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Horticulture input costs rise by 40% since 2021
Anne O'Donoghue
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.
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.
13 December 2023 News
Aldi slashes veg prices
Fruit and vegetables as well as fresh turkeys have all been discounted by Aldi this week.
IFJ Junior: Supporting Irish vegetable growers and producers
It is very important that we support Irish growers and producers by buying Irish and buying in season.
Ireland's vegetable sector is a basket case
If steps aren't taken to protect vegetable growers, the sector is vulnerable to the vagaries of weather and yields.
1 November 2023 Dealer
Retailers need to understand risks growers take - Teagasc
Teagasc director Frank O'Mara said that retailers should work with growers to accommodate the "vagaries of climate".
25 October 2023 News
Fairness must be restored to Irish horticulture sector
"The action in the National Horticulture Strategy must be implemented; if not, empty supermarket shelves which we experienced at times this year will become the new norm" - IFA president.
25 October 2023 Community
Fruit and veg growers seek share of EU crisis reserve funds
Government was awarded €9.5m of EU crisis funds - which can be co-funded with another 200% of national funds - that horticulture growers say is needed urgently for their sector.
3 October 2023 News