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    Growing Media Ireland (GMI) said it is “outraged” by the government response to the final report from the Working Group on the Use of Peat Moss in the Horticultural Industry, which was published today. Led by independent chair Dr Munoo Prasad, the working group was primarily tasked with examining the potential of alternatives to peat [&hellip The post GMI slams government response to horticultural sector crisis appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    Ministers in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have announced a series of actions to support Irish horticultural growers who are dependent on peat. This follows the publication of the final report from the Working Group on the Use of Peat Moss in the Horticultural Industry, which had been tasked with examining [&hellip The post Government announces supports for growers dependent on peat appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    The value of Irish horticulture and cereal exports increased by 14% to €271 million in 2021. This is according to new data from Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2021/2022. The main export products within this sector are mushrooms, primary cereals, and amenity horticulture. It said the horticulture and cereal category is almost entirely dependent on [&hellip The post Irish horticulture and cereal exports increased by 14% in 2021 appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    Teagasc will discuss the  possibilities of course in horticulture at the first Try Hort event of 2022. Taking place 28 January at 12.30pm, the online event will see John Mulhern, college principal, as well as staff and students, discuss how Teagasc has conducted its courses throughout the pandemic and what’s next for the coming year [&hellip The post Teagasc announces first Try Hort event of 2022 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 Wicklow County Council, which is offering a grass cutting & landscape maintenance contract for the municipal district of Bray. Type of contract: Services Contracting authority: Wicklow County Council, [&hellip The post Grass cutting, landscape maintenance contract on offer from Wicklow CoCo appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

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