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Ireland’s fruit and vegetable growers are calling for additional supports to prevent shortages of fresh fruit and vegetables on our supermarket shelves. In recent weeks, Irish retailers have expressed concern about availability shortages of certain fruit and vegetables with items such as tomatoes, broccoli, peppers and cucumbers proving hard to source. Poor weather conditions in [&hellip The post Irish growers call for additional supports amid produce shortages appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
The most in-depth survey of the Irish and British flora ever undertaken has found that over half of Ireland’s native plant species are in decline. Thousands of botanists from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) have spent the last twenty years collecting data on changes in Irish and British flora. Their findings were published by [&hellip The post More than half of Ireland’s native plant species are in decline appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
The Mount Congreve Estate in Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford, has been re-developed into a world class tourist attraction and is expected to welcome over 86,000 visitors this year alone. The landmark project received €5 million under the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF). An additional investment totalling €1.2 million was provided by Fáilte Ireland and a further €960,000 was [&hellip The post Mount Congreve Estate reopens after €5m restoration project 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. As part of their ongoing rhododendron management programme, Killarney National Park is requesting tenders for two projects related to the control of rhododendron. The first is for the removal of invasive Rhododendron [&hellip The post Two rhododendron management contracts on offer from Killarney National Park 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 Monaghan County Council, which requires works to meet road safety requirements. Detailed description Hedge and vegetation removal is required at both national and regional road junctions [&hellip The post Monaghan County Council requires hedge, vegetation removal appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
More domestic support and fair pricing needed to keep growers in the industry
The works include the reinvigoration of the gardens and the restoration of the ornate Georgian glasshouse
Requires removal of invasive Rhododendron Ponticum, as well as a detailed study of the level of infestation within the park
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