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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Next tranche of Organic Processing Investment grant scheme opens

Minister of State of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett announced today that the next tranche of the Organic...

Healthy Horticulture area returns to Balmoral

The ever-popular Healthy Horticulture area will return to the Balmoral Show where this informative and vibrant area highlights the importance of horticulture in NI. Visitors...

HSA launches health and safety course for seasonal workers in horticulture

This online course is suitable for seasonal workers, students, and anybody working in horticulture on a part-time or full-time basis. It is also a...

Energia’s Get Ireland Growing campaign returns for 2022

This year Energia Get Ireland Growing aims to sow the seed of community food growing by giving away 300 community growing starter kits across Ireland...

Horticultural input price inflation continues to squeeze growers’ margins

According to Teagasc, horticulture crop input prices have risen significantly in the past twelve months since March 2021, initially due to external macroeconomic factors,...

Weed Control of seed beds and tree lines

With fewer selective weed control options it is important to maximise the efficiency of weed control options. Where grasses have not been controlled in...

Plant growth regulators -drench, sprench or spray

Growth Regulators Using growth regulators throughout the growing season is an excellent method for controlling plant size during production, but also is very helpful...

Soil Testing and Field Nutrition 

Soil testing should be completed as soon as possible if not already done. Lime and fertiliser application are best based on good data, matching...

Plant protection products

Updates for 2022 have yet to be released. The main loss I am aware of for 2022 will be Systhane and Indoxacarb. Systhane (Myclobutanil) is...

Horticulture Crop Input Price Inflation

Teagasc have just circulated the Horticulture Crop Input Price Inflation which is an update from the document that was published in late October 2021....