To celebrate International Day of Plant Health 2023, the National Botanic Gardens hosted an event, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture to raise awareness on how each one of us can play our part to protect plant health from introduced pests. Attendees at the [&hellip The post National Botanic Gardens hosts International Day of Plant Health celebrations appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
Nearly 400,000 tonnes of peat were exported from Ireland last year. The information, which comes from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), showed that 392,853 tonnes of peat were released last year, along with 58,000 tonnes in the first two months of this year. The 2022 figure (392,853t) is down by a third when compared to [&hellip The post Ireland exported 393,000 tonnes of peat last year appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
The Irish Farmers Association has warned that field vegetable growers will continue to leave the sector “unless the government regulates our food chain and retailers.” “There was never a more urgent need for the Food Regulator to be in place to ensure fairness and transparency,” said IFA president Tim Cullinan. “Fewer than 100 commercial field [&hellip The post IFA warns more growers will leave sector without supply chain regulation appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
New research from Bord Bia and B&A found that 90% of consumers choose to buy locally produced food, with more than 68% buying this category at least weekly. The main driver for purchasing locally produced food is a desire to support the local economy and jobs. Meanwhile, it said consumers also are drawn to the [&hellip The post 90% of consumers choose to buy locally produced food appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
The Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) Pesticide Registration and Control division recently updated its lists of off-label products for the edible and non-edible sectors. The use of any product in accordance with an off-label Extension of Authorisation for Minor Uses (EAMU) approval is entirely at the risk of the user. The directions [&hellip The post DAFM updates list of off-label products for the edible and non-edible sectors appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
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