A delay in the publication of a highly anticipated report on peat alternatives in Ireland has been described as “very concerning” by Sinn Féin TD Matt Carthy. The report is expected to identify possible alternatives to peat and to outline the research required to produce commercially effective alternatives for the horticulture sector. Initially scheduled to [&hellip The post Delayed publication of report on peat alternatives ‘very concerning’ appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
Irish horticulturalists are operating businesses that are ‘built on sand’, as concerns around labour shortages mount, an Irish grower has warned. Speaking with RTE, IFA horticulture spokesperson Paul Brophy said producers are receiving the same prices for produce they received in 2008, and that those prices have not risen with inflation. “We have businesses that [&hellip The post Grower warns of Irish horticulture businesses ‘built on sand’ amid labour concerns appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has engaged with Teagasc to create a roadmap for maintaining farm output while reducing the use of chemical fertiliser on farms and deal with the rising cost and availability of fertilisers internationally. Minister McConalogue recently spoke with incoming Teagasc director Frank O’Mara where they agreed to [&hellip The post Minister McConalogue and Teagasc plan fertiliser alternative strategy appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s (DAFM) Pesticide Registration and Control Division (PRCD), informs the trade on Plant Protection Products (PPP) which have had their registrations revoked or expired, rendering their use illegal. PPP for which registrations have expired or have been or will be revoked and the use of which will become [&hellip The post Illegal PPP for growers from October appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
The Teagasc Horticultural College in the National Botanic Gardens started the new college year in September with a large intake of students across its courses. In total 170 new students have taken up a first-year programme at certificate and degree level. The new students are availing of the blended learning experience which offers both in [&hellip The post Teagasc welcomes large intake of students for new college year appeared first on Growtrade. [...]
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