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HortiTrends is NOW Horticulture Connected

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Take Heat Wave in to Account When Feeding

With the onset of a mini heat wave across the Ireland, ICL’s professional horticultural team (formerly Everris) advises growers to consider the impact on plant nutrition to ensure plants remain in tip-top condition through to the end of the sales season.

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Gardener's Death Probably Caused By Brushing Against Monkshood - Philip Voice

An experienced gardener who died of multiple organ failure might have brushed past a toxic plant while working on an Hampshire estate days before his death, an inquest heard.

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Horticulture Courses ITB Dublin

A video showcasing what's involved in the Horticulture Programme here at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. www.itb.ie/horticulture

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Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Team & Fingal County Council Win Best Small Garden at Bloom 2015

Fingal County Council has worked closely with the Department of Horticulture at ITB for the past 4 years providing a training ground for their students in Beech Park Gardens, Clonsilla, Dublin 15. The students have gained invaluable work experience in garden restoration, plant cultivation and plant identification under the guidance of John Harrington, Chargehand Gardener in Fingal County Council who has worked in the horticultural industry for more than forty years.

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Politics of Horticulture - Plans to Ensure an Adequate Supply of Skilled Manpower to Focus on the Nursery Crops and Landscape Sector

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Horticultural training and education is provided through various colleges and universities. The main providers are: University College Dublin provides a HETAC level 8 degree in Horticulture as part of its Bachelor of Agriculture Science degree programme. The course covers a wide range of subjects including landscaping, nursery stock, sports turf management along with science and business.

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Bloom is Back! - Video Update from Bloom Manager Gary Graham

Bord Bia's Bloom Show Manager Gary Graham explains how preparation for Bloom 2015 is going.

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Ifpra World Congress

Ifpra traditionally ran a main World Congress every three-years and Ifpra Europe and Ifpra Asia-Pacific Congresses in intervening years. These were in partnership with national conferences, often by Ifpra members, that bid to host these events. From 2014 World Congresses will be run every year.

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We’re Back in Bloom!

Wednesday, 6th May 2015: Bord Bia today launched its plans for Bloom 2015; a five day annual event packed full of gardening inspiration, gastronomic delights and good old fashioned family fun! Now in its 9th year, the Bord Bia festival has firmly established itself as one of the most anticipated social events of the year, not just for those with green fingers, but for all who enjoy a fantastic day out in the beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Attracting a nationwide audience – with over 106,000 people attending last year – this year Ireland’s largest garden, food and family festival will run from Thursday, 28th May until Monday, 1st June 2015.

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Historic Antrim Castle Gardens the Venue for Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015

Antrim Castle Gardens is an historical gem. The 400 year old gardens are unique in Northern Ireland. A recent £6m restoration project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund has now preserved this historic site for generations to come.

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Should the Landscape Industry Introduce Its Own £10 Per Hour Minimum Wage in UK.? - Philip Voice

We hear all to often about how hard it is to attract good talent into the industry. One of the landscape industry's biggest problems stems from the outsiders' perception that the trade is a menial one. This erroneous perception leads to

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Save Our Nature Campaign Run by Bird Watch Ireland

This Campaign, called Save Our Nature, is an important campaign run by Bird Watch.

The European Commission has been tasked by its President Jean-Claude Juncker to undertake a review of the Directives with the possibility of merging them.

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Crops and Sprayers Open Day in Oak Park

Irish growers produce some of the highest crop yields in the world but given our climate, significant inputs are required. This requires the tailoring of fertiliser inputs to soils and crop needs. In addition each year farmers invest €80 million in crop protection products for weed, pest and disease control on their farms.

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Barenbrug Appoints Greentech Sportsturf Ireland

Grass seed company Barenbrug has partnered with Greentech Sportsturf Ireland as sole distributor for the whole of Ireland. The Suffolk-based Barenbrug is one of the largest grass seed producers in Britain.

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ITB & Fingal County Council Win Silver Gilt Medal at Bloom 2015

ITB in collaboration with Fingal County Council have been awarded a Silver Gilt medal at Bloom 2015. The entry is titled "Beech Park Garden" and the medal was awarded in the small gardens Category.

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ICOMOS + ILI Lecture: Villes Et Villages d’art Et De Patrimoine

ICOMOS Ireland in association with the Irish Landscape Institute presents: Villes et villages d’art et de patrimoine – Towns and Villages of Art and Heritage in Quebec

Claude Dubé, Professeur titulaire UNESCO Chair of Cultural Heritage, Université Laval
Tuesday 12th May 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Helen Roe Theatre, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2

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Bloom In Transition - Bloom 2015

Bloom regular Fiann Ó Nualláin is back again this year with not only a show garden but he will also be launching a pilot project in association with Bloom and Bord Bia entitled ‘Bloom in Transition’.

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UCD Exhibition Opening

Exhibition Opening: UCD Landscape Architecture


It is with the greatest of pleasure that I write to invite to you to the opening of the UCD Landscape Architecture Society annual end of year exhibition at 18:00 on Thursday, 21st of May!

The event is held to showcase the crème de la crème of the works produced by the implacable efforts of Ireland’s foremost budding landscape architects. In conjunction with the exhibition, a competition will be held for which a prize is awarded to the top exhibitor from each year.

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SALTEX 2015

The UK's national event for grounds care, sports, amenities, estates and green space management. From turf care and specialist machinery to landscaping and playgrounds, over 200 SALTEX exhibitors bring the latest products, equipment and expertise to the NEC Birmingham for two days.

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Results of the Ireland Final of the Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition 2015

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIoH)Annual Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHoY) 2015 competition completed its local heats last month in all the horticultural colleges in the island of Ireland (North and South). 

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New Online Tender System for Northern Ireland

A new, improved, online tender system for public sector contracts is being launched by CPD – and anyone who tenders for government procurement opportunities in Northern Ireland, or wants to in the future, is being urged to prepare for the changeover.

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