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HortiTrends Weekly News & Comment - Glas Ireland Horticulture Tradeshow - Bigger Busier Better - July 17th

The Glas Tradeshow takes place on the 23rd of July at Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin. Judging by the increased number or exhibitors, new product launches and the general buzz about this years show, its safe to say that optimism is now contagious and affecting all sectors of horticulture in Ireland. To get a flavour of whats on offer at this years show, read on to see some of the stand highlights from the leading horticulture companies in Ireland.

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown - D5

Stand Highlight
Full-time and part-time horticulture courses available at ITB

Designed to incorporate both the theoretical and practical aspects of horticulture, courses include modules on organic production, sustainability, landscape design and turf-grass management as well as computing, business and personal development.

We offer practical hands-on opportunities to develop skills and we engage with the local community on real life practical projects, designed and built by students, to a budget. This allows students to get to know each other and their lecturers in a working environment and for skills to develop naturally as the course progresses. Work placement is an essential part of this course.

Our new state of the art horticulture facility is now operational. This new facility includes geodomes, poly-tunnels, workshops, welfare facilities as well as a range of outdoor practical work areas for fruit and vegetable production and sports turf management.

Come along to our stand at the Glas exhibition and chat to the staff involved in delivering our courses or check out our website http://www.itb.ie/StudyatITB/horticultureft.html for more details.

Address: Blanchardstown Road North, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Phone: (01) 885 1530
Email: info@itb.ie
Web: www.itb.ie

National Agrochemical Distributors Ltd (NAD) - D13/D14

Stand Highlight
Nad will be exhibiting our extensive range of products for the nurseryman , landscaper,local authority , bedding and pot plant grower . Range includes Crop Protection Products , Windbreak ,Protex Groundcover fabric, Shading , Composts , Top Dressing ,Biological control products , Osmocote controlled Release ferts , Liquid and foliar feeds , pots , fleece, sprayers , spreaders , non chemical weed control products , PPE , and Hort Sundries All our products are backed by a highly trained technical team with extensive practical experience backed by third level technical qualifications and are certified by DAFM to advisor status .Please drop in to our stand and meet the team and avail of their expertise . Free tech info – A Practical IPM guide to Controlling Vine Weevil on Ornamental Nurseries. Ask us about training for SUD.

Blakes Cross, Lusk, Co Dublin Ireland
Phone: (01) 8437808 (01) 8437484
Email: sales@nadirl.com
Web: www.nad.ie

Tully Nurseries & Plant Centre - E16

Stand Highlight
Your ideas, our expertise!

At Tully Nurseries we like to get as much feedback as possible from our current and future customers. We are always striving to produce a better quality product and a wider range of plants. Improving our packaging and customer service is so important to us. Tully Nurseries has a great network of contacts which keeps us abreast of new & advanced production techniques and equipment. We visit suppliers and trade shows at home and abroad to continuously look for new varieties of plants. Look into the future with Tully Nurseries!

Address: Richardstown, , Ballyboughal, Co Dublin
Phone: 01 8433174
Email: sales@tullynurseries.ie
Web: www.tullynurseries.ie

Everris - H9

Stand Highlight
At Everris/ICL we pride ourselves in being a complete solution provider that specializes in ornamental horticulture, turf and amenity, and specialty agriculture. Even though our company name has changed, we are the same dedicated people who truly are driven by innovation and inspired by nature.

Please drop by our stand to see the latest additions to the ICL/Everris product portfolio.
Meet our experts who will be on hand to give the best technical advice on all of our product ranges.

New Product New Plant Awards Entry
This year we will be launching new products in all three segments we have an involvement in.
Spec-Ag - We launch the Lallemand range of biological plant health care products, including Cilus Plus, Rise-P, Intracell and Rise S.

H2Flo- water conservation agent.
In professional hort, we are launching the Micromax Premium – Controlled release trace element package. Finally in turf and amenity, we are launching both Seamax - highly concentrated water soluble seaweed - and DewSmart, a new and safe way to help prevent disease on golf surfaces.

Address: Drummin West House, Crossboyne, Claremorris, Co.Mayo
Phone: 087-7799527
Email: colman.warde@everris.com
Web: www.everris.ie

Bord na Móna Horticulture - B2

Stand Highlight
Bord na Móna is one of Europe's premier suppliers of peat and growing media to commercial growers. The company has built its reputation based on high quality Irish peat, consistently excellent products, on-going technical support and continuous research and development.

We supply:
A standard range of products-ready to use for a wide range of crops.
A range of peat products for growers who wish to make their own mixes.
A standardised range of ready mixed growing media for specific crops and uses.
A range of soft fruit products for soft fruit growers.
Customised growing media for larger growers with special requirements.
A retail range under the Growise and Shamrock brands supplying into garden centres, DIY outlets and hardware stores.

Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare
Phone: 045 439000
Email: brendan.howell@bnm.ie
Web: www.bordnamonahorticulture.ie/professional

Young Nurseries - E10

Stand Highlight
Winner of the 'Grower of the Year' award. We specialise in producing high quality plants that are competitively priced combined with an efficient delivery service. We have a wonderful range of perennials in flower right now for impulse sales for July through August.
New Product New Plant Awards Entry
Dianthus 'Pink Kisses'

An outstanding new introduction that ticks every box!
Pink Kisses is eye-catching and adorable, producing lots of charming two tone pink flowers with a gentle fragrance. This beautiful plant is compact with an incredibly long flowering time making it ideal for containers and beds, and will enhance any garden or patio area. Pink Kisses also makes the perfect gift for special occasions. This perennial is easy to grow and loves a sunny position.
Pink Kisses is an attractive impulsive buy for the consumer.

Ballinanima, Kilfinane, Co Limerick
Phone: 063 91035
Email: sales@youngnurseries.com
Web: www.youngnurseries.com

Irish Grass Machinery - ST10

Stand Highlight
On display we have our new range of Dolmar & Makita hand held commercial gardening equipment. We have the Dolmar 4 stroke machines which use 40% less fuel than a normal 2 stroke machine & the new Makita back pack battery which can run the Makita double sided hedge trimmer for 2 days on a full charge. Both Dolmar & Makita come with a 3 year commercial warranty.

We also have Kubota diesel mowers & tractors including the G23/26 direct collecting mower, the Ferris zero turn mowers & the Wright Stand on mowers & some Little Wonder & Classen products.

New Product New Plant Awards Entry
The New Makita Back Pack 12A battery. It fits all of the Makita commercial equipment & will operate the Makita double sided hedge trimmer for 2 days on a full charge.

Address: 39 Rosemount Business Park,, Ballycoolin, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15
Phone: 01 899 1212
Email: sales@irishgrassmachinery.ie
Web: www.irishgrassmachinery.ie

Simply Grass - C1, M8

Stand Highlight
We are highlighting our luxury range of artificial grass.
We have DIY rolls of artificial grass which come with installation instructions. The sizes are 4 mtr x 1 mtr (4 m2) and 4 mtr x 2 mtr (8 m2)
New Product New Plant Awards Entry
Luxury DIY artificial grass roll.

Unit 9a Plato Business Park, Damastown, Dublin 15
Phone: 6610081 / NI 0044 28 97519810
Email: info@simplygrass.com
Web: www.simply-grass.com

Bord Bia - C10

Stand Highlight
Bord Bia, as main sponsor of Glas, is delighted to be playing a key role. Bord Bia has a full range of services for the horticultural industry. Do come and speak with us during the show to discuss your needs.

Clanwilliam Court, Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2
Phone: 01 6685155
Email: carol.marks@bordbia.ie
Web: www.bordbia.ie

Design By Nature - Wildflowers.ie - J4

Stand Highlight
Celebrating 25 years producing Irish native sourced wildflowers, seeds, seed mixtures and plants.

The entire horticulture industry laughed in disbelief when we educated the entire hort' industry to the use of our wonderful wildflowers, their value in conservation and utilization.

The simple truth of wildflowers is that they are beautiful, really attract Biodiversity and are in the mid to long term cheaper than just grass.

Farmers now get grants to sow.
Roads are specified as 'Native wildflower seed only not from imported similar species'.
Teagasc research shows that in 2 years a well maintained wildflowers becomes the most essential element of countryside and landscape management for Biodiversity, even more than trees and flowerbeds.

Specially designed mixtures
roads to quarries,
pipelines to sports pitches,
from gardens to schools.

New Product New Plant Awards Entry - J22
Native Irish Wildflower Seeds.
Older than the oldest antiques.
Brighter than the newest novelty.

We invent new products every day for many customers from 250 species and know-how we provide a Bespoke Product Service.

Just a few of our latest BPS clients:
Corrib Gas Field. Shell/Roadbridge
EU Bee & Biodiversity Flora for Ireland
Glas farm wildflower meadows. DAFF
Twite project, red data species DAFF & others.
Sisk. Jazz. Athlone
Ballymore Homes. Naas
Apple. Cork.
Nestle Global Biodiversity- Whyatt Limerick
Kildare Co Co. M9 wildflower.

Address: Design By Nature - Wildflowers.ie, Monavea, Crettyard, Via Carlow, Co Laois
Phone: 056 4442526
Email: info@wildflowers.ie
Web: www.wildflowers.ie