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IFA Horticulture Chairman Paul Brophy said the continuing drought is having a severe impact on the Irish field vegetable sector. The Horticulture Chairman said, “Growers are already suffering financial losses due to yield reductions and lost crops. However, producers are also incurring considerable extra costs due to irrigation requirements. It costs €100/ac to irrigate a […]

IFA National Grain Chairman Mark Browne has welcomed the decision by the Heritage Minister Josepha Madigan to revoke the initial Wild Birds State Wide Declaration for the period 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021.

 – IRISH SOFT FRUIT INDUSTRY VALUED AT NEARLY €50M  IFA President Tim Cullinan has urged consumers and retailers to support the Irish strawberry sector – a vital indigenous industry worth €47m at farm gate, with 57 growers producing over 8,000 tonnes annually. Roadside sales are expected to commence this weekend. Growers have put measures in […]

Following a wet February and early March, the spell of favourable weather in late March/April allowed growers to make good progress with planting. The marketing season for most of the outdoor vegetable crops is ended, while the salad crops, such as cucumbers, tomatoes and more recently Spring onions are into their seasons.

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