lidar Data in Ireland

Working on behalf of the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and state forestry company Coillte, Bluesky is capturing 185,000 hectares of high-resolution Lidar data in Ireland. Using aircraft-mounted lasers, the resulting 3D maps will be used to inform various protection schemes for clean drinking water and Ireland’s adoption of the EU Water Framework Directive.

Read more: Bluesky to Capture 185,000 Hectares of Lidar Data in Ireland

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Become a food entrepreneur with the help of The Organic Centre

If you have an interest in developing your love of food into a food business we can inspire, help and support you. Start small, organic, keep control, learn and think big.

Read more: Become a food entrepreneur with the help of The Organic Centre

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ITB Horticulture Open Day

Our Open Days / Evenings are ideal for second-level students, mature students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians and just about anyone who is interested in doing a course here in ITB.

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European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem | European Food Safety Authority

A major scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa is to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 13-15 November 2017. The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding, and the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS.

Read more: European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem | European Food...

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Brexit Barometer by Bord Bia

The impacts of Brexit will reach into almost every aspect of businesses that export into the United Kingdom. The Brexit Barometer, developed in conjunction with PwC, will provide the industry with a consistent structure with which to assess the likely impact of Brexit and provide a baseline of information to each company.

Read more: Brexit Barometer by Bord Bia

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Carol Paris is leaving the HTA

We have announced today that HTA CEO, Carol Paris, will be leaving the organization at the end of April. Carol has served the HTA for seven years in total, as Vice President, President, and CEO.

Read more: Carol Paris is leaving the HTA