Horticulture

Safety guide for horticultural workers published by HSA

Safety guide for horticultural workers published by HSA

New guidance on “Safety for Seasonal Workers in Horticulture” has been published by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) today...

June 10, 2021

Hackett warned of peat ban impact on mushroom sector

Hackett warned of peat ban impact on mushroom sector

Minister of State for land use and biodiversity Pippa Hackett has been warned of the impact the ban on harvesting...

June 8, 2021

Horticulture issues to fore in IFA talks with Minister O’Brien

Horticulture issues to fore in IFA talks with Minister O’Brien

Issues affecting the mushroom and wider horticulture sector were to the fore in a recent meeting between Minister for Housing,...

May 27, 2021

Importing horticultural peat will be self-defeating – Browne

Importing horticultural peat will be self-defeating – Browne

Tipperary Sinn Féin TD Martin Browne has told Minster of State with responsibility for land use and biodiversity, Pippa Hackett,...

May 21, 2021

Project underway to grow bananas …in Belfast!

Project underway to grow bananas …in Belfast!

Hopes of growing bananas in Belfast might sound… well… bananas. But scoff all you like, because an ambitious group of...

May 19, 2021

Hackett co-chairs meeting of Horticulture Industry Forum

Hackett co-chairs meeting of Horticulture Industry Forum

The Horticultural Industry Forum (HIF) met this week (Tuesday, April 20) with the Minister of State at the Department of...

April 21, 2021

Potato sector and horticulture on upward trajectory – Hackett

Potato sector and horticulture on upward trajectory – Hackett

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett, is to meet with the...

April 19, 2021

‘Grow your own’ fruit and veg guides launched by Teagasc

‘Grow your own’ fruit and veg guides launched by Teagasc

Two guides for growing vegetable crops have been launched by Teagasc for anyone seeking to “grow their own” produce. This...

March 30, 2021

Calls for peat harvesting to resume due to ‘no viable alternative’ for horticulture

Calls for peat harvesting to resume due to ‘no viable alternative’ for horticulture

The harvesting of peat for horticultural purposes “must resume immediately” due to there being no viable alternative at present, according...

March 4, 2021

Sherlock on peat decision: Will we be importing compost as a consequence?

Sherlock on peat decision: Will we be importing compost as a consequence?

The security of compost availability following Bord na Móna’s decision to halt peat harvesting has been queried by Labour Party...

February 18, 2021

Peat reserves to be depleted ‘by August or September’

Peat reserves to be depleted ‘by August or September’

A TD has said that reserves of peat in the country will be depleted “by August or September” which, he...

February 17, 2021

Ireland ‘must be allowed’ to mill peat for horticulture until viable alternative found

Ireland ‘must be allowed’ to mill peat for horticulture until viable alternative found

Research and innovation “must be applied” to find alternatives to peat for the horticultural Industry – but in the meantime...

February 16, 2021

Cahill slams peat imports ‘from other side of the continent’

Cahill slams peat imports ‘from other side of the continent’

TD Jackie Cahill yesterday (Thursday, February 4) rebuked the decision to shut down peat production in Ireland while importing peat...

February 5, 2021

Increase in funding for Horticulture Scheme welcomed by IFA

Increase in funding for Horticulture Scheme welcomed by IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) Horticulture Committee chairperson Paul Brophy has welcomed an increase in the investment aid scheme for...

October 23, 2020

Poots opens £1.6 million ornamental horticulture support scheme

Poots opens £1.6 million ornamental horticulture support scheme

A financial support scheme to help Northern Ireland ornamental horticulture growers with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has opened...

October 15, 2020

Calls for ‘more research and more time’ before phasing out of peat moss

Calls for ‘more research and more time’ before phasing out of peat moss

Senator Victor Boyhan has called for “more research and more time” before the phasing out of peat moss. Raising the...

October 12, 2020

Funding needed in Budget 2021 for horticulture – IFA

Funding needed in Budget 2021 for horticulture – IFA

At a meeting of Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA) Horticulture Committee with Minister of State for land use and biodiversity Pippa...

October 9, 2020

Rapid diagnostic test for Botrytis launched

Rapid diagnostic test for Botrytis launched

Mologic has launched a new rapid test for Botrytis. BotrytisAlert uses lateral flow technology to enable earlier disease intervention and...

October 8, 2020