It’s not too late to answer the poll question Where do you source or find MOST of your horticulture news and information that influences your business decisions? Interesting results in so far with over 70 responses. Over 60% site on-line resources such as HortiTrends and Google searches as the main source of news and info. No big surprise as print has been on a downward spiral since 2006. The interesting one is that Social Media with only 3%, is not as popular a source as I and many others may have thought it would have been.
One positive is that 21% site the main source of news as lifting the phone or meeting up and talking with a horticulture colleague. In these difficult business times that is an invaluable business resource that outshines all others. Low scoring government development bodies
such as Teagasc or Bord Bia may well be happy with with their result of 3% as their remit is not to get stuck on a phone answering individual queries and instead utilise the links of mass communication such as trade organisations and HortiTrends. Why tell one when you can tell many. We agree. Nothing scientific but food for thought for all in the business of communicating, selling or influencing.
Tully Nurseries are hiring. In general looking at the amount of new jobs coming into the site it gives a sense that there is some level of recovery under-way in ornamental horticulture.
The Garden school has come up with its own solution to the downturn and is offering free horticulture training to unemployed persons.
For those of you still intent on becoming a horticulture TV superstar then Super Garden returns to the screens again this year so get your entries in!
Any views you have on any article can be added to the individual article in the comments section at the bottom of each article.
This Weeks News Articles:
- This Weeks NEW Jobs in Horticulture Ireland
- NEW Tenders for Horticulture in Ireland
- The New Growth Project
- The Mushroom Industry is One of the Success Stories of Irish Agriculture Over the Past 30 Year
- Laois on Garden Tourist Map
- Irish Potatoes Aim to ‘Roost’ in Europe
- Growing Together – Community Supported Agriculture
- Jo Malone Celebrate British Gardens with ‘London Blooms’ Collection
- Scientists Study Inflammatory Diseases Using the Amazon
- Plant Area Manager & Buyer Wanted at Tully’s Nurseries
- FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award 2012 Honours Innovation of the Year
- Irish Florist Guild Workshop with Richard Haslam
- Horticulture Training Initiative for Munster Area
- Protected Status is a Hot Potato
- Keelings Able to Make a Few Interesting Deals in Tacler
- Green-Schools Launches New Website!
- Autumn Forestry Planting – 1,500 Additional Hectare
- Peter Donegan Garden Talks and Speaking 2012
- Flowers & Plants – Facts and Figures
- Creating Growers’ Organisations for EU Funds
- Garden Radio – The SodShow 3rd Feb
- Proposed Third-Level Course in Organic Horticulture
- Salanova Hits the Market in a Pot
- Biodiversity in Our Forests
- Consultation on a Dedicated Legislative Instrument on Invasive Alien Species
- New Year Brings New Flower Trends
- Apocalypse Flowers: Which Ones Will Survive?
- Tree-Planting is Highlight for China’s Ambassador in Kells
- Iberflora Set To Launch Revamped Design For 2012
- Food Safety the Foundation on Which the Irish Food Industry is Built
- Scabiosa Dessert Series: New from Hayloft Plants
- Meade Looking to Increase Supply Base at Fruit Logistica
- Six Rules of Wise Recruiting
- Redevelopment of Union Terrace Gardens in Aberdeen
- New HTA Report Shows That There is Still a Growing Appetite for Garden Centre Catering
- New Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariff will Benefit Farmers and Forestry Owner
- RTÉ Super Garden – Looking for Garden Designers
- RTE Radio Interview with Donal Kearney
- Bord Bia Marketplace International
- 2 Day Course in the Use of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture
- Marshalls says its Domestic Landscaping Market Remains Subdued
Joseph (Editor at HortiTrends)