16April2014

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HORTICULTURE CONNECTED Magazine -  Subscribe for our April Edition - OUT NOW

HORTICULTURE CONNECTED Magazine - Subscribe for our April Edition - OUT NOW

Covering the whole of Ireland North; South. We will bring you the Latest News, Events and Trends for...


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UK’s “First Online Farmers’ Market” Aims To Reinvent Food Supply Chain

An online initiative that encourages local shoppers to order their fresh produce direct from local growers is being rolled out across the country. The brainchild of former equity salesman Ben Pugh, FarmDrop is essentially a 'click and collect' online farmers' market that gives producers greater control of the prices they can charge.

Read more: UK’s “First Online Farmers’ Market” Aims To Reinvent Food Supply Chain

    International Climate Policy Must Focus on Food Security - IFA

    Responding to the UN IPCC Climate Change 2013 – The Physical Science Basis, Eddie Downey said, "The IPCC report identifies that the effects of climate change will reduce food production world wide by two percent per decade, at a time when demand for food will increase by 14 percent.

    Read more: International Climate Policy Must Focus on Food Security - IFA

      ITV Needs Member Input for Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden

      Do you own one of the Britain's Best Gardens? Or so you know someone who does? Well Alan Titchmarsh wants to hear from you for a major three-part ITV series.

      Read more: ITV Needs Member Input for Alan Titchmarsh - Britain's Best Garden

        BordBia

        Making the Kiwi-Fruit Lunch Box Friendly

        Bord Bia's latest PERIscope study findings has shown that children in Ireland are bringing healthier lunch boxes to school. With almost three-quarters of all children's lunch boxes containing fruit, it's not surprising that the banana, apple and indeed the peel-easy oranges are the preferred choice given their convenience.

        Read more: Making the Kiwi-Fruit Lunch Box Friendly

          Veronica 'Blue Bomb': New from Parkers - Graham Rice

          Veronicas, long lost in the second or third division of hardy perennials, have been making a name for themselves as cut flowers in recent years. Their long spikes and their lasting quality have encouraged florists to take them up.

          Read more: Veronica 'Blue Bomb': New from Parkers - Graham Rice

            RHS

            UK Ban Imposed on Sale of Non-Native Water Plants

            The sale of five species of non-native water plants has been banned in a bid to protect the countryside from invasive flora. The ban, which comes into place on 6 April aims to protect vulnerable habitats.

            Read more: UK Ban Imposed on Sale of Non-Native Water Plants

              Results of the Ireland Final of the Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition 2014

              The Institute of Horticulture (IoH) Annual Young Horticulturist of the Year (YHoY) 2014 competition completed its local heats last month, with over 2000 young horticulturists in the GB and Ireland taking part.

              Read more: Results of the Ireland Final of the Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition 2014

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                The Sodshow meets Wholesome, Caitriona Redmond

                The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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                  T-Stór Subscription - Effect of Genotype and Environment on the Glycoalkaloid Content of Rare, Heritage, and Commercial Potato Varieties

                  Title: Effect of Genotype and Environment on the Glycoalkaloid Content of Rare, Heritage, and Commercial Potato Varieties
                  Authors: Valcarel, Jesus
                  Reilly, Kim
                  Gaffney, Michael
                  O'Brien, Nora

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                    “Energising Ireland’s Rural Economy” the report of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA)

                    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD recently launched "Energising Ireland's Rural Economy" the report of the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (CEDRA). The report was jointly commissioned in September 2012 by Minister Phil Hogan, T.D., and Minister Simon Coveney, T.D. in recognition that a number of commitments relating to economic development contained in the Programme for Government, in particular, commitments to encourage job creation and sustainable enterprise development, are reliant on the ability of all parts of Ireland to contribute to economic growth going forward.

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                      HortiTrends Weekly News and Comment - Chalara All Ireland Conference - Importance of Technology Highlighted in New UK/Ireland Turf Rewards - April 15th

                      A cross border conference has been announced to plan the way forward in the fight back against Chalara. It takes place on the 8th of May at the Crowne Plaza Dundalk and will be an opportunity for the whole industry to come together to find a way to minimise the impact on the environment and wider horticulture sector.

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                        Turf Rewards - ParryMeter Get Smart with your Surfaces

                        ParryMeter is a revolutionary new high performance measurement tool that enables you to accurately measure the Smoothness & Trueness of fine turf surfaces.

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                          Chalara All Ireland Conference

                          Where do we go from here?

                          Thursday 8th May, 09.00 – 16.30 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth.

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                            Turf Rewards & ParryMeter Launch

                            Wednesday 30th April: Castle Golf Club, Rathfarnham Ireland
                            Thursday 1st May: Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, Co Limerick, Ireland
                            Tuesday 20th May: Clandeboye Golf Club, BT23 7PN

                            Arrival 10am, 10.30 Turf Rewards & ParryMeter presentation (with partners also presenting), 12.00 Lunch, 12.45 Practical demonstration, Depart 2.30pm

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                              Designers Take Centre Stage at Garden Show Ireland

                              Garden Show Ireland has revealed the four finalists for UTV's The Magazine Show Garden Designer Competition who will now bring their designs to life in time for the 2014 Garden Show Ireland event which runs from Friday 9th - Sunday 11th May at Antrim Castle Gardens.

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                                Irish Seedsavers Creating Volunteer List

                                Irish Seed Savers are setting up a list of volunteers who can come and help us either regularly or sporadically. Once we have established such a list, we will get in touch by email to let helpers know when we are having a 'Volunteer Day'.

                                Read more: Irish Seedsavers Creating Volunteer List