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Glee and GIMA Confirm New Three-Year Agreement

As the garden retail industry starts to get excited about Glee 2016, the show’s organisers, i2i Events,are pleased to confirm that the Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) has confirmed its ongoing support of theshow, with a new three-year agreement.

Read more: Glee and GIMA Confirm New Three-Year Agreement

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    Expo 2016 Antalya Opened with World Class Ceremony

    President of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), Bernard Oosterom, congratulated Turkey on creating a spectacular A1 International Horticultural Exhibition, during his speech at the Opening Ceremony of Expo 2016 Antalya on 22 April.

    Read more: Expo 2016 Antalya Opened with World Class Ceremony

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      Area Established Under Forestry Down 30% in 2016

      New figures on new areas established under forestry have been described as worrying by IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Michael Fleming.

      He has voiced concern about the falling afforestation figures, following the publication of latest Forest Service report that shows area established down 30% on this time last year.

      Read more: Area Established Under Forestry Down 30% in 2016

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        Winning Strategies for Successful Trade Promotions – Part 2

        Last week, in Part 1 of Winning Strategies for Successful Trade Promotions, we looked at the factors which have contributed to diminishing returns on trade promotions in the US and saw that weaker promotions are also playing out across the globe and in Europe.

        Read more: Winning Strategies for Successful Trade Promotions – Part 2

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          Winning Strategies for Successful Trade Promotions – Part 1

          Over the last ten years or so trade promotions have grown to become the gem in the marketer’s toolkit, helping to drive trial and repeat purchases. The use of promotions has become firmly established and CPG manufacturers in the US dedicate, on average 15-20% of gross sales to trade promotions.

          Read more: Winning Strategies for Successful Trade Promotions – Part 1

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            AIPH Invites Growers Worldwide to Enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017

            The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites ornamentals growers from all around the world to enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017.

            Brought to you by AIPH in partnership with Founding Partner, FloraCulture International (FCI), the awards have been championing outstanding achievement in the sector since 2010.

            Read more: AIPH Invites Growers Worldwide to Enter the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2017

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              Coveney Announces the Issuing of 2015 Payments Under the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme

              The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, recently confirmed that payments under the2015 Burren Farming for Conservation Programme (BFCP) have commenced issuing to farmers. This is the sixth year of the agri-environmental programme for farmers in the Burren region of north Clare and south Galway.

              Read more: Coveney Announces the Issuing of 2015 Payments Under the Burren Farming for Conservation Programme

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                New Traditional Farm Buildings Grants for GLAS Farmers

                The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced a new scheme to grant-aid the conservation of traditional farm buildings on GLAS farms.

                Read more: New Traditional Farm Buildings Grants for GLAS Farmers

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                  How to Organise a Community Clean-up

                  Have you ever been involved with a community clean up? Far from being an 'obligation', it can be a rewarding experience. On the Sunday of St Patrick's weekend, sixteen of our neighbourhood got together and spent the afternoon picking up litter that other people had thrown into the hedgerows. As a result we transformed our rural area.

                  Read more: How to Organise a Community Clean-up

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                    Gardening Icon Monty Don Returning to the Allianz Garden Show Ireland

                    Gardening icon Monty Don returns as the Show’s star attraction on Saturday 7th May to give his expert opinion on all things gardening to the crowds gathered at the stunning Antrim Castle Gardens.

                    Read more: Gardening Icon Monty Don Returning to the Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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                      New Research on Managing Organic Fertilizers

                      Recent research from the Teagasc Agricultural Catchments Programme found that there was little evidence of livestock slurry in streams following the end of the ‘closed period’ for slurry spreading. This means that farmers either weren’t spreading slurry at this time, or were spreading it on the parts of their farms where it was less likely to be washed off. 

                      Read more: New Research on Managing Organic Fertilizers

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                        New Buying Green! Handbook Now Available

                        The new edition of the European Commission’s Buying Green! Handbook [pdf 3.32MB] has now been published. The third edition of the Handbook has been fully revised to detail the possibilities of how contracting bodies can put their green public procurement (GPP) policies into practice under the 2014 Procurement Directives. 

                        Read more: New Buying Green! Handbook Now Available

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                          DREAMLAND: ILI+AAI Lecture - 28 April 2016

                          Date:28.04.2016
                          Time:19:15
                          Venue: Thomas Davis Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

                          Read more: DREAMLAND: ILI+AAI Lecture - 28 April 2016

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                            Teagasc Supporting Smart Futures and SciFest

                            Teagasc is partnering with Smart Futures and SciFest to promote careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). SciFest is a series of one-day science fairs for second-level students hosted locally in schools and in third level colleges.

                            Read more: Teagasc Supporting Smart Futures and SciFest

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                              Irish Seed Savers News & Events Update

                              The deadline for our supporters to avail of their free seeds and tubers has now passed (but we’ll continue to process them if you can get them into us quickly), so this has freed up some time to get out into the gardens. We've started sowing our spring crops our leaves and greens etc

                              Read more: Irish Seed Savers News & Events Update

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                                Launch of 2016 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition

                                The 2016 SuperValu TidyTowns competition is open for entries from the 5th of April 2016. This year marks the 25th anniversary of SuperValu’s sponsorship of the competition.

                                Read more: Launch of 2016 Supervalu Tidytowns Competition

                                  Featured Event

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                                  2016

                                  06 May 2016 - 08 May 2016

                                  Antrim Castle Gardens @ Randalstown Road, Antrim BT41, Northern Ireland

                                  Garden Show Ireland 2016

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                                  Garden Show Ireland has announced another year at it's magnificent setting, Antrim Castle Gardens. This year's show will take place 6 – 8 May 2016.

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                                  Antrim Castle Gardens is one of the most unique and historically intact gardens under public ownership in Ireland containing over four centuries of garden heritage. It has been beautifully restored by Antrim Borough Council incorporating newly revived garden features with fully accessible pathways and tracks. The gardens and surrounding parkland cover an area of over 60 acres.

                                  Allianz confirms its role as title sponsor of the 2016 Show which will be larger than ever before! New horticulture displays will be on show to wow visitors. Keep tuned for updates!

                                  Embracing '2016 Northern Ireland Year of Food & Drink', Allianz Garden Show Ireland will be a showcase for all that's best in Northern Ireland's rich heritage of local produce.

                                  We are very excited about the 2016 event and we look forward to you joining us!

                                  Applications for exhibitors to participate are invited now! To apply for space: Click here!

                                  For more information please visit www.gardenshowireland.com