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    The Irish Farmers Association has said many fruit and vegetable growers have had to cut back on the temperatures of their greenhouses as they grapple with a five-fold rise in energy bills. As soaring energy prices have left many Irish growers struggling to pay the bills, Matt Foley of the IFA’s horticulture committee said that [&hellip The post Consumers may see less Irish produce in supermarkets as growers grapple with energy costs appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    At Growtrade, we highlight public procurement opportunities from around Ireland that would be suitable to landscapers, growers, turfgrass professionals, horticulturalists, and forestry professionals. Here is one such tender for the development of a community garden and walkway in Ballyporeen, Co. Tipperary. Works are primarily civil in supply/construct garden area and associated walkway, games area, fencing, [&hellip The post Tender on offer for development of Tipperary community garden appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    As demand for young and semi mature trees grows, there is scope for new entrants in the potentially lucrative sector. With that in mind, Teagasc will host an event at Kildalton College, Co. Kilkenny in support of new and developing growers. Taking place 17 August at 11am and 2pm, Fred Townsend, Teagasc nursery stock lecturer [&hellip The post Kildalton College to host tree budding and grafting event appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    At Growtrade, we highlight public procurement opportunities from around Ireland that would be suitable to landscapers, growers, turfgrass professionals, horticulturalists, and forestry professionals. Here is one such tender from Dublin City Council, which intends to commission a suitably qualified contractor to undertake the upgrade of the existing football / rugby pitch at Clontarf All Weather [&hellip The post Refurbishment works required for Clontarf synthetic sports pitch  appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

    A total of 22 plants and animals have been banned from trade in the EU from 2 August. Terrestrial plants that have been banned from trade include: Hakea sericea, Celastrus orbiculatus and Persicaria wallichii synonym Koenigia polystachya. Water plant Pistia stratiotes or water lettuce is also on the list. Other plants already on the list include Gunnera tinctora, Ailiantus altissima Giant Balsam Imaptiens glandulifera.  [&hellip The post Several plant species banned from trade in the EU appeared first on Growtrade. [...]

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