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Winter 2015 – Horticulture News

NEW HORTICULTURE APPOINTMENT AT TEAGASC Teagasc has appointed Dermot Callaghan as the Head of its Horticulture Development Department. He will lead the Horticultural Development Department,...
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APPLE SEMINAR The annual Bord Bia top fruit seminar took place on the 10th of December at the Citywest Hotel, Saggart Co Dublin. The seminar...
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Unusual Suspects

Entomologist and IPM researcher, Dr. Michael Gaffney examines a range of existing and potential threats to the Irish horticulture The increase in the global plant...
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The EU carrot: the shape of promotional funding

Mike Neary, Manager of Horticulture with Bord Bia, explains how new thinking and EU regulations are positively shaping the future of promotional funding for...
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Weak foundations: Inconsistencies in landscape planning requirements are undermining the landscape sector

Landscape cost estimating specialist, Colm Kenny explains how weaknesses and inconsistencies in planning requirements from local authorities are damaging the sector and the landscape The...

Design and build 2015

Gaining access to some of Ireland’s best design and build projects of 2013 Irish people are spending more on their gardens and landscapes than in...
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Drive through ambitions

Barry Lupton interviews John McGuinness The thing about all great ideas is that once realised they seem obvious. We've all experienced that feeling of, why...
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SUD and your growing business

Dónall Flanagan, lecturer in horticulture with Teagasc, clarifies the rules, regulations, and responsibilities of the Sustainable Use Directive and how it will impact your...
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Bloom 2016: Celebrating with plants

Bloom Manager, Gary Graham sets out an exciting stall for Bloom 2016 In the last issue of Horticulture Connected we featured an article by two...
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Demanding exports

Independent consultant, Neville Stein explores the potential for Irish plant exports in the context of rising UK demand and grower interest. Bord Bia has been...

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