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GLAS 2018 New Product New Plant Finalists Revealed

This year's expert judges Gerry Daly, Editor of the Irish Garden and Gerry Dooley of Orchard Garden Centre deliberating GLAS 2018's finalists.

Expert judges have whittled it down to just a few finalists. Be sure not to miss out on the winning ceremony which will take place at Learning Theatre 1, today, at 11am.



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18 July 2018

One of the biggest highlights of the GLAS (Garden Landscape and Amenity Sportsturf) trade show is of course, the New Product New Plant showcase and Best in Show Awards.

You will find below the finalists of the New Product New Plant showcase which have been picked by an expert panel of judges.

The GLAS 2018 New Plant New Product awards presentation will take place in Theatre 1 at 11am today, where the winners will be announced so don’t miss out!

Congratulations to all of the finalists and the very best of luck to each and every one of you ahead of today’s award ceremony!

New Products

High Torque Brushcutters — Irish Farm & Garden Machinery — Stand: B9

New to the ECHO line up this season are High Torque Brushcutters which delivers 50% more power at the cutting head due to a unique gearbox box design — the ideal tool for landscapers.

Rhizo Power — Nadicom GmbH — Stand: L11

Rhizo Power — Irish soil bacteria bringing life back to Irish soil — is a probiotic for soil. Nadicom GmbH, has developed its innovative bio-fertiliser (IOA Certified) rhizo power Increased Crop and High Bloom, which act as probiotics, applied as a tonic to the soil, and are perfectly adapted for use in Ireland as it contains only natural bacteria, isolated from a wide variety of Irish soils. Rhizo Power Increased Crop and High Bloom work by producing phyto-hormones, anti-fungal agents and metabolites which promote the growth of the roots and then the growth of the plant.

Rhizo Power resolves the age old problem of over-cultivated, tired, lifeless soil. Pesticide usage in Ireland is under major change due to tightening European restrictions on availability and application. Progressive growers, amenities providers and farmers are aware of these changes and are searching for an alternative. Nadicom GmbH has found the answer in rhizo power.

Vegetable growers have trialled Rhizo Power in Ireland and have seen higher yields, ability to tolerate abiotic stresses, better root development, plant immunity to fungal diseases, greener leaves, and a greater storage ability after picking.

Published trial results are available today at GLAS 2018.

NemaTrident range of Bioinsecticides — Prograss — Stand: J14

Bionema’s NemaTrident Tri-Component System nematode products incorporate a range of highly virulent insect-parasitic nematodes within the Heterorhabditis and Steinernema genera. These nematodes attack and destroy the larvae of the insect pest thus preventing future pests from developing. They are safe, non-toxic to users and consumers, decompose rapidly, and can be targeted at specific pests to avoid harming beneficial insects. These safe, sustainable products provide 70-100% kill rates.

  • Nematrident H controls black vine wevil larvae.
  • Nematrident CT is a cold tolerant strain to control black vine wevil.
  • Nematrident F controls western flower thrips.
  • Nematrident S control of Sciarid larvae and Fungus Gnat in mushroom.

Uniplumo App — Uniplumo — Stand: H1

Finally an ordering system that’s faster and simpler than a phone call! Browse Uniplumo’s large range of Ireland’s favorite plants and discover innovative products at your fingertips.

Make your own in-app shopping lists to order your stock in less time – just add quantities. Walk around your store and order as you go. Re-order from a previous order in two clicks. Get notified about new products and offers. The best deals available from your phone.

To get started:

  • Go to the app store (iOS) or google play store (android). Search for ‘Uniplumo’ and tap on ‘install’.
  • If you don’t have an account yet, click on signup, or contact to apply for a trade account today.

GreenForce Instant Green — Hygeia Chemicals — Stand: G1

GreenForce Instant Green is a super effective lawn tonic that gives an immediate rich, deep green lasting all season while helping control moss.

Bowcom Atom — Bowcom & NAD — Stand: H5

The Bowcom Atom offers flexible spray options for both the Bowcom Atomic and Quantum paints, or traditional Bowcom Concentrates if required.

  • Durable lightweight, stable construction.
  • Hollow-Cone / misting nozzle technology.
  • High pressure self priming pump.
  • Non-drip, instant shut off.
  • Integral cleaning system.
  • Integral quick-bleed system.
  • High capacity 12v battery.
  • Bearing wheels on SS axle.
  • Puncture proof tyres.

The Atom will mark 9 pitches when using a single 10l container, through the unique Bowcom brass two-part hollow-cone nozzle.The Bowcom Atom will transport a five litre or 10l pail, offering total flexibility when marking.

New Plants

Clematis Boulevard Neva Evipo060 — Amour Nurseries — Stand: F2

“Neva” is a compact/mid-sized clematis from the boulevard Raymond Evison range. It produces an abundance of pink flowers, 7-10cm (3-4in) across with wavy-edged sepals and attractive grey/red anthers, from early summer to late autumn. ‘Neva’ is a low growing climbing clematis and is suitable for pots and containers on the patio. It has a very long flowering period and flowers from top to bottom.

Hydrangea Runaway Bride (Garland Hydrangea) — Rentes Plants — Stand: F3

This Garland Hydrangea is an entirely new type of hydrangea, flowering profusely from all terminal and lateral buds in late spring/early summer and reliably re-flowering all summer, well into autumn.

With its Graceful spreading habit Runaway Bride is perfectly suited for pots and planters, instantly improving any balcony/patio setting with its timeless frilly-white flower. Flowers from every bud, re-blooming all summer, this Hydrangea takes your breath away with its density of colour. This stunning new Hydrangea is as enchanting as a bride on her wedding day!

Pennisetum Fireworks — Schram Plants — Stand: G3

Variegated Purple Fountain Grass. Fantastic foliage colour! Arching leaves emerge in bold stripes of red, pink and green, maturing to a rich burgundy. Showy feathered purple flowerspikes rise above the foliage in mid-summer to autumn creating a lovely architectural look. Also good in pots on patio. Height up to 120cm.

Abelia Gold Jewel & Pittosporum Beech Ball & Nepeta Neptune — Newey — Stand: D33

Congratulations to all of the finalists and best of luck at the awards ceremony taking place at Learning Theatre 1 today at 11am.

If you wish to organise a meeting with any of the finalists or New Product New Plants entrants then check out GLAS 2018’s “meeting request” system and ensure that you don’t miss out on doing business with who matters to you.

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