25September2016

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Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Bicentenary Gala on 30th September - Top Class Speakers

Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland Bicentenary Gala on 30th September - Top Class Speakers

To mark the RHSI’s two hundred year contribution to horticulture, arboriculture and floral art...


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Teagasc Launch "Farm and Household Cash Planning Book"

Teagasc has launched a new cash planning book, as part of its ‘Get Farm Financially Fit’ campaign. This new book was developed to help farmers to manage their cash flow. Farm and household cash flow is under increasing pressure from a number of different areas, many of which are outside the individual farmer’s control.

Read more: Teagasc Launch "Farm and Household Cash Planning Book"

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    Glee 2016 Review

    The doors have just closed on the 2016 Glee exhibition (12th – 14th September, NEC Birmingham). The show delivered another unrivalled platform for the growth of the garden retail industry, with full-to-capacity exhibiting space, a positive, business-building atmosphere and the launch of hundreds of exciting new product innovations.

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      Teagasc Education Update

      Overall college enrolments for Teagasc level 5, level 6, and Teagasc linked higher education courses in agriculture, horticulture, equine and forestry for the 2016/17 academic year stand at 1,873. While 5% lower than for 2015, overall enrolments remain at 2014 and 2013 levels.

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        Organic Grocery Market is Flourishing

        The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel indicate a significant upturn in the fortunes of the organic sector in the Irish grocery market. Building on the momentum of last year’s growth of 6.9%, the figures published to August 14th this year indicate an increase of 23.7% which equates to a total value of €142m of grocery sales.

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          The Great Switch Off

          It’s been on the cards for a while, and now a recent study from Ofcom of 2,025 adults and 500 teenagers, strongly indicates how the on-line lifestyle is adversely affecting our personal and working lives. Internet addiction, sleep deprivation, anxiety levels at an all-time high - technology is finally taking its toll.

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            New Industry Framework Set to Help Increase Recycling

            Everyone in England could be recycling the same set of core materials1 by 2025 no matter where they live in the country, if a new framework is adopted. 

            The ‘Framework for Greater Consistency in Household Recycling for England’ developed by an advisory group of representatives from across the sector2, and supported by Defra and DCLG, offers the opportunity to increase recycling, improve the quality of recycled materials and offer a comprehensive service to householders.  

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              Creed Calls for Comprehensive Response to the Need to Strengthen Farmers' Position in the Food Supply Chain

              The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, on Tuesday participated in a discussion with Member State colleagues on the need to strengthen farmers' position in the food supply chain.  Speaking at the Informal Meeting of Agriculture Ministers in Bratislava, the Minister noted that the weak relative position of farmers in the food supply chain is a long-standing issue that needs to be definitively addressed. 

              Read more: Creed Calls for Comprehensive Response to the Need to Strengthen Farmers' Position in the Food...

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                Pathology & Soil Science LIVE Comes to SALTEX 2016

                The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has announced that a new unique feature called Pathology & Science LIVE will be coming to SALTEX 2016, which will be held at the NEC, Birmingham on the 2 and 3 November.

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                  McIlveen Announces Additional Application Date for the NI Forest Expansion Scheme

                  The Scheme is competitive, and provides support for farmers and landowners to plant woodlands of five hectares or larger this coming winter. The first phase of the Scheme last year resulted in over 180 hectares of new woodland planting. This year, applicants can apply by 12th September or by 30th September.

                  Read more: McIlveen Announces Additional Application Date for the NI Forest Expansion Scheme

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                    GrowQuip Speakers Announced for New UK Horticulture Trade Event

                    Equip yourself for success at GrowQuip 2016 – the major new international conference, dinner and exhibition brought to you by Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA)

                    Impressive final roll-call of speakers announced; key sponsors and exhibitors support new industry event

                    The final roll-call of speakers taking part in GrowQuip 2016 has now been announced.

                    Read more: GrowQuip Speakers Announced for New UK Horticulture Trade Event