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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Teagasc & NAD Partner in IPM Seminar - Forestry Awards - International Hort Week 2103 - 1st Nov 2013

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We will be on the road again next week for the International Hort Week in Holland minus of course Hortifair. The plug was pulled on that show earlier in the year for a variety of reasons, although work is already underway on its repalcement called 'HortiTech 2014'. I always get asked if any of these shows are good for our buiness by way of advertising. The short answer is no, but they do give us an opportunity to spot and highlight new products, services and trends for you our customers. It will be our last international trip of the year until IPM Essen in January 2014.

Speaking of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and for those who will not be travelling abroad then another learning opportunity is available closer to home. (could not resist that lead in!). As resources become ever scarcer for development bodies in horticulture, collaboration with private business is the name of the game and makes good commercial sense for both parties. With this in mind Teagasc and NAD are coming together in the Grower Information Seminar 2013 taking place next week.

In the annual celebration of Irish Forestry Minister of State Hayes at the RDS/Forest Service Irish Forestry Awards 2013 the sector recognised the best and the brightest. With the new forestry act currently underway there will have been some serious lobbyiong going on. With the interests of Coillte being at the forefront of governtment minds it would be easy to forget about many of the smaller producers involved in generating approximately €2.2 billion in annual output.