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    The resumption of peat harvesting, by way of derogation of emergency legislation, was the focus of a second meeting of a working group on horticulture peat. Peat producers and vegetable, mushroom and nursery growers are being forced to import peat from the Baltic states, Canada, Russia and the UK after the High Court ruled that [&hellip The post Resumption of horticultural peat harvesting raised at working group meeting appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    Hexafly are investigating the link between Hexafrass and aphid reproduction in plants as part of research conducted in association with Maynooth University, The high levels of bio-active chitin in insect-derived fertilisers such as Hexafrass trigger a chemical reaction that boosts natural defenses in plants. It is understood when in the presence of chitin a plant’s [&hellip The post Insect fertiliser Hexafrass the answer to aphid prevention appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    At Growtrade, we highlight public procurement opportunities from around Ireland that would be suitable to landscapists, growers, turfgrass professionals, horticulturalists, and forestry professionals. Here is one such tender from Donegal County Council for the development of a sensory garden for the iCare centre located in Buncrana, Co. Donegal. The organisation exists to support parents of [&hellip The post Autism support centre iCare requires sensory garden appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    As part of the 2020 Green Flag Awards, additional Pollinator Plan Awards were issued across different park categories, Maynooth Campus being judged as the overall winner for its efforts. The site not only reduced mowing and features wildflower meadows, and pollinator-friendly planting, but Maynooth Campus grounds staff also make a great effort to educate the public and [&hellip The post Maynooth Campus named overall winner of the 2020 Pollinator Plan Awards appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    At Growtrade, we highlight public procurement opportunities from around Ireland that would be suitable to landscapists, growers, turfgrass professionals, horticulturalists, and forestry professionals. Here is one such tender from Cork City Council for the treatment of invasive alien plant species. Detailed Description Midleton is situated around the confluence of the Owenacurra and Dungourney Rivers, 24 [&hellip The post Tender on offer for treatment of invasive alien plant species appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

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