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Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

It is now clear that the British people have made the choice to leave the European Union. The countr...


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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - 2015 Trade Events Kicks Off with BIGGA, IPM Essen & Rentes Spring Show - January 16th

The suitcase is packed and its off to the BIGGA event in Harrogate UK next week and then IPM Essen the following week. These are great events to get a feel for the positivity of the horticulture sector. We will be there seeking out new trends and opportunities. We also look forward to the impressive Rentes Spring Fair in February which is a must for all trade plant buyers. Come to Rentes for the quality of the plants and stay for the food! Its a very enjoyable and relaxed social occasion also. You get to meet lots of people who put plants, front and centre of their business. The Rentes family are on hand to guide you through an impressive offering. A lot of hard work is put into the event and it shows on the day. Prepare to be impressed as I was last year. See you there. For information on these and other upcoming events please check out our Events Section.

HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Kildare Growers Go Centre Stage at Irish Hardware Show 2015 - December 12th

The Kildare Growers have announced their participation at the Irish Hardware Show 2015. The group will be showcasing the best of what Irish nurseries have to offer, to all garden retailers at the upcoming event which takes place in February.

Read more: HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Kildare Growers Go Centre Stage at Irish Hardware Show 2015...

Economics of Organic Farming – Coolanowle, November 25th 12 Noon

Economics of Organic Farming and Marketing Opportunities – Coolanowle November 25th at 12 noon If you are interested in organic farming come along and find out what it is really like to farm organically.

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A Practical IPM Guide to Controlling Vine Weevil in Ornamental Nurseries - NAD

A Practical IPM Guide to Controlling Vine Weevil on Ornamental Nurseries

  • Understanding the pest
  • What to look for
  • When to act
  • What control options are available
  • An example programme for control

Read more: A Practical IPM Guide to Controlling Vine Weevil in Ornamental Nurseries - NAD

Pest Identification Sheet - NAD

 

Need help identifying a range of common pests from Aphids to Whitefly? click on the image to download our Pest Identification Sheet.

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HortiTrends Weekly News - Irish Florist Guild Show This Weekend - Designers Prepare for Bloom 2015 - October 7th

The Irish Florist Guild trade day and competition takes place this Sunday which will include florists entering a wide range of competitions. There will also be workshops and trade stands. Its a day not to be missed if you are a professional florist. 

Read more: HortiTrends Weekly News - Irish Florist Guild Show This Weekend - Designers Prepare for Bloom...

Organic Eggs Are More Than Free-Range!

Organic egg producers are in a flap over an European Commission rule on egg packaging that prevents them from labelling their eggs as both organic and free range. All organic egg producers operate free-range enterprises but they fear that if the carton does not say "free range", consumers will assume they are not free range.

Read more: Organic Eggs Are More Than Free-Range!

GLEE Latest News

  • Bord Na Mona- Bringing the Chelsea Experience to the Garden Centre - read more
  • Garden On A Roll Develop A Perfect Gift Solution - read more
  • Johnsons Lawn Seed Adds Funds to the Greenfingers Rosy Cheeks Appeal - read more
  • Giant Bulbs are A Glee Hit for Taylors Bulbs - read more
  • Glee New Product Awards 2014 - Winners Announced - read more
  • Rachel Doyle of Arboretum on International Panel of Judges for Glee Awards - read more
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Sliabh Aughty Furnace Festival

Sliabh Aughty Furnace Festival will take place at Mountshannon, Co. Clare on the 20th and 21st of September next. On Saturday, there's a variety of attractions planned, including blacksmithing, sword fighting demonstrations and 17th century games, as well as high quality talks by local historians and academic speakers. On Sunday, we are guiding a tour of the most important monuments.

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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - 2015 Looks Promising Based on New Job Adverts - Support Horticulture Connected in 2015 - January 9th

Our first week back in 2015 has more or less been taken up with getting new job adverts together for businesses ranging from Landscape, Garden Retail, Nurseries to Sports Surfaces. Deciding to hire extra staff when you are busy has the same effect as deciding to market yourself when you are quiet. Its too little too late! The most successful companies we deal with on a regular basis via www.JobsInHorticulture.ie are the ones who give themselves a lead in time of 6 to 8 weeks to advertise a vacancy or new position.

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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Happy Christmas from the HortiTrends Team - Still Time to Buy the Perfect Horti Christmas Present - December 23rd

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HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Recovery in Landscape Sector Continues - December 3rd

Judging by the number of companies contacting us via www.JobsInHorticulture.ie in relation to recruiting new employees in preparation for 2015, there is a sustained mood of positivity from the landscape sector in Ireland. Every single landscape company I have spoken to are positive and surprised by just how busy the 2014 season has been. With growth comes the new problem of finding experienced staff. Many from our sector have gained new skills and now work in different job sectors while others have emigrated. We are now in a recovering economy and wage rates should begin to reflect this, if we are to retain and recruit experienced staff into our sector.

Consumer Lifestyle trends: Innovation in the Market Place - Teagasc Protected Crops Conference 2014

A framework for making sense of change in these volatile and fast - changing times. An approach that brings consumers to the heart of the business decision making. A driver of more future - focused marketing.

Read more: Consumer Lifestyle trends: Innovation in the Market Place - Teagasc Protected Crops Conference 2014

EPA ‘7 STEPS: Good Practice Guide for Empty Pesticide Containers - NAD

Simple guidance for the safe and environmentally friendly recovery of empty plant protection product containers. Click image to view on the Environmental Protection Agency website.

Read more: EPA ‘7 STEPS: Good Practice Guide for Empty Pesticide Containers - NAD

Neil Helyers New Book ‘Biological Control in Plant Protection’Out Now - NAD

Neil Helyer, H.N.C. MRPPA (Hort)
Fargro Ltd. Littlehampton, UK
Kevin Brown, BSc, D.Phil
Ecotox, Tavistock, Devon, UK

Read more: Neil Helyers New Book ‘Biological Control in Plant Protection’Out Now - NAD

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HORTICULTURE CONNECTED Magazine - Advertise Now for our October/November Edition - Coming Soon!

Covering the whole of Ireland North; South. We will bring you the Latest News, Events and Trends for the Horticulture Sector.

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HortiTrends Weekly News - Glee 2014 Review - Don't Miss Oct/Nov Edition of Horticulture Connected - September 24th

We exhibited at Glee Birmingham this year, as an official media partner for Ireland, having previously visited the show for the last 15 years. It has always been an education and the skill you develop over time is telling the difference between real market trends and the hype.

Read more: HortiTrends Weekly News - Glee 2014 Review - Don't Miss Oct/Nov Edition of Horticulture Connected...

HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Countdown to Glee 2014 - September 9th

HortiTrends are busy preparing for Glee 2014. If you are visiting or exhibiting be sure to keep an eye out for us. We are at Glee promoting the Horticulture Connected Journal to companies who are interested in the recovering Irish market. The Irish market is a small but important one for UK companies and they are once again beginning to look to Ireland for sales opportunities. We will also also be promoting our Social Media 4 Business Service at Glee and if you want to find out what the difference between social media and networks in the 1880's and now is, then drop by our stand to find out the answer. You will be suprised by the answer. See you at Glee.

HortiTrends News Weekly and Comment - Time to travel - September Means Four Oaks, Saltex & Glee - August 26th

We are busy preparing for the many trade-shows that will take place in September and October including the Four Oaks, Saltex and Glee. With Saltex moving to the NEC in Birmingham next year, it will be the last chance to visit it in the wonderful setting of the Windsor Racecourse outside London. Its one of my favourite shows to visit, due to the practical nature of the machinery demonstrations that they put on alomng with the tree climbing trials etc. Somebody in Saltex's head-office has decided that a re-invention of the show was needed and so picked a grassless/treeless site that will just annoy and alienate its core audience even further. Glee itself is also in a perpetual relaunch mode and try's to market itself as all things to everyone with little success. No end of markekting tricks but very little substance when it comes to communicating with its core garden retail audience. The Four Oaks on the other hand does what it say's on the tin. See you there.

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