Pesticides in food: latest figures remain steady | European Food Safety Authority

Europeans continue to eat food that is largely free of pesticide residues or which contains levels of residues within legal limits, the latest monitoring...

SuperValu agrees financial supports for Irish vegetable growers to ease drought crisis

Following discussions with the IFA, SuperValu has agreed to put financial supports in place for a number of existing growers of vegetable crops in...
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Teagasc update on potato crops

Potatoes are the most important native vegetable crop, with Irish consumers purchasing on average over 85kgs per person in 2017. Like all other crops...
5 Year anniversary Seed meets Technology

5 Year anniversary Seed meets Technology

The Seed meets Technology event will kick off its fifth edition from 25 to 27 September 2018 (week 39) in Seed Valley. This year’s...
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Mushroom research – Teagasc

Teagasc’s new mushroom research unit was open to visitors on 17 May. The unit was completed this year by JF McKenna and is a...

Research drivers l Dermot Callaghan | Teagasc

It was interesting to read a recent research prioritisation document from the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation which identified exciting new opportunities including...
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Strawberry sales soar as we celebrate strawberry season

The Irish public’s appetite for luscious red strawberries would seem to be insatiable as new Kantar World Panel figures reveal that we spent close...
‘Malling Centenary’

Fruit research: Investigating the optimal nutrition for ‘Malling Centenary’ strawberry in Teagasc Ashtown –...

‘Malling Centenary’ still continues to play a blinder in terms of a quality strawberry. Maiden crops and second-year overwintered ones have cropped very well....
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EU funded promotions

The EU provides funding (up to 80%) to support the generic promotion of horticulture produce and gardening activity. Earlier this year the EU put...
Bord Bia’s 2018 Brexit barometer results

Bord Bia’s 2018 Brexit barometer results

Bord Bia recently launched its 2018 Brexit Barometer report. It is a comprehensive survey of 117 Irish food, drink and horticulture companies, representing 48%...