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Friday, April 16, 2021

Catch me if you can! – Teagasc

A new four-year collaboration between Teagasc (Dr Michael Gaffney), Harper Adams University (Drs Tom Pope and Joe Roberts) and Keele University (Prof. Toby Bruce)...

The Irish Landscape Institute Design Award Winners 2020

For the first time ever, the winning projects in this year’s ILI Design Awards will face a public vote to decide the People’s Choice...

Bring on the Blend – Bord Bia

The three year EU co-financed ‘Mushrooms Complement Everything’ promotion campaign in the UK and Ireland comes to a close in January 2021. With an...

Permaculture – not just for Hippies – Féidhlim Harty

Féidhlim Harty explores the marriage of science and art that brought about an ethical and principled design revolution. Permaculture; that’s, like, organic gardening but with...

Plant Health: A Nursery Man’s Perspective – John Murphy

John Murphy reflects on the implications, concerns and also the opportunities for plant health in Ireland The year 2020 is the International Year of Plant...

International Year of Plant Heath 2020 Update – DAFM

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Ireland’s International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) activities are being extended until June 2021. This is also the case at...

Interview – Barry Lupton

The End of an Era " Email the interview questions and we’ll go through them over a cup of tea next week." replied a buoyant Peter...

Tree Nursery Open Day

Michal Slawski, reports on the recent socially distanced open day at Nangle & Niesen’s wholesale tree nursery in Aherla, County Cork. Nangle & Niesen’s annual...

The Bare Root Season is Underway – DAFM

We have now entered the dormant months and the bare root/rootball trading season is underway. As always we should source Irish grown plants and...

Humble Hydrangea – Dónall Flanagan

Dónall Flanagan, Teagasc Nursery Stock / Ornamentals Specialised Advisor explains how Hydrangea producers are adapting to increasing demand for novelty colours and long flowering...