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UK Horticulture Matters Report Published

Horticulture is the science, art, technology and business of cultivating ornamental plants, fruit and vegetables for human use. It is practiced at all levels from individuals at home, to the activities of multi-national corporations.

Read more: UK Horticulture Matters Report Published

Truck For Sale

Make & Model: DAF 45
Truck Details:

Used for Transporting Flowers and Plants 
Ridged Fridge Body including Fridge
Cargo System in place to hold Flower and CC Trolleys! 
Side door includes steps used for Wholesale to shops!

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RHS

UK Horticulture: An Industry at Crisis Point

‘Horticulture Matters’ report calls for Government action to close skills gap. More than 70% of horticultural businesses cannot fill skilled vacancies, nearly 20% are forced to recruit overseas and almost 70% say career entrants are inadequately prepared for work.

Read more: UK Horticulture: An Industry at Crisis Point

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Bord Bia Launches Bloom 2013

Bord Bia recently announced the return of Bloom, its hugely successful gardening, food and family festival, which will take place within a 70 acre site in the Phoenix Park, Dublin this June bank holiday weekend. Now in its seventh year, the event attracted over 80,000 visitors last year.

Read more: Bord Bia Launches Bloom 2013

Next Minister for Food and Horticulture? Bernard Durkan TD

Bernard J Durkan, originally from Killasser, Co Mayo, is a Fine Gael TD in the Kildare North. His political career commenced in 1981 when he was elected to Dáil Éireann for the Kildare Constituency. Despite briefly losing his seat in February 1982 when Fine Gael was defeated, he quickly regained it in November of that same year. A notable achievement of Bernard’s career is that he has been re-elected in every subsequent election to date.

Read more: Next Minister for Food and Horticulture? Bernard Durkan TD

Next Minister for Food and Horticulture? - Andrew Doyle TD

Andrew is married to Ann and they have four children; three sons and a daughter, aged between 12 and 22. Andrew has been a member of Fine Gael since 1983; he was first elected to Wicklow County Council in 1999, and first elected to the Dáil in 2007. Andrew runs the family farm which has been in the family for 6 generations.

Read more: Next Minister for Food and Horticulture? - Andrew Doyle TD

Canter Eco Hybrid Scoops Award

The all-new Canter Eco Hybrid from FUSO Trucks was crowned Best Energy Efficient Product at the SEAI Energy Show 2013, an event which showcases leading suppliers of sustainable energy products and services from Ireland and Europe. The awards were established to recognise, reward and encourage the development and introduction of smart energy solutions into the Irish market, with over 150 companies participating in the 2013 Energy Show.

Read more: Canter Eco Hybrid Scoops Award

John Deere Tractors Join Newmafruit Fleet

Established in 1973, Newmafruit Farms is one of the largest fruit growers and fruit packing operations in the UK, supplying all the major retailers, with a commitment to delivering quality produce with excellent service – qualities they also look for in their own suppliers.

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Irish Final of the Young Horticulturist of the Year, 2013 Results

This year, more 208 people contested in the heats of the YHOY competition held at several different venues throughout Ireland. Participating Colleges were: Kildalton College, Cork-IT, IT-Blanchardstown, the National Botanic Gardens including DCU, Greenmount Campus, Bray Institute of Further Education and UCD. It is encouraging to see so many contestants competing for the valuable heat prizes and for the honour of representing their college in the regional final.

Read more: Irish Final of the Young Horticulturist of the Year, 2013 Results

Skillnets Opens Applications for €500,000 Training Fund

Skillnets, the national training and upskilling body, has announced a €500,000 training fund aimed at private sector companies. Skillnets currently funds and facilitates training through 55 networks of companies in a range of sectors and regions. Each network delivers training relevant to the needs of specific industries and member companies.

Read more: Skillnets Opens Applications for €500,000 Training Fund

Irish Internet Users More Likely to Pay Attention to Ads on Irish Premium Content Sites

Irish internet users are eight times more likely to pay attention to advertising on Irish premium content digital sites than similar advertising on international sites, according to research conducted by Behaviour & Attitudes on behalf of the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) Ireland.

Read more: Irish Internet Users More Likely to Pay Attention to Ads on Irish Premium Content Sites

Plants are at the Heart of Many Crucial Global Issues Facing us Today

If we were to close our eyes and imagine a world without animals, what would it look like? It’s not that difficult to imagine a planet devoid of humans or other animals. Now try and imagine a world without plants. It’s almost impossible to conceive. Although we sometimes take them for granted, plants have made possible and shaped life on Earth while making this a truly green planet.

Read more: Plants are at the Heart of Many Crucial Global Issues Facing us Today

John Deere 50th Anniversary

John Deere celebrates its 50th anniversary as a lawn and turf equipment manufacturer in 2013. The company entered this new market in 1963 in the US, with the production of its first lawn tractor at the Horicon Works factory in Wisconsin.

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Matthew Hoggard Tries Out Campey Kit at Maplive

Campey Turf Care Systems were delighted to let Leicestershire and England International cricketer Matthew Hoggard test out the renowned Koro Field Top Maker on the back of a New Holland tractor, at the first MapLive demonstration day at Stoneleigh Park.

Read more: Matthew Hoggard Tries Out Campey Kit at Maplive

Next Minister for Food and Horticulture? Joe O'Reilly TD

He was first elected in 1989 to the Seanad on the Cultural and Educational Panel. Joe O'Reilly was elected to Seanad Éireann (Industrial and Commercial Panel) in July 2007. He was appointed Fine Gael Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in October 2007.

Read more: Next Minister for Food and Horticulture? Joe O'Reilly TD

Dermot ‘O Neill – A Light at the End of K.P.F.A`s Polytunnel

Amidst news of harsh cutbacks and trying times for the Kerry Parents and Friends Association comes a sweeter tale as the Association prepares to celebrate 40 years of supporting adults with an intellectual disability throughout Kerry. Celebrations in the Listowel service coincide with their Annual Garden Fete which promises to be extra special as celebrity gardener, Dermot 'O Neill, of RTE fame, is confirmed as star guest and somewhat a light at the end of their polytunnel!

Read more: Dermot ‘O Neill – A Light at the End of K.P.F.A`s Polytunnel

Tender for Supply & Delivery of Plant & Equipment 2013

Title: Tender for Supply & Delivery of Plant & Equipment 2013
Abstract: Tenders are invited from suppliers for the supply and delivery of Plant and Equipment in 20 separate lots to Dublin City Council, Parks and Landscape Services Division. Details of lots are outlined on the attached documents. They include multi- purpose compact tractors, petrol engine pedestrian rotary mowers, tractor mounted p.t.o. driven rotary mowers, Knapsack Blowers, etc Tenderers should note that the City Council may purchase one, a number of, or all of the items listed, which ever is most advantageous to the City Council. Successful Tenderers shall provide on site training on delivery to operators to allow for safe use of the equipment.

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Gator Gets A Makeover

Following customer feedback, John Deere has introduced a number of additional new features on the XUV 855D Gator 4x4 utility vehicle for 2013. These include a digital instrument cluster, a bigger capacity 55A alternator and a much larger 27.6-litre fuel tank, to enable longer working days.

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Multihog Excels at Airport Stand Clearance in 2012

Joining airports such as Gatwick, Dublin, Birmingham, Liège, Bristol and the TNT Global Hub in Belgium, even more airports have made Multihog their multifunctional vehicle of choice. Vancouver International Airport took delivery of 3 Multihog machines (pictured above) ahead of their 2012 winter season.

Read more: Multihog Excels at Airport Stand Clearance in 2012

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2013 – Applications Invited For €500,000 Awards Programme

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland is now open for applications for this year's Awards Programme, with a total cash fund of €500,000 to support individuals with new solutions for social challenges in Ireland. The Awards Programme will see eight social entrepreneurs selected to partake in one of our two support programmes: the Impact Programme and the Elevator Programme.

Read more: Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2013 – Applications Invited For €500,000 Awards Programme