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Wet spring delays planting in strawberry sector
Niamh Murphy
Due to wet weather, strawberry supply will not meet demand and there is an expected scarcity for the next few weeks.
6 May 2024 News
Opinion: the future of small-scale fruit processing in Brazil
Molly Garvey, a Nuffield Ireland scholar, visited the small holder co-operative of Sidro Polpas, in the Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil, which made a big impression.
22 April 2024 News
Significant investment needed for Irish apple production
An apple research update at Teagasc Oak Park offered a comprehensive overview of advancements and future directions in research since August 2022.
Research reveals one-third of Irish families grow fruit and veg at home
New Irish research reveals one-third of Irish families are now growing fruit and veg at home, with over 80% of Irish children consuming fruit and veg every day.
18 April 2024 News
Gardening with Gerry: out of the blue
Scilla or squill is related to the wild bluebell, and the much cultivated garden flower hyacinth, writes Gerry Daly.
13 March 2024 Gardening
Vegetable growers willing to 'throw in the towel'
An IFA horticulture meeting heard that retailer resistance to increasing prices and rising costs are pushing growers out of the sector.
13 March 2024 News
Horticulture input costs rise by 40% since 2021
The standout issue for horticulture in 2024 is labour costs and it is a key driver of overall input price inflation, according to a new report by Teagasc.
21 February 2024 News
Irish eating apples – a market opportunity
Stephen Robb paid a visit to the recently established research orchard at Teagasc Oak Park to delve into the dynamics of modern orchards and the substantial potential for apple production in Ireland.