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HC Print Autumn/Winter 2021 Contents

CONTENTS

NEWS

02 Horticulture News

EDUCATION

03 UPDATES ON TEAGASC COLLEGE OF AMENITY HORTICULTURE

John Mulhern looks ahead to another exciting academic year

BORD BIA

06 All the latest news from Bord Bia

TEAGASC

08 All the latest news from Teagasc

INTERVIEW 

10 A NEW LEAF

With his departure from Bord Bia imminent, Gary Graham talks with Barry Lupton about a career dedicated to the promotion of horticulture and what the future holds

LANDSCAPE 

14 THE CALL OF THE WILD 

Féidhlim Harty tracks the principle of succession in a wild garden

RETAIL 

18 GLEE 2021: HOW WAS IT FOR YOU?

Andy Campbell makes a welcome return to the UK’s leading garden and outdoor living trade show, GLEE Birmingham

INSIGHT 

20 WHEN RAIN STOPS MORE THAN PLAY! 

Terry O’Regan on strategies to deal with time lost due to weather disruptions 

22 MAYNOOTH GREEN CAMPUS: A SCHOOL FOR ECO-CITIZENSHIP 

Dr. Joe Larragy, Founder Chairperson of Maynooth Green Campus, details the hard work of staff and students that led to their many successful initiatives

26 SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS 

Paul Moran provides a guide to making the most out of a social media presence for your business 

NURSERY EVENT

28 NANGLE & NIESEN

All the highlights from the Nangle and Niesen Tree Nursery Open Day

JOBS

30 The Latest Horticulture jobs from Horticulture.jobs

EDIBLES 

31 RECLAIMING THE HUMBLE SPUD

Bord Bia’s Lorcan Bourke on the initiative to increase the volume of home-grown potatoes sold in Irish chip shops

32 MUSHROOM HARVESTING AUTOMATION

Donal Gernon, specialist mushroom advisor with Teagasc, explores how automated technologies are changing mushroom production

DESIGN 

35  GREEN CITIES AWARD

Michal Slawski of Bord Bia on the search for ambitions, inspiring and innovative Irish ‘green’ building projects to take part in the Green Cities Award 2021 

RESEARCH

36 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Eugenia Fezza, Teagasc Walsh Scholar, discusses methods for improving the monitoring and control of black vine weevil in crops 

39 ‘LYCIA’ WINS THE RACE IN RECENT STRAWBERRY VARIETY TRIAL

Dr. Eamonn Kehoe, soft fruit specialist advisor with Teagasc, gives an update on the results from the recent nationwide strawberry variety trial 

OPINION

40 TIME FOR COMBAT

John Murphy doesn’t mince his words in a call to combat climate change with several sensible but urgent planting initiatives

42 THE HOLE IN THE BOG

Noeleen Smyth addresses the urgent need to take action on Ireland’s lost bog-lands

WORLD-VIEW

46 SUSTAINABILITY PIONEERS

AIPH looks at the issues that affect the horticulture sector worldwide

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