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Friday, April 16, 2021

Unsolicited Seeds from outside the EU – DAFM

Over the last number of weeks, DAFM received reports from members of the public who received packets of seeds which they hadn’t ordered from...

Teagasc Mushroom Picking Technology Webinars – Teagasc

Mushroom growers face the constant challenge of recruiting and retaining staff to harvest crops. Labour accounts for one-third of a mushroom farm’s overall cost...

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...

Blended Horituclture at UCD and new appointments

University College Dublin (UCD) has been operating at the equivalent of level IV of the  Covid-19 emergency procedures since the beginning of this autumn’s...

Bonsai in Ireland: A Very Bright Future – Michael Guerin & Dr. Karen

Bonsai cultivation is an often misunderstood practice, here Michael Guerin and Dr. Karen O’Hanlon attempt to explain what drives the passion for little trees. The...

Autumn Lawn Care from Goldcorp

This year’s Covid-19 crisis meant that many families spent the year making full use of their back gardens. Barry Murray, MSc Chief Agronomist at...

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...

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)...

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...

Sustainability in Horticulture Survey

Horticulture is an economically strong and important sector for the nation’s health, and for future growth, it will need to comply with certain standards...