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    The continued importation of peat to Ireland does not make “environmental, economic or ethical sense”, an independent report has warned the Irish government. As seen by PA News Agency, the report, which has yet to be published, recommends that the Irish government ends the importation of peat and indicates that peat production could be partially [&hellip The post Unpublished report calls for end to peat importation appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    The winners of the 40th GIMA Awards have been announced. The awards, which took pace in Newport, South Wales last week, saw the garden retail industry come together after a two year hiatus to celebrate everything from product development to marketing campaigns and point of sale. The big award of the night – the GIMA Sword [&hellip The post All the winners from the 2021 GIMA Awards appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    Irish horticultural producers provide local, fresh, top-quality produce and plant material to the retail market. Horticulture production input costs have risen significantly in 2021, mostly due to external macroeconomic factors. Based on information collated and referenced by Teagasc Horticulture Development Department, input cost increases will in many cases exceed grower margins, meaning growers will be [&hellip The post Horticultural input cost increases put pressure on margins 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 The Marine Institute, which requires grounds maintenance and horticultural services for a period of three years, Detailed description Semi-state body, The Marine Institute invites tenders for [&hellip The post The Marine Institute requires grounds maintenance and horticultural services appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    International accreditation for public park excellence in Ireland has increased again this year, to reach over 100 accredited public green spaces. Announced yesterday (17/11/21) by An Taisce Environmental Education, the Green Flag Awards acknowledge Ireland’s best public parks and gardens for 2021. Ireland has been awarded a total of 103 Green Flag sites, comprised of [&hellip The post More than 100 Irish parks and gardens receive Green Flag Awards appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

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