25March2017

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Dublin Grass Machinery Groundcare Equipment Demo/Open Day

Dublin Grass Machinery Groundcare Equipment Demo/Open Day

Try for yourself the latest Groundcare Equipment.

When: Wednesday, March 22


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New Sweeper Attachment for Multihog

We are delighted to introduce the newest addition to our attachment range for our CX tractors - the CityVac vacuum sweeper!

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    European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem | European Food Safety Authority

    A major scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa is to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 13-15 November 2017. The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding, and the EU Horizon 2020 projects POnTE and XF-ACTORS.

    Read more: European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: finding answers to a global problem | European Food...

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      Brexit Barometer by Bord Bia

      The impacts of Brexit will reach into almost every aspect of businesses that export into the United Kingdom. The Brexit Barometer, developed in conjunction with PwC, will provide the industry with a consistent structure with which to assess the likely impact of Brexit and provide a baseline of information to each company.

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        Carol Paris is leaving the HTA

        We have announced today that HTA CEO, Carol Paris, will be leaving the organization at the end of April. Carol has served the HTA for seven years in total, as Vice President, President, and CEO.

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          Ambitious Food Start-Ups Sought for Leading Accelerator Programme

          Food Works, Ireland’s leading accelerator programme for food and drink start-ups, is seeking to identify a number of high potential start-up food teams with a strong business idea to take part in Food Works 2017. The programme, run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, aims to foster and encourage innovative new product ideas which satisfy a genuine market need while supporting the growth of the Irish food industry on a global scale.

          Read more: Ambitious Food Start-Ups Sought for Leading Accelerator Programme

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            AmericanHort Launches Event to Engage and Retain Young Professionals

            The AmericanHortGenNext community is excited to reveal the first event of its kind, according to a press release. CareerUP, a Cultivate’17 experience, is a day-long workshop and inspiration series that provides the industry’s young and emerging professionals the skills, information and inspiration they need to advance their careers, love their jobs and help the industry grow.

            Read more: AmericanHort Launches Event to Engage and Retain Young Professionals

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              A piece of cake? HTA Catering Conference and Dinner

              Catering continues to play a huge role in the make-up of garden centers accounting for in excess of 25% of sales in many cases. Over half of all garden centers have a café or restaurant with many having invested further to increase their covers and grow their offer.

              Read more: A piece of cake? HTA Catering Conference and Dinner

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                Quality of Private Water Supplies in Ireland

                Over ninety private water supplies, affecting over 5,400 people, were found to be on boil water notices, says EPA.

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                  Irish Beef Launch in Germany

                  #IrishFood takes centre stage around the World

                  Bord Bia today detailed its ongoing plans to showcase Irish food and drink to a global audience as the world prepares to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and everything Irish. Bord Bia is maximizing the opportunity, through its network of 13 overseas offices, to promote Irish food with a series of business development and consumer initiatives.

                  Read more: #IrishFood takes centre stage around the World

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                    Burren to host European Geopark Network Event

                    Managers and geologists from over 60 European UNESCO Global Geoparks will gather in County Clare this week to attend an international meeting and to visit the Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark.

                    Read more: Burren to host European Geopark Network Event

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                      Geological Survey, Ireland and Coillte Sign Memorandum of Understanding

                      The Geological Survey of Ireland and Coillte cemented their successful working relationship through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The agreement was signed recently by Bill Stanley, Director of Strategy at Coillte Forest and Koen Verbruggen, Director of GSI at the Geological Survey's offices, Dublin, Monday, 13th March 2017.

                      Read more: Geological Survey, Ireland and Coillte Sign Memorandum of Understanding

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                        EPA Research 209: Co-benefits for Water and Biodiversity from the Sustainable Management of High Nature Value Farmland

                        Agriculture systems in Europe range from very intensive production on fertile land with high inputs to very extensive High Nature Value farmland on marginal land with low inputs.

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                          Next Steps for the Irish Bioeconomy: Supply, Demand, Business and Research Considerations

                          As the bioeconomy continues to gain traction and take form internationally, deciding appropriate development pathways and next steps for its achievement in Ireland are increasingly important. This was the topic of conversation at the final dissemination event of the BioÉire project, which took place yesterday, Monday, 20 March at the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ashtown.

                          Read more: Next Steps for the Irish Bioeconomy: Supply, Demand, Business and Research Considerations

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                            “Insight Inside” The Thinking House

                            Even though we live in an age of ‘everything’ being online, where Google offers us a hyper convenient way to source information, the value of the Bord Bia library at The Thinking House has not diminished, in fact, it has become "the authoritative source of strategic insight linking market opportunities to industry."

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                              A new path for pesticide assessment | European Food Safety Authority

                              It is one of the most debated questions in chemical risk assessment: can exposure to chemicals such as pesticides cause ill health in humans? Scientists currently rely on experimental toxicology evidence, such as animal or cell studies, to assess their safety. A new approach proposed by EFSA will help further our understanding by making better use of epidemiological studies on human health.

                              Read more: A new path for pesticide assessment | European Food Safety Authority

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                                Growfor Workshop

                                This is a full day workshop on using GROWFOR, the dynamic yield model computer interface.  The workshop is led by Paddy Purser and Fionán Russell of Purser Tarleton Russell Ltd.

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