Vegetables

Tommy’s allotment plan for Ukraine grows support

Tommy’s allotment plan for Ukraine grows support

When Co. Roscommon farmer Tommy Earley recently told Agriland of his allotment plan to earmark 2ac out of his 100ac...

April 16, 2022

Bouzouki making is music to farmer’s ears

Bouzouki making is music to farmer’s ears

As farmers go, Ultan Walsh is highly unusual – he’s a vegetable grower who is happy with how business is...

March 17, 2022

Claim that pressure on horticulture will cause shortage of Irish veg

Claim that pressure on horticulture will cause shortage of Irish veg

Rising costs in the horticulture sector will lead to a shortage of Irish vegetables on supermarket shelves this season, according...

February 8, 2022

Ireland leads the way in EU fruit and veg consumption

Ireland leads the way in EU fruit and veg consumption

The population of Ireland eats more fruit and vegetables on a daily basis than any other EU member state, new...

January 5, 2022

Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

Lemken combines mechanical weed control and herbicide spraying

Herbicide application rates within vegetable crops can be reduced substantially through the use of mechanical weed control between rows while...

December 29, 2021

New breed of grocers embrace nostalgia

New breed of grocers embrace nostalgia

The grandsons of Dominic Doyle who owned and ran the renowned D.B. Doyle’s butchers and meat processing plant in Newbridge,...

December 11, 2021

Commission adopts ‘exceptional measures’ for fruit and veg

Commission adopts ‘exceptional measures’ for fruit and veg

The European Commission has today (Wednesday, October 6) adopted “exceptional measures” to support “risk management tools” in the fruit and...

October 6, 2021

Family overcomes Brexit mushroom setback with new direction

Family overcomes Brexit mushroom setback with new direction

A Co. Tipperary-based family that closed its mushroom business in 2016 as a result of Brexit, has just completed the...

August 28, 2021

Potatoes continue to pack a punch for family enterprise

Potatoes continue to pack a punch for family enterprise

Smaller pack sizes and new packaging formats that allow potatoes to be microwaved for convenience, are among the industry trends...

June 13, 2021

What was the value of Ireland’s horticultural output in 2019?

What was the value of Ireland’s horticultural output in 2019?

Ireland’s horticultural output was valued at approximately €4.77 million at the farmgate in 2019, according to preliminary figures from the...

July 19, 2020

EU announces exceptional support for wine, fruit and veg

EU announces exceptional support for wine, fruit and veg

The European Commission announced exceptional support measures for the wine sector on Tuesday, July 7, while also announcing support for...

July 8, 2020

Rain doesn’t end problems for veg growers

Rain doesn’t end problems for veg growers

Rain may have landed over the past few days, but vegetable growers will be counting the cost of recent drought...

June 19, 2020

‘It costs €100/ac to irrigate a crop just once’

‘It costs €100/ac to irrigate a crop just once’

The Irish field vegetable sector is being severely impacted by the continuing drought according to a statement from the Irish...

June 9, 2020

Fruit and vegetable demand ‘booming’ in Europe

Fruit and vegetable demand ‘booming’ in Europe

The demand in Europe for fruit and vegetables has seen a large increase in recent weeks, which is being attributed...

March 30, 2020

Tillage focus: Organic vegetables from the farm gate to your Christmas dinner plate

Tillage focus: Organic vegetables from the farm gate to your Christmas dinner plate

Liam Ryan is in a sector where demand is outstripping supply and keeping up with that demand is his biggest challenge....

December 22, 2018

How much are vegetables retailing for in the supermarkets?

How much are vegetables retailing for in the supermarkets?

Following on from the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) protest outside Marks & Spencer last week over the low-cost selling of...

December 20, 2018

Tillage focus: Effect of drought to hit the veg shelves in the coming weeks

Tillage focus: Effect of drought to hit the veg shelves in the coming weeks

Paul Brophy is one of a small number of large-scale broccoli growers in the country. His vegetable business is solely...

August 21, 2018

Tillage focus: This Irish man is planting vegetables in the North Carolina hills

Tillage focus: This Irish man is planting vegetables in the North Carolina hills

Bottomleys Evergeens & Farm is a family run company, based at Glade Valley, North Carolina – beside the Blueridge Mountains...

June 4, 2018